Bloomberg states that Disney is attempting to acquire more "established entertainment properties" for its streaming service, but does however note that talks are still at an "early stage" with no guarantee that a deal would be reached.
When approached by RadioTimes.com the BBC declined to comment, while Disney has also been contacted for comment.
Doctor Who is currently in a transitional phase as it approaches its 60th anniversary, with showrunner Chris Chibnall and star Jodie Whittaker bowing out after this year's centenary special. Russell T Davies will take Chibnall's place, while Ncuti Gatwa is set to star as the new Doctor, as David Tennant also returns to the series for the 60th anniversary.
Davies' return to the series is also seeing a significant production overhaul behind the scenes, as the show will now be co-produced by his own production company Bad Wolf, which was acquired by Sony Pictures Television last year.
It was also claimed earlier this week that the series would be getting a spin-off series on BBC Three, entitled Doctor Who: Unleashed, which would be similar in format to 2005-2012 behind-the-scenes series Doctor Who Confidential, although there has been no official confirmation.
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