RE: Re: [torchwood] Season three of Torchwood is CONFIRMED...
- Hi Badblokebob,
I'd have to check, but as far as I know "In association with." is about who
presents the show, so in the UK, there is no mention of CBC on the credits
for Dr Who that I've noticed (checked on the website and there's nothing).
It only mentions the BBC. It is possible the credit is added for foreign
broadcasts because shows like Dr Who often have to be re-cut for different
broadcasting standards in different countries. Or maybe in the same way that
stuff is shown in UK "Under licence to the BBC", which basically means they
bought it but don't own it (I have noticed that "Under licence" shows are
never shown on the online BBC download service). Or maybe the BBC is getting
some funding from abroad. Really not sure about that though.
Also be aware that there is a channel called CBBC in the UK, not to be
confused (Children's BBC), which has produced Dr Who related shows.
"In association with." is very different to being a joint BBC/HBO production
- these are international collaborations, and of course, in shows like
"Rome" (which was incidently completely slated in the British press, who
blamed the collaboration on why it was so bad). Generally, the words "HBO"
on something is not a good sign for a BBC production, I find :-( But I'll
reserve judgement for future productions. Isn't HBO the company who make
'Heroes'? We're all enjoying 'Heroes' here in UK at the moment, which is
being shown on BBC 2.
Mind you, it's a globalised world - TV companies are probably all connected,
financially and artistically. It's not like in the 80s when I first chatted
to Americans on the Net and they hadn't heard of most of the shows I enjoyed
- now they're all like "Oh yes, I watch that online". I couldn't believe the
other day that someone was actually downloading and watching the UK version
of "Antiques Roadshow" and the UK property show "Location, location,
location" from the USA. As far as I know, they've no intention of ever
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Though it may be worth noting that "Doctor Who" is/was officially part
funded by CBC,
which is why there's that "in association with CBC" (or whatever it says)
credit at the end of
some episodes (I haven't noticed if it's there this year, but it was on the
last two seasons I
believe). One also frequently sees programmes produced in association with
as well as other international companies.
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