BBC America on iTunes USA

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  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Just noticed today!

    BBC is now giving us Americans "Torchwood" and "Robinhood" on iTunes!

    Now, where's "Doctor Who"...
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Good stuff! Be thankful you're not getting ITV on it :D
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    Yeah, they should put up Doctor Who... an hour after it's been broadcast on BBC1 :p
     
  4. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Same with "Robin Hood"... :eek:
     
  5. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Licenced to Sci-fi rather than BBC America, that's where it is.

    Phazer
     
  6. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    For each TV show Britain gives USA iTunes should add one more American tv show to the UK store, coz us brits have nothing to watch and we rely on you supersize-burger eating people for entertainment.
     
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  8. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sarcasm?

    What exactly of ours did you want to watch?

    Here's what I watch:

    Stargate SG-1, Canadian, Cancelled
    Stargate Atlantis, Canadian
    Battlestar Galactica, Canadian
    Torchwood, UK
    Dr. Who, UK
    Robin Hood, UK
    Life, US, Cancelled
    Journeyman, US, Cancelled

    I really don't know of any shows of ours you'd actually want to watch. American Idol?

    The grass is ALWAYS greener... :eek:
     
  9. Dunk the Lunk macrumors regular

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    Plus the first series of Battlestar Galactica was part commissioned by Sky One, UK!!
     
  10. Sky Blue Guest

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    nah, just the good shows :p
     
  11. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    They aren't legally allowed to show the UK version outside of Britain. In fact they aren't even allowed to sell it in the UK. It's to do with the music they use on the show, they only have UK broadcast rights to it. It's rather retarded because I have bought several tracks off iTunes (and even a CD or 2) after hearing it on Top Gear first, I know of others that have down similarly. So you would have thought they could have worked out a deal with however owns the rights to the music.

    Although I guess they might put the crippled version on iTunes, which the rest of the world gets.
     
  12. laxmax613 macrumors member

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    thats pathetic, the best tv show ever deserves to be on m iPod.
     
  13. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    Then how is it on Dave? I'm not trying to prove you wrong, I'm just interested to know.
     
  14. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    gkarris, there is so much stuff that you guys have to watch. no sarcasm inteneded at all

    1)Prison Break.
    2)The OC
    3)Lost
    4)Friends

    virtually all the tv shows i purchase are american so i have to wait til end of season then buy box set. meanwhile during season i make do with 350mb torrented episodes.
     

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