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(",) Gater
May 12th, 2004, 01:06 AM
Sorry if this is a dumb question, and if someone's asked this already... but...

...will Stargate Atlantis be shown in the UK, like on terrestrial channels?

:rolleyes:

the_fours
May 12th, 2004, 02:31 AM
if so channal 4 wont get it until september 2005, they seem to get em a year after sky, i hate sky

Captain Amazing
May 12th, 2004, 04:37 AM
Sky ususally start showing a new series of Stargate in September. Hopefully they'll start showing Atlantis at the same time and pair them up.

thor39
May 12th, 2004, 06:40 AM
You hate sky?
It's one of the best things aorund especially sky one. Always maiking sure is british get our dose of Stargate a year before crappy channel 4 and it's actually quality you can tape :o
A way to skip the wait is to download it and watch it like that it's what I do :p

Whitster
May 12th, 2004, 06:58 AM
Yeah skys brilliant for seeing shows earlier than terestrial TV, plus with season 7 due to the US christmas break in the series we actually saw evolution part 2 and the second half of the series before them

the_fours
May 12th, 2004, 07:05 AM
You hate sky?
:p

only because nither place i live has it, anyway i do the same thing as you

thor39
May 12th, 2004, 07:33 AM
Thats a shame if you can'y have it because quality off the internet sometimes bites...luckily boxsets seem to come out earlier now
Who thinks they should design a really flash case for the first Atlantis season? ;)

Anubis
May 12th, 2004, 07:58 AM
Normally, Sky One starts showing the new episodes of a new season of Stargate between the first and second week of September. It would be great if they were paired up on the same night. Stargate SG-1 is shown at 8pm so I guess Atlantis would be on at 9pm

Still 4 months to go . . .

thor39
May 12th, 2004, 08:37 AM
I wish they would stop changing Stargate nights as I have to negotiate for sky :(
I've changed time allocations for every half season since season 6, very hard

Anubis
May 12th, 2004, 09:58 AM
Yes, they did keep changing them around. I think it used to be a Thurday moved to a Wednesday and after Christmas it started showing on Tuesdays. I wonder what day we get it this year!?

thor39
May 12th, 2004, 10:00 AM
Wednesday was a good night for me bang smack in the middle of the working week, Thursday was not so good as I can't get any sky on that day :( :( :( :( as with Saturdays :( :( :( :(

MadEyeTed
May 12th, 2004, 10:10 AM
Hello everyone.

I recently e-mailed Sky (took ages to find the right address), concerning season 8 and atlantis in the UK. Here was the response (main text), which I guess reflects the current situation:

"Thank you for you email about Stargate SG1.
I can confirm that Sky One has acquired the right to season 8 of the above the date for broadcast is still to be confirmed with regard to Atlantis there is no information at present.

Thank you for your interest in Sky. "

thor39
May 12th, 2004, 10:13 AM
Hello everyone.

I recently e-mailed Sky (took ages to find the right address), concerning season 8 and atlantis in the UK. Here was the response (main text), which I guess reflects the current situation:

"Thank you for you email about Stargate SG1.
I can confirm that Sky One has acquired the right to season 8 of the above the date for broadcast is still to be confirmed with regard to Atlantis there is no information at present.

Thank you for your interest in Sky. "

Typical sky, hopeless until last minute, wel I guess this means most of us british will be d/ling it, and watching poor quality versions I might add just to keep our sanity :S :S :S :S :S

Anubis
May 12th, 2004, 10:15 AM
Let's just hope that Sky does get the right to Atlantis. I will presume that they will. Besides, whatever channel gets the right in the UK, you get with Sky anyway

Yes, Wednesday was the best day. It made the week seem shorter

MadEyeTed
May 12th, 2004, 10:25 AM
What surprised me about the response was that it means Sky do not have an open contract for all things stargate. I guess that i should not br surprised since im sure BBC have shown the film. But it does mean we probably wont find out anything (unless we keep emailing) until we start seeing ads. Heres hoping...

Anubis
May 12th, 2004, 10:30 AM
I really do hope that we get Atlantis. I think maybe Sky should buy the rights to everything Stargate in the UK. It would make sense since Sky is the only one showing new episodes. OK, Channel 4 does but they're on about one year late

thor39
May 12th, 2004, 11:02 AM
What's the difference between sci-fi America and Britain, they should show the same things. Um..I think it was ITV that showed the Stargate movie(not sure) just remember a vague ad airing on there. Lol people who can't get sky like the_fours don't know what it's like living in Wales. We have a variation of channel 4 instead called S4C and they are 2 weeks behind channel 4 so they are kinda lucky, the episodes are on at stupid times like 12 noon :( .

