BBC America is a US digital cable and satellite television network, launched on 29 March 1998. It was formed out of what had previously been Lionheart Television International Inc, the programme distributor responsible for syndicating Doctor Who throughout the United States in the 1980s, of which the BBC was a minority shareholder.
The BBC had bought Lionheart outright by May 1986, making it their North American distribution division. It was subsequently rebranded as BBC America.
BBC America can also be seen in a number of Caribbean countries - including Bermuda, Barbados, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Grenada, Bonaire, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten. In the Pacific, it can be seen in Guam, and the Northern Marianas.
27 June 2009: BBC America picks up the first run rights to the NEW SERIES when the Syfy channel drops it after the first four series (Eccleston to Tennant). BBC America becomes the new permanent home to Doctor Who...
27 January 2013: The first of the eleven 'episodes' of the BBC America-produced series The Doctors Revisited airs. (BBC America effectively held the exclusive rights to the seven classic serials they screened, which is why some of the handful of US TV stations still screening classic Doctor Who during the 2010s and 2020s (such as Retro TV and Iowa Public Television) had to sometimes skip those particular stories.)
Online listing for "Doctor Who: The Lost Episode" (Shada), 19 July 2018
20 - 27 September 2015: The classic series returns in conjunction with the series 9 premiere, with a week-long run of popular episodes dubbed Breakfast with Baker.
Breakfast with Baker
BBC America co-funded the animated reconstructions of lost episodes that were released on DVD and Blu-ray; but these were made with colour and/or widescreen variants specifically so they could be broadcast by the station.
19 July 2018: The 2017 DVD animated restoration version of Shada makes its broadcast television debut at 8pm. The station referred to it as "Doctor Who: The Lost Episode" in its online listings.
26 December 2019: The animated colour reconstruction of The Macra Terror screens.
7 - 8 October 2020: The animated colour reconstruction of The Faceless Ones airs on BBC America; three slightly edited episodes spliced together per night, starting at 8pm.