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Update Re: CityTV not airing sci-fi shows anymore
Supernatural and sci-fi shows formerly airing on CityTV, possible news.

Here is a direct quote (with permission) from a response my friend S. received from CityTV to her e-mail regarding the removal of all sci-fi programs from CityTV's fall line-up.:


"During our takeover from CHUM to Roger's, CTV had owned us for a short time and had acquired some of our programming. Some of the shows that will not be showing up in our fall lineup are Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica and the Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1."

"I am not sure at this point when CTV will be airing these shows."



General Jist from CityTV: "Go spam CTV if you want to see your shows." Maybe?


So, while I wouldn't advise spamming CTV, since if they do have the broadcast rights or however that works, we want them to feel as positive as possible about them, here's the CTV contact page. Interested queries might put a bigger shine on them airing the shows at a decent time, and not, say 1 AM Sunday like they did for Farscape. At least I think it was them.

I've sent them an e-mail asking about their fall schedule that borders on desperate pleading, but in a tasteful, positive and intelligent way. I hope. :-P

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charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: June 24th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I sent postcards to Channel Ten here in Australia - one a week for four weeks - basically saying "Please put Supernatural back on and show the last four episodes of Season Three or I'll be forced to download it". The response to the first postcard was "We have no plans to screen Supernatural" but by the time I wrote the last one I was thanking them for deciding to show it again. So, polite messages saying that you really want to watch this show and that if it's not shown on your local channels you'll find other ways of watching (even if you're not planning to) might work.

Good luck! Keep us posted.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 25th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Polite and sane. Okay, I think I can do that. :-)
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: June 25th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I have every faith in you - I'm sure "polite and sane" won't be a problem. *crosses fingers for you*
phoenix_rose_up From: phoenix_rose_up Date: June 24th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
i was WONDERING why Etalk did an interview with the boys a couple weeks ago.

I quite literally screamed at my entire family (and my boyfriend who was over! EEP!) to STFU. lol

they had NEVER done an interview with them before but with the whole Rogers take over *shakes fist* i guess they got it now..

hmm... polite bagering could be of use :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 25th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
They did??? How did I miss that?

There's apparently been quite a bit of ownership dressage with CityTV lately, and CTV made off with some bits before selling it to Rogers. CTV may have the Space channel too now. I did find a small article on new shows coming to CTV and A-channel, and none of the above shows were mentioned, but it was mentioned that A-channel was going to be the one to go to for anything more actiony. So maybe it'll be on A-Channel....

I'm not sure who to ask what at this rate. :-P
phoenix_rose_up From: phoenix_rose_up Date: June 25th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah it was late april, early may maybe?? nothing TOO spectacular.. right before the season finale aired..

but it would make more sense to put it on A-channel - Smallville is already there.. make up a good thursday night lineup for them AND it'd still be on basic right??

oh and the etalk interview MAY still be up online on the ctv page.. no ideas though... I'm not sure toooo many people caught it. It was just luck of the draw for me :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 24th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

New line of Attack

So I told my office manager about this too--and she was pissed off as well, and couldn't believe that the "appealing to women" statement came FROM a woman as well. She thought we should try writing letters to the paper, seeing as they are trying to sweep it under the rug right now, and it might help. Thinking about it here.

Sharon
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 25th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New line of Attack

Well, let's see, the person quoted in the article was a media buyer from something called Starcom Mediavest or something like that. Maybe writing to them and letting them know their media buyer has expressed a misguided generalization to the press? That's gettign a tad personal though. Too bad the article doesn't seem to be open for pubilc comments.
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