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jazz!
May 24th, 2007, 12:04 PM
"The BBC is thought to have paid around £400,000 an episode for the second season of Heroes - even though it has yet to show the first.

The new deal represents a five-fold increase on the amount the corporation paid for season one, which will air on BBC Two over the summer.

Sci Fi Channel had first-run rights to season one, but was forced out of the bidding for season two as the price tag rose.

Season two will now air on both BBC Two and digital channel BBC Three from next year." - digitalspy

BBC Press Release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/11_november/23/heroes.shtml

Hope £9.6 Million of the TV License is worth it

peter_pan
May 24th, 2007, 01:41 PM
Thatís something like 0.3% of the BBC yearly budget so I think its well worth it.

P-90_177
May 24th, 2007, 02:03 PM
i'd rather they came up with their own original shows. the bbc was really great at that in the past and i think it's slowly getting better again.

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
May 24th, 2007, 02:15 PM
...£400,000 an episode...

Hope £9.6 Million of the TV License is worth it
And this is how much in U.S. Dollars.

peter_pan
May 24th, 2007, 02:44 PM
And this is how much in U.S. Dollars.

Times it by 2, so thats $19.2.

Trek_Girl42
May 24th, 2007, 03:43 PM
That is a lot of $$$! :eek:


How much do they normally pay for a show?

sueKay
May 24th, 2007, 03:46 PM
Well...it's a pitence when you comepare it to this disgrace

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6669769.stm

£300 million for 8 years...truely disgusting

smurf
May 24th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Well...it's a pitence when you comepare it to this disgrace

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6669769.stm

£300 million for 8 years...truely disgusting
That's only about £145,000 per episode. ;)
I don't think Channel five will have paid that much - you can't have a bidding war without other bidders - maybe they were actively trying to move the show in-house by making the BBC jump.

Hasn't Sky One paid something like £500,000 per ep of Lost?

ETA: Am amused by

But one of the big criticisms of Neighbours' fans is that the BBC never promoted the show," said Murphy.
And yet the ratings were much, much higher in previous years. All shows' fandoms are essentially the same aren't they? :D

peter_pan
May 24th, 2007, 04:47 PM
i'd rather they came up with their own original shows. the bbc was really great at that in the past and i think it's slowly getting better again.

It costs NBC about $2.7 (£1.3) million an episode to produce Heroes The BBC just cant afforded to pay that sort of money. Take Dr Who they say that costs less than £1 million an episode and its nowhere near the production quality of Heroes. Also you need to remember that the BBC doesnít make any money back when broadcasting in the UK unlike NBC in the US though advertising. Its only when shows are sold overseas and DVD sales where they make any money back.

I do think that the BBC should be making there own programs but they just donít have the money to produce such high quality production. So it make sense sometimes to just buy them already made.

Hypochondriac
May 29th, 2007, 04:17 AM
Does that mean the season 2 will be shown in the UK before the US?

smurf
May 29th, 2007, 04:20 AM
No, just that BBC get first run in the UK.
It's due to restart in the US in September, and they're saying next year for the BBC.

Madeleine
May 29th, 2007, 05:21 AM
i'd rather they came up with their own original shows. the bbc was really great at that in the past and i think it's slowly getting better again.

That's on the cards. I read in the paper yesterday (the Times) that BBC Wales are planning a Blake's 7 -inspired drama to air next year: to insure against planet-wide disaster wiping out the human race it's decided to colonise new worlds and (here comes the B7-ey bit) a group of cons and lowlifes and dissidents are selected to be the vanguard.

But in the meantime, since the BBC doesn't spend a vast amount on foreign stuff, and since Heroes is jolly good, I'm all for being able to watch Heroes on ad-free TV :).

Betelgeuze
May 29th, 2007, 06:30 AM
Great news, now i can watch Heroes on tv.

knowles2
May 31st, 2007, 03:41 PM
cool I may get to keep up with it this time around. I t good to see my licence fees to pay for something of that quality.

Saying that I do not see that much difference between heroes and Dr who in qualtiy.

And I agree the bbc is getting better at producing it own shows and in my much better than itv.

Promethius30
June 2nd, 2007, 05:38 AM
Yey no advertes
Sci-fi just dont have anther money to compeat with most companys

Naonak
June 2nd, 2007, 05:58 AM
Aww, that's a pain - yet another show that I'll have to suffer through an obscenely long wait for the next season... :rolleyes:

rockerlad
June 2nd, 2007, 06:02 AM
"The BBC is thought to have paid around £400,000 an episode for the second season of Heroes - even though it has yet to show the first.

The new deal represents a five-fold increase on the amount the corporation paid for season one, which will air on BBC Two over the summer.

Sci Fi Channel had first-run rights to season one, but was forced out of the bidding for season two as the price tag rose.

Season two will now air on both BBC Two and digital channel BBC Three from next year." - digitalspy

BBC Press Release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/11_november/23/heroes.shtml

Hope £9.6 Million of the TV License is worth it

i dont really give a **** as i watch it online just for the record i hate the bbc but i also hate SCIFI for canceling SG1