Frankly I've given up on what could have been the TV event of the year, we are, as you so politely put it, stuck. Before I went away for Xmas and lost access, I watched the first two episodes with a VPN on the CW website (surprisingly easy to fool), they were enjoyable but the whole saga has soured them somewhat and I'm not desperate the see the rest.
The Batwoman episode is number 9 so assuming one a week, starting today that would be 10th March on E4. Supergirl episode will be the first back after the break which last year was 4th March. Not possible to sync them up unless E4 air that episode as a special or Sky delay Supergirl for months.
E4 also picked up the animated Harley Quinn series, I don't know what that means other than E4 trying to get into the DC universe. Might be a bit late?
To me this just boils down to poor management rights for US TV shows. There is a big push against piracy, however when Sky and other broadcasters either don't pick it up or purposely leave it till the show is finished or half way through its season just to "miss" the breaks is in my view a load of BS.
That being said I do not download content illegally and I can see why people do it in order to avoid spoilers and keep properly up to date.
As much as I am a big fan of Supergirl, Flash and Arrow, I am relatively content with how Sky One has handled it. However like @Lorquin mentioned it is very easy to get access to the shows from the CW website, I remember a few seasons ago I was watching all the shows via Hulu.
Unless UK broadcasters can air all programs either the same day or the following day, a lot of people will continue to download illegally.
For us, it is trying to avoid spoilers, or worse having to wait for the show to be aired here.
As an example is FBI, season 2 is well under way in the US. We have just finished season 1, whereas Spain's Now TV has practically matching US air dates and is only a couple episodes behind. More annoyingly a show that is averaging 8+million viewers in the US.
Rant over 😅
Well Said Gavs
Messing your customers around and starving them for content is not only missed opportunities but also BS and pushing those that can to the dark side.
I wonder how long they are going to keep up waiting for our incomplete version of Crisis...., especially as we in the UK are only going to get 4 out of the 5 episodes of this saga.
Not even sure if we are going to get them sequentially, i.e, episodes 1, 3, 4 & 5, episode 2 is Batwoman S01E09 which has not been picked up.
I'm more interested in that E4 picked up Harley Quinn. Was praying for news about this one! 😊😊
I honestly thought that in the year 2020 we were past being messed around when it comes to US shows like this. It's just disrespectful to viewers. E4's track record last year for US shows wasn't great either. They moved The 100, Krypton and Fear the Walking Dead to the graveyard slot at midnight or later. E4 is no longer a reliable channel for US shows.
I wouldn't be surprised if E4 ends up doing a Channel 5 and drops Batwoman after Season 2. It should have been on Sky One with the rest of the Arrowverse shows, so that the crossovers could be in sync with each other. If only the CW had their own streaming service available here.
I agree, E4 is so bad I missed the start of 100, had a nightmare with Krypton. If you try and watch Rick and Morty on All 4 app, it really hard to see the post credit sequence as it tries to get you on to another show, normally unrelated.