The ABC has announced that Doctor Who episodes will be available on ABC iView within an hour of the UK seeing the episode.
So, Australians will be able to see episode 1 of season 7 from 5.10 am east coast time on Sunday 2 September. With the same episode being shown on ABC1 at 7.30pm Saturday 8 September.
This is very proactive way to encourage fans to use iView and discourage illegal downloading. It’s also quite unusual for Australian TV stations, which usually put shows online after they’ve shown here.
More info can be found at iView http://www.abc.net.au/iview/