The BBC has picked up hit sci fi drama Heroes as an exclusive for its second season. The broadcaster is thought to have paid around £400,000 an episode for the second season of the show.
The new deal represents a five-fold increase on the amount the corporation paid for season one, which will air on BBC Two over the summer.
Sci Fi Channel had first-run rights to season one, but was forced out of the bidding for season two as the price tag rose.
Season two will now air on both BBC Two and digital channel BBC Three from next year.
So is this good news? Hopefully yes. It’s the BBC so that means we get to watch the greatness that is Heroes but without annoying ad breaks and everyone can watch the show together without some having to wait longer (those who don’t have Sci FI).
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