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sheep555

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« Reply #40 on: 04-26-2003 14:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-04-2003 00:00 »

OK, here's the reply I recieved from Sky One - the question basically being "Can Sky show Futurama before Fox, and when will we see the next new episode":

[message moved for legal reasons, can now be found at  http://www.nickshearer.co.uk/sky.htm ]
 
Good news, I guess - but it still doesn't tell us when we'll see The Sting, and other new S5 episodes.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #41 on: 04-26-2003 14:46 »

Thanks, sheep555. It's nice to get some sort of official word on the "airing before America" situation. Still leaves me to wonder why they aren't going to show new episodes before FOX, though.
Zed 85

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« Reply #42 on: 04-26-2003 14:51 »

It sounds nice, but to be cynical, Sky may have the liecense to broadcast before FOX, but they may have to tow the line FOX tells them.

Still, that sounds like a very clear, very reasonable response they give you Nick, and I admire them for that, much more than the sort of replies FOX have been giving out.
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« Reply #43 on: 04-26-2003 16:53 »

Interesting that Sky at least have the *option* to show them before Fox. (It wouldn't be the first time the UK has got stuff ahead of the US - B5 and Farscape both had eps that beat the States.) Since Futurama is currently Sky's third-highest rated show after The Simpsons and Buffy (beating out Angel and Enterprise, among others - as well as wiping the floor with the heavily promoted but utterly shite likes of Dream Team and Mile High), it'd be good to think that Sky might grow a pair and tell Fox to go to hell. After all, what are they going to do? Not sell them episodes 5ACV01 onwards?  big grin

I'll believe it when I see it, though.
SB

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« Reply #44 on: 04-26-2003 16:55 »

 
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Originally posted by payndz:
Interesting that Sky at least have the *option* to show them before Fox. (It wouldn't be the first time the UK has got stuff ahead of the US - B5 and Farscape both had eps that beat the States.) Since Futurama is currently Sky's third-highest rated show after The Simpsons and Buffy (beating out Angel and Enterprise, among others - as well as wiping the floor with the heavily promoted but utterly shite likes of Dream Team and Mile High), it'd be good to think that Sky might grow a pair and tell Fox to go to hell. After all, what are they going to do? Not sell them episodes 5ACV01 onwards?   big grin

I'll believe it when I see it, though.

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« Reply #45 on: 04-26-2003 18:07 »
« Last Edit on: 04-26-2003 18:07 »

 
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Originally posted by payndz:
...it'd be good to think that Sky might grow a pair and tell Fox to go to hell. After all, what are they going to do? Not sell them episodes 5ACV01 onwards?    big grin

This is probably the reason they haven't shown the episodes, not necessarily so much for future "Futurama" but for future "The Simpsons" et al. Sky gets a lot of their programming direct from their US sister, so a good working relationship is probably necessary.

PCC Fred

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« Reply #46 on: 04-26-2003 18:13 »

If Sky has the license to air the episodes before FOX, it's possible there's another reason for Sky not airing the remaining episodes yet.
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« Reply #47 on: 04-28-2003 14:31 »

I think PCC Fred is right, there's got to be some other reason. But thanx for emailing them, sheep555  smile

I'm actually pretty annoyed at Sky because today there was a Futurama advert on Sky One saying that there's a new episode this Sunday, but there's not! False advertising  no no
payndz

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« Reply #48 on: 04-28-2003 15:03 »

 
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Originally posted by SB:
 Do you have a working e-mail address?  I tried the one on CGEAW, but don't think it works.


It should be working - although I haven't checked it for a couple of days.   hmpf Must get round to that...

^ Sky just showed the "all-new Futurama this Sunday" trailer again about a minute ago. Hmm... surely they wouldn't be fibbing, would they?  big grin
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« Reply #49 on: 04-28-2003 15:13 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2003 15:13 »

@Otis: Obviously hadn't been updated. It is a bit stupid though.
But it shows that originally Sky were aiming at showing The Sting, which indicates that someone stepped in and told them not too nearly at the last moment as it were.

