Long post ahead.
I agree about some of the UK content ducking like mad.
By the way, from a mod standpoint we haven't exactly come to a decision on this. What we've said is we don't want people sharing links publicly, although that's already happening which I'm happy about, as the only link here in this topic seems to be to the vault itself.
None (0) of the staff have said close this topic. Three of the staff think it's great as a community project. SLJ's even chimed in on this topic now too offering to help.
However I do wonder if there could be some sort of about page being added to the vault, and on that page an explanation of why it exists, maybe some thoughts for companies to consider. Heck, maybe that page could be an almost blog section with stuff related to the audio description scene, perhaps thoughts and reviews of certain describers and their styles, we don't have that sort of thing yet. Also, perhaps on that page, put some links to allow people to support the companies such as the iTunes category of audio described content, or Netflic's audio described category. Who knows, if a company does spot this part of the page, and sees that they might not be making all audio described content available legally, they might start doing something about it, and maybe within the next 10 or 20 years we won't need a vault and can just enjoy things like everyone else. However, I will not be the one to pass the page onto companies, lest they just want to shut it down.
note: if this particular page is done, it should *not* replace the vault, but be added as part of it until something is done, if, something is ever done and companies take even more notice of audio description. For instance on Amazon if I buy a dvd it sometimes will just refuse to extract, so I can't keep a copy for myself and for convenience. Yet, I've got no idea if the digital version is audio described, plus the digital versions usually have gigantic file sizes.
Disney's coming up with a streaming service soon. I wonder if that will have audio described content, or rather, how soon it'll be added? I think Disney does care about this sort of thing.
Also, I've got some news on some shows, and I'm sorry I can't help. I was watching ITV in the UK once, and they had a show called Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolutions, and it was audio described. It was also really cool because the describer was American, and he really referenced things from Marvel, such as the names of their weapons, he was incredible. I got to see five episodes throughout a week, it was mid-series but it was awesome. I don't know if there's a way to retreave this as it was around a year ago now. This is, exactly what I mean by preservation.