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Old 12-01-2007, 23:06
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Since ITV are looking to luanch new channels I have sent them this email telling them that they have a channel allready and it wont cost them much at all because they own the shows concerned.

01.00-FALCON CREST
02.00-CLASSIC CORRIE
02.30-CLASSIC EDALE
03.00-CROSSROADS
03.30-SONS AND DAUGHTERS
04.00-HARTBEAT
05.00-CLASSIC HOLLYOAKS
05.30-CLASSIC EDALE
06.00-CLASSIC CORRIE
06.30-SHORTLAND STREET
07.00-SUNSET BEACH
08.00-KNOTS LANDING
09.00-HARTBEAT
10.00-CLASSIC CORRIE
10.30-CLASSIC EDALE
11.00-CLASSIC HOLLYOAKS
11.30-FAMILIES
12.00-CLOSEDOWN.
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Old 12-01-2007, 23:14
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ITV don't own the rights to Hollyoaks.
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Old 12-01-2007, 23:39
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Originally Posted by Voodoo Child
ITV don't own the rights to Hollyoaks.
I meant they own most of these shows. They will have to buy in some.
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Old 12-01-2007, 23:56
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Originally Posted by nytramfilms
I meant they own most of these shows. They will have to buy in some.
Channel 4 wouldnt sell Hollyoaks but you could replace that with CrossRoads or they could buy Family Affairs.

A good idea though
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Old 13-01-2007, 00:27
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Originally Posted by Voodoo Child
Channel 4 wouldnt sell Hollyoaks but you could replace that with CrossRoads or they could buy Family Affairs.

A good idea though
I allways wondered why their was no soap channel.

Yes, but Hollyoaks is owned not by ch4 but by all3media, and they would sell the show to a soap channel. Ch4 only own the rights to the current episodes!
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Old 13-01-2007, 01:32
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Owa ! Imagine not even considering Hollyoaks In The City ! I herd MersyTv are looking to flog it off to another channel !
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Old 13-01-2007, 13:53
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Originally Posted by Olis_No1_Fan
Owa ! Imagine not even considering Hollyoaks In The City ! I herd MersyTv are looking to flog it off to another channel !
Why would they buy a failed show like H-ITC

A soap channel needs soaps that lots of viewers will actually watch.
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Old 13-01-2007, 14:34
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Would be great if it happened, but I'd say it's unlikely. ITV Movies is rumoured to be the next project by ITV.
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Old 13-01-2007, 14:34
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It only failed because of the fact it had "Hollyoaks" In the title , Thats the onl thing that put people off it !
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Old 13-01-2007, 15:11
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What do ITV need another soap channel for; they already have one - ITV1!!
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Old 13-01-2007, 15:24
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Channel 4 have sold the rights to old Brookside episodes to Sky and Living over the years, so that wouldn't be a total impossibility.
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Old 13-01-2007, 15:54
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I cant see the Soap channel happening. many of us have been campaigning for one for years since the demise of Sky Soap. Different networks state that a UK Soap channel is not viable basing themselves on the poor results obtained by Sky Soap. They however do not consider that Sky Soap was filled with ancient reruns off old soaps.

A proper soap channel could screen a fair share of new US soaps, and various popular reruns - Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, and Uk fare.
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Old 13-01-2007, 16:17
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Originally Posted by spaintv
I cant see the Soap channel happening. many of us have been campaigning for one for years since the demise of Sky Soap. Different networks state that a UK Soap channel is not viable basing themselves on the poor results obtained by Sky Soap. They however do not consider that Sky Soap was filled with ancient reruns off old soaps.

A proper soap channel could screen a fair share of new US soaps, and various popular reruns - Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, and Uk fare.
Yes this is true.

A soap channel on sky & cable would reach over 10.6 million homes! A mix of British/Aussie soaps and new soaps from the USor NZ would pull in the viewers. Mixed with other ITV dramas that are not really soaps but yet would fit this type of channel, such as A&E, Heartbeat, Wheir the heart is...ect.

I estimate that such a channel would get more than 3 million viewers a week! Thats more than enough to make a profit.
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Old 13-01-2007, 23:19
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good idea, get the dross off the other channels and leave them free for real entertainment.
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Old 14-01-2007, 14:55
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Originally Posted by Dancc
Would be great if it happened, but I'd say it's unlikely. ITV Movies is rumoured to be the next project by ITV.
Yes I know they said ITV Movies is a channel their looking at but they also said they want more channels! Lets face it, a soap channel would not cost them much to set up as they own most of the soaps they will be showing.

Also dont forget Men & Motors is owned by ITV plc, but they dont use the ITV brand to premote. This is because it is seen as a "cheap" channel and I guess a soap channel would also be seen in such a way. This is why it would be named 'SOAPIE' or somthing like that and not as an ITV brand.
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Old 14-01-2007, 15:29
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and what is hartbeat?
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Old 14-01-2007, 16:19
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Originally Posted by Charnham
and what is hartbeat?
It is a show or soap/drama on ITV
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Old 14-01-2007, 16:29
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Originally Posted by nytramfilms
It is a show or soap/drama on ITV
no it isn't, there's a show called Heartbeat, but that's got an e in it, so that cant be the show you mean.

do you really think ITV are going to take you seriously if you cant even spell the names of the shows you are suggesting.
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Old 14-01-2007, 17:15
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if you are talking about buying shows how about brookside maybe from the start or at least from the early to mid 90s?
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Old 14-01-2007, 17:50
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I Think Us Soaps will not be watched how about

Emmerdale classic -m Andy Burns down the fram shed
Corrie Hillman Years
Eastenders Ian and Cindy , Grant and tiffany
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Old 14-01-2007, 21:00
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Originally Posted by cussywoo
if you are talking about buying shows how about brookside maybe from the start or at least from the early to mid 90s?
Yes from the 90s maybe 1993 when the jordache's arrived, but then ending when they left in 1996 cos it went downhill from then on..........
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Old 15-01-2007, 14:35
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Originally Posted by Charnham
and what is hartbeat?
It was on TV back in '88 but I don't think Tony would call it soap, it was paint and paste mostly


http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/titles/clip12.shtml

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Old 15-01-2007, 16:07
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Originally Posted by rob*123*
I Think Us Soaps will not be watched how about

Emmerdale classic -m Andy Burns down the fram shed
Corrie Hillman Years
Eastenders Ian and Cindy , Grant and tiffany
Not quite, lots of US soaps have a huge fanbase in the UK. Dyansty, Dallas, Knots Landing, Sunset Beach, Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest ect.........

I agree they wont get big ratings but small digital channels only need small ratings.

As for corrie-hillman years, please no, thats only a few years ago! Classic means from at least the early 90s!
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Old 15-01-2007, 18:36
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Originally Posted by SANDGATIAN
It was on TV back in '88 but I don't think Tony would call it soap, it was paint and paste mostly


http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/titles/clip12.shtml
nice one
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Old 19-01-2007, 16:04
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Originally Posted by SANDGATIAN
good idea, get the dross off the other channels and leave them free for real entertainment.
Soaps are the 'real' entertainment. Thats why they get the most viewers!
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