In recent years, international transmission of Doctor Who has been progressing in leaps and bounds – going from the first international transmission of Series 1 being months later to the episodes of Series 7 being broadcast on the same day as the UK in the US and Canada.
It has been announced by BBC Worldwide that the upcoming eight-episode series will be broadcast the day after UK transmission in South Africa and Poland. The series will begin on Sunday 31st March at 6pm in Poland and 7pm in South Africa on BBC Entertainment. Jon Farrar, the vice-president of programming for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at BBC Worldwide, said this of the fast-track:
“It’s a very important part of our programming strategy to bring our acquired content to air as close to its UK transmission as possible. Doctor Who is a hugely popular programme and I’m delighted we are able to bring the Doctor’s latest adventures to Polish audiences just one day after the UK premiere transmission.”