Doctor Who Leaves US Netflix, BBC Likely to Launch Streaming Service
If you woke up on Monday and noticed something missing from your Netflix queue, you’re probably not alone. On February 1st, Doctor Who left Netflix in the US and rumours suggest that the BBC will soon be announcing their own streaming service which will see Doctor Who as one of its featured exclusives.
Last January, a last-minute deal was signed between Netflix and the BBC to keep Doctor Who and a number of BBC shows on Netflix. A list of the comings and goings from Netflix in February showed that Doctor Who is the only noteworthy BBC show to leave the streaming service this month.
The rumour is that the BBC is planning on announcing its own subscription-based streaming service. Presumably, this service would have only BBC shows, of which there are countless, with Doctor Who as one of the big selling points thanks to its new US exclusivity. The BBC already has a streaming service in the UK, iPlayer, so one would assume that everything on iPlayer without regional restrictions, such as sports, would be available on their new international streaming service. It’s a massive assumption but it would be the best way to get people into a new streaming service.
Since we have a number of Doctor Who fans that drop by, what do you think about this move by the BBC? Would a BBC library streaming service at a Netflix-ian $10/month be something that interests you to keep watching Doctor Who?