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Lost in the UK goes from Channel 4 to Sky...

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19th October 2006 23:39  #1

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Lost in the UK goes from Channel 4 to Sky...
Just in case anyone's missed it, Lost has gone the way of 24, with Sky grabbing the broadcast rights. So you'll have to subscribe to Sky or buy the DVDs to see it in the future.

20th October 2006 11:26  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,108 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
They did this with Friends ages ago, and it died on its arse. People will just download it rather than pay a subscription.

21st October 2006 23:31  #3

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Starts next month apparently. Woo!

28th October 2006 17:05  #4

James Tully Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 436
Chris Gould wrote: They did this with Friends ages ago, and it died on its arse. People will just download it rather than pay a subscription.

Dont remember that happening with friends. Thought it was on channel 4 the whole time.

I got Sky anyway so I can still watch Lost.

28th October 2006 17:27  #5

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,108 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Nope, definitely went to Sky for a short time.

28th October 2006 17:44  #6

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
I think this demonstrates Buena Vista has no long term plans for Lost, unless they originally sold it to Channel 4 on the cheap. By opting for Sky they'll kill the audience share and devalue the price for future seasons when the Sky contract ends... it'll be stuck on Sky until it dies unless Channel 4 decide otherwise.

It's a little different to 24, because Fox were annoyed that the BBC were switching to a different satellite (to escape Sky's system), which would have also broadcast partially in mainland Europe. So there was little chance of it ever returning to the BBC.

28th October 2006 19:20  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,108 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Apparently Sky paid 4/5 times more than Channel 4 originally did.

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