So many fans passionate fans from Australian have posted comments to us, and have tweeted to us, about their displeasure that Days of our Lives was taken off of Channel Nine after nearly four decades in Australia! Outraged fans were hoping for a return and now they will have one, just as other soaps before them have moved to an online viewing platform!
Online TV and film streaming site Crackle has acquired the rights to now have DAYS available in the land down under! Crackle, which launched in 2009, streams TV and films from the Sony Pictures library for free on a number of platforms, including connected TV, gaming consoles, mobiles, tablets and PCs.
One again in a landmark move for soaps, Days of our Lives becomes the first major acquisition for their television section.
Here is how it will work: There will be ten episodes offered up in the inaugural week, starting next Monday June 17, with seven new episodes released each Monday. Each episode will be available for four weeks.
“We are very happy to be offering Days of our Lives fans an opportunity to keep up with the show in Australia,” Phil Lynch, senior vice president, digital networks and games for Sony Pictures Television, said. “There has been an outpouring of support from fans across Australia, telling us how much Days of our Lives means to them,” added Mark Young, senior vice president, distribution, Australia & New Zealand for Sony Pictures Television. “We are delighted to be partnering with Crackle to help viewers keep up with the daytime drama as we solidify long term plans.”
So once again, power to the soap fans who let their voices be heard in Australia! Are you excited to see DAYS back in a new online format after losing it of Channel Nine? Let us know your thoughts!