May 16, 2018
BBC Studios’ highly anticipated global franchise set to introduce Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor alongside an all-new cast
Miami, Florida – BBC Studios and Sony Crackle announced today an agreement that will bring the new series of the iconic Doctor Who to the Sony Pictures Television Networks SVOD platform. Thanks to this deal, Crackle subscribers in the region will have exclusive access to the new series which will feature Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) as the Doctor alongside a completely new cast. The new season features ten 50-minute episodes kicking off with a feature length opening episode. The series premiere date on Crackle will be announced soon.
The eleventh season of Doctor Who marks the beginning of a new era for the legendary Time Lord. The series’ new showrunner, Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch), brings a fresh vision to this fun and exciting adventure through time and space. The new production features Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor – a supremely intelligent force of nature who travels in the company of a number of charming friends. Packed with action, adventure, humor and emotion, the series is a cosmic drama viewers won’t want to miss.
“Doctor Who is a powerful brand which has a long history and faithful fans around the world. This new deal strengthens BBC Studios’ commercial relationship with Crackle and allows us to give Latin American audiences a chance to enjoy this new season of Doctor Who, featuring the first ever woman in the iconic role,” said David Hanono, General Manager, Sales and Digital at BBC Studios Latin America/US Hispanic. “It also enables us to consolidate BBC Studios’ presence within the region’s leading OTT services and demonstrates the appeal of our content to platforms looking for innovative, distinguished and high-quality productions.”
“The incorporation of world-famous series such as Doctor Who to Crackle’s exclusive content offering in Latin America positions our platform as the best choice for operators looking for a turnkey SVOD service with the best technology and Premium content on the market,” remarked José Rivera Font, Vice President and General Manager, SPT Digital Networks Latin America. “We are confident that Doctor Who and our latest original productions will attract new audiences to Crackle in every corner of Latin America.”
In addition to the premiere of the new season of Doctor Who, Crackle’s exclusive content offering will include other series from BBC Studios such as Born to Kill and the first two seasons of Top of the Lake.
Crackle brings its subscribers exclusive access to other original series such as The Oath, Absentia, the second season of Preacher, Snatch: La Serie, and titles such as Startup, Outsiders and SuperMansión. Crackle also offers its users complete seasons of some of the popular television series on Pay TV, including Mentes Criminales, Scorpion, Secretos y Mentiras, La Trampa and NCIS: Criminología Naval, along with a wide variety of box office hits from the leading Hollywood studios.
All of this content is available in HD without commercial interruptions, subtitled in their original language or dubbed into Spanish and/or Portuguese.
For more information, please contact:
Press contacts BBC Studios Latin America/US Hispanic
Sandra Lee Caló
Director of Communications and Public Relations
+1 305 461 6982
+1305 461 6971
Press contacts Sony Pictures Television Networks Latin America
Juan Carlos Gamboa
Development Communications Consultant
+ 1 (305) 343-5377
Directora de Relaciones Públicas y Comunicaciones Corporativas
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Latin America Ɩ OLA
+ 1 (305) 400-3048
NOTE TO THE EDITOR
About Doctor Who
Doctor Who is one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world spanning over 55 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 9m fans across social platforms/channels and 200m video views on Facebook and Youtube. Doctor Who has been sold to over 239 territories in its time. Series 10 was BBC America’s No 1 series, a top five highest rated Drama Series for young adults in the U.K. and the highest rated show on Space in Canada. It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who has a proven track-record in consumer products and live events with over four million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 12 million action figures sold since 2005, over 18 million DVDS sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.
About BBC Studios – Americas
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK, and a further seven wholly-owned and production partnerships internationally. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.
In the Americas, BBC Studios’ production unit in Los Angeles is responsible for ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars, critically-acclaimed The Night Of, and award-winning Life Below Zero, while local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil are breakout hits made in Brazil. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of global brands Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel, Corus for BBC Canada, and Knowledge Network for BBC Kids.
About Crackle in Latin America
In Latin America, Crackle is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service that distributes digital content, including original series, films and television series from Sony Pictures’ extensive catalogue of titles, and a selection of movies from the top Hollywood studios. Crackle offers its audience high-quality HD programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, science fiction and horror. Crackle SVOD is available in Latin America through leading Pay TV operators in the region.