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22 March 2014 @ 12:03 am
Maybe Someone is prepared to listen!  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, so here I am again waxing lyrical about the state of affairs concerning Sky drop kicking Supernatural to the curb.

For a start out of curiosity do you think anyone has mentioned this terrible event to Jared, Misha or Osric on Twitter? I know they can’t do anything personally, but it might be fun to see what they say about it.  Hell they might even rally the troops, just think of what the minions and mooseketeers could do if riled.

Now the real reason for this long winded ramble is this, last night as I sat pondering the mysteries of the universe.  Including why is Jensen so bloody gorgeous? And if I ever get my ticket to Asylum 12, should I take a step ladder with me to get a picture with Jared?

Then to console myself over having a cruddy week, that included the Hoover going pfffuuuuttt, me getting a stinking cold and Sky being as Assbutt. I decided to seek solace from the things I hold most sacred, and no it’s not little Sam and Dean, although they are very dear to my heart. I lifted mine eyes to the shelf where my DVDs are kept, and lo the answer stared me right in the eye.

I loaded the first DVD up and as the screen was filled with the sainted Mary, a glimmer of inspiration struck.  By the time Dean smirked at Jessica, and told her how much he loved the smurfs that flicker flared into a flame.

As I continued to watch the pilot and perv over baby Sam and Dean.  I embraced my inner cougar and said in my best Bobby Singer “Balls, to it” and grabbed the lap top. I have been wittering on about sending out e mails, begging for someone to buy the rights to our show. *rubs back of neck* I might’ve gone and done it.

Oh alright, I sent out several e mails one to Sy-fy, Amazon, and Watch on UK TV. If anyone knows how to get hold of Netflix let me know, this is what I sent.


Hi there,

No doubt by now your channel has probably had a few inquires about
Supernatural, in light of Sky Living dropping the show. I was wondering
well hoping really, if you could offer this poor bereft fan a crumb of
comfort.

Is there any chance at all you will purchase the rights to
Supernatural from The CW? As you are probably well aware the show does
have a very devoted fan base. As proven by me sending an e mail to beg.

Any information concerning this matter would be wonderful.

Many Thanks.

Kind Regards

Ok, Shakespeare it ain’t, I’ve written much better, but I thought what the hell what have I got to lose? I never gave it much thought and then wonder of wonders this happened this afternoon.....


UKTV

The interaction ID for this email is

Dear

Thank you for your email.

Thank you for your programme suggestion.

We keep a log of all requests and we will pass your suggestion for Supernatural Season 9 on to the relevant channel team, who will look into it. We can sometimes acquire rights to suggested programmes and love to see this type of feedback.

Kind regards

The UKTV Team
uktv.co.uk
http://www.uktv.co.uk


Now to be honest this could mean it’s now going to sit in the electronic version of a crap file.  But I got a response; surely this is cause for celebration!  Someone actually took the thirty seconds to type this. How about we start sending more e mails?  Make them funny, artistic, polite and just gently bug the hell out of UKTV.

I've just gone on the website and this is the address we should use commissioning@uktv.co.uk

Come on girls spread the word, there maybe someone out there who will listen to our pleas!
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Somersomer on March 22nd, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
Now, that is what I call a devoted fan. You go, you :D

Sadly I can't do anything from over here for you. And you're fighting for season 9, we're still waiting for season 8 here! But bless the forbidden download portals
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 04:45 pm (UTC)
The things we'll do for the show we love!

Don't worry it's all about trying to get someone to take notice, and season 8? Ouch! And they wonder why we tread the forbidden paths!
Gerigeri on March 22nd, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
What is sky light and why did they drop supernatural are they Insane? Good for you at least you got an email back. <3 <3
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
You really don't want me to go on about Sky and their channel Sky Living. Sky is one of our cable providers, and the only way to see Supernatural legally. I have no idea why they've done this, but trust me I'm pissed!

I had to try something! At least I got a response from them, who knows it might lead somewhere.
wings128: SPN!plot - gifwings128 on March 22nd, 2014 01:14 am (UTC)
I've done a pimp!post for you hun, and when I get a quiet minute after the kids go to bed, I'll write something to send off. :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that amazing pimp post! I hope you don't mind I sent it off to a couple of comms, see if I could help to boost the signal.

