ABC upset as BBC sells programs to Foxtel

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ABC upset as BBC sells programs to Foxtel

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:31 pm ... el/4635492

The ABC says it is disappointed with its British counterpart for selling its drama and comedy television shows to Foxtel.

The BBC has signed a commercial deal with Foxtel which will air the content exclusively on a dedicated channel from July next year.

The pay-TV network will have first rights on all BBC-made productions ahead of Australian free-to-air networks.

At least ABC keep the rights to Doctor Who.

God help anyone who takes that away from Q and Del. :mrgreen:
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Re: ABC upset as BBC sells programs to Foxtel

Postby Quatermass » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:28 pm

Bastards! :evil:

WTF is wrong with the BBC?! Okay, at least Doctor Who is off this particular table, but there are plenty of other shows. My mother enjoys those period dramas made by the BBC. Dick move, Beeb. Dick move.
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Re: ABC upset as BBC sells programs to Foxtel

Postby Molokov » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:53 am

Apparently the ABC keeps Doctor Who, QI and Peppa Pig.

All other BBC shows (mostly comedies and dramas) get first airing on Foxtel. I suspect that later they'll be allowed to air on free-to-air (most likely the ABC).

It's just not worth paying for Foxtel to get the very few shows there that you want to see...
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