Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Discussion of the repeats of Knightmare on the satellite channel Challenge?
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by pjmlfc05 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:49 pm

Mystara wrote:I predict that the response, if any, will read:

Dear TimeMaster,

Thank you for your email.
At this time, we currently have no plans to reshow Knightmare.

Thank you for your interest.
I hope you're wrong Alan! Ha! I'm afraid that could be the response or something along those lines too.
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by TimeMaster » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:42 pm

Mystara wrote:I predict that the response, if any, will read:

Dear TimeMaster,

Thank you for your email.
At this time, we currently have no plans to reshow Knightmare.

Thank you for your interest.
Mystara - I'm sure that you are right! :D However, it's worth reminding ITV what a cracking show Knightmare is! I'll keep you all posted.
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by TimeMaster » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:41 pm

As expected you were all pretty much right with your predictions of the reply that I would receive from ITV. Here it is:

"Thank you for your email.

I can confirm your comments have been duly noted here at ITV Viewer Services.

We have no plans in our current schedule for the programme to return however all our schedules are subject to change.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to contact us here at ITV as we always welcome viewer’s feedback.

If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. "

Never mind! :)
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by Mystara » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:45 pm

It's actually quite scarily close to what I predicted.
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by pjmlfc05 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:55 pm

It's good that you got a reply from ITV. I just can't help but think they could have been more open. The 'however all our schedules are subject to change' bit irks me. Regardless of whether their schedule will change, they won't show any series of Knightmare. They may show a episode or 2 when a special occasion arises i.e Old Skool weekend.

The best chance to see more series would be on Challenge I believe. I hope it's the same as last time when they showed a series (forgot which 1) then they eventually bought all the rest thanks to decent viewing figures and the fanbase.
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by Mystara » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:57 pm

On the other hand, it took them over a year to acquire a license to series 1 and 2.

Someone was dragging their feet.
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by pjmlfc05 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:12 pm

Mystara wrote:On the other hand, it took them over a year to acquire a license to series 1 and 2.

Someone was dragging their feet.
I wonder who?! ;)

Hope it won't take as long should Challenge acquire other series!
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by Mystara » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:16 pm

Well, presumably any slowness will have been as a result of Challenge and ITV disagreeing over the value of the rights, so probably both of them to some extent.

I suspect that Challenge paid more than they wanted to, and so only purchased the rights to series 1 and 2.
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by Canadanne » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:16 pm

Someone complained on Facebook that Challenge tend to only buy one or two series of a programme and repeat them to death; Challenge replied that they have to work on a budget and "we buy a couple of series of lots of things to add variety". Which is fair enough, but doesn't bode well for any more Knightmare while they're still repeating Series 1 and 2. On a possibly brighter note, when asked about getting more series of Fun House, they said "at the moment we aren't getting more but in the future we'd like to!", so let's hope that applies to Knightmare as well.

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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by HobGoblin » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:16 pm

The recent announcement of the planned BBC Store (i.e. an online store where you can download to own archive BBC shows) hopefully points the way to other broadcasters. I don't think it's wildly speculative to imagine an ITV Store in the not too distant future where KM can be bought for keepsies without all the economic difficulties of a physical format release.

If this is planned though, repeating series on TV may reduce the value of the stock - a couple of taster series are good but you need to give people a reason to fork out.

Anyway, where's this extended geek week ep we were promised? There's an aching void in my Friday TV schedule!
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by wombstar » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:06 pm

Not sure what to do with myself now on a Friday Night.. :(
I suppose I could go outside.. but it's windy, and cold lol.

How much does it cost challenge to show a series if KM?
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by EvelynMason » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:59 pm

Went to settle down to watch the usual Friday night episode, or episodes - I always watch the repeat an hour later - and lo and behold it's been taken off ? >:(

I see they have taken the week day repeats off midday programmes before this, which was bad enough, but now there isn't any Knightmare at all to view now ? To say I was disappointed, was an understatement.

What do they put on in it's place ? Some stupid Japanese gameshow. >:( Really not pleased about this. I've never really liked Challenge as a channel, but this time, I think they've gone too far. Really missed tonights episodes.

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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by Mystara » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:40 am

HobGoblin wrote:Anyway, where's this extended geek week ep we were promised? There's an aching void in my Friday TV schedule!
You might have to wait for a special event next year to see it.
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by pjmlfc05 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:46 am

Mystara wrote:
HobGoblin wrote:Anyway, where's this extended geek week ep we were promised? There's an aching void in my Friday TV schedule!
You might have to wait for a special event next year to see it.
Sounds intriguing! I wonder what special event it is?!
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Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Post by TimeMaster » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:03 pm

pjmlfc05 wrote:
Mystara wrote:
HobGoblin wrote:Anyway, where's this extended geek week ep we were promised? There's an aching void in my Friday TV schedule!
You might have to wait for a special event next year to see it.
Sounds intriguing! I wonder what special event it is?!
Knightmare Convention maybe?
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