Monday, 6 October 2014

Strewth! Coronation Street axed in Australia

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog September 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Sad news for Coronation Street fans in Australia reached Blog Towers this week.

Coronation Street has been axed in Australia by Channel 7Two.  It was screening weekdays at 4:30pm on 7Two the digital free to air broadcaster, and was showing classic episodes from 8 years ago. It has been replaced by repeats of classic sitcoms instead.

Corrie fan Barrie Turnbull in Australia contacted Channel 7 and was told that they "no longer have the rights" to show Coronation Street.

Although Coronation Street can still be seen on Australian TV until 2020, on Foxtel, fans have to pay to watch this channel. Foxtel's UKTV is now the only channel in Australia to show all five UK soaps.

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