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It was good while it lasted.

Well, it looks like it's official. Top Gear is moving to channel 9.

http://au.transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2009/10/23/tg-moves-to-a-new-home/


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prince_icarus
Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
Dash it all!

I'll still watch it of course, but I seriously doubt I will enjoy it as much as I did when it was on SBS.
khallandra
Oct. 23rd, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
That sucks. I liked it being pokey, I don't want to see The Footy Show with cars. I bet that's the time slot it gets too.
*sigh*
And those watching TGUK on Australian TV I suggest you find an alternative way of watching cause you're gonna miss half of it when they shred it to fit in ads.
degraine
Oct. 23rd, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
Honestly, SBS has about the same density of ads (or only slightly less) than the traditional commercial channels anyway.
thesamerain
Oct. 24th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
And those watching TGUK on Australian TV I suggest you find an alternative way of watching cause you're gonna miss half of it when they shred it to fit in ads.

I know what you mean - I saw the full, original episodes courtesy of UK friends, then when I watched it here on SBS, I couldn't believe how much they cut out! They even cut out the beautiful film about the Lotus Evora - not happy.
cyber_moggy
Oct. 23rd, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
I think this is going to be interesting - I'm not worried about the timeslot, because the BBC are control-freaks enough to make the timeslot an issue, particularly with a show that makes them as much money (world-wide, too) as TG does. I think that if Channel Nine does anything that the BBC doesn't approve of with TG, then the BBC will pull the plug on the contract, and then TG will wind up on the ABC, where (IMHO) it belongs. With no ads, no commerical restraints, and no worries about how much money the show will make them (because the ABC already has all the merchandising rights.). If you're still worried, remember what happened to Torchwood, which started out on Nine, and wound up on the ABC within months.

I'm more worried about TGAus, which Channel Nine will have rather more creative control over.
thesamerain
Oct. 24th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm more worried about TGAus, which Channel Nine will have rather more creative control over.

Will they, though? If TGA is staying on SBS, Nine can't have any input with it.

I agree with you on TG belonginig on ABC, and I wish that they could have gotten more funding to buy TG and TGAso we could see the full episodes for a change.

cyber_moggy
Oct. 24th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
According to the Australian Financial Review (which is where I read about it), Nine have both shows. Unfortunately.
thesamerain
Oct. 24th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh. That's not great for SBS then, losing their two highest rating shows. And they even created TGA. Nine had better not stuff this up, then.
thesamerain
Oct. 24th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
So I wonder if this means we'll even get to see Top Gear anymore? Nine doesn't have a very good track record for showing programs at good times, so chances are Top Gear will get bumped back to the late (or early) hours.

SBS has been good to TG, here's hoping Nine will do the same.
xochitl42
Oct. 24th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Well, shit.
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