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Bye, Bye Bake Off

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Bye, Bye Bake Off

The current series of The Great British Bake Off will be the last seen on the BBC after the corporation lost the contract to broadcast the show.

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SpendLessTime
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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off

Not surprised as Sky bought the production company last year so this was always going to happen.

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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off

Good - oh ! ! ... That will leave room for some more interesting programmes, like...

 

The Great British watching paint dry show..... 

 

or

 

something equally disinteresting....

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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off


shutter wrote:

something equally disinteresting....

Like any reality TV Wink


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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off

I think its boring anyways

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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off

Well it keeps Mrs Minivanman occupied for an hour so that has to be a good thing right?

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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off

Who cares. It's [-Censored-] anyway, and precisely the type of programming BBC shouldn't be doing. And its gone to C4 anyway...

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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off

Personally i think it is a great show, the viewing figures are very good 

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SpendLessTime wrote:

Not surprised as Sky bought the production company last year


 

Can't fight the competition, so they just buy it out, pretty normal for sky, just like back in the day when the UK had a choice of satellite providers (BSB and sky), they were meant to "merge" when both platforms were in difficulty, but ultimately sky just bought out & rebranded the BSB channels, and sold off the BSB platform (the squarials, the far superior DMAC receivers, Marcopolo house and of course the Marcopolo satellites themselves) to become the UK satellite pay TV monopoly... Smiley

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"BBC media correspondent David Sillito said negotiations with the show's presenters and judges - Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood - have yet to begin."

So C4 have bought a brand but could end up with a completely different cast.

What next from the BBC? The Great British Fry Up?

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The BBC is learning that when you outsource your production work you lose control of your business.

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And yet, they bought out Clarkson and his production company that were making Top Gear, and look at the income they lost there... Funny

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There is the danger of course that if they are losing their hosts it will go down the pan pretty much like Top Gear did.  

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Re: Bye, Bye Bake Off

The BBC are making a big deal out of this, whereas nobody else really cares. So what if I have to press the number 4 on my remote rather than the number 1. It's not difficult.

When the "breaking news" announcement was made during the BBC News on Monday, I thought "oh no, here we go again" but thankfully it was a non-story, even though they wheeled in an expert commentator on it. Of the numerous stories they've plastered over the front page of BBC News this week, they've struggled to find any celebrities who care enough to write about it on Twitter.