'Lost' found by G4, Sci Fi Channel

Disney-ABC makes bulky deal with networks

G4 and Sci Fi will start airing episodes of 'Lost' next September.

BY Josef Adalian
Variety
October 16, 2007

"Lost" will soon be found on G4 and Sci Fi Channel.

Cablers have pacted with Disney-ABC Domestic Television for off-net rights to all six planned seasons of ABC's hit thriller, with segs scheduled to begin airing next September.

G4 will have Monday-Friday strip rights to the show (along with some weekend plays), while Sci Fi will air the skein Monday nights as a stack of four episodes from 7-11 p.m.

It's believed the deal will net Disney roughly $200,000 per episode, with Sci Fi's deal accounting for some 75% of the total per-episode license fee.

In what's becoming an increasingly common component, both cablers will also be able to stream a certain number of "Lost" episodes on their respective websites. G4 will also have exclusive cable weekend rights to the series.

Acquisition of "Lost" reps the second major off-net purchase by G4 in recent weeks. It's also locked up both repurposing and syndie rights to NBC's "Heroes."

G4 prexy Neal Tiles said both skeins are slam dunks for his net, which targets men 18-34.
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