Neighbours


Channel 5 orders ‘Neighbours’ spin-off for My5 VOD service

Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned a spin-off of Australian soap Neighbours for streamer My5. The VOD platform has ordered Neighbours: Erinsborough High, a 5 x 22-minute series that will be produced by Fremantle. The programme will debut on My5 in November alongside Neighbours, which airs daily on Channel 5 and is available via […]

Neighbours getting Turkish remake at Fox

Australian daily soap Neighbours is being remade for the first time in its 32-year history. Turkish network Fox has ordered a local version of the drama following a deal with distributor FremantleMedia International. The original has been consistently broadcast in Australia and the UK for decades, with the first episode appearing down under on Network […]

Nick at Nite coming to UK & Ireland

Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has for the first time brought tween and teen programming block Nick at Nite to the British Isles. The block, which has broadcast on US cable TV for three decades, launched in the UK and Ireland last night. It will go out on weekday evenings at 7pm, targeting 11-15-year-olds with programming […]

Buyers Briefing digital season: news digest

As part of our new weekly Buyers Briefing feature, we run down the biggest news in the sector that best reflects our interviewee’s focus. This week, we look at the goings on in digital video after our chat with TalkTalk’s Will Ennett. Upcoming themed areas will include western European pay TV channels and Asian networks. […]

Roku adds Channel 5, Toon Googles

Streaming set-top box firm Roku has added UK broadcaster Channel Five’s Demand 5 catch-up service and on-demand kids VOD service Toon Goggles to its line-up of content. Demand 5 will be available on Roku boxes in the UK from this week and will offer a range of catch-up content as well as a library of programmes […]

New Oz prodco creating ABC telemovie

A pair of veteran Australian TV drama producers have launched a new production company and secured a commission from ABC to create a telemovie about an iconic Australian transgender figure. Riccardo Pelizzeri and Lara Radulovich have created Story Ark Productions, which will produce Carlotta for pubcaster ABC1. Pelizzeri’s credits include series such as Underbelly: NZ, […]

News brief: FremantleMedia sells Neighbours into Denmark

Danish public broadcaster DR has inked a long-running deal for Australian daily soap series Neighbours. The series is produced by FremantleMedia Australia and the Danish deal was concluded by FremantleMedia International. DR will strip the series, starting this week, in a day time slot. The deal was concluded by the broadcaster’s acquisitions executive, Kaare Schmidt.