Sky1 brings Lost finale forward

Better set the alarm clock because Sky1 is now screening the epic two-and-a-half hour series finale of Lost at the exact same time as it goes to air in the US.

The network is going all out to prevent illegal downloads of the Lost finale by pushing forward its broadcast to 5am on Monday 24 May.

Originally Sky1 was set to screen ‘The End’ the following Friday, 28 May, but due to the overwhelming demand for the finale episode, the network has decided that UK viewers should be among the first in the world to watch it.

Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Turkey and Canada will also simulcast the episode at various times of the day in their respective time zones.

Sky1 will repeat the Lost finale at 9pm on Tuesday as well as in the original slot on Friday.

Stuart Murphy, Sky1’s director of programmes, said: “We are proud of the fact that at Sky1 HD we have a long tradition of running all of our US shows as close as possible to their US transmission date. With something as hotly anticipated as the Lost finale, it makes sense to show it at exactly the same time as millions across America will see it.”

Source: Guardian

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