BBC America to air TopGear

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Gah, I need cable / sat. :(
 

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They should probably get rid of the Star in Liana segment, except when someone super duper famous is on. It sometimes really drags the show down.

Yeah I know several people who fast forward through it. But even though I don't know who have the people are, sometimes they can be very entertaining.
 

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All I can say is, it's about flippin' time, even IF I've seen it all through YouTube and the like.
 

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Is BBC america a channel of its own, or something that comes on? Because for BBC news, that just comes on for an hour over here, not a channel of its own.

It's a channel of it's own, along with an on demand section on cable.

I'm hoping they stick full Top Gear eps on the on demand menu!
 

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Does BBC America have ads?

If so, you're probably getting the same version as we get on SBS. They cut one of the smaller, more insignificant reviews/parts, bit of the news, and most music (stuff they couldn't get permission for) is edited.

Think BBC Prime Season 1 + 2 rips.
 

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I dunno if there's ads or not, but there will for sure be guest stars.
 

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Yeah, obviously. The SBS version with ads has the stars segment too.
 

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Does BBC America have ads?

If so, you're probably getting the same version as we get on SBS. They cut one of the smaller, more insignificant reviews/parts, bit of the news, and most music (stuff they couldn't get permission for) is edited.

Think BBC Prime Season 1 + 2 rips.

Now that I think about it, there are ads. However, I don't think it is all the time. Maybe they will make an exception for the greatest show on earth.
 

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Yes, BBC America does have ads so we will be losing something.
 

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Celebration?
 

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Yes, BBC America does have ads. It is operated by Discovery Communications (the same people that do Discovery Channel).

I also noticed that Autoblog has linked to us as the source of this news.
http://www.autoblog.com/2007/08/09/bbc-america-to-air-full-top-gear-episodes-for-seaon-8/

While I'm glad they are finally showing it on US TV, it's in a different tier of my cable company services, so i'm not going to bother with the hell that is calling them to get a tier added (cause knowing my luck, they'll charge me 4x the actual cost, and break all my other channels while they're at it).

I'll probably add it later when I get a TivoHD since they'll have already broken my service adding cablecards to it.
 

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Does anybody actually get BBC America? I'm glad they're going to be the full eps, it's about damn time too.\

I get it but it's buried in the 100s of my digital cable system, above the analog channels and below the HDTV channels.
 

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For those with Directv it's channel 264. I'm gonna be setting up all the tivo/mythtv boxes in my house :thumbsup:
 
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