have announced that they have the rights to show the new series of Doctor Who
in New Zealand when it premieres later this year. The announcement was heralded by the 40 second teaser trailer
being broadcast simultaneously across TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2 and DUKE in the lead in to the evening’s 6pm programming.
TVNZ Director of Content, Cate Slater
Doctor Who has a special place in popular culture. It’s a global juggernaut with a faithful following. This upcoming season marks the beginning of a new era for the extraordinary Time Lord, with the first ever female Doctor at the helm of the TARDIS.Irene Read
The time felt right to bring the series back to TVNZ. We can’t wait to share all the action, adventure and humour the show is known and loved for with our viewers, as well as the exciting new twists and turns that are coming their way.
, Director of Content Sales for BBC Studios in Australia and New Zealand, says:
We’re delighted that Doctor Who is returning to its original New Zealand home, with TVNZ being an excellent partner to join us for the new era of The Doctor.
The series is expected to air in New Zealand within the same week as the UK, but will be streamed by the channel via TVNZ OnDemand immediately following the UK broadcast.TVNZ
was the first channel to broadcast Doctor Who
outside of the United Kingdom, airing An Unearthly Child
in September 1964. finally ending its original association with the show with the transmission of The TV Movie
in 1999. Since the show's return in 2005 it has been broadcast by Prime