After the announcement of Heroes going to G4 and Mojo, Disney-ABC Domestic Television has sold reruns of the mega hit Lost to Sci-Fi Channel and G4 starting fall 2008. Since Lost is an older show and has more episodes than Heroes, Lost will be able to air more than one episode per week.
The deal gives both G4 and Sci-Fi rights to existing episodes of Lost, which the networks will debut in primetime in fall 2008, extending through all six seasons of the series.
Fans can get Lost all over again with Sci-Fi's weekly 4-hour primetime stack of the hit drama beginning in the fall of 2008. Sci-Fi will be the only place on television to see weekly mini-marathons of the popular drama, allowing viewers to remain engaged with the exciting and often surprising ongoing storyline. Additionally, Sci-FI has obtained the right to stream a limited number of episodes of Lost on SciFi.COM, the most heavily trafficked destination for the genre on the Internet.
G4, the network that's plugged into what young men want, is adding an extensive interactive update to Lost, which will offer audiences a variety of ways to participate during each episode. Lost 2.0 will feature multiple interactive and web-enabled elements, tapping into a huge online following that the hit series has generated since its inception. G4 additionally obtained exclusive cable weekend rights for the series, as well as the right to stream a limited number of episodes of the series on the network's popular web site, G4tv.com.
We'll be back with more news a bit later.
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