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 for which BBC Records clearly indicate the series was sold there, or other reliable sources have proven the series aired, and airdates (even if only partially) have been confirmed:
NOTE: For those few countries marked with ## we have not as yet been able to locate or confirm clear airdates
- Qatar ##
- Venezuela ... MAJOR UPDATE COMING SOON!
- Yugoslavia ... MAJOR UPDATE COMING SOON!
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.
Countries A to Z (Unconfirmed)
The following countries apparently screened the series but only by third-hand reports rather than from any official BBC Records or other reliable sources, and for which no airdates have been located:
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 - some of which served Europe, the Middle East and Asia
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 were 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: