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Doctor Who on Pluto TV Channel 77

PLUTO TV is a US-based 24/7 online service; founded in 2013, it is currently owned by Viacom.

The free - but ad-supported - service is currently only available in the United States.

Doctor Who on Pluto TV

In April 2019 it was announced that Pluto TV had acquired the rights to Doctor Who, with the service showing a selection of over 200 episodes from the "Classic" series (the first seven Doctors only) - all for free on special "pop-up" channels (initially on channels 77 and 360, but mainly on 370). (The episodes air with 'closed-captioning' / subtitles.)

In the initial press announcements, these were some of the stories that would be made available:

On 12 June 2019, Doctor Who Channel 77 became available for the first time.

Since its launch, serials have been added to Pluto's daily schedules on a random basis, with stories playing in no particular order - for example, one showing of The Curse of Fenric was immediately followed by The Ark in Space.

The Season 22 stories are shown in the original 45 minute edits, with commercials to fill out the hour.

The ones we know of so far are:

Tom Baker Marathon 4 July 2019
The Sun Makers on Pluto!

with more to air over the coming months.

At the end of August 2019, The Sun Makers was added to the menu, giving us the Doctor on Pluto on Pluto!

On 4 July 2019, Pluto's Channel 370 screened a special Classic Doctor Who Marathon featuring just fourth Doctor stories ("Celebrate the 4th .. with the Fourth Doctor! All day...")

To celebrate the series' 56th anniversary, from midnight 23 November 2019 Pluto had a Doctor Who Day Marathon, showing "all the Doctor's greatest adventures".

From 2020, the stories were available in story order.

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