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JAS844,801 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
That said a few cable shows do have a cleaner version which can air on a main network made just in case. I think CBS showed Dexter during the writers strike (though violence is generally less of an issue) - and of course we're in a situation again where networks are looking at content from their cable or streaming partners to potentially fill some hours.

Yeah, for example, The CW picked up Swamp Thing from DC Universe to take the timeslot of The Flash (another DC Comics based show), which won't be back until January.
james-20016,400 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Today's the day that the 4:3 versions are meant to arrive on Disney+ (they haven't yet though, or I can't find how to access them if they have), which takes out the advantage the All4 versions had. Especially as I believe they're the versions Channel 4 broadcast with the scissors taken to them excessively. Apart from being free, there's little reason to watch the limited selection (a grand total of 4, as I type this) of heavily edited episodes on there any more.
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HybridDaDink60 posts since 28 Apr 2020 new member
London London
CH4 are going to start airing repeats of season 21 from 1st June, they have not shown this season for a long time. I feel like on CH4, it's just a cycle of episodes from season 5-9, 11-13, 18-20 and 23-25. You own more than 500 episodes (600 this winter), show another season!
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 1,127 posts since 20 Sep 2007
CH4 are going to start airing repeats of season 21 from 1st June, they have not shown this season for a long time. I feel like on CH4, it's just a cycle of episodes from season 5-9, 11-13, 18-20 and 23-25. You own more than 500 episodes (600 this winter), show another season!


They may not have the choice in what season they can show due to rights.
JAS844,801 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Yeah, Channel 4 and Sky have the broadcast rights split between them. When Sky premieres a new season, Channel 4 also get the newest one they haven't yet shown (usually from four years ago). I assume the older seasons rotate out in the same way. They will have also renegotiated it recently to include streaming when Disney+ launched, which is why All4 now has a small selection. Sky just carries the entire Disney+ service and thus has all the episodes for streaming.
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HybridDaDink60 posts since 28 Apr 2020 new member
London London
Yeah, Channel 4 and Sky have the broadcast rights split between them. When Sky premieres a new season, Channel 4 also get the newest one they haven't yet shown (usually from four years ago). I assume the older seasons rotate out in the same way. They will have also renegotiated it recently to include streaming when Disney+ launched, which is why All4 now has a small selection. Sky just carries the entire Disney+ service and thus has all the episodes for streaming.

Oh yeah, I forgot CH4 have to be a few years behind, they usually premiere new (terrestrial) episodes in Autumn/Winter so I'm guessing they will be showing season 28 this year. It will probably get cut down to 15 minutes or something. I can't imagine what CH4 will do when they get the rights to season 30 in 2022. It has a total of 9 'TV-14' episodes.