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Challenge is coming to Freeview.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:23 pm
by BBrooks
It's been a bit quiet on here lately so I thought I'd get some fans hopes up to get things going again. :D I found this recent news on,

"Sky is closing one pay and one free channel from the portfolio it bought from Virgin TV, because they match channels already provided by Sky.

Bravo and Channel One (which was Virgin 1 and before that FTN) will close.

This means that the Channel One slot on Freeview will be replaced with the quiz show channel Challenge."

Repeats of KM might be more likely now. Challenge's budget will surely be massively increased, especially as it will soon be available on every platform going. Look at Dave for example, when it was UKTV G2 it just concentrated mostly on repeats, now it's constantly producing and making more original programs.
The most famous being "Red Dwarf: Back To Earth" and it looks like there going to be making 2 brand new series of it next year through Dave.

You never know they might start making documentary's on their favourite and most popular gameshows, similar to the 5-minute ones they did during the festive period some years back. In which they got Tim and Hugo to do a little interview, if they made an hour long documentary with more cast members contributing then I would be very happy.
It might even spur some more action into Tim Child, who if you remember started on KMVR around about the same time as the Challenge repeats were announced.

Challenge on Freeview!

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:14 pm
by tiggy
Apparently Challenge is coming to Freeview sometime next year (actual date to be confirmed). Perhaps now would be a good time to lobby Challenge to get Knightmare back on TV? Someone has already mentioned it on a thread here - ... adid=10801 although the natives don't seem all that friendly 8-o

Cheers and Merry Christmas,


Re: Challenge is coming to Freeview.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:57 pm
by BBrooks
An update on this if you didn't know already, Sky have confirmed that "Challenge" will be coming to Freeview on February 1st. Here's hoping that the KM repeats will be coming back.

Re: Challenge is coming to Freeview.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:05 pm
by JamesA
I'd recommend that people head over to and give Knightmare a mention, preferrably in the "Challenge Shows" or "Your Shout" sections. I of course, will do the same at some point.


Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:11 pm
by knightmaredave
Hi all long time no post been far too busy
Challenge has had a revamp and now is available to more people with the fact there are only a couple of ITV regions to go through analogue switch off so maybe we might encourage challenge through facebook,posts lets flood them ha ha to consider rights to knightmare to get repeats i posted on the other day and well 1 person within hours said like oh well we can but try good old crystal maze is getting reruns again yippeee :)