Neighbours Coming to U.S. Television
“Neighbours” is Australia’s longest running soap opera and is very popular in the UK. Now the show is FINALLY coming to the U.S. Read on for the full details.
Hulu has finally closed a deal with “Neighbours” international distributor FreemantleMedia International, which means that it has gained U.S. rights to air the latest episodes of the show. Starting on July 14, 2014, viewers can now watch the show just four weeks after the show’s broadcast, which happens every night, five times a week. For viewers to quickly relate and be familiar with the show, Hulu will air episodes that features Paula Abdul, who appeared on the show as a guest co-star for a number of times. Watch out for Abdul’s episodes, which will start airing on July 18, 2014.
“Neighbours provides a delicious daily dose of Australian sunshine to soap-opera fans, and thanks to Hulu, we’re coming to the U.S. at a perfect entry point for first-time viewers,” said Jeff Siegel, the VP of digital distribution and home entertainment of FremantleMedia, as published in the Deadline report.
However, this is really not the first time that the show aired on U.S. television because it premiered back in 1991 on KCOP-TV in Los Angeles but was unfortunately cancelled after a month. The show’s most recent premiere on U.S. television was in April 2004 on Oxygen, which aired the show’s episodes for six weeks.
“Neighbours” did not just captivate the whole Australia, UK and U.S.; but it has captured the hearts of people from Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Ireland and Iceland. No wonder Hulu tried to get the show first on their network, and now they have it! Are you excited for this? To know more about the show, click here.
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