Although a controversial thought in mind, what about simply merging W and Gold? W, although previously named as the more logical, yet hard-to-Google name "Watch", essentially has become what more or less is considered just a Doctor Who re-run channel, with the occasional push for women's programming. When originally, the purpose of Watch was essentially recent archival programming mixed in with original produced programmes.
Why not simply try to relaunch the format of UK Gold and continually broadcast new commisions as time goes on so that the channel doesn't end up becoming a stale re-run channel like how W has been with Doctor Who? With the newly remerged channel, I feel like it could work, what with the new BritBox coming along I think with the new channel they could co-exist, maybe rebroadcast BritBox commisions once they have had their run.
I'm guessing you've not actually looked at the listings for W.
The schedule mainly consists of:
Emily Atack: Adulting
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over
Emma Willis: Delivering Babies
The Wedding Fixer
Sun, Sea and Brides to Be
My Dream Home
Renovate My Home
999 Rescue Squad
Inside the Ambulance
Great Ormond Street
Never Seen A Doctor
It's completely incompatible with the sort of content on Gold.
Anyway, as this thread is supposed to be about Sky's new channels, not UKTV, this conversation should really be elsewhere.
Last edited by TellyTime on 6 March 2020 10:02am
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