01-24-2015, 09:21 PM #311
There's another dignet on the way... Buzzr TV, from FremantleMedia (owners of a crapton of shows, including The Price is Right, Family Feud, American Idol, and much of the Thames TV library), and Debmar-Mercury, a syndication firm owned by Lionsgate (they help co-distribute Family Feud in syndication now alongside 20th TV), set to be launched on Fox O&O stations in the near-future; this article gives more details; I dunno who'll carry it in Portland, maybe KPTV? Or perhaps KOIN?
KPTV has no subchannels at all right now, so there's definitely room. Getting vintage reruns of Price is Right would be great....problem is, Bob Barker's marked a large section of the library as forbidden. Any episode that gave away a fur, for example. Then there's a model that he hates so he banned any episode she appeared in which is a timespan covering decades. We'll see what we get.
Yeah, but not just that. All sorts of game shows they could use include Press Your Luck, Password, Match Game, To Tell the Truth, Tattletales, Card Sharks, Let's Make a Deal, Sale of the Century- hell, they could easily use the game shows from the Thames and Reg Grundy libraries- ie, the UK versions of Name that Tune and Supermarket Sweep, some of Grundy's Australian adaptations, Grundy's Scrabble series- yeah, Fremantle owns a lot of game shows.
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