Want more proof that Doctor Who is a bigger global phenomenon than ever before? The BBC has been celebrating the show’s five decades of life in a variety of ways over the past year, ranging from monthly short stories to comics to retrospective specials looking back at each of the Doctor’s incarnations over the decades. The big kahuna of them all, of course, is the upcoming 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor,” set to air on November 23rd. Now it’s going even bigger: the BBC has announced it will simulcast the special globally, meaning Who fans will all get to experience it simultaneously, regardless of what time it is in their respective time zone.
BBC Worldwide’s Tim Davie said of the simulcast:
Few TV shows can still lay claim to being appointment viewing but Doctor Who takes this to another level.In its 50th Anniversary year we wanted to create a truly international event for Doctor Who fans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord.