NBC Universal’s Sci Fi Channel and Comcast’s G4 have secured off-network cable rights to ABC’s Emmy-Award winning series "Lost" from Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The deal gives both G4 and Sci Fi rights to existing episodes of "Lost," which the networks will debut in primetime in fall 2008, extending through all six seasons of the series.
Sci Fi plans a weekly four-hour primetime stack of the drama beginning in the fall of 2008. Additionally, Sci Fi has obtained the right to stream a limited number of episodes of "Lost" on SciFi.com.
G4 is adding an extensive interactive update to "Lost," which will offer audiences a variety of ways to participate during each episode. "Lost 2.0" will feature multiple interactive and web-enabled elements, tapping into a huge online following that the hit series has generated since its inception. G4 additionally obtained exclusive cable weekend rights for the series, as well as the right to stream a limited number of episodes of the series on the network’s popular web site, G4tv.com.
"Lost" was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. The series is from ABC Studios and is executive-produced by Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. "Lost," which recently completed its third season, is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on ABC in September 2004.