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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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Joshua
Joshua

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.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

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

su0000
su0000

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)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

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
su0000

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..

karen lean
karen lean

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.

Vicsze
Vicsze

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.

4everdays
4everdays

Days of our Lives should be seen in every country!

Joshua
Joshua

That’s right. No country should go unpunished. 🙂

su0000
su0000

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)

4everdays
4everdays

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

rhonda
rhonda

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

lyne merrick
lyne merrick

will crackle continue showing days after foxtel picks it up?

Carole
Carole

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

Eileen Beardsley
Eileen Beardsley

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.

jean
jean

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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Drake Hogestyn Chats On John Black’s Latest Predicament With Diana and Leo On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

The complex life of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) just got even more complicated on NBC’s Days of our Lives; thanks to the arrival of his ex-flame Diana Colville (Judith Chapman) and the bombshell that bad boy Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), who has been causing so much trouble for Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith), is actually his biological son!  Boy, John certainly has had some kids he never knew about pop up (remember, Paul Narita is John’s son, too).  But, is this all a tale spun by Diana, or the truth regarding Leo?

Longtime DAYS vet, Drake Hogestyn sits down with host, Michael Fairman on an all-new installment of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.  During the conversation, Drake talks about his surprise learning from the script that Diana Cooper was indeed his ex, Diana Colville.

The beloved actor reveals that at one point he thought Genie Francis (Laura, GH) might be coming back to reprise the role, but now that it’s Judith Chapman he is having a great time acting opposite her.  In addition, being a true historian of DAYS, Drake takes the listeners on some fun facts that they may not have remembered. Later, Hogestyn reveals why he and Deidre Hall (Marlena) have found such success as DAYS’ enduring John and Marlena.

Michael commends Drake on his Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his emotional turn following Marlena being shot at the Jarlena nuptials, and the family saying their goodbyes believing she was going to die, especially she the good doc had a DNR request on her legal forms filed with the hospital.

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In the backstage segment of the podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman on what a typical production day is like for him and others in Salem: visiting the wardrobe department, stopping to talk to the stage manager, and chatting it up with co-stars along the way including: Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah).

The new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming on NBC.com here, and will be available for download via iTunes on Monday.

So, do you think John will do next now that Diana is working her way back into his life, and Leo is his son?  Will he tell Marlena what is going on?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Drake in the interview? Comment below.

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‘Days of our Lives’ Producer Files Lawsuit Against Sony Pictures Television

In a breach of contract and fraud complaint filed this morning, Corday Productions, the Producers of Days of our Lives, is seeking 20 million dollars in damages from its producing partner, Sony Pictures Television, as well as its Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems divisions, and to significantly take back control of the show.

In the 33-page court filed document this morning, Deadline.com noted some of the key points contained within.  Corday Productions is alleging that Sony has treated the show unfairly skewed in favor of its Sony-owned daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless.  The complaint indicates that, “While the domestic ratings for Days of Our Lives have remained largely constant, Sony’s distribution receipts have decreased by over 50%. This dramatic decline is directly attributable to a decision at the highest levels of Sony management to eliminate any competition to its own wholly-owned series The Young and The Restless also distributed by Sony.”

Sony Pictures Television distributes Days of our Lives in overseas territories, and in ancillary markets such as digital streaming.  The DAYS suit alleges that Sony has failed to sell the show in key territories including: Great Britain, France, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Zambia, and South Africa.”

In the lawsuit, the producers also claim that Sony has stiffed them by forcing the production company, Corday Productions, to absorb budgetary deficits . The filing also claims that Sony is “imposing solely on Corday the burden of absorbing the multi-million dollar annual operating deficits due to an inadequate NBC license fee and mandating an inefficient, costly production schedule.”

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, also alleges that Sony has provided Corday with inaccurate accounting and has failed to pay millions of dollars in profits.

Make sure to read more on the lawsuit click here.

So, what do you think about some of the key points that the Days of our Lives producers bring up in their lawsuit against Sony? Comment below.

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Ron Carlivati Staying Put At DAYS As Head Writer

In great news for Days of our Lives, Daytime-Emmy winning scribe, Ron Carlivati has renewed his contract with the NBC soap opera.  Formerly head writer at One Life to Live and General Hospital, Carlivati took over the lives of the good people of Salem back in 2017, and since then the show has been on a creative and ratings uptick.

Ron spoke with Soap Opera Digest and revealed he is staying put in Salem stating: “I am both thrilled and grateful to be staying put in Salem.”

After winning a Daytime Emmy for his work on the show (from the 2017 season last April of 2018), and the series winning the trifecta of Writing, Show and Directing, Ron added: “From day one, (executive producer) Ken Corday, (Co-executive producer) Greg Meng, and the entire cast and crew at Days of or Lives welcomed me into their family with open arms. It is truly and honor and a privilege to write for these wonderful characters on this legendary show.”

Look for more drama, mystery, romance and antics, Carlivati-style in the days and months to come.

So, DAYS fans, glad to hear Ron is staying on-board at DAYS? Comment below,

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