Does anyone know when they are airing season 7?

Flyboy
May 12th, 2004, 11:18 AM
Channell 5, ITV and channell 4 have all shown SG the movie.

the_fours
May 12th, 2004, 11:18 AM
probably on T4 in september cos it is usually 1 year from sky to channal 4

SaberBlade
May 12th, 2004, 12:43 PM
well with the popularity of Stargate i have no doubt that it will be shown in the UK but i don't think that Sky will be the only ones after it. Sci-Fi UK seems to be the home of reject scifi programs in the UK so i could see them or even Bravo trying to get their hands on it to at least have 1 show that won't get cancelled after 1 season.

the only 2 shows that i watch on Sci-Fi that haven't been cancelled after 1 season is the Dead Zone and Farscape so Atlantis would definitely be something for Sci-fi UK to go after

Whitster
May 13th, 2004, 01:21 AM
I e-mailed sci-fi uk to see if they new any thing bout Alantis and I was told that they apparantly hold the license to series 1-3 of SG1, this I found odd as I've never seen it on any channel other than SkyOne or C4.
As for Alantis I've hypothisised these various situations,
A)SkyOne will show it and run it in tandam with season 8 in the same way they did with the last few seasons of buffy and the first few of angel
B)BBC may see the potential of the series and get hold of it but then run it at stupid times like 10pm on a sunday on BBC2 followed by next weeks on BBC3, a la 24
C)Channel 4 will get it and run it on the toss that is T4 OR to make some more cash will run it on E4 first, a la Friends/ER/West Wing

Personally I'd like to see A happening as it makes it easier, but I wouldn't complain if it was shown at a decent time on E4, but it's more likely someone will screw up and show it at the same time as SG1s on Sky.
Oh and the Stargate:Directors Cut movie was on BBC1 last x-mas aswell.

Lord Dagda
May 13th, 2004, 03:28 AM
Im still waiting to see season 7!! I dont have sky or anything :S Im so behind.

the_fours
May 13th, 2004, 06:40 AM
B)BBC may see the potential of the series and get hold of it but then run it at stupid times like 10pm on a sunday on BBC2 followed by next weeks on BBC3, a la 24



please, please not BBC they abuse sci-fi and cult tv so much its sickening. i pay my TV licence and what do i get stiched up with sport. :S

Sapphire_Book
May 13th, 2004, 08:21 AM
I really don't care which channel the Stargate Atlantis is on but NOT SCI FI since they don't have subtitles on Sci Fi UK. I am deaf and alway depends on subtitles. :(

MadEyeTed
May 13th, 2004, 08:44 AM
Just to clarify:

Sky own the primary syndication rights for SG-1 in the UK, and C4 get it because of the relationship between the two channels - they effectively own the secondary rights (afaik). This explains why C4 dont show it on E4 or in any kind of decent prime time slot - it will be in the terms of their contract with Sky that it cant be put in a timeslot that competes with Sky One.

Though there is no offical word yet, I very much doubt that Sky One will not pick up the show. SCFI UK almost certainly dont have the cash, as the rights will be negotiated with them (UK specifically), not SCIFI the overall company.
Same goes for the BBC as far as money goes (look what happened to 24) and if they got it, much as I like the beeb, they would probably treat it badly as mentioned, so its better off on Sky One, despite the ads, in my opinion.

(",) Gater
May 13th, 2004, 01:26 PM
Im still waiting to see season 7!! I dont have sky or anything :S Im so behind.

Same here!!! I have to stick to my good ol' terrestrial CH4... :(

gategirl101
May 13th, 2004, 02:59 PM
Hi!
I've been reading the posts about who will show Atlantis in the UK.
I think it's safe to say Sky 1.
They're already show SG-1 and if they show Atlanits after SG-1 they get to keep viewers watching their shows - like they done with Buffy and Angel on the same night after each other.
Also - Sky have the money. They managed to secure the rights to 24 by paying Fox what they wanted. No other station in the UK could match it.
I'd say Sky 1. Though we'll have to wait until nearer September to see.

