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Old 01-07-2012, 13:50
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i've seen the trailer and I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 14:06
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i've seen the trailer and I'm really looking forward to it.
No. And I don't believe ANY of the up-coming US network shows for next season have been bought by any of the UK channels -- yet.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:37
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No. And I don't believe ANY of the up-coming US network shows for next season have been bought by any of the UK channels -- yet.
Correct, sky never miss hasn't really been updated for new programming in ages.

I would expect c4 or sky to pick up revolution
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Old 02-07-2012, 13:41
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Maybe UK networks are sick of having their fingers burned when it comes to buying US shows. Maybe they are waiting to see how it performs in America before parting with the cash.
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Old 02-07-2012, 13:45
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It's better if they wait to see how it does I suppose. Didn't they leave it a whole year before showing Lost?
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Old 02-07-2012, 14:31
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Maybe UK networks are sick of having their fingers burned when it comes to buying US shows. Maybe they are waiting to see how it performs in America before parting with the cash.
If it does become a major success, it will then cost a lot more to buy. Of course, if it flops, it'll cost a lot less. Doing an early pick-up is therefore a happy medium.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:28
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If it does become a major success, it will then cost a lot more to buy. Of course, if it flops, it'll cost a lot less. Doing an early pick-up is therefore a happy medium.
But I thought it was Sky who dictated the price a show costs from the States when they "steal" it ?
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:35
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But I thought it was Sky who dictated the price a show costs from the States when they "steal" it ?
Only after another broadcaster has picked it up and are trying to renew it do Sky get to dictate prices....
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:41
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No. And I don't believe ANY of the up-coming US network shows for next season have been bought by any of the UK channels -- yet.
Sky picked up Elementary, Arrow, The Following and Vegas.
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Old 04-07-2012, 13:27
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Sky picked up Elementary, Arrow, The Following and Vegas.
Yes, they did that AFTER I posted that comment, though.
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Old 04-07-2012, 14:35
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It's better if they wait to see how it does I suppose. Didn't they leave it a whole year before showing Lost?
All that does is encourage downloading and illegal file sharing - far better to have the content available in the UK soon after transmission - that at least removes those who are downloading because it is not available.
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Old 04-07-2012, 15:14
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Only after another broadcaster has picked it up and are trying to renew it do Sky get to dictate prices....
But if the show has become a major success, as the poster said, and the price goes up, is that down to Sky ?
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Old 04-07-2012, 17:45
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But if the show has become a major success, as the poster said, and the price goes up, is that down to Sky ?
Mad Men would never have gone up to 60m without sky...
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Old 04-07-2012, 18:07
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Mad Men would never have gone up to 60m without sky...
But did it become successful because of Sky ?
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Old 04-07-2012, 18:24
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All that does is encourage downloading and illegal file sharing - far better to have the content available in the UK soon after transmission - that at least removes those who are downloading because it is not available.
True.
Just sad that people can't be patient.
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Old 04-07-2012, 18:44
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But did it become successful because of Sky ?
No, it became successful of BBC4. but no matter how successful it was it would not have gone for a price that high without Sky bidding it up.
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Old 04-07-2012, 22:17
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And, of course, it is now getting less viewers!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:05
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Sky picked up Elementary, Arrow, The Following and Vegas.
Still arent on Never Miss though!
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Old 29-08-2012, 13:12
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Just going to give this a little bump to see if anyone has heard / seen anything else...

Looking forward to seeing this - and Chicago Fire
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Old 29-08-2012, 17:01
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Revolution has been getting soem terrible reviews over in the states... for its pilot. Doubt it'll get picked up by any of the big networks here.
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Old 29-08-2012, 20:56
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Revolution has been getting soem terrible reviews over in the states... for its pilot. Doubt it'll get picked up by any of the big networks here.
Saw the trailer and this show does nothing for me. As far as i'm concerned JJ Abrams is a one-hit wonder with the hit being Lost. I'm sure many others will disagree and that's fine but i can't see this lasting more than one season.
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Old 24-09-2012, 21:20
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Saw the trailer and this show does nothing for me. As far as i'm concerned JJ Abrams is a one-hit wonder with the hit being Lost. I'm sure many others will disagree and that's fine but i can't see this lasting more than one season.
Err hello, you've never heard of Fringe or Person of Interest then?
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Old 24-09-2012, 23:51
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Err hello, you've never heard of Fringe or Person of Interest then?
Fringe yes, but there's no way that I would class Person of Interest as a "hit".

If you include JJ's movie work then his Star Trek reboot was a success too.
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Old 25-09-2012, 00:16
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I saw the pilot and did'nt think much to it but hey thats my view, will pick up ep 2 tomorrow when it come's available and go from there, if a UK channel doe's pick it up i would think Syfy or Sky 1.
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Old 25-09-2012, 07:37
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Fringe yes, but there's no way that I would class Person of Interest as a "hit".

If you include JJ's movie work then his Star Trek reboot was a success too.
So the number 1 US network drama from last year doesn't count as a hit? (Although, he's only a producer and I'm assuming showrunner, it's Jonathan Nolan's idea).

If you're going to include Star Trek, what about Super8 and Cloverfield?
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