Doctor Who thing: 50th-anniv special to be a fixed point in time
Or is it?
Many sites are reporting that the 50th-anniversary episode will be simulcast across the planet on November 23rd. From Radio Times:
Doctor Who 50th anniversary special to be broadcast around the world simultaneously
The landmark episode is set to be the biggest drama simulcast in history
Global broadcasters have agreed to simulcast the 3D special to avoid plot leaks or spoilers, meaning that if, on the anniversary of Saturday 23 November, the episode was to be shown at 7pm on BBC1, fans in LA would see it at 11am while viewers in Sydney would be watching it at 6am on Sunday.
BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s commercial arm, said in a statement: “It’s always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th Anniversary special at the same time as the UK. We’ll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November.”
But as of this writing, I can’t find anything about this at the BBC Worldwide Media Centre or on @bbcwpress. I can’t find an original source for this anywhere.
image is one of three the BBC has released from the 50th-anniversary episode; see the others at BBC Doctor Who
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