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Saturday 9th July 2005

TWIDW Update: SVT Sweden buys Doctor Who
(posted 9th Jul 2005, 11:09am - TWIDW post #0321)
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 .

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 .

Congratulations Sweden!
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 - {c{8=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 .
Benjamin Elliott