*Hugs* You're amazing, many, many thanks.
(no subject) - wings128 on March 23rd, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
bigj52: PrettyAdambigj52 on March 22nd, 2014 07:12 am (UTC)
Well done being assertive. Hopefully this will get some results. We've always had SPN on free to air here so no problems with it.

I recently emailed a company where the price had risen on the product I was ordering by the time I'd finished. They kindly sent me a refund. It def. pays to complain or at least voice your opinion.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
I was shocked when I managed to be assertive! We have to pay to see Supernatural over here, and that's why this hurts more.

Sometimes it pays to raise your voice, who knows something good may come of this.
irismay42irismay42 on March 22nd, 2014 07:34 am (UTC)
That's brilliant! I left a post on UKTV's FB page asking them about whether they'd consider acquiring the rights for Watch as I think it would be a great compliment for Grimm, but they didn't reply, so this is a bit more heartening.

I feel an email coming on.

(And yes. Go get a photo with Jared. He's lovely to have your pic taken with!)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC)
I know! I was so shocked when I got a reply, but at least I got a reply.

As soon as Wayne gets his act in gear and sends my damn ticket, I will sort out a pic with Jared.
milly_galmilly_gal on March 22nd, 2014 09:10 am (UTC)
Good on you bb, I'm about to hack and slash my way over there in a bit after I've f*listed, and I've shared wings post about your post (try saying that three times fast!) but yes, well freaking done! We will get our point across!

Edit: I've tweeted Misha and Jared.

Edited at 2014-03-22 11:24 am (UTC)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you, it just had to be done, and i saw wings pimp post, it's brilliant.

Oh you tweeted Misha and Jared! Wow that's brave, I wonder if they will mention it.
(no subject) - milly_gal on March 24th, 2014 08:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
JJ1564jj1564 on March 22nd, 2014 01:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for doing that, I wrote to Sky to 'express my displeasure' but that was just venting! This is more hopeful and I'll be sending an e-mail too.

Just to let you know there's a Twitition going on, you can access it via this link

http://all-spn.livejournal.com/4870513.html

Go SPN fans!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Hey no problem, I just had to try something and who knows this might just lead to something.

Thank you for letting me know about the petition.
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
Oooh, great idea! I try not to download the eps myself (having to rethink that now though), so I was extremely disappointed and furious at Sky (though I got a little hint of glee at seeing just how many messages they're being bombarded with on their facebook page lol).

I emailed Amazon myself last week and asked if it would be going on the instant video service, and this is the answer I got:

'Hello,

I can confirm that we will be getting Supernatural Season 9 will be available for streaming on Amazon.co.uk in the future.

Video availability and rental or purchase options depend on our agreements with content owners, so unfortunately, I am unable to provide a concrete time frame for the availability of Season 9 at present.

However, we're constantly working to establish and enhance these agreements so we can offer the largest selection of movies and TV shows possible.

Thanks for letting us know what you want from our digital video service. Customer feedback like yours is very important in helping us continue to improve Amazon Instant Video.

We look forward to hearing from you again soon.'

So... that sounds good. I'm gonna go email UKTV now though. If enough of us email they have to take notice!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
I was rancid at Sky for doing that, and it's always lovely to hear they are catching flack for it. I just couldn't sit by and do nothing, and this was the result!

The response from Amazon sounds very promising, it sounds like they are trying to buy a back catalogue and Supernatural Season 9 could be part of it.

But it won't hurt to try UKTV, as you say the more of us you contact them the better!
anin2anin2 on March 23rd, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
wait...i thought Netflix streamed Supernatural? i haven't watched it since Dean came back from hell but my two oldest sons, ex-DIL and my youngest son's girlfriend are hooked on it and i'm sure they watch it on Netflix.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
Netflix does stream the show in the U.S. but sadly for us poor Brits, they don't stream the show over here.
marchia43marchia43 on March 23rd, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
Hi
I've just emailed them with a variation of what you wrote!
Fingers crossed
Marchia
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
Hi,

Thank you, the more the merrier, and who knows maybe they'll listen to us!
The Kink That Winked: spn-goodevilkinkthatwinked on March 23rd, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Do you think they'll listen if Yanks like me chime in? I doubt they care much about an American's POV, but there's strength in numbers, right?

