Press Release


6 May 2015

Starting 15th May, FX India reminds us why India needs Doctor Who

“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles”-- The Doctor

Mumbai, 6th May 2015: Get set to embark on a time travel adventure of a lifetime! This May, FX prepares to invade Indian Television with the greatest cult science fiction series ever made- Doctor Who. Starting 15th May, anticipation levels will hit the roof as viewers get the much awaited chance to come face to face with the universe’s real hero- every Monday to Friday, 9pm only on FX India.

Ever since its inception, ‘Doctor Who’ has enjoyed the distinction of being one of the greatest science fiction shows with a phenomenal cult following of over 77 million fans across the globe, which only increased after it’s revival in 2005. Winner of 98 Awards and 129 other nominations, this series even holds the Guinness World Record for the largest simulcast of a TV drama - 98 countries across 6 continents! Over the recent years, ‘Doctor Who’ has won over 5 million fans on Facebook, 1.2million followers on Twitter, and in November 2014, the YouTube channel bagged a new subscriber every 41 seconds!

The iconic series follows the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilizations and help people in need. One of the most unique characters of all times, this Time Lord is over 2000 years old and has the power to regenerate when his body becomes damaged. He is a rather unusual hero as he doesn’t have a tank or a warship or even an X-wing fighter to move from one era to another, all he has is a call box named TARDIS. Armed with his favorite accessory, a screwdriver, this time-traveling alien adventurer has vowed to prevent evil forces from harming innocent people or changing history. Instead of mesmerizing superpowers or remarkable physical appearances, he has an extra heart, which is an extraordinary thing in itself. It’s no secret that ‘Doctor Who’ exists to fire our imagination!

Commenting on the cult fan-following and Doctor Who’s travel to India, DOCTOR WHO spokesperson said, “…………… “

While many Indian viewers will get a chance to be introduced to Doctor Who for the first time, the series launch in India will also extend a chance to all the die-hard Doctor Who fans or Whovians as they are famously known as to participate in the global Doctor Who phenomenon by catching the series on their television sets. Doctor Who fans in India have many a times asked for the show to be brought to India!

To give the show an apt promotional platform, FX has created a robust integrated marketing campaign reiterating the channel’s tagline- The Edge of Entertainment. Reaching out to all the ‘edge seekers’, FX India has also made a music video complete with original composition, zany graphics and footage that has been specially created to announce the show’s launch and the impending arrival of the Doctor. With the support of these various engagement activities for this flagship property, multi-dimensional efforts have been initiated to ensure that viewers re-live the ‘Doctor Who’ era in the days to come.

So, get set to embark on a much awaited time travel adventure of a lifetime as FX India prepares to invade Indian Television with the greatest cult series ever made- Doctor Who, starting 15th May, every Monday to Friday at 9pm.

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