The BBC recently announced the opening of The Whoniverse on BBC iPlayer. To celebrate the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary, nearly every episode of Doctor Who is now available on the streaming service. However, due to rights issues, many fans outside the United Kingdom cannot access 600 classic episodes of Doctor Who. You can now Watch Classic Doctor Who In the USA & Canada. Today, US streaming service Tubi has announced that audiences will now have unprecedented access to all 600+ episodes available.
Classic Doctor Who is the “perfect addition” to Tubi’s deep library. Fans can dive into the legacy series by Doctor, as well as through the “New to Who” collection, which is a great entry point for new viewers to climb gently into the Tardis. Tubi offers viewers the world’s largest content library, which now exceeds 200,000 movies and TV episodes and nearly 250 FAST Channels. Tubi is committed to an ambitious strategy to define the next generation of entertainment through its diverse content, passionate audience, and innovative tech platform.
The Whoniverse Expands
November 1st saw over 800 episodes of Doctor Who programming become available on BBC iPlayer. It’s part of the BBC’s “Whoniverse” initiative to make Doctor Who accessible to all. Viewers have the opportunity to travel back in time with any of the Doctors through the show’s 60-year history with the classic series, as well as explore the vast world of Doctor Who with spin-offs like the Sarah Jane Adventures, Torchwood and Class, or step behind-the-scenes with every episode of Doctor Who Confidential – all available in one place – BBC iPlayer.
As the perfect companion to the back catalogue, the BBC simultaneously launched an extensive online archive from the show’s history at bbc.co.uk/doctorwho, with everything from interviews with cast to written documents, long unheard audio, and behind-the-scenes photos. Together, they tell the story of the ground-breaking series through 60 archive gems for the 60th anniversary.
The archive invites fans to delve even deeper into the show with curated journeys such as the genesis of Doctor Who, where audio from former Head of Drama Sydney Newman, alongside documents with his original handwritten notes, guide you through the origins of Doctor Who.
“I’d like to thank the BBC for all the hard work, to get this massive back catalogue under one roof, at long last. I’m so excited for new viewers – imagine being 8 years old, spending winter afternoons exploring the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. And we’re determined this won’t be a dusty museum – we have exciting plans to bring the back catalogue to life, with much more to be revealed!”Showrunner Russell T Davies – Via BBC Press Office
All Heads for Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary!
So yes, you can now Watch Classic Doctor Who In USA & Canada thanks to Tubi. As of 2019, Tubi is available in Australia. However, there has been no confirmation yet if Classic Doctor Who will be available there. Additionally, August 2022 saw Tubi launched in Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama. Again, no confirmation of Classic Doctor Who coming to those regions.
Tubi is the most watched free TV and movie streaming service in the U.S., dedicated to providing all people access to all the world’s stories. As a leading ad-supported video-on-demand service, the company engages diverse audiences through a personalized experience, the world’s largest content library of over 200,000 movies and TV episodes, a growing collection of Tubi Originals, and nearly 250 FAST channels.
Doctor Who will return on November 25th 2023, with “The Star Beast“, the first in three special episodes as the show’s 60th Anniversary headliner event. David Tennant returns as the 14th Doctor alongside Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will air over the festive period, while his series 14 will debut in 2024 with Millie Gibson. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.