ABC will premiere the first episode of season seven of Doctor Who – ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ on iview Sunday September 2 from 5.10am AEST immediately after its UK launch on September 1.
The new series then starts on ABC1 the following Saturday September 8 at 7.30pm EST, and is also repeated on ABC2 from Tuesday September 11 at 9.30pm EST.
ABC1 Controller Brendan Dahill said, “For Doctor Who fans, it is a fantastic opportunity to see new episodes within hours of them premiering in the UK – each episode will be available on iview on Sundays.
“ABC’s iview is the most watched catch-up service in Australia with 48% of online Australians aged 16+ having accessed iview,” said Dahill. “The new iview app for iphones and iPod Touch, launched on June 26, has seen a phenomenal 434,000 downloads recorded to date – with 210,000 downloads recorded in its first week.”
Each episode will be available for 14 days on iView.