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Alasar
10-16-2007, 03:43 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071016/tv_nm/lost_dc

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sci Fi Channel and videogame-oriented outlet G4 have snapped up off-network cable rights to ABC's "Lost," and will star airing the drama next fall.

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Sci Fi is planning to "stack" the drama in a weekly four-hour primetime block, possibly on Monday nights, and also has obtained the right to stream a limited number of episodes at SciFi.com.

G4, which will air the show as a primetime strip (Monday-to-Fiday), is planning to give "Lost" the same interactive treatment it has given such acquired series as "Cops" and "Star Trek," dubbing it "Lost 2.0" and offering viewers multiple interactive and Web-enabled elements. G4 also has obtained exclusive cable weekend rights as well as the right to stream a limited number of episodes at G4tv.com.

Over the summer, ABC announced that the Emmy-winning series would end its run at the conclusion of three more seasons consisting of 16 episodes each. Season 4 bows in February.

All parties declined comment on financial terms of the off-net deal, but sources said Sci Fi and G4 paid a total of $200,000 per episode for all six seasons, with Sci Fi shelling out a majority of that amount.

Thomas Vitale, senior vp programming and original movies at NBC Universal-owned Sci Fi, said the Sci Fi audience "responds best when they can really get into a show, so we're excited about" running it as a "mini-marathon" every week.

Comcast Corp.-controlled G4, meanwhile, also will have the ability to air the show in its original form, though president Neal Tiles noted that the "2.0" versions of its acquired series are popular with the network's young male-centric audience. He said "Cops 2.0" helped to "age the audience down" by nine years, while "Star Trek 2.0" was the network's highest-rated show among males 18-34 when it premiered.

"This show is so intricate, with so many different story lines happening in every episode, we thought it was a good opportunity for us to pursue these different elements (with an interactive version)," Tiles said. "This is an interesting way for people who have seen the series to rediscover it and for people who haven't seen it to jump in for the first time."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

MAK15
10-16-2007, 03:45 PM
I've heard this somewhere before...possibly in a thread about lost news...

Brad N.
10-16-2007, 03:59 PM
cool. I've never seen it and it would be slick to watch from the beginning.

Tim Simmons
10-16-2007, 04:38 PM
cool. I've never seen it and it would be slick to watch from the beginning.

y'know Brad, there's this technology called Digital Video Disc-- and what they do it put movies and Tv shows onto this silver disc that looks like a coaster.
I believe you put this disc onto your phonogram machine and then a picture appears via radio wave on your television.

Lost happens to be one of the programs on this Digital Video Disc!

:mistrust:

chazbot
10-16-2007, 04:57 PM
If only this were Land of the Lost reruns.

Brad N.
10-16-2007, 04:57 PM
y'know Brad, there's this technology called Digital Video Disc-- and what they do it put movies and Tv shows onto this silver disc that looks like a coaster.
I believe you put this disc onto your phonogram machine and then a picture appears via radio wave on your television.

Lost happens to be one of the programs on this Digital Video Disc!

:mistrust:

I thought that meant Digital Versatile Disc. :)

Yeah, I know but I'm too cheap to buy LOST on DVD and I don't use Netflix or Blockbuster Online or anything. I watch too much tV as it is and I just sort of missed the initial boat on LOST even though my friends and family love it. I figure I'll DVR it when it comes out on TV and finally get to see what all the hype is about.

Tim Simmons
10-16-2007, 05:26 PM
I thought that meant Digital Versatile Disc. :)

Yeah, I know but I'm too cheap to buy LOST on DVD and I don't use Netflix or Blockbuster Online or anything. I watch too much tV as it is and I just sort of missed the initial boat on LOST even though my friends and family love it. I figure I'll DVR it when it comes out on TV and finally get to see what all the hype is about.

haha...Versatile...NICE.

Well, I'd recommend the DVDs if you get a chance-- are you near a local video rental store?-- The show really IS that good. Plus, seeing it on pretty,pretty, DVD-- as opposed to a cable broadcast signal...it's worth it.

If you do go G4-- at least you'll have a DVR and not have to sit through those annoying commercials!

Brad N.
10-16-2007, 05:33 PM
haha...Versatile...NICE.

Well, I'd recommend the DVDs if you get a chance-- are you near a local video rental store?-- The show really IS that good. Plus, seeing it on pretty,pretty, DVD-- as opposed to a cable broadcast signal...it's worth it.

If you do go G4-- at least you'll have a DVR and not have to sit through those annoying commercials!

Yeah, I have about 50 video stores within ten miles of me but ever since the DVR came along I have more or less stopped with them. If a new flick comes out that I wanted to see I'll rent it from Redbox at McDonalds for a buck and I just DVR the shit out of everything else TV related. Other stuff I liked or know I'll probably like I buy on DVD. Yeah, I might make the old trip to the local Blockbuster or Hollywood video one of these days and start fresh, I'm not sure I want to wait a year to watch them in syndication.

Ryudo
10-16-2007, 05:39 PM
videogame-oriented outlet G4

Parody?