Because Who needs sleep?* I certainly don’t, given that the ABC’s confirmed it’s going to be fast-tracking the new season of Doctor Who for iView access on September 20th.
The first episode of series nine will have its Australian debut on iView at 5:30am on Sunday 20th of September, and, according to the ABC, it’ll be available on iView throughout the day.
Don’t have the bandwidth for stable streaming? It’s still going to be shown on regular old TV as well, being shown at 7:40pm that night.
It won’t always be a 5:30am screening, however. As the ABC explains:
Due to Australian iview start times being based on the UK broadcast schedule and daylight saving changes during the series, ABC TV will announce the time each fast-tracked episode will be available on iview on Facebook (facebook.com/ABCTV, /ABCiview) and Twitter (@ABCTV, @ABCiview). Based on UK scheduling we hope to share this information on Fridays prior to the Sunday screening.
Here, have a trailer to bide you over until then.
*Pun TOTALLY intended. You didn’t even notice, did you?