‘Doctor Who’ Heads To HBO Max As Streamer Strikes Major Deal With BBC Studios
HBO Max has taken the exclusive streaming rights to all eleven seasons of The BBC’s modern era of “Doctor Who” that began in 2005 and is still ongoing. The deal includes streaming future seasons of “Doctor Who” after they air on BBC America.
WarnerMedia has come to a deal with BBC Studios for not just this property but hundreds of episodes of other BBC series including shows like “Luther,” “The Office,” “Top Gear” and mini-series like “The Honorable Woman”. Additionally, recent BBC titles will also begin exclusively streaming on HBO Max at launch.
Kevin Reilly, TNT President and CCO of HBO MAX, says in a statement: “Doctor Who is one of television’s all-time, most beloved series, on both sides of the pond, and we are happy to be the exclusive streaming stewards for this BBC Gem. Another series to further define the high-quality content experience consumers can expect from HBO Max.”
The acquired series join HBO Max’s ever-growing content library that includes “Friends,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” “Deadwood” and “Game of Thrones”. The service launches in spring 2020.