NBC goes BUCK wild

Okay all of you retro/vintage TV fans….this blogs for you. 

As a follow-up to my last post regarding the release of TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY to DVD and the trend in Hollywood to remake favorites from the 80s, see the below press release from NBC Digital Entertainment.  

Today, NBC Digital Entertainment announced plans to begin streaming FULL episodes of retro and vintage TV shows this month for free on NBC.com and select NBC Entertainment sites. 

Here is the press release:

BURBANK and NEW YORK – February 19, 2008 – NBC Digital Entertainment and NBC Universal Cable Entertainment today announced plans for streaming vintage television content on their entertainment websites.

Full episode streaming of classic, fan-favorite series including “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Kojak,” “Miami Vice,” the original “Battlestar Galactica,” “A-Team” and “Emergency” will be offered on NBC.com, SCIFI.com, ChillerTV.com and SleuthChannel.com beginning this month.

“NBC Universal has a tremendous library of quality content and we are very excited to re-introduce these classic shows to a new web audience,” said Vivi Zigler, Executive Vice President, NBC Digital Entertainment.

“These are the kinds of titles we get requests for all the time at the network, and now we’re able to give our viewers a new way to watch their favorite classic shows and share them with their friends,” said Craig Engler, Senior Vice President, SCIFI.com.

“Fans of Chiller and Sleuth are going to have a great time re-discovering classics like ‘Night Gallery’ and ‘Kojak,'” said Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President, Emerging Networks, NBC Universal Cable. “These are timeless series that are going to find entirely new audiences on the web. This platform is another great extension of our new digital brands, Sleuth and Chiller, which extend from television into on-line and now on-demand video.”

A full list of streaming vintage series follows:

“Night Gallery”
“The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”
“Miami Vice”
“Battlestar Galactica” (1978)
“Buck Rogers”
“Battlestar Galactica” (1978)
“Buck Rogers”
“Tek War”
“Night Gallery”
“The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”
“Swamp Thing”
“Night Gallery”

“Miami Vice”
“Simon & Simon”
“Night Gallery”

I can’t say I am overly thrilled about any of these with the exception of BUCK ROGERS which I think will be an absolute riot to rewatch.  

 I mean, do you remember THIS guy???

The “Hawk” has indeed landed…on NBC.com. 


~ by Calliope on February 20, 2008.

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