WarnerMedia’s HBO Max has just had a huge influx of content thanks to a deal that has been made with BBC America. The streaming service is now going to allow for exclusive streaming of upcoming seasons of ‘Doctor Who’ once they air on BBC America. Not only that, but fans who have been needing to binge-watch previous seasons will have access to all 11 seasons of the series as soon as the service launches!
According to chief content officer of HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and TruTV Kevin Reilly:
“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. [It’s] another series to further define the high-quality content experience consumers can expect from HBO Max.”
This is a massive win for the streaming network which was also able to negotiate deals to stream BBC America’s ‘The Office,’ ‘Luther,’ ‘The Honorable Woman,’ and ‘Top Gear.’
The interim president of BBC Studios Americas also spoke of this new deal sharing:
“As any Doctor Who fan knows, the iconic TARDIS is bigger on the inside – and it’s a good thing because the TARDIS is about to welcome a whole new slew of fans coming to the show through this deal with HBO Max. HBO Max’s ambitious content lineup is the perfect complement to the Doctor Who global franchise, in addition to some of our most award-winning and game-changing U.K. dramas and comedies.”
WarnerMedia has announced that HBO Max will have over 10,000 hours of programming which this BBC America content is slated to be added to.
Will you be adding HBO Max to your list of streaming services to have full ‘Doctor Who’ access? Do you feel that this exclusive detail means it’ll be easier to get your ‘Doctor Who’ fix in one spot or were you hoping that these would all be available on existing streaming platforms moving forward? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter