SYDNEY : Kanal 2 Estonia has acquired from Southern Star International seasons 16 to 20 of Home & Away and seasons 4 to 8 of McLeod’s Daughters, as well as securing a five-year output deal with the Australian distributor.
Produced by the Seven Network Australia, Home & Away has been sold into more than 50 countries with an estimated worldwide audience of over 50 million. The series follows the lives and loves of the residents of Summer Bay and has served as the launching pad for international celebrities that include Heath Ledger, Guy Pearce, Julian McMahon, Melissa George and Naomi Watts.
Produced by Millennium Television and Nine Films and Television for the Nine Network Australia, McLeod’s Daughters is now in its seventh year on air and has been sold into over 230 territories worldwide.
“Home & Away is a phenomenon in Estonia, it is the longest running acquired series in our territory,” said Kai Link, the acquisitions executive at Kanal 2. “As Home & Away has had stable ratings over the years, it is the perfect lead-in program to a prime-time slot. Besides, we are happy that our viewers are immediately taken with McLeod's Daughters, which works very well in access prime time on weekends.”