/edit - Well maybe not, though the Sky Planner definitely says "Luck Of The Fryrish"
sheep555

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« Reply #50 on: 04-28-2003 15:16 »

 
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Originally posted by payndz:
Sky just showed the "all-new Futurama this Sunday" trailer again about a minute ago. Hmm... surely they wouldn't be fibbing, would they?   big grin

I've seen two 'all new' trailers today as well - but Sky aren't showing new Futurama for at least a fortnight ('Time Keeps On Slipping' is now being shown on Sunday 10th). Weird...   confused
CyberKnight

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« Reply #51 on: 04-28-2003 16:09 »

And as I pointed out in the other thread, the Saturday repeat has been eliminated for the time being.

What's strange is these episodes are neither in production order or broadcast order. I wonder if they're trying to keep the ratings up by broadcasting the most popular episodes?

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« Reply #52 on: 04-28-2003 16:12 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2003 16:12 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
 I've seen two 'all new' trailers today as well - but Sky aren't showing new Futurama for at least a fortnight ('Time Keeps On Slipping' is now being shown on Sunday 10th). Weird...     confused

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Oh well, I expect that means that even though Sky can air them before the US, they won't   hmpf
PCC Fred

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« Reply #53 on: 04-29-2003 13:06 »

The plot thickens.  According to the monthly Sky magazine, "The Sting", "Bend Her" and "THe Fanrsworth Parabox" will air on Sky during May.
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« Reply #54 on: 04-29-2003 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
The plot thickens.  According to the monthly Sky magazine, "The Sting", "Bend Her" and "THe Fanrsworth Parabox" will air on Sky during May.

Wow! now if that was true, I'd be over the moon, but after their false advertising on TV I'm not so sure. I guess we'll just have to wait and see  smile...
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« Reply #55 on: 04-29-2003 14:20 »

 
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Originally posted by payndz:
 It should be working - although I haven't checked it for a couple of days.    hmpf Must get round to that...

^ Sky just showed the "all-new Futurama this Sunday" trailer again about a minute ago. Hmm... surely they wouldn't be fibbing, would they?   big grin

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« Reply #56 on: 04-29-2003 14:32 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
The plot thickens.  According to the monthly Sky magazine, "The Sting", "Bend Her" and "THe Fanrsworth Parabox" will air on Sky during May.

Assuming the current entries are correct, that would mean the episodes would have to air on May 17th, May 24th and May 31st consecutively. It could be that Sky are doing to Futurama what they do to The Simpsons - drag out it's length by airing new episodes only so often (although this wouldn't be particularly bright, as that's whats killing The Simpsons in the ratings at the moment). Alternatively, it could be that although Sky can air the episodes, they don't actually have them in their possession (as yet). Maybe some diplomatic wrangling going on behind the scenes between the two sisters? Might explain the ambiguity of sheep555's reply.
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« Reply #57 on: 04-29-2003 15:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-29-2003 15:04 »

Hmmmmm, thinking about it now, Sky's magazine would have had to have been written quite a while ago, because it had to be printed, and sent through the post. And maybe at the time that they wrote that in their magazine they didn't think there was going to be any problem in aring 'The Sting' this Sunday (hense the original schedule, and the adverts on Sky for 'all new' episodes) Which means that since then, whatever's changed their mind about 'The Sting' will probably change their mind about airing those other episodes. I know it's harsh, but but unfortunately that's reality   hmpf
Bad Mojo

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« Reply #58 on: 05-04-2003 10:20 »

So did Sky show a new episode this Sunday or not? What episodes are on the following weeks?
CyberKnight

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« Reply #59 on: 05-04-2003 10:43 »

It's not yet 7:00 here in the UK. It doesn't look at all likely, however. All the EPGs list Luck of the Fryrish for this week, and the online listings Time Keeps On Slippin for next week.
sheep555

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« Reply #60 on: 05-04-2003 11:21 »
« Last Edit on: 05-04-2003 11:21 »

Yeah, it looks unlikely. BTW, the observant of you have probably noticed my Sky email has been temporarily deleted by me, because I'm still awaiting another response from Sky about the issue (I've been promised another one), and the Sky email policy states:
"You should not reproduce, distribute, store, retransmit, use or disclose its contents to anyone."

I therefore took the precaution of uploading it onto my own websapce, meaning that I get the C&D...which is so unlikely  smile

 http://www.nickshearer.co.uk/sky.htm
CyberKnight

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« Reply #61 on: 05-04-2003 11:26 »

Thanks, sheep. I like your new avvy, by the way  wink.
sheep555

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« Reply #62 on: 05-04-2003 11:30 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2003 00:00 »

Thanks, I felt like a change - I don't know who originally did it though...

Additional: Sky did show "Luck of the Fryish" today

Additional Additional [5/5/03]: Looks like Sky won't be showing new Futurama for a while - the latest schedule lists 'I Dated A Robot' for Sunday 18th. I expect we won't see new Futurama in the UK until at least June 1st (when Fox 'could' show a new episode - although due to the time difference the UK would still see it first if it was aired on that date...)
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« Reply #63 on: 05-05-2003 16:02 »

Ah that's a pity  frown But I suspected that would happen, ah well. Thanx for the info  smile
CyberKnight

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« Reply #64 on: 05-05-2003 16:54 »

I wouldn't be suprised if there was a huge ratings difference on Sky between TWOF and the final 8 episodes. As many people have pointed out, TWOF has a pretty strong "finale" vibe underpinning it, and people who don't frequent this kind of newsgroup might not tune in for the last 8 eps.

On a slightly happier note, I noticed Futurama being included in the new "Sky" TV advert (with clips from all their shows). Guess their appreciation of the show has jumped a little since the last one  wink.
sheep555

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« Reply #65 on: 05-10-2003 04:00 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2003 04:00 »

Sky (finally) got back to me, confirming what we'd already guessed was going to happen.

 
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The last new episode from Season 5 was broadcast on the 27/4/03 [in the UK]. Fox have stopped broadcasting Futurama in the US, therefore, we have had to put the episodes on hold until the US continue again with Season 5 [...we] can also confirm that from 4/5/03, Sky One will be broadcasting repeats from Season 3 in the same slot.

It doesn't say when Sky 1 will resume S5 broadcast, but it's unlikely to be on the same day as the US (because the time difference would mean the UK would still broadcast the episode first). I'm guessing that my first email I recieved was either a c*ck up by Sky, or was mis worded (perhaps they meant to say "Sky have the licence to broadcast S5, but Fox would get really pissed off, so we chose not to" )...


The full email and previous correspondance is available here.
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« Reply #66 on: 05-10-2003 04:45 »

Ah well. Fun ride while it lasted  frown.

They're probably rebroadcasting from Season 3 because of the fact the DVDs will be released at the beginning of June, so they want to get them out now when the ratings won't be as bad.

Once again, thanks, sheep.
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« Reply #67 on: 05-10-2003 06:21 »

Ah well, I guess flase hope was better than none at all  wink Thanx for the info though, sheep555  smile
aslate

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« Reply #68 on: 05-25-2003 09:47 »

Ok, my friend said he saw this on Sky last night:

"they all start doin pranks and at the end they find out theres no more april fools day bcos of a prank they did it changed history"

WTF?
sheep555

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« Reply #69 on: 05-25-2003 09:52 »

Maybe your friend got a bit high on banned substances, and got confused between Futurama and The Simpsons clip show shown on Friday (set on April Fools Day)...?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #70 on: 05-25-2003 18:00 »

 
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Ok, my friend said he saw this on Sky last night:

"they all start doin pranks and at the end they find out theres no more april fools day bcos of a prank they did it changed history"

WTF?

Ironically it still sounds better than "That's Lobstertainment!"
sheep555

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« Reply #71 on: 05-26-2003 05:28 »

To update, the new Sky 1 schedule means that there won't be any new Futurama until at least June 15th - although Sky are running with a triple bill of Futurama repeats on both June 7th & 8th.
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