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Don’t Panic: Doctor Who Is Now Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

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Remember that time we found out Doctor Who wasn’t going to be available for streaming in the U.S. any more?  Remember how it made you so angry you wanted to slap a Dalek?  Yeah, well calm the hell down because Amazon Video has come to the rescue.  Today, they announced a deal with BBC Worldwide North America that involves a multi-year agreement to be the exclusive U.S. streaming service for the show.

I’m assuming that “multi-year” bit means they’ll be offering it for multiple years and doesn’t refer to the fact that you can watch multiple years of Doctor Who.  If this is the case, we won’t have to live through the annual “OMG, they’re dropping Doctor Who from <streaming service that shall not be named>!” panic that has earned near-tradition status.  Finally, Whovians in the U.S. can relax, comfortable in the knowledge that the TARDIS will be at your beck and call for an indeterminate number of years.

When the agreement’s expiration date nears, we’ll let you know it’s safe to resume panicking and setting fire to things.

Today, Amazon and BBC Worldwide North America announced a multi-year content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive U.S. subscription streaming home for the award-winning series Doctor Who.

The details:

-U.S. Prime members can enjoy seasons 1-8 of BBC AMERICA’S award-winning science-fiction television series, along with all the Christmas special episodes, starting March 27, 2016 at no additional charge to their membership

-Season 9  and the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song will be available in Fall 2016

Where to stream:

-Prime members can enjoy the series via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online. List of all Amazon Video compatible devices here.

-Don’t have Prime Video? Point your readers to a free 30-day trial here

Quick synopsis:

Doctor Who, a BBC Production, began broadcasting on BBC AMERICA in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey. The Doctor travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS – short for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space – with numerous companions in an effort to continuously save the world. Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), David Tennant (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Matt Smith (Terminator Genisys), and Peter Capaldi (World War Z) have all played the Doctor in the hit series. After BBC audiences were first introduced to the series fifty-two years ago, Doctor Who continues to garner global success while continuing to keep the fans and critics buzzing. Season 9 on BBC AMERICA was named the “Best-reviewed TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror 2015” by Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomatoes Awards. BBC AMERICA premieres a new Doctor Who Christmas special later this year and premieres Season 10 in 2017.

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Tom Gardiner