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Taskmaster move to Channel 4 confirmed

6 series deal from late 2020. (November 2019)

TL
toby lerone 2016 UTV Newsline
Just hope Channel 4 don't mess about with it and add someone like Scarlet Moffat or someone from Made in Chelsea or TOWIE into it. If it stays the same show on Dave but on Channel 4 I will look forward to watching it just like I enjoy watching the Bake Off on 4 as it is more or less the same show bar the presenter change.
MA
madmusician Central (West) Midlands Today
The press release clearly indicates it was a move on behalf of the producers to get a wider audience.

Of course. Anything but mention the £ involved.

Sure. But again, a move on behalf of the producers. Not this idea of Channel 4 coming in and stealing it away that people got in their heads like with Bake Off. The production company wanted more money/exposure/whatever.

Yes, absolutely - I think that a move from multichannel to 'big 4 terrestrial', if I may call it that, is entirely justified following success for a show such as Taskmaster. This isn't a Bake Off style case of a massive show moving away from BBC One for money - it is a 'promotion' onto a more major channel.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Interesting and a relief that the likes of Netflix were never amongst the rumoured locations for the show - this is the sort of show best served up weekly.
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WH
what West Country (East) Points West
Interesting and a relief that the likes of Netflix were never amongst the rumoured locations for the show - this is the sort of show best served up weekly.

Netflix already have several shows with new episodes released weekly, like Patriot Act. I don’t think it would have been too much of a stretch for them to do the same with Taskmaster.
NG
noggin Founding member
what posted:
Interesting and a relief that the likes of Netflix were never amongst the rumoured locations for the show - this is the sort of show best served up weekly.

Netflix already have several shows with new episodes released weekly, like Patriot Act. I don’t think it would have been too much of a stretch for them to do the same with Taskmaster.


Aren't a lot of the Netflix shows that are released weekly co-pros with broadcasters? ISTR that contractually many broadcasters who are co-producing ensure that Netflix can't drop these shows in a lump to avoid people box-set binging before the episodes have been broadcast?

(Interesting case in Norway - Netflix co-produced Lillehammer with NRK and NRK had a clause that meant Netflix had to release on a linear schedule to match NRK's broadcast schedule. AIUI NRK then released the entire series in one lump on their catch up platform - which didn't change Netflix's contractual requirements to release weekly. Netflix were NOT happy, and didn't commission any further series)

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