I didn't believe my heart could sink any further than it had already, until I saw the logo in the corner of the advertisement.
God damnit. I've already talked about this in my journal when the BBC lost the terrestrial TV rights to the show, and the implications inherent in a move from the BBC to a satellite-only channel such as Sky One. If you read the Guardian article on Sky's press release, which annoyingly has been around for almost a month now, you'll notice the following two paragraphs:
- Sky One is expected to sell on the terrestrial rights to the show and Channel Five is thought to be the most likely bidder.
However, Sky One is understood to be insisting on a six-month delay on screening the show on terrestrial TV, which is likely to reduce the amount potential buyers will want to pay.
I fucking hate this country's television industry. Now, please excuse me while I go and download the rest of the series via BitTorrent. Fox, I fucking dare you to sue me.