Seven’s FlashForward “leaked” to US
What did you see? Monday night's episode of FlashForward, screen in Australia before the US, is now a hotly-sought online torrent.
Monday night’s episode of FlashForward was the last for the year on Seven, and screened before the US which took a broadcast break for Thanksgiving.
That resulted in the episode being uploaded as a torrent and now “leaked” to America.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that “Australians don’t care about our guilt-tinged empire-expanding holiday traditions and didn’t take a break. Whether the US-Aussie FlashForward schedule being jolted out-of-sync will result in future episodes also being leaked isn’t known.”
Presumably the episode will be downloaded across the US complete with a Channel 7 watermark.
It’s all rather ironic given Disney / ABC went to great lengths to make sure Aussie media didn’t reveal information on the series in the lead-up to the premiere, insisting they attend a cinema screening and sign confidentiality clauses.
The Hollywood Reporter goes as far as to note that “For the record, Aussies do have a Thanksgiving holiday, but it’s in May and they don’t really do it right.”
We do what?
Looks like somebody has been reading thanksgiving.org.au and presuming a religious observance amongst (some) worshippers is a national holiday. Not here, yankee…
Pass me the turkey.
Source: Hollywood Reporter