“Lost” to be Aired Internationally & Faster Than Ever for Series Finale
For the first time in the series history, LOST fans in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, & Turkey will be able to enjoy the two and a half hour LOST series finale right along with fans in the United States. Regardless of the international time difference, ABC Television will deliver the finale to international television platforms simultaneously with the US West Coast (May 23rd, from 9pm PST). In an effort to keep with Disney’s commitment to offer consumers flexible ways in which to enjoy its must-see programming, the expedited delivery is answering to global demand.
Ben Pyne, President, Global Distribution, Disney Media Networks, commented:
“‘Lost’s’ intrinsic global appeal and enthusiastic international following have driven a demand to create innovative windowing opportunities to air the programming on earlier and more convenient platforms. Since the show’s first season, we have greatly accelerated all of our US network series’ international delivery, broadcast and marketing, and so it’s fitting that many international fans will be able to enjoy its spectacular finale in concert with its US broadcast.”
Within 24 to 48 hours after the series finale broadcast in the US & aforementioned countries, the final episode will continue to debut in 59 other countries across the globe; including subtitles for non-English speakers.