‘Neighbours’ Back Catalogue to Start Hitting Prime Video This Month

Neighbours featuring Margot Robbie as Donna
Courtesy of Fremantle Australia

Old episodes of “Neighbours” will soon be available to stream in Australia via Amazon’s Prime Video.

The 2012 season as well as a selection of iconic episodes featuring Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, Natalie Imbruglia and Liam Hemsworth will hit the service on Feb. 23.

The announcement comes after a tumultuous time for the long-running soap opera.

Last year, Network 10 revealed the show would be coming to an end after the U.K.’s Channel 5 decided to stop co-funding the series. Network 10 and local production company Fremantle Australia were unable to find a new international production partner.

For a while, Network 10 remained hopeful it could find another international investor, however the show came to an end in July.

By November, however, the show was back from the dead, following a deal between Network 10, Fremantle Australia and Amazon’s Prime Video.

Under the new deal, Network 10 will retail first-run broadcast rights in Australia, while U.K. and U.S. audiences will be able to watch free-of-charge via Amazon Freevee.

Seven days after the original Network 10 broadcast, new episodes will pop up on Amazon’s paid service Prime Video in Australia.

Prime Video will also gradually be adding the “Neighbours” back catalogue to its library, with a new library of seasons hitting the service every month until the premiere of new episodes later this year.

Production on the 2023 season will commence soon.

Actors including Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney and Jackie Woodburne are already locked in to return and reprise their long-running characters.