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zeebre12137 posts since 31 Dec 2017
How do rights work with The Simpsons, Sky have pay TV while C4 have FTA rights? I see The Simpsons is repeated on C4 as well as 4seven but not on any other C4 digital channel. Why is it not on E4? You'd think theyd stick repeats on E4 when they have the rights to it and use it as filler like they use TBBT? Sky1s schedule is full with The Simpsons repeats
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It turn up on more 4 or 4 seven hasn't it?
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But why does 4seven show The Simpsons and not E4 at all?

Digital rights I think. 4 seven might be an exception in terms of being a catchup service perhaps?
nwtv20038,526 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
4 Seven has show Simpsons before. It was only as recently as last year they used to air a marathon of them on there on Saturday nights which they have now stopped doing.

They started showing them on Saturday afternoons for a while, as late as a few weeks ago but they’ve stopped again.

I’d like to think it’s probably as part of a new deal which includes it as a catch up option. Programmes like Frasier and Everybody Loves Raymond have appeared on 4Seven in the last few months also.
Neil Jones6,194 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Its surprising actually the Simpsons hasn't ended up on Catch Up in some form either through Sky or All4 by now. 4Seven is probably the closest equivalent to that, but the animated shows the studios seem to be reluctant to provide them catch-up for some reason - Family Guy is on the ITV Hub now but the BBC wouldn't or couldn't get iPlayer rights for it when FG was on BBC Three. It doesn't even show up on the Fox catch-up section on Sky On-Demand either. The only other exception seems to be South Park which is on Comedy Central catch-up.