Whitster
May 14th, 2004, 03:00 AM
I think it's right that the corperate monster that is Sky TV will be showing this on sky one. To be honest i'm surprised they didn't show 24 in the first place on sky.

KokiriChild
May 17th, 2004, 03:50 PM
The only problem I have with them showing Atlantis immediatley after SG-1 is that

a) they keep changing the day of broadcast
b) they have TONNES of adverts
c) it means I'd have to take 2 hours outta my schedule isntead of one.

Ok, the latter doesn't bother me all that much :D

Teal'c
May 18th, 2004, 05:34 AM
The only problem I have with them showing Atlantis immediatley after SG-1 is that

a) they keep changing the day of broadcast
b) they have TONNES of adverts
c) it means I'd have to take 2 hours outta my schedule isntead of one.

Ok, the latter doesn't bother me all that much :D
Well, would you prefer 3 longish breaks or half a dozen shorter ones? :P

KokiriChild
May 18th, 2004, 06:08 AM
Well, would you prefer 3 longish breaks or half a dozen shorter ones? :P
none would be preferential... That's the only reason I like the BBC getting programs... *sigh* I suppose 3 breaks would do

the_fours
May 18th, 2004, 06:40 AM
none would be preferential... That's the only reason I like the BBC getting programs... *sigh* I suppose 3 breaks would do

i dont mind breaks if it means its not on the BBC. they abuse sci-fi so much, whereas on c4 its only one year they wait until we see an ep on the beeb you got to wait two years, and because its always getting shelved for sporting events it leaves me frustrated and angry and asking

why the hell do i pay my tv licence again?

supposedly for good tv which as far as sci-fi is concerned they dont deliver :eek:

Whitster
May 18th, 2004, 11:26 AM
The breaks on Sky ain't really that bad in Stargate cuz I've never watched em on terestrial TV, 24 on the other hand annoys me with its breaks cuz it ruins the real-time aspect of the show.

Matt G
May 18th, 2004, 11:47 AM
Yeah well on the BBC they always jumped a couple of mins where the ads had been fitted in for the US.

Arguably with those jumped mins now filled on Sky, the real time aspect is actually improved.

Teal'c
May 18th, 2004, 01:36 PM
The breaks on Sky ain't really that bad in Stargate cuz I've never watched em on terestrial TV, 24 on the other hand annoys me with its breaks cuz it ruins the real-time aspect of the show.
Hehehe, Network 2 here only put in two ads (Doesn't stop five minutes suddenly skipping in the middle of it though :P) and we get it 2 weeks earlier than you :P

Whitster
May 19th, 2004, 01:26 AM
Yeah well on the BBC they always jumped a couple of mins where the ads had been fitted in for the US.

Arguably with those jumped mins now filled on Sky, the real time aspect is actually improved.

OK so logicly your right, but It just doesn't feel the same. :(

KokiriChild
May 19th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Ok, so they have a small "fade-out" point for the ads, which you can tell they've skipped on the BBC, but the actual storey doesn't skip 5 mins, (IMO) SG-1 worked MUCH better in 45 minute stint than it did in a 1hr show with ads... Put it like this - Watching on Sky or watching DVD? (DVD obviously only lasting 45 mins with no breaks)

Whitster
May 19th, 2004, 02:47 AM
Yeah of course it works much better in a 45 min format, but that'll only happen on BBC in which case it'll either be put on at a tupid time OR take a year to make it through a series due to being pre-empted by minimal sports events like snooker or tennis(lets face it if it's not football,who cares) and the stupid 4 week x-mas break BBC have for some reason.

the_fours
May 19th, 2004, 02:52 AM
Yeah of course it works much better in a 45 min format, but that'll only happen on BBC in which case it'll either be put on at a tupid time OR take a year to make it through a series due to being pre-empted by minimal sports events like snooker or tennis(lets face it if it's not football,who cares) and the stupid 4 week x-mas break BBC have for some reason.

im with you on this, this is the precise reason i dont mind breaks. the BBC abuse it, its as simple as that and i always prefer it without breaks but considering how poor the beeb is im willing to make the sacrifice

GateGipsy
May 19th, 2004, 03:05 AM
Perhaps someone would like to start a thread about the merits of ad breaks?

the_fours
May 19th, 2004, 03:11 AM
Perhaps someone would like to start a thread about the merits of ad breaks?

is this an unsubtle hint that we are going a little off topic? ;)

