Home and Away to lose evening slot on Channel 5 in schedule shake-up

Home and Away to lose evening slot on Channel 5 in schedule shake-up

Postby dutchman » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:59 pm

The Aussie soap will only air once a day

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Home and Away's evening repeat screening is being scrapped by Channel 5, Digital Spy can reveal.

The Aussie soap traditionally airs twice a day on the channel, first at 1.15pm and then again at 6pm.

Channel 5 has now confirmed that Home and Away will only air once a day as part of a forthcoming shake-up for the station's evening schedule.

Ofcom has given Channel 5 permission to start broadcasting an hour-long news show at 5pm every evening.

This means that Neighbours is moving to 6pm, taking Home and Away's regular spot in the schedules.

However, fans who enjoy watching Home and Away in the evening will still be able to tune in for the first look screening at 6.30pm on 5STAR. This is one episode ahead of the Channel 5 airings.

An official date for the changeover has yet to be announced, but it's expected to take place later in the autumn.

Channel 5 sought Ofcom's permission for the extended 5pm news show as it was required to include at least one news programme in its mid-evening schedule.

This meant that Channel 5 had two separate news shows at 5pm and 6.30pm. However, the 6.30pm news show will now be scrapped.


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