Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

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Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by Treguard » Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:59 pm

8 episode scheduled as you know on Challenge after Christmas

I spoke with a contact i have at Challenge? and the other 8 episodes will be scheduled even if the ratings are poor (he stated that they would have to be seriously poor to be a concern and it looks doubtful there'd be any need to worry).

When they will buy the rest of the series is another matter.  One thing that could happen is if the ratings soar high, Anglia could see this and bump up the price of each series for them to buy.
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Tue Dec 17, 2002 1:54 pm

8 episode scheduled as you know on Challenge after Christmas

I spoke with a contact i have at Challenge? and the other 8 episodes will be scheduled even if the ratings are poor (he stated that they would have to be seriously poor to be a concern and it looks doubtful there'd be any need to worry).

When they will buy the rest of the series is another matter.  One thing that could happen is if the ratings soar high, Anglia could see this and bump up the price of each series for them to buy.
Hey, well done in finding that out! I'm hopeful the ratings will be at least decent, but what your contact says is indeed encouraging.

As to what you say about Anglia, yes, I suppose that is a concern. It'll always be a concern when channels buy the rights to programmes one series at a time. Yes, it means they can pull out having not spent too much if things go badly. But as you say, the owner of the rights can get greedy if the show does well and they want to buy the rights to later series. However, Anglia are an experienced company, and I would think it would be better for them to be getting at least some money from someone showing the entire 8 series of KM than just having the reels collecting dust somewhere with no income attached. I'd guess, therefore, if it was successful, they might ask a little more, but not so much that Challenge? could no longer reasonably afford it.
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Tue Dec 17, 2002 1:55 pm

Heavens, I really must stop beginning posts with "Hey".
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by JamesA » Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:50 pm

Hey, no trouble man!  ;)
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by JamesA » Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:51 pm

Hey, no trouble man!  ;)
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by JamesA » Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:52 pm

Didn't mean to post that message twice.
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by Purgatory » Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:03 pm

Hey,  ;D
we already knew that challege were going to air them, didnt we? i did...   :-/
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by PunmiesterWhiteley » Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:09 pm

Hey, what happens when Knightmare becomes a success on Challenge?  Can some other channel buy the rights to the rest of Series 3 or the rights to the rest of the other series?

Then you have the situation of 2 different channels showing KM.
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Sun Dec 22, 2002 2:56 pm

Hey,  ;D
we already knew that challege were going to air them, didnt we? i did...   :-/
Hey there Purgatory!

We knew they would show the first 8 episodes. They hadn't scheduled the rest, so theoretically they might not have shown them. :)
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Sun Dec 22, 2002 3:03 pm

Hey, what happens when Knightmare becomes a success on Challenge?  Can some other channel buy the rights to the rest of Series 3 or the rights to the rest of the other series?

Then you have the situation of 2 different channels showing KM.
Hey, I'm guessing Challenge? have the rights to show all of Season 3. It's just a question of how much they wish to show of it. As to the other series, I suppose someone else could bid for the rights, but I'd guess Challenge? would get in there first. I doubt very much you'd have two different channels showing KM (except if there's a new series on one channel and reruns on Challenge?, as is the case for Treasure Hunt at the moment). My feeling is that if it does sufficiently well in terms of ratings, Challenge? would buy the rights to all 8 series and show them on a loop, starting with Series 1 Episode 1 through to the end, then starting again at the beginning. That's their habit with other shows.

We mustn't get ahead of ourselves, though. It has to do well, first. :D
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Sun Dec 22, 2002 3:04 pm

Hey,

You guys are just cruel in mocking my lack of originiality at the start of posts. :(
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by Purgatory » Mon Dec 23, 2002 12:02 am

oh thats right, i cant remember

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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by JamesA » Mon Dec 23, 2002 12:04 am

Hey,

You guys are just cruel in mocking my lack of originiality at the start of posts. :(
Chill out mate
We don't really mean any offence  ;)
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:10 am


Chill out mate
We don't really mean any offence  ;)
Hey hey, I know. Just kidding. I wouldn't have started that post with hey if I was offended. Probably would've started it with insults that the forum would have eaten. :)
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Re: Other 8 episodes to be scheduled

Post by Pooka » Mon Dec 23, 2002 7:42 pm

Hey, can we cut this out?

Uh, anyway, yes. Other series of KM would be good, very good. That way we wouldn't have to buy all our tapes from traders. Now that NKTP has closed down and all...
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