KokiriChild
May 19th, 2004, 04:54 AM
is this an unsubtle hint that we are going a little off topic? ;)
See, I don't think we are going off topic, it's still about Atlantis being shown in the UK, we're just arguing over which network it'd suit better :P

On a different note I can see everyone's point about sci-fi on auntie, but when it was on it was so convinient for me... *sighs* I think I'm gonna have to get a Sky+ subscription to record the entire series

GateGipsy
May 19th, 2004, 06:08 AM
See, I don't think we are going off topic, it's still about Atlantis being shown in the UK, we're just arguing over which network it'd suit better :P

On a different note I can see everyone's point about sci-fi on auntie, but when it was on it was so convinient for me... *sighs* I think I'm gonna have to get a Sky+ subscription to record the entire series
LOL right...if by Atlantis you meant 24 ... ;)

oh yeah, and now I'm going off topic!

Swiss Toni
May 19th, 2004, 08:17 AM
I recently e-mailed Sky, i asked them if they would be showing season 8 of SG1 and the new Stargate Atlantis, here was the response:

"I can confirm that Sky One have the rights to season 8 of SG-1, however,
there is no schedule broadcast date at present, Unfortunately, there are no
plans for Stargate Atlantis."

Sapphire_Book
May 19th, 2004, 08:43 AM
Damn, Sky One is the only choice since they always subtitled their programmes but if Sci-Fi or any other channels got the right, the possibity that they will subtitled will be low. In fact, in the case of Sci-Fi UK, never

Swiss Toni
May 19th, 2004, 08:57 AM
They could still be negotiationg with MGM, however its likely that either SCI-FI or C4/E4 have it. Shame really... :(

MadEyeTed
May 24th, 2004, 02:26 AM
meh!

C4 only get it because of their relationship with Sky One (ie Sky would never negotiate the secondary (terrestrial) broadcast rights with BBC, as they are rival networks) - afaik, i think thats how it works. Sky One are really the only contender - they probably just havent finalised the contract yet. Also to bear in mind - Jake 2.0 just got axed, so they probably have a bit of money to invest, on top of the overwhelming buying power they already have. Whatever the case, I doubt that C4, BBC or SCIFI UK will get Atlantis, even if they had the cash, I doubt any network (incl Sky) would want half a franchise...

TST
May 25th, 2004, 04:14 AM
It'll be ironic if Sky One gets Atlantis because it has more cash, when that cash comes from the adverts we're complaining about...
*continues hoping that Sky One gets it*
(Side Note: Hello everyone, my first post here :D )

button04
May 26th, 2004, 06:26 AM
I hoping Sky get Atlantis, Channel 4 are slow when it comes to Sci-fi programmes.


We have a variation of channel 4 instead called S4C and they are 2 weeks behind channel 4 so they are kinda lucky, the episodes are on at stupid times like 12 noon :( .

Does anyone know when they are airing season 7?

S4C is a pain when it comes to showing C4 programmes, why dont you get Freeview, you can then watch Channel 4.?

KokiriChild
May 26th, 2004, 07:18 AM
Hello everyone, my first post here :D
*sings* Welcome to my world, won't you come on in?

Hello!

Back on topic - S4C is terrible at showing Sci-Fi, but at least it doesn't get suspended for 12 weeks whilst the international paint-drying championships are on (slight poke at BBC2 here)

r3tude
May 31st, 2004, 12:58 PM
I hate being behind USA they have everything, gits. we get all the rubbish like coronation street, LOL.

Also is it legal to share tv programs if I put them on an FTP/http server for all you guys that havent seen season 7, as i have most of them on DIVX.

I did have all of them but my Brother deleted them cus the hard drive was full, arrrrrrrrggggggghhhh. I'm currently downloading them all again, git makes me want to reach for one of those really cool jaffa cannons.

Ugly Pig
May 31st, 2004, 01:07 PM
Why wouldn't Sky buy the rights for Atlantis? Heck, they even got Infinity (IIRC)!

KokiriChild
May 31st, 2004, 03:02 PM
It's illegal to download any copyrighted material unless you've paid for the rights to view it (TV licence, sky subscription or watching it on ad-supported channels counts as "paid rights"). You can, however, place this material on your FTP and as long as there's a copyright disclaimer you'll be fine (i.e: Do not download and watch if you've not got permission from the copyright holder)