Irish eyes smile for Home & Away

By David Knox on October 22, 2008 / Filed Under News 8

Irish public broadcaster RTE has renewed a deal with distributor Southern Star to retain Home and Away for another five years.

The Seven soap has enjoyed an uninterrupted 20-year run in its weekday schedule. “We were the very first broadcaster in the Northern Hemisphere to show Home and Away and it continues to be our most popular daily show on RTE2,” says RTE’s Dermot Horan.

The deal also includes picking up rights to other Aussie shows including Hi-5 and Packed to the Rafters.

“The sheer range of the Southern Star catalogue, from the best of Australian drama and factual programming to top-end ITV and BBC dramas and excellent natural history and children’s programming, makes it a perfect fit with RTE’s mixed-genre channels,” he said.

Source: C21


  1. danielle January 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm -

    If Ruby Needs Someone To Talk to She Should Go To her sister and if she is busy at the po;ice statsion she should go to geoff and annie

  2. clare macdonald January 28, 2009 at 5:27 am -

    i love home and away it is sooo cool i just want to see the 27th of january show you know someone dies it!!!!!

  3. David Knox October 31, 2008 at 11:08 am -

    Cheers for dropping by!

  4. claire October 31, 2008 at 11:07 am -

    hi all, irish girl here, absolutely hooked on home and away. This got me thinking, we actually have a lot of australian tv over here, neighbours has been on for years, blue heelers is on late at night, heartbreak high used to be on and i’m sure there are lots more i can’t think of!

    Just some Aussie/irish tv trivia for you all!

  5. Ben October 23, 2008 at 10:21 am -

    i think packed to the rafters can do well overseas especially europe (they just seen like the type of people that would appreciate it. )

    i understand that the australinness of it is big but the great storylines and characters can compensate.

    hope other countries follow suit if it goes well, give countries an alternative to american rubbish

  6. Saga October 23, 2008 at 9:59 am -

    Thats nice. I wouldn’t mind checking out a Irish drama – or even some British drama.

  7. Zambora October 22, 2008 at 7:24 pm -

    Interesting this.

    Wonder why we don’t have any/many Irish made shows here instead of some of the american rubbish..

  8. Jerome October 22, 2008 at 9:23 am -

    wow, i’m glad to see PTTR getting out there. didn’t see this coming, i always thought it was “too australian”

    best wishes for it though

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