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PostSubject: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Thu May 29, 2014 7:55 am

Great news from the Retro TV website news...

Chattanooga, Tenn. (May 28, 2014) – Luken Communications is proud to welcome classic episodes of the science-fiction series Doctor Who, a BBC production distributed by BBC Worldwide North America, to its lineup.  

The deal was brokered by Chelsea Hassler, Manager, Scripted Sales, BBC Worldwide North America and Matthew Golden, Vice President of Production for Luken Communications.

The series follows the adventures of the Doctor, a time lord who faces a variety of foes while travelling through time and space in the TARDIS, his iconic blue police box. Retro TV will be showcasing the series’ classic run, featuring the first seven incarnations of the Doctor: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy.

Matthew Golden, Luken’s Vice President of Production, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to make legendary classic episodes of Doctor Who available nationwide. The series is an institution, and we’re proud to give fans new and old the opportunity to experience this groundbreaking series from the very beginning.”

Now in its 51st year, Doctor Who holds the Guinness Book of World Records title as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world. Doctor Who has received an institutional Peabody ® Award for “evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe”, was nominated for multiple BAFTAs, garnered awards from the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain and the Royal Television Society, and was recently named Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Best Cult TV Show Ever.

Doctor Who will make its Retro TV debut this summer.


Here's the link to the news story.  Also, make sure you click the button at the top to see if there's an affiliate station near you that has Retro TV.

http://www.myretrotv.com/news/-retro-tv-signs-deal-with-bbc-worldwide-north-america-to-welcome-classic-doctor-who-to-its-programming-lineup
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:59 pm

Starts August 4th!!

Two episodes will be shown back-to-back every weeknight at 8:00 PM ET/PT, plus a two hour encore block will air on Saturday evenings.


http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/07/launch-date-for-doctor-who-on-retro-tv.html
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:16 pm

That is awesome! I love Retro-TV!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:21 pm

If only we had Retro-TV.....
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:45 pm

Dont gots it here neither, and we have a LOT of those types of station broadcasting out of chicago. At least I have my dvds, but it is nice to turn on a tv and see Doctor Who being broadcast.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:47 pm

I was surprised to learn that we have it here in Louisville....!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:16 pm

Got it locally as the last non-digital station in town. Unfortunately they've spent the last month broadcasting a "press any key" screensaver instead of real programming. I'm a little afraid the station may not come back on air for real just as they're supposed to start Doctor Who.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:47 pm

Ronpur wrote:
If only we had Retro-TV.....

Ron, are you in Tampa? If so, we get a channel called 8 Prime whose content is served by Retro TV. I can't verify for sure because the channel listings don't go up to Aug 4 yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:39 am

fatsal wrote:
Ronpur wrote:
If only we had Retro-TV.....

Ron, are you in Tampa? If so, we get a channel called 8 Prime whose content is served by Retro TV. I can't verify for sure because the channel listings don't go up to Aug 4 yet.

Looks like I was mistaken. 8 Prime USED to show Retro TV.  Sad  The Retro TV schedule says it's coming to Tampa soon though. Here's hoping...
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:08 am

8 prime is Me TV and is in the same style as what I assume Retro would be.  The Retro-TV website site says it is coming to Tampa. And I am in Brandon! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:28 am

Its fun to watch these on Retro TV...




...if only to see proper Doctor Who on TV...
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:32 pm

Is this a cable channel or broadcast? We have it in the area, but I can't get it.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:09 am

No Doctor Who on Retro TV in Boston either.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:22 pm

Am I missing out?
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:28 pm

BBC America needs to show more classic who. They just did a two week Breakfast with Baker back in September showing some of the best 4th Doctor episodes
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:10 pm

Yeah that was great! Even though I have them all on DVD I enjoy watching them on dvr too.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:48 pm

Brain of Davros wrote:
Am I missing out?

...if you like to watch classic Doctor Who in episodic format rather than omnibuses, then yeah...!

Hooray for cliffhangers!!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:11 pm

Well what channel and what days is it on because apparently Retro doesn't show it

On my cable Retro is channel 225 and at 8pm Blue Hawaii is on and then all movies after that
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:27 pm

Oh I see now it's not on cable in Massachusetts
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:36 am

Brain of Davros wrote:
Oh I see now it's not on cable in Massachusetts

Retro is one of the "free" channels or you get with just an antennae, no satellite or cable. I've yet to figure out why you don't get those same channels with a cable or satellite package too.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:54 am

Ya I finally realized after checked the website.And the channel isn't available in Boston so I'm SOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:21 pm

Gallifreys Loss wrote:
Brain of Davros wrote:
Oh I see now it's not on cable in Massachusetts

Retro is one of the "free" channels or you get with just an antennae, no satellite or cable. I've yet to figure out why you don't get those same channels with a cable or satellite package too.

I get it via TimeWarner Cable here in Louisville, so it can be had through cable providers.  These kinds of classic tv stations are tied to a local station who "host" it...in my case, WBNA. It goes over the air, and it also has a spot in the cable lineup.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Doctor Who coming to Retro TV    Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:30 am

Xfinity/Comcast is a let down
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