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16 June 14th, 2013 Days of our Lives Finally Finds New Australian Home On The CRACKLE Online Platform!

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!

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  1. Joshua says:

    Good for them! I have added the Crackle app to my Roku on my TV. Have watched it a few times (they have a lot of free episodes of “Sanford & Son,” btw) and liked it. Seemed to have a lot of commercials, though. More than HuluPLUS even.


  2. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    This is great news for Australian DAYS fans! Congrats Aussies!


  3. su0000 says:

    What is strange is; Y&R, BB, DOOL, are shown in other countries.
    (Y&R, BB in 32 countries)
    And GH is only in USA and Canada..


    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Because Y&R, B&B and DAYS are run by production companies. GH is run by ABC/Disney. Sony and Bell have contracts with other countries, ABC does not. That’s why.


    su0000 replied

    A clue as to how Y&R can be the #1 soap for 3 decades, with BB following..
    Y&R has had some really terrible years, and yet stayed at #1..
    Goes to show that having more viewers doesn’t mean it is the best soap..

  4. karen lean says:

    Thank you so much, I have been trying to catch up to date with America by watching Dool on you tube but unfortunately everytime I find a site sony axe it which is so frustrating, so once again thank you very much I cant wait to watch Dool on line again.


  5. Vicsze says:

    Is Sony going to license them to broadcast current episodes of Y&R too? In Australia Foxtel has the rights but shows episodes that are about 9 months behind. Ridiculous I know. I would love a stable source of up to date episodes online.


  6. 4everdays says:

    Days of our Lives should be seen in every country!


    Joshua replied

    That’s right. No country should go unpunished. :)


  7. su0000 says:

    I wish Agnes Nixon had never sold her soaps to ABC..
    In her hands they would have soared to #1 above all others and perhaps she would have shown them in 40 countries.

    (maybe she regrets selling the 2 soaps)


  8. 4everdays says:

    Days of our Lives is nothing less than rewarding. Great DAYS ahead!


  9. rhonda says:

    was upset when channel 9 in Australia stopped days of our lives
    I have just found out about Crackle and am so excited to be able to watch it again although I have missed 8 months worth of episodes I am glad I can tune in again


  10. lyne merrick says:

    will crackle continue showing days after foxtel picks it up?


  11. Carole says:

    Fantastic having dool once again without having to have foxtel
    Now where is the young and the restless? Please


  12. Eileen Beardsley says:

    Is there any way I can watch Days of Our Lives in New Zealand online? Choice TV started showing it again just over a year ago, but only bought a year’s episodes and it’s not screening here at the moment.


  13. jean says:

    Will Crackle be putting any more Episodes on after they finish 132 ep I am looking for ep 133 season 48 please.


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