Oh, to hell with it. I'll e-mail them anyway. :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Who knows? But let's show them what the Supernatural family can do when it puts it's mind to something.

Thank you for adding your voice to this, it's very much appreciated.
oldbatjoldbatj on March 23rd, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
oldbatj
So..............you poor things! I tried to contribute but doubt it will help....Networks are jerks...usually. Here is what I sent. Hope I didn't overstep.................

TO : commissioning@uktv.co.uk

Subject: Not Carrying SUPERNATURAL TV Show?

03.23.14
Okay......so I'm an American (born and bred) but as someone blessed to have easy access to watch this wonderful TV show, I felt the need to defend the rights of all my U.K. friends and co-fans to have that same ability.


When I've attended fan conventions here in the U.S., devoted to SUPERNATURAL and its wonderful young stars, I have had the pleasure of meeting fans who travelled from as far away as RUSSIA, NORWAY, GERMANY and even CHINA. I am wondering how it is that these far away areas of the world have access to this much-loved, Canadian-filmed, U.S.-based show and yet fans in the U.K. will not ?


Just like the young U.S. and wise, older U.K. paired up to save their world in the '40s, so do these two lovely brothers pair to save their world in this show. How is a story like that not worth offering on your network ? Perhaps you have underestimated the fan-base the show has produced......

Please reconsider.......

A very devoted fan,

Jude C.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: oldbatj
Every little bit helps! I hope UKTV realize that the show is a worth while purchase, and they will have a ready made audience. All we can do is ask, I'm still pissed at Sky for dropping it. But we need to look to the future and find the boys a new home.

so thank you for sending this.
soncnicasoncnica on March 23rd, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
YOU GO GIRL!!! I JUST SAW A LINK TO THIS LETTER OF YOURS ON FACEBOOK AND had to come and say I totally support you guys! I would weep my heart out if out TV would do this ... but well, we don't have the show here in Slovenia at all, but I use other ways lol :-)
And actually I think Jared re-twitted a twitt about this ... you should go to his twitter and see ... it was 2 days ago, or so it says ... :-) so yay Jared, I knew I loved the guy :-):-)

I hope this mess will be sorted out soon, because come on, you Brits can't leave us all alone on this emotional rollercoster :-):-)

Stupid SkyLiving for doing this to you, what a bunch of sonsofbitches!

S.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 23rd, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and hang on what do you mean you saw this on FACEBOOK? Hey how did that happen?

I'm so with you on the other ways of watching the show *whistle* but then I thought to myself what if I couldn't D/L? And that's when I decided to try and do something.

Bless Jared for at least re-twitting this, I hope we find a channel to screen the show, for everyone's sake.

I just wish you guys could get the show legally as well.

*Hugs*
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Wataru Kisugiwataru_kisugi on March 24th, 2014 05:10 am (UTC)
*cheerleading*
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 24th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
thank you.
ju4jenju4jen on March 25th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
This is a great idea and I sent off an email to the commissioners at UKTV too. I'll let you know what response I get.

Whilst I resort to illegal means to see show (because I cannot wait) I have always watched the UK broadcasts too (anything for my show) and was desperately unhappy and angry at Skyliving for dropping it - especially since I think they have tried their best to kill it off by broadcasting it so long after the US broadcasts.

I really hope that someone else picks it up.

I signed the twittion (or whatever) too - anything for my show.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 25th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hey there, thank you for doing that. I'm all for emailing other channels as well! The more the merrier I say, and i look forward to finding out what UKTV say to you.

I'm the same as you, I lack the patience to wait for the show, but I always watch it and support it when it's broadcast. Yes Sky has tried to kill the show for a long time, and now they think they've done it.

Boy they don't know us fan girls do they? Whatever it takes we'll find the boys a new home.