BBC Plans Live Simulcast of Doctor Who Pre-Show and Pst-Show on YouTube
It’s Doctor Who week on the BBC as the network prepares to launch its biggest special of the year, the “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special. To get fans excited for the worldwide simulcast of the event, there will first be a live pre-show simulcast available on YouTube from Los Angeles on Nov. 23.
The show is brought to you by a partnership with Legendary Entertainment’s Nerdist Industries, it begins on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. ET on BBC America’sYouTube channel. When that is complete you can catch the show’s 50th anniversary special, “Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor,” at 2:50 p.m. ET. All of this takes place at the newly created YouTube Space in LA, and will be hosted by the lovely Veronica Belmont, who is the co-host ‘The Sword and Laser’.
Following the anniversary special, BBC AMERICA’s YouTube channel will host a YouTube-exclusive post-show at 4:00pm ET. In addition, BBC AMERICA and BBC AMERICA’s YouTube channel will simulcast a primetime pre-show at 7:00pm ET, which will look at the day’s events ahead of BBC AMERICA’s primetime broadcast of the anniversary special.
The Doctor Who 50th Live Pre-Show will culminate a week-long Doctor Who week on YouTube, featuring content from popular YouTube channels like Nerdist, EmergencyAwesome, Doctor Puppet, PBSideaChannel, How to Cook That, and Rugburn.
Doctor Who 50th Live Pre-Show is produced by Nerdist Industries for BBC AMERICA. Executive producers are Chris Hardwick and Seth Laderman of Nerdist Industries.