Every other episode will be available to download immediately after it airs.
Last year Nine offered the premiere of Sea Patrol prior to its premiere, and planned to do likewise with Underbelly -until court action put a stop to that. This time it’s all legal and endorsed.
“All downloaded episodes of Canal Road can also be legally shared with family and friends by saving them onto a DVD or through the existing peer-to-peer file sharing programs,” ninemsn said in a statement.
Set in a medical-legal centre in the heart of Melbourne, Canal Road stars Paul Leyden, Diana Glenn, Sibylla Budd and Brooke Satchwell.
The series can be downloaded from ninemsn.com.au/canalroad and premieres on Wednesday April 16.