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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Challenge in the past used to air Brainiac of all things, so airing something like My Kitchen Rules isn't entirely without precedent. And the Wrestling, though that was more likely to be because Sky closed Bravo, launched Challenge on Freeview and didn't have anywhere else to put the wrestling so presumably it was a contract thing.
Yeah, the wrestling couldn't go on any Sky branded channels due to their WWE contract. So when Bravo was shuttered, they could only have put TNA on either Real Lives, Pick, or Challenge. Challenge was the best fit.
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
Considering it is scripted reality entertainment, I would have said Pick would have been the better fit.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Pick is entirely a reruns channel.
TV
TVVT (previously TVPerson) Granada North West Today
JAS84 posted:
Pick is entirely a reruns channel.

Especially shows from Australia and New Zealand, and shows about wildlife.
It was better as Sky Three
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
JAS84 posted:
Pick is entirely a reruns channel.

I don’t think that’s the issue.

Challenge is probably more male skewed. There an element of competition albeit fabricated so it fits the brand and it kind of light entertainment which probably fitted Challenge better.
GO
gottago London London
JAS84 posted:
Pick is entirely a reruns channel.

It’s not, they have a few original commissions, mainly police based.

16 days later

JB
JasonB London London
Challenge are currently showing the 2007 version of Supermarket Sweep mid mornings. Have they showing this incarnation before?
Have you washed your hands?
CH
channel4squares1 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Challenge are currently showing the 2007 version of Supermarket Sweep mid mornings. Have they showing this incarnation before?


They did air them before some 10 years ago, until around 2012 that is.
KE
kernow
Challenge are currently showing the 2007 version of Supermarket Sweep mid mornings. Have they showing this incarnation before?


They did air them before some 10 years ago, until around 2012 that is.

They've been showing the 2007 series for the last couple of years.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Not only have they shown it before, they've shown the 20 episodes that were never shown on ITV.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
It works both ways, here's a episode of Classic Millionaire that Challenge apparently haven't shown, though it may be obvious why:


Although I suspect the play-along stuff isn't burnt in (see the credits) but may have been added live?

44 days later

RO
rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
The EPG on Freeview appears to be broken. Family Fortunes is on right now, but my EPG is saying that "CATCHPHRASE (R) is on.
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