As originally posted
last month, the BBC decided not to pick up the rights to the mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
as bidding had gone too high, thanks to a joint bid from Sky One and another UK terrestrial broadcaster (these five channels are the UK equivalent to the major US networks).
Since that announcement, it's been widely speculated as to whether it would be Channel 4 or Five that had picked up the terrestrial rights to the mini-series. Today, Five
confirmed to us that they have the terrestrial rights to Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
, however their rights do not begin until January 2006
, so unfortunately we won't be seeing the mini-series on terrestrial TV until then.
In the mean time, Sky One
will give the mini-series its UK premiere, with Night One airing January 16 at 9pm
and Night Two airing the following Sunday January 23 at 9pm