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  • #31
    In fairness, BSG is only shown on Sky here in the UK. It has not made it to any of the free terestrial channels yet...
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Darth_librarian
      In fairness, BSG is only shown on Sky here in the UK. It has not made it to any of the free terestrial channels yet...
      I could be mistaken, but I am sure I read somewhere recently that Sky is involved with the funding of BSG to some extent. If that is the case, it is not really surprising that it hasn't yet made it to terrestrial television. After all, if Sky want to use BSG as a way of encouraging SF fans to buy their television service, it is of no long-term benefit to them to let it be sold on in this way.

      Much like 24 ... first two seasons were a big success on the BBC, then Fox (who also own Sky) "wangled" seasons 3 onwards onto Sky instead, and terrestrial viewers haven't been able to see any of that. S3 has only recently made it onto Sky 3, which is available on Freeview. Still not available to non-digital viewers though.

      On the assumption that I am wrong ... I am surprised that BSG hasn't yet made the jump to terrestrial TV.

      Editted to add ...

      This is what Wikipedia says:

      Unusually, it was aired first in the UK & Ireland on Sky One, and then later aired in North America in January 2005. The reason for this was that Sky gave the finance required to shoot the first season and because of this Ronald D. Moore agreed to give Sky the first showing. Unlike NBC, who was very uncertain, Sky had faith in the success of the show, mainly due to the mini-series having been a hit in the UK & Ireland. However, due to massive downloading from BitTorrent sites by North American broadband users, any further seasons would be aired in North America first.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by cornholio1980
        While I totally agree with your point, that statement is false. RTL II showed not only the mini-series but also the first season...
        But not not in full, did they? The period over which it appeared in the tv-guide seemed much too short for the whole season as far as I remember.
        But then I didn't really care much about it anyways.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by I Love Lyta
          Oh btw., to paint a picture of how much behind germany is: BSG the mini series was broadcasted here in spring. But so far not the series.
          Farscape was till season 3 with the episodes in more or less random order.
          LOST season 2 started here about 6 weeks ago. Stargate SG-1 season9 will start next week. Scrubs season 4 will start in 3 weeks.
          And not shown at all: Dr. Who, Firefly, Eureka (I love it) and countless other series because obviously noone here deemed those worth showing...
          Here in Spain it's even worse.
          Farscape has never been shown, Lost S2 started about 4 weeks ago, Stargate is on the autonomic channels (which means it only airs in certain parts of the country and some have seen more than others; here in the Basque Country S7 ended a year ago, no word on S8), we saw S1 and part of S2 of Scrubs before it went to the digital channels, and no Who, Firefly, Eureka or BSG. The Practice is on mid-S3, Tru Calling was on mid-S1 last we saw, Angel wasn't shown past S1...

          The Killer: B5 ended in S3.

          In the digital channels it's better. SG-1 is on S8, I believe they've shown something of BSG and Farscape, all of Angel, and they say they'll show Eureka soon.

          B5 ended in S4 in the digitals, but the Spanish Sci-Fi channel has just started showing it, and they say they'll show S5, but no word on the movies or Crusade.

          Meanwhile we've got lots of Big Brothers, Dancing with the stars, Survivors,...

          Spanish TV sucks.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by I love Lyta
            But not not in full, did they? The period over which it appeared in the tv-guide seemed much too short for the whole season as far as I remember.
            The first season only had 13 episodes - which might explain why you felt it's run to be so short.

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