Broadcasts around the World
Classic era Doctor Who has screened in the following countries identified directly from official BBC Records, anecdotal evidence or other reliable sources
Countries A to Z
The following countries are those which BBC Records or other reliable sources report that the series was sold to, and for which airdates (even if only partial) have been confirmed:
NOTE: For those few countries marked with ## we have not as yet been able to locate or confirm clear airdates
NOTE: For those few countries marked ??, they are recorded in BBC paperwork, but there is some doubt as to whether the series did ever air
- Qatar ##
- United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi/Dubai)
- United Kingdom
- United States - see table of States below
United States of America (table of States)
For the handful of states tagged ** we have no screening details at all. The series may not have aired on a local station, but may have been available from a neighbouring state.
Doctor Who was not sold per se to these countries, but it was officially available because transmissions were deliberately relayed from another country:
See also the section on the Middle East - the Arabic countries of the Persian Gulf received TV broadcasts from their neighbours.
Doctor Who aired on a number of Cable and Satellite stations:
- HBO OLE cable station serving Central and South America
- Cable and Satellite stations which served Europe, the Middle East and Asia, such as BBC World Service Television Europe, BBC Prime and Super Channel, and the British Forces Broadcasting Service
The following countries apparently screened the series but the only "evidence" is anecdotal rather than from any official BBC Records or other reliable sources, and for which no airdates have been located:
Although Doctor Who did not screen on television in these countries during the date ranges covered by this web-site, it was known there because of the Peter Cushing Dalek movies, or novelisations, videos and other merchandise that was available:
Each country falls into one of eight continents or global regions:
Europe (inc Mediterranean)
The "New" series of Doctor Who that was launched in 2005 has been broadcast domestically in over 40 countries, as well as reaching far wider audiences via satellite and cable stations that cover whole continents.
Our snap-shot coverage of the new series can be seen on our dedicated page: