Twitch to livestream 500-episode Doctor Who marathon lasting 7 weeks

Amazon-owned Twitch has agreed a deal with the BBC to continually livestream 500 Doctor Who episodes for a full seven weeks.

Starting on May 29, episodes featuring seven classic Time Lords, which aired on the Beeb from 1963 to 1989, will be live-streamed on the premium Twitch Presents channel.

The series will air in chronological order with 6-7 hours of new episodes streamed each day. The stream will then repeat itself twice over a 24 hour period.

The streams will commence at 7pm UK time, but the repeats will give international viewers the chance to jump in on the marathons regardless of the timezone they reside in (via Variety).

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If you watch 8 hours of Doctor Who a day on Twitch for 7 weeks straight you’ll have blitzed through 500 episodes of the 55-year-old show.

No Modern Docs

As the dates indicate, the partnership does not include access to the Doctor’s 21st century revival, but that won’t bother long-time fans who’re keen to delve back into the archives.

There as also prizes to be won for tuning in. In a post on the live-stream page viewed 56 million times, Twitch writes: “Seven Doctors, seven weeks of prizes! Just by watching 10 minutes of Doctor Who a day, you’re automatically entered into a weekly drawing to win a Doctor Who fan pack that includes a Tardis money box, a themed Monopoly set, and Doctor Who doormat. We’re also giving a grand prize trip to London Comic Con, so watch more Who to boost your chances!”

Twitch Presents is free to Amazon Prime members, but $4.99 a month for everyone else.

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