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Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:25 pm
by dogmanjack
On my Sky+, it says something that suggests that Challenge will only be showing the first two series. Any truth to this?

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:47 pm
by Canadanne
Yes, that's all they've bought at the moment, though it's possible they will acquire others in the future.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:34 pm
by Pooka
Ostensibly both FH and KM were bought as part of an '80s revival thingy, but that appears to have gone out of the window recently. Since they're showing Series 2 or FH, which was shown in 1990, that seems to suggest it!

I suppose Challenge could buy Series 3 if they're keeping to the "early series" stuff. But we'll have to wait and see.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:53 pm
by Mystara
Actually I don't think that's correct.
Challenge were in negotiations to repurchase the rights to Knightmare long before the more recent 80s revival thing. Negotiations went on for in excess of a year.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:49 pm
by Canadanne
Challenge's latest remark confirms they haven't ruled out the possibility of acquiring more series:
http://twitter.com/ChallengeTV/status/3 ... 0868327424
"at the moment we aren't buying any more.... But maybe in the future"

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:55 pm
by pjmlfc05
It could be wishful thinking at the moment but I do have a feeling they will show more series. I guess they have to guage how well the 1st 2 series will do if they move it to a better timeslot. If the audience is there I think Challenge would consider buying more series.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:53 pm
by wombstar
It's not like they've got anything better to show lol.
I doubt we'll see anything else this side of Christmas.

Real shame, I dunno why ITV 4 doesn't repeat them, I see plenty of old shows on there.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:14 pm
by TimeMaster
wombstar wrote: Real shame, I dunno why ITV 4 doesn't repeat them, I see plenty of old shows on there.
Agreed Wombstar. ITV3 /4 seem to show the same few shows over and over again. I get a bit frustrated with their attitude to Knightmare. They seem determined to safeguard their rights (fair enough) but then never show any signs of televising it, even if no one else shows an interest in wanting to buy it from them.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:18 pm
by wombstar
Probably because it's a 'Game show' although i's a bit more than that.
Maybe they should be contacted and let them know people are interested. All ITV4 airs from what I can tell is old/repeats. and odd 30 minutes once a week wont hurt them :)

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:15 am
by Kieran
TimeMaster wrote:
wombstar wrote: Real shame, I dunno why ITV 4 doesn't repeat them, I see plenty of old shows on there.
Agreed Wombstar. ITV3 /4 seem to show the same few shows over and over again. I get a bit frustrated with their attitude to Knightmare. They seem determined to safeguard their rights (fair enough) but then never show any signs of televising it, even if no one else shows an interest in wanting to buy it from them.

This is indeed a frustration that I share. What be the use of rights, if absolutely nothing is done with them?

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:11 pm
by TimeMaster
Does anyone have an email address for ITV that we could use to (politely!) ask them if they would reconsider showing Knightmare?

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:45 pm
by Mystara
http://www.itv.com/contactus/get-in-touch/

I think the difficulty you'll have is that Challenge may have the exclusive rights to show series 1 and 2 at the moment.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:56 pm
by Mystara
Kieran wrote:This is indeed a frustration that I share. What be the use of rights, if absolutely nothing is done with them?
Well, things are being done with them. Challenge were recently licensed to show series 1 and 2, for example.

With that said, I suspect ITV are being penny-pinching.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:55 pm
by TimeMaster
Thanks for the email address Mystara. I'll give it a go.

Re: Challenge - Only Series 1 and 2?

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:11 pm
by Mystara
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.