The fourth Torchwood series, Miracle Day premieres tonight at 10 PM EST on the premium Starz network (rebroadcast 11 PM tonight and 10 PM Saturday). From our investigation, it’s unclear whether or not you can watch the series via Amazon Instant or iTunes. Typically BBC shows are available the next day on video streaming services but this may be an exception. Starz financed a good portion of the series and the UK will not see the premiere for another six days (It will be interesting to see what Torchwood does with a bigger budget). This leads to the conclusion that Starz will use this as an opportunity to entice sign-ups for Starz (surprise!!). If you do sign up for Starz, what are the options?
Since this series is made up of ten episodes, you will have to subscribe for three months.
FIOS customers: FIOS has several promotions available where you can get the first three months of Starz for free assuming you haven’t taken advantage of a similar offer in six months. The Hub signed up earlier today.
Also, Starz is offering a $25 rebate for anyone who is a subscriber for three months.
It also appears that at least the first episode may be available on the Starz website. The videophiles will probably be disappointed with the quality including yours truly.
It’s also worth checking out the companion app on iTunes: Torchwood: Web of Lies. The first week is free and you get a comic backstory to the series. At the end of the video, there are puzzles to unlock additional content. After the first week, there will be a cost for each week’s content.
We’ll post updates as we get more information on iTunes/Amazon availability. If anyone has info on promotions on other cable systems, please post below.
Update: You can view the episode on-line at Starz. It appears to be in standard definition quality. It’s currently not in the US iTunes or Amazon stores. It is available in the Canadian iTunes store (Thanks Bill) so it may become available on the US iTunes store in the near future.
Update 2: Torchwood: Miracle Day is now available on Netflix streaming! Enjoy!
Update 3 (11/29): Torchwood: Miracle Day is no longer available on Netflix streaming.