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Wtf is Freevee?
I had to google it myself. Initially launched as (Amazon owned) IMDB freedive, then rebranded as IMDB TV but now Amazon Freevee. It’s apparently only available in US and UK and is a free ad-supported streaming service.Wtf is Freevee?
Where? They’re showcasing the year that was, when Neighbours aired on 10Peach. If anything it suggests the shift for next year further.Although the annual TV Tonight interview about the multi-channels suggests it'll be back on 10Peach.
I’ve always found it quite weird that people didn’t follow the show over to 11/10Peach.Where? They’re showcasing the year that was, when Neighbours aired on 10Peach. If anything it suggests the shift for next year further.
By all accounts and purposes, Ten are banking on bringing Neighbours to the main channel from 2023, ala Home & Away. It’s no secret that, by self-admission, Ten made it well known over recent years that the biggest programming mistake they ever made was letting Neighbours go from its main channel in 2011. This has been said a number of times, and is a large reason the ratings were so varied over the last decade. They know this is their opportunity to rectify it, “reset” and distribute a well-proven, Australian-made drama amid a sea of reality TV.
I think they were given a wake-up call when Channel 5 decided to stop funding the show. Ten and Fremantle never wanted the show to end. Deals like the one with Amazon are a rare gift, one that Ten knows they can’t take for granted, so they’re evidently planning on promoting Neighbours as the crown jewel of their network during the minimum 2-year deal with Amazon. There’s no reason this can’t succeed.
The rumours about The Project getting a shake-up next year are only intensifying.
Although The Project is currently pulling in similar ratings in the 6:30 time slot bringing the show back to 10 has to be part of a bigger strategy.I don’t believe they intend to find a bigger audience in Australia. They seem to be happy with the audience how loyal and big enough the audience they did, and still do, have - which is why it’s coming back.
This is unprecedented grounds for a soap that is now going to rely on international viewing figures, given the new way in which it will be streamed to a global audience each week. So only time can tell.