The ABC is fast-tracking the seventh season of Doctor Who to Australia, outing plans to air the show a week behind UK counterparts.
The seventh season premiere, Asylum of the Daleks, airs in the UK on 1 September. Australians will be able to see it on 8 September at 7:30pm AEST on ABC1. It will then be available on iView — a luxury not afforded to those on pay TV, for example — and then rescreened on ABC2 at 9:30pm AEST on ABC2.
Now I know Aussie Whovians are probably raging and taking it out on Twitter, Facebook or on your local street corner right now, and we’re trying to get a reason from the ABC as to why the delay is a week-long as opposed to other networks who can get a show to Australia within 33 hours of the US, for example.
In the meantime, tell us: will the week-long delay drive you to piracy? [TV Tonight]