BATWOMAN ON E4!!!!!!
Unfortunately, the article does only suggest that it is coming in 2020, so who knows if it will be soon....... or, well after the other shows on Sky have been and gone???????
Wow, didn't see that coming. I got the impression from Sky that they weren't given the opportunity to buy Batwoman even if they had wanted it so I assume that E4 must have really wanted it so you'd hope they'd treat it well - i.e. broadcast asap.
OTOH, Sky could have just been trying to make themselves sound better for not wanting to buy the show. Something is fishy, it would be different if Sky had only 1 or 2 shows but for E4 to deliberately rob Sky of the only show they didn't have (and not even a very popular one afaik) is odd.
Yes, who knows for sure WHY Sky One didn't get Batwoman...... I'm guessing we'll never know???? But, when it was certain they didn't have it, I did think that E4 might have been one of the possible destinations.
For our Crossover needs lets do hope that E4 start showing Batwoman soon and then by the time the other shows start back on Sky One it will all fit together nicely........ however, the spokesperson on that article saying "2020" does not bode well for something soon, I think we can all guess that E4 might not start showing it until it has totally finished in the states, putting it well behind the other Arrowverse shows on Sky One.....might it even not come until the Summer???????
However, Sky and C4 seem to be friends who do deals with various things in television land, so surely they could do some sort of cross-supply deal to share the Crossover episodes and keep all fans happy????? Sky let C4 show last Summers Cricket World Cup Final live, is it not also a Sky/C4 deal that gives C4 the F1 highlights and live British GP and is there not also some TV deal where a small number of new C4 shows quickly end up on Sky/Now TV as boxsets..........again, friends who do deals!!!!!! SO, surely E4 could let Sky One have the Batwoman Crossover in the near future.....and in return, Sky could give E4 the other Crossover episodes if they don't show Batwoman until a later date........... EASY!!!!!!!!!!
Just want to throw my couple a pennies worth in the ring:
I agree with you when you say Sky pretended that they could not get Batwoman, it is more than likely that Sky did not want it, which is why C4/E4 picked it up so easily.
Also, remember I said, a page or two ago, "CW/DC/WB are still gonna wanna make money from Batwoman (tongue in cheek style)", so because of all the bad US reviews this show was, and still is, getting CW/DC/WB were desperate to sell (i.e, rent) this show at virtually any price. Hence, the late stage and ease at which C4/E4 was able to to pick up this show.
Thom, don't know if your serious or not but no matter how friendly C4 and Sky are together they do not have the right, legal or otherwise, to swap CW shows between each other, simply because they do not own the copyright. Remember, Batwoman is made by CW/DC/WB who in turn own the copyright, while C4 and Sky are merely renters or lessees of CW programs.
That said, it is highly unlikely that C4 and Sky will be able to sync up Crisis.... anyway, so I'm afraid that we, in the UK, are stuck.
C4 and Sky have done deals on other things before as per my previous Post, so they must be 'friendly' enough to do things like that, with the right amount of money involved as well??????
I'm falling back on my older seasons of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans, when a few years back two of those shows (can't remember exactly which two) had a crossover ...... one show was here in the UK on CH5 and the other was on Fox, but when it came to it they each were able to show the others crossover episode...... so whatever the legalities of it might be (and NO DOUBT they'd need the OK from the US copyright holder) there is definitely some precedent for such a thing to happen. I can but dream!!!!!!!!
I agree, all things are possible it's just that where NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans are starting off from a level playing field Batwoman is down a well and in the dark.
However, CW have not given up on Batwoman because it's got a another season, along with a few others I though were vulnerable.