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CammoInglis14 posts since 26 Feb 2017 new member
STV Central Reporting Scotland
An episode of Gladiators went out like that a while ago. Letterboxed and pillarboxed.

Yes, I remember it was the final of Series 1 of Gladiators that was "postage stamped" on the evening showing back in September last year, However on the overnight showing it was shown in normal 4:3 format.
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London Man15 posts since 25 Jan 2017 new member
London London
I noticed that Challenge's game show library on Sky Box Sets has been cut dramatically. Not surprisingly given the way Challenge has been run over the last 18 months with older and rarer game show output cut back, although some haven't gone out of licence yet. It reminds me of The Box cutting the playlist library from 500 videos when Emap took over.

Since the Facebook team changes, the channel has been reduced to just being a barker channel for Sky's pay services.

I expect Sky (under the full Fox ownership) would have a rapid rethink of the not so important channels. I hope Challenge doesn't goes.
Larry the Loafer4,230 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
It'd be a shame to see it go because it has absolutely no competition. Even after over 20 years of broadcasting, there still isn't a channel like it. I hope it's simply a matter of seeing it change hands. Without sounding too much like Akinbola, I'd quite like to see what'd happen to it under UKTV's control. I'm assuming they'll have better access to the BBC's archives than Sky do.