BBC1 taking a show from BBC 2 is not the same as Channel 4 taking a show from Dave.
It kind of is, just not with the financial aspect and with less rivalry.
BBC2, and to a lesser extent 3 and 4, provide the risk and try new programmes and formats and then BBC1 poaches them when it's successful. It's still a bit of a kick in the teeth for the channel that took the risk
Pretty much all the shows that have moved from one to two was because of right renewal costs. 'Who do you think you are' being a good example. The cost for series 3 was tripled by the production company, which would have hammered BBC2's factual budget.
Born risky C4 poaching from a digital channel like Dave bares no comparison. This is of course Avalon, so I'm not at all shocked by the move.
Last edited by Cando on 2 November 2019 4:48pm