7plus is to become the new home of the long-running New Zealand drama series, Shortland Street in Australia, following a broadcast partnership deal with South Pacific Pictures and All3Media.
Streaming free on 7plus from Monday, 3 July, with new episodes dropping 3.00pm weekdays, Shortland Street will resume screening in Australia from one of the biggest cliff-hangers in the show’s 30-year history, where the staff of the hospital were left in shock as flames overtook the building.
Head of 7plus acquisitions, Andrew Green, said: “7plus is the proud home of Australia’s #1 drama and we’re delighted to welcome New Zealand’s #1 drama to the family. Shorty’s Aussie fans have waited long enough!”
South Pacific Pictures’ CEO, Kelly Martin, said: “We are thrilled to have 7plus as our broadcast partner screening Shortland Street in Australia. We’ve had a huge amount of feedback from fans in Australia who are eager to continue watching the show and we are thrilled that 7plus have helped us to make that happen.”
Shortland Street is now in its 31st year on screen. The series has seen over 1.5 million New Zealand viewers on average per week tune in to watch more than 7,000 episodes, as the Ferndale residents deal with love