Neighbours gets new UK timeslot
Only a minor time change, but it's the first in 13 years for Aussie soap.
Neighbours is getting a new timeslot in the UK as Channel 5 -its first change in 13 years.
It currently screens twice-daily at 1.45pm every weekday, with a repeat screening at 5.30pm.
With a one hour news coming to 5pm, the repeat will move to 6pm in coming weeks.
A Channel 5 spokesperson told Digital Spy: “As Channel 5 continues to attract larger audiences, its news output is an ever more crucial part of the offering it creates for viewers.
“Following Ofcom’s approval of Channel 5’s 5pm News Bulletin expansion, Neighbours will find a new home on Channel 5 in the evenings at 6pm.
“The weekday 1.45pm showing remains unchanged, so viewers will still be able to watch their favourite Neighbours twice a day and catch up on My5.”
In Australia the show recently pulled back to 4 nights a week, Monday – Thursday on 10 Peach, with sources indicating it was to bring episodes in line with British broadcasts.