The series is produced by Starz, a U.S. cable company, and Tall Ship Productions, and it is distributed globally by Sony, International. It is important to understand that global releases for a TV series are very complex, both as a cable series and for purchase in DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital formats. My Webmistress and I will post all the information we have about release dates in different countries and viewing territories on this page.
Seasons 1 and 2 have been shown in many viewing areas and are available in DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital formats in many areas around the world.
Season 3 premiered in the U.S.A. in the Fall of 2017 on the Starz cable network, from September through December, and is also being shown in other viewing areas. Season 3 is being released in many countries and viewing areas in DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital formats beginning March 5, 2018. See the list below.
Season 4 is being filmed! A release date for the cable premiere on Starz in the U.S.A. and other markets has not been announced yet.
Season 3 – DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Release Dates
Sony International, the distributor for the Outlander TV series, has announced the following release dates for Season 3 on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital formats:
March 5, 2018: U.K., Germany
March 7, 2018: Australia, New Zealand
April 9, 2018: Nordics (Norway, Sweden, Finland), South Africa
April 10, 2018: U.S.A., Canada (English & French-speaking)
April 11, 2018:: France, Czech Republic, Taiwan
April 12, 2018: Denmark
April 13, 2018: Spain
April 17, 2018: Hong Kong
April 18, 2018: Belgium (French-speaking)
May 7, 2018: Greece
May 30, 2018: Brazil
To be announced: Japan, Netherlands, Belgium (Dutch-speaking), Italy
Updates to this list will be added as soon as the information arrives.
For digital downloads and streaming, please contact your favorite digital services after the release dates listed above in your area to determine availability.
Where to View on Cable
Information that Diana and her Webmistress compiled initially for first-runs of Season 2 is listed below by country for reference, including information submitted by kindly Outlander enthusiasts. Please check with your local provider listed to verify whether they will be showing Season 3 in your area or country, also.
Cable Information By Country
Here is the information we do have about global viewing of Outlander, the TV series, in alphabetical order by name of the country or viewing region:
Season 2 of Outlander began showing on April 10, 2016 on the Foxtel Soho network in Australia. Season 3 is being shown on the Showcase (on Foxtel) Channel:
Season 2 began showing on April 10, 2016 in Canada on the Showcase network. For more information about Showcase:
Outlander’s Season 2 began showing on April 10, 2016 in Denmark on the Viaplay streaming service, owned by MTG. Season 3 is also showing on this network:
Season 2 was broadcast on channel TV1 from June 2 through September 1, 2016.
Each episode was viewed on Yle Areena, the broadcaster’s website, for 14 days after they were broadcast.
For more information see:
Season 3 is mentioned on the webpage, also.
Many thanks to Manna Kaartinen for information on viewing Season 2 in Finland!
Diana’s Webmistress could not locate where Season 3 is or was airing in Germany.
Season 2 of the Outlander TV series began broadcasting on April 10, 2016, on the RTL Passion network:
- Click here for Outlander Season Two information from RTL Passion, or
- Click here for Season One information from RTL Passion
RTL Passion (formerly "Passion") is a German premium channel (paid service) which is broadcast via digital cable and satellite.
VOX – Free Broadcasts in Germany
The second season was broadcast first on RTL Passion in Germany, then was scheduled to be shown later on VOX, which provides free broadcasts. VOX has an information page on their showings of the Outlander TV series at:
(Thank you, Solveig Scherer, for sending information on viewing in Germany!)
Season 2 of Outlander was shown on the Yes Drama channel every Wednesday at 10 p.m., and began on April 13, 2016.
Information and List of series shown on Yes Drama, including Outlander (in Hebrew):
(Thank you, Mill Kud, for sending information on viewing in Israel!)
In June, 2016, this article announced that this cable provider in Italy carried season one:
If in Italy, contact MondoFox to see if they carried Season 2 or 3.
No current information for Season 3. The Outlander TV series was available through the Hulu (Japan) streaming service:
Season 2 began streaming on Hulu in Japan on April 22, 2016.
No information on season 3. Outlander was shown in the Netherlands on HBO-Netherlands (HBO-NL). Season 2 was listed with a premiere date of April 12, 2016:
Lightbox, a subscription on-demand video service, shows the Outlander TV series in New Zealand. It appears to be providing Season 3, also:
Season 2 began showing on Lightbox on April 10, 2016
Outlander’s first three seasons are available on the Viaplay streaming service in Norway, owned by MTG:
In Sweden, all three seasons of Outlander is available through Viaplay streaming service:
(Thanks to Susanne Skoog and Outlander Sweden for information!)
United Kingdom (U.K.)
All three seasons are available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital on Amazon U.K.’s website:
The Outlander TV series is available through the Amazon U.K. prime video streaming service, too.
(Thanks to Angie Rosslair for the U.K. information!)
United States of America (U.S.A.)
The global cable broadcast premiere for Season 3 of the Outlander TV series was in the U.S.A. in the Fall of 2017. Season Two of the Outlander TV series premiered on Saturday, April 9, 2016, on the STARZ network in the U.S.A. Cable and satellite providers offer the Starz network; check with your local provider. Starz is also available through Amazon’s streaming service.
The Starz home page for the series is:
U.S. viewers with access to the World Wide Web may subscribe to the Starz network through Amazon for a monthly fee, and view the series on multiple supported devices (tablets, computers and smart phones) in High Definition (HD) or Standard Definition (SD). Episodes that have been released in digital format are also available for individual purchase. The series may be available through some other download or streaming services.
Starz is the network which is creating, producing and financing the series with Ron Moore’s company, Tall Ship Productions. Starz also offers the series in the U.S.A. through On-Demand services from cable and satellite providers. Please check with your local providers for availability.
Countries Not Listed Here
If your country is not listed, please contact your local cable or satellite provider, or contact Sony International.
Global Licensing Information
Why isn’t there a master list somewhere, showing where you can access the Outlander TV series in any format, from any country? Apparently it’s because creating and distributing a TV series is very complicated.
Diana has said: “Once made and ready to be released, Sony International owns and manages the rights to the Outlander TV series. Starz is producing it (i.e., actually making the show) and in return gets the exclusive right to show it on their network—but only in the U.S.A. Sony then makes deals (obviously as many as they can) with distributors and networks in other geographical territories, one by one. This takes time.” (Remember, there are 196 countries on Earth!)
Sony owns the licensing rights to broadcasting and distributing the episodes in any format, including on cable, satellite and broadcast channels; streaming services; on DVDs or Blu-Ray discs; and from download sites. Sony works with cable outlets around the globe, which involves legal details also, and determines when the the show is released in each format, whether in the U.S.A. or any other country. This includes audio versions, special versions for the visually impaired, translations to languages other than English, etc.
Will There Be A Fifth Season?
Will there be a fifth season? Probably, yes! Though the official announcement has not been made by Starz, Ron Moore, the Executive Producer, has said there will be a fifth season.
For selected news, articles, interviews and reviews about the TV series, which outline the history of the series, check out Diana’s Outlander TV Series News Page regularly. Or visit the official Starz Outlander pages listed in the Links below.
Please contact Sony, the international distributor of the Outlander TV series with any questions about availability.
Official Links: Outlander TV Series
- Official Outlander TV series site on the STARZ network’s home pages.
- If you love social media, follow posts on the Starz Outlander TV series FaceBook page.
If you have some updated information to share for YOUR country or viewing area, please send it to Diana’s Webmistress, who appreciates the input very much!
The cover for the Outlander Season 3 Collector Edition (U.S.A.) is shown in the top image. This page was last updated on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:15 p.m. (Pacific Time in the U.S.A.).
Images on this page from the Outlander TV series feature Caitriona Balfe ("Claire Beauchamp Fraser") and Sam Heughan ("Jamie Fraser") and are © copyright by Starz and Sony; All Rights Reserved.