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  • #269464
    Jonsmad
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    What’s the current situation with Dwarf screening/streaming, here in the UK, at end of 2021.

    Are series 1 to VIII still being repeated from time to time on Dave? But no longer appear now on demand after broadcast on UKTVplay streaming app?  (X to TPL are of course uktv play streaming app.)

    Or has series 1 to VIII now become a streaming only option from Britbox in the UK.  Is it also on Sky Go &/0r Now tv? is streaming as part of a sub package to those as well? Will it continue to be for long?

    I know you can buy it via Apple or Prime or possibly google play.   It hasn’t aired a series on BBC since 2007, (Marooned 2014)     Is this an expanding or contracting situation the show currently finds itself in?  Your thoughts please…

    & yes I just watch my DVD’s you dont have to say that bit.

    #269465
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    I know it’s left Netflix.      How is brit box doing with it’s uptake, anyone know anything?

    #269469
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    I know it’s left Netflix.      How is brit box doing with it’s uptake, anyone know anything?

    I’m subscribed to the Britbox channel through Amazon Prime Video, so I can use the Prime Video apps to watch Red Dwarf, up to Dave era.

    #269505
    loadoftottnumb
    Participant

    You can watch series I-VIII on NowTV with the entertainment pass.

    #269509
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    With a Sky subscription, you can watch them all, BBC episodes are on demand through UKTV Gold.

    #269723
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    According to my Amazon Prime video account (UK), Red Dwarf is leaving BritBox in 2 weeks.

    #269724
    Dave
    Participant

    They’re no longer interested in the audience Red Dwarf used to attract etc.

    #269725
    Jenuall
    Participant

    Wonder if it will reappear anywhere else if it’s leaving BritBox then?

    #269732
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    The best outcome is that Red Dwarf is removed from all streaming sites, so that people are forced to watch the episodes by taping UK Gold repeats, as Cloister intended.

    Series 1-III will be the Remastered versions, of course.

    #269954
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Friday came and went with no mention of the UK streaming situation on TOS.

    Still says leaving October 31st on my BritBox (through Prime Video)

    I’d like it to be somewhere, I have them physically on three formats, but I’m lazy.

    #269957
    Dave
    Participant

    Idle speculation, but is there any way it could be connected to GNP’s current inability to move forward with any other Dwarf stuff while the legal wranglings are ongoing?

    #269958

    I shouldn’t have thought so.  Whatever is going on within GNP currently is about who can make more Red Dwarf right? Not who overall has ownership of it. GNP can negotiate distribution rights to its library of content as much as it likes I’d have thought.

    #269959
    Dave
    Participant

    I was wondering whether GNP was able to approve any new deals altogether, given the state of things.

    #269960

    Maybe they’re not to keep things simpler, but I don’t think there’d be anything stopping them.

    What even are the state of things anyway? We don’t know much do we. Doug for reasons unknown left GNP, and was possibly pushed out. He claims they owe him money. They claim there’s not actually anything stopping him making more Red Dwarf. That’s about it.

    Thw truth is probably really banal and just lots of crossed wires and a bit of grievance resulting in some sabre rattling and court stuff that will just take time to smooth out.

    #269961
    Dave
    Participant

    I think there is stuff stopping him making new Red Dwarf or it’d be under way by now rather than him planning for this non-Dwarf project with the cast instead.

    You’re right though, we don’t know much about the state of things and the streaming rights stuff could be a completely separate issue.

    #270010
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    New update on TOS today, see if they say owt.

    29th was

     

    Polymorph is available in the UK on Apple TV, Now TV, and Britbox.

    but no mention of it leaving in 2 days.

    #270011
    Jenuall
    Participant

    I always forget to check TOS. Interesting to see if they say anything

    19 out of 20 in the Polymorph quiz, I’ll take that! :D

    #270012
    Dave
    Participant

    I got 18. I’m always caught out by stuff like that day-of-the-week question.

    #270013
    Warbodog
    Participant

    17 out of 20, got 3 of the last 4 wrong. It’s not an episode I’ve particularly watched more than any other, but I did love the medical unit / “it’s clean” scene when I first got the DVD.

    #270014
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    The TOS update did not give any news of streaming availability. It’s all about Craig Charles’ imminent TV projects.

    Would be kind of funny if they snuck it in though.

    “Craig Charles, whose Red Dwarf episodes ceased to be available on Britbox at the end of October, is set to host an upcoming Channel 4 gameshow called-“

    #270016
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    I suppose it’s not really a news item they want to publish, especially if they currently can’t do anything about it due to side effects of the legal shenanigans but I just vaguely recall TOS telling us it was leaving Netflix, so I thought they’d mention it.

    #270017
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    I have removed
    the episodes
    that were on
    the Britbox

    and which
    you were probably
    hoping
    to rewatch

    Forgive me
    they were hilarious
    so fun
    and so pricey

    #275566
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Rejoice, for the (UK) streaming drought has ended!

    Red Dwarf Series 1-VIII are now included with Amazon Prime Video.

    #275568
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    #275572
    Formica
    Participant

    middle text

    #275609
    RunawayTrain
    Participant

    :O  :O  :O  Prime has a ‘shuffle episodes’ feature!!!  Exactly what I’ve been wanting, and resigned myself never to have for RD (my digital copies are mostly series-long).  WOW!  I think it’s just within each series, BUT STILL!

    #275691
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Hey, rewatching The End on Blu ray made me curious – is anyone with Amazon Prime able to verify whether they replaced the song in the funeral scene like they did on Netflix?

    If they did, I’d kind of want them to just choose a new song every time it goes to a new streaming service. Why not.

    #275692
    Dave
    Participant

    Just checked Amazon Prime and they’ve replaced it with Please Release Me.

    They have the original audio, not the replacement track.

    #275693
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Ha, cool, thanks Dave!

    Good to know they sorted that out. In fact, it not being sorted out might have even been a factor in it being off UK streaming for a while. It’s possible.

    Also, I totally misread that just now as “Please Please Me”. Now that would have been something.

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