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11/13/2015 06:12:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (Credit: BBC/David Venni)BBC Worldwide have announced that the ninth series of Doctor Who will premiere on SyFy.

The series had been shown on the BBC HD and BBC Entertainment channels until this summer, when it unexpectedly disappeared from the schedules. 2016 will see it revitalised on the NBCUniversal Networks-owned channel, with Klaudia Bermudez-Key, Senior Vice-president and General Manager in the region, saying:
Syfy is known for pushing the limits of imagination, and it is undoubtedly the perfect home for the iconic Doctor Who. The series is a perfect addition to the rich content found in Syfy, which appeals to general audiences across the region. Our viewers continuously expect a high-quality standard for all programming content, and we are delivering accordingly.

Anna Gordon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Latin America/ US Hispanic commented:
More than 50 years and eight seasons on BBC’s own networks in Latin America helped Doctor Who develop a loyal following within the region, where the series has an exceptional number of fervent fans. Our partnership with Syfy reintroduces one of our company’s most acclaimed shows to Latin America and brings it closer to dedicated science fiction and fantasy fans.

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer of Doctor Who, added:
We are delighted that Doctor Who is returning to Latin America through Syfy. We’re hugely proud of the show and The Doctor’s adventures in time and space. Hold on tight - there are thrills and wonders ahead!


Doctor Who series seven is currently being shown on Syfy in Portugal, and series eight (plus 'classic' stories and Torchwood) is airing in Australia. The series has also been broadcast previously by regional channels in Spain and the Netherlands, with Torchwood being shown in Germany and France.

You can keep up to date with broadcasts from around the world via This Week in Doctor Who