It has been announced that Arabic TV channel Al Jazeera has bought Series 5-7 of Doctor Who.
The deal was made at the BBC Worldwide Showcase Event 2013, where it was also announced that Al Jazeera’s children’s channel JCC will screen the episodes. Steve Macallister, the president and managing director of sales and distribution at BBC Worldwide said:
In another record-breaking year, we welcome our largest number of buyers to Liverpool – up by 10 per cent on last year – and we have two brilliant programme-themed evenings planned. Africa is certain to capture the imagination of our delegates, as it has the British public over the past few weeks. What a perfect opportunity to also celebrate the world’s longest-running sci-fi series with Doctor Who in its 50th year.
Eve Myles and Mark Williams also attended the gala opening of the four-day fair.