News is slowly emerging that public broadcaster SVT in Sweden has
bought the Swedish rights to Doctor Who. There are 2 regular SVT
channels (SVT 1 and SVT 2) and news channel SVT 24 (wouldn't expect
Doctor Who on that one).
SVT's website is http://svt.se/
Based on the reports, the 2005 series of Doctor Who will tentatively
air Thursdays at 8PM on one of the SVT channels early in 2006. This
was apparently said on air right before a movie with Christopher
Eccleston in it aired last month. The news has also appeared in a
newspaper article *not yet online* focused on SVT's purchase of US
Teen Drama/Mystery series "Veronica Mars".
If you can read Swedish, this is being discussed at
With the Swedish pickup, we now have:
UK - BBC One & BBC Three - series 1 aired, series 2 and 3 picked up
Canada - CBC - series 1 aired, series 2 picked up
Australia - ABC - series 1 Saturdays 7:30PM
South Korea - KBS 2 - series 1 Sundays 11:15PM
New Zealand - Prime TV - series 1 Thursdays 7:30PM
Italy - Jimmy - series 1 premiere TBA
Finland - TV2 - series 1 premiere TBA
Netherlands - Nederland 3 - series 1 premiere 2006?
Sweden - SVT - series 1 premiere 2006?
Denmark - purchased, don't know the broadcaster
Hungary - purchased, don't know the broadcaster
Thompsonfly Airlines, Virgin Airlines, British Airways, Air New
Zealand, and Singapore Airlines
If your country has bought Doctor Who and is missing from that list,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org