Rumour: New deal looming for Days of our Lives

daysRumours are swirling that a new broadcast deal is close for legendary soap, Days of our Lives.

Nine ended its 45 year run broadcast last Friday but Sony has been determined to find a new home for DOOL fans.

A Foxtel spokesperson told TV Tonight, “The distributor of Days of our Lives has informed Foxtel the series has been sold to another commercial network. It will not be screening on Foxtel.”

But sources at both Seven and TEN have denied any deal with Sony -at least at this juncture.

Sony also told TV Tonight, “I can’t comment on discussions but rest assured we are committed to finding a new home.”

It’s almost sounding like a soapie plot in itself…

32 Comments:

  1. Secret Squirrel, could you please find out why there is now a message coming up saying ” Days of Our Lives on line has been terminated because we received multiple third party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted”.

    Why would they do this on episodes over a year old?
    I knew it was too good to be true.

  2. Secret Squirrel

    @Goatracer – did you not read the bit where Nine dropped DooL? Or are you implying that this is some sort of cunning plan to confound everybody?

  3. Anyone who is interested in the “Will coming out” storyline, watch the episode dated 23rd Feb 2012 on Utube, its a cracker!
    And favourites return such as Lucas and Billie.

  4. Wouldlove it if seven bought the rights most of my tv viewing is on seven the only programme i watched on nine was Days of our lives

  5. Perfect fit for Ten – their daytime lineup is lacking since the axing of The Circle and Breakfast. Air it at 2pm and move Ready Steady Cook to 11am.

  6. I believe DOOL will be picked up by Nine,they don’t seem to know what they’ve got when they have it so it would only stand to reason they would more than likely pick up something they didn’t know they didn’t have.Did any one understand that,betcha Nine did.
    Having said that loving the “Arrow”then “The Following” double first time I have watched Nine for any more than 20 minutes since Thommo played cricket and am enjoying it so much I fear for it’s survival.

  7. I hope Seven isn’t foolish enough to be buying this, unless they feel its in their best interests to have an output deal with Sony and again that would be a mistake because it’s not as though they have a reliable slate of programming.

    Seven should respect the older viewers that are used to seeing the midday movie, a timeslot that hasn’t been amended.

    Also, Seven have continually expressed interest in an output deal with Warner Bros. Studios. Securing this would be a big deal.

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