BBC Worldwide and NBCUniversal International Networks have confirmed a deal that will enable viewers throughout Latin America to enjoy Doctor Who on Syfy. The series, previously available on BBC’s owned networks in the region, begins airing on Syfy in 2016 with a re-run of season eight, followed by the exclusive regional premiere of season nine. Seasons five through seven have also been confirmed to be part of the programming offer of the network later in the year.
“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,” said Anna Gordon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Latin America/ US Hispanic. “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.”