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UK Virgin Media customers may lose Lost

by Erin Martell, posted Feb 25th 2007 10:02AM

Dominic Monaghan, LostLost fans in the UK could soon have more to complain about than slow plot development. A halt in Virgin Media's deal renewal with British Sky Broadcasting might prevent Virgin Media customers from getting the Sky One channel, which airs Lost.

If the Virgin Media group and Sky cannot agree on a renewal price, Virgin subscribers will lose access to popular shows like 24, Lost, and The Simpsons, when the current deal ends on March 1. This means that viewers would be cut off from the show midseason. To make matters worse, customers would pay the same amount for less programming should the channels be cut.

On the plus side, a deal between the two companies has already been made for Virgin Media to offer the first two seasons of Lost on demand. Customers also have the option of subscribing to Sky's television service.

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Alison

Come on, Sky. Play the game. You got a more than decent deal on the Virgin channels. Let's stop the sandbox bullying and find a degree of reciprocation.

February 25 2007 at 6:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brainfish

Virgin have signed up with HBO. Who needs Sky?

February 25 2007 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RR

We don't really care about Lost - it got boring by about episode 8 of season 1. It's 24 and The Simpsons that would be really missed.

February 25 2007 at 12:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DarthPaul

"To make matters worse, customers would pay the same amount for less programming should the channels be cut."

Yes, but the amount it would cost more if Sky got their way is not worth it for 3 American shows.

I was peeved that Sky took Lost from Channel4 (a free channel) in the first place so will not be jumping ship to Sky for the sake of it.

There isn't all that much that Sky's channels have to offer other than endless repeats of the Simpsons & a load of naff programming.

Besides, one can get most of the US shows the day after they air if you know where to look (& who doesn't?)

Thank goodness Heroes was bought by Sci-Fi & the Beeb

February 25 2007 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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