To the delight of many fans the BBC have announced the long awaited sale of Doctor Who to the USA’s Sci-Fi Channel.
According to the official series site the deal, “brokered by Lisa Hofer, Director Co-Production & Sales, BBC Worldwide Americas, grants SCI FI Channel the first run rights for series one with an option for series two. The award-winning series will premiere on SCI FI beginning in March, airing Friday nights at 9.00pm.”
As a consequence of the forthcoming transmission “BBC Video has moved the US release date of the DVD from February 2006 to July 4, 2006 to capitalize on the exposure from the TV broadcast.”
Link: Official Series Site