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Tue, Dec. 19th, 2006, 11:33 am

Dear Sky UK,
With your adaptation of the Hogfather you have proven yourself capable of much much more than infinite reruns of the simpsons and "World's wildest X - when Y happens to Z" specials. Leaving aside the mystery of why it was YOU that did it and not BBC or Channel 4, this means we're expecting more of you in the future as you have clearly been underachieving up until now.

Tue, Dec. 19th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)

Dear mr_wombat,
Didn't we have something to do with Battlestar Galactica too?

Isn't that enough for you? What do you want, Rupert's blood? You can't have any, he needs it all.

Sky UK

Tue, Dec. 19th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)

Co-financing is not the same as creative input, you cheeky scamps.

Tue, Dec. 19th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)

P.S. This does not, of course, mean that I will actually watch any series you choose to broadcast. I will merely catch one or two episodes of a new show that you've bought the rights to, before ITV, Channel 4, BBC or RTE could, and, if it's really good, I may buy, beg, borrow, or steal the DVD when it comes out.

Because life is just too damn short to have my viewing interrupted every fifteen minutes with a five-minute ad break that includes two adverts for your network. Kthxbai.

Tue, Dec. 19th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)

We were just talking about that today - how after downloading Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes (which I cannot reccomend enough by the way) and Dexter (once my newsgroups download limit resets) going back to watching shows with commercial breaks is almost physically painful.