Full Series for 2012 – Steven Moffat
In a interview with Alain Carraz at the Comic Con Paris, Doctor Who show-writer Steven Moffat has stated.
Contrary to what you may have heard, there will be the same number of episodes next year.
he also later went on to state that
There will be the same number of episodes. But its true that there will be a change in the mode of distribution. I would explain it all. Later.
Obviously something is going on at the BBC with regards to Doctor Who’s Seventh series with the BBC saying one thing and the show-writer saying another. Saying that there is a change in the mode of distribution could mean that the BBC are opening up to direct-to-dvd format or something completely new. He has also confirmed that the BBC has been approached for the shows Fiftieth Anniversary in 2013.
My thanks to Tardis Console News for the information. I will continue to update as i find more information.