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« on: June 07, 2009, 07:18:55 AM »

Does anyone know where to find online videos of this years Ballroom Challenge, I watched last years on youtube and would really like to see 2009's

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 09:24:43 AM »

if you get an answer let me know, they wont show it here I have asked. would be great if they could do so even it it was late at night
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 09:52:08 AM »

Anybody try pbs.com?  Or your local public broadcasting station?  Just a thought...
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 09:53:15 AM »

PBS doesn't make a DVD of it to sell.  The only way you can see it again is if your local PBS station replays it and you tape it from the TV.  I've checked.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 12:51:05 PM »

i want to record it.

i saw a great dress on the show.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 12:17:30 AM »

no PBS do not release this as a DVD or show it outside of America that I know. I did write to them and they never got back to me  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 12:22:18 AM »

Don't worry, you didn't miss much.  Last year's was good but this year was a disappointment.  It was pretty much just all the showdances and most were just okay.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 12:51:09 AM »

glad to hear that. we have something on our way over Xmas and it is usually good but this year the deviated and it was pretty ordinary as well. I dont know who gives them the advise. But they cater for the non dancing audience not the actuall dancers.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 01:07:42 AM »

I'm sure that was the case with the Challenge too.  The filming wasn't even good.  They would show the two hosts talking and half the one host would not be in the camera shot, then half the other would not be shown.  I kept thinking that obviously no one has heard of panning out in that crew.

If they show only the showdances next year it will be a real turn off.
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 02:17:07 AM »

PBS doesn't make a DVD of it to sell.  The only way you can see it again is if your local PBS station replays it and you tape it from the TV.  I've checked.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2009, 10:27:42 AM »

PBS doesn't make a DVD of it to sell.  The only way you can see it again is if your local PBS station replays it and you tape it from the TV.  I've checked.

Yeah, I found this:

Is America's Ballroom Challenge available on VHS or DVD?

Unfortunately, no. The expense of clearing music rights prevents us from offering this program on VHS or DVD.

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 01:18:25 PM »

Is America's Ballroom Challenge available on VHS or DVD?

Unfortunately, no. The expense of clearing music rights prevents us from offering this program on VHS or DVD.

As a music industry person, and especially one that's worked with songwriters and therefore licensing fees, I'll back this up.  Sync fees for TV are insanely expensive already, and putting them onto a DVD for sale is even more.  It's different when you see an artist release a live DVD onto the market--those songs have already been licensed for use to that artist, so the extra fees for a DVD release are much less.  But for something like this, the artists are not involved, and not only do the producers of the show have to license the use of the composition (done through the songwriters), but they also have to license the use of the master recording from the record label (the difference between using "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban and using "You Raise Me Up" by Celtic Women, for example).  While it sucks for us not to be able to buy the show on DVD, the cost of licensing all the music would likely make the price of the DVD higher than we would probably be willing to pay.
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 05:13:58 PM »

I was so disappointed in the show this year.  There was so much great dancing in the filmed heats that was completely ignored in favour of showdances that weren't anywhere near as strong as they have been in previous years.  Why deviate from a formula that has worked for years now?  I don't get it... Sad
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 05:23:28 PM »

Because the lowest common denominator--which is who watches this broadcast--can't keep up with all the couples on the floor during the finals and doesn't know any better re: the showdances.
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2009, 05:56:08 AM »

we had the same problem with a show that we have annually on TV...they deviated from the formula and the dancers were incensed, but those that dont know much about dancing thought it was great Roll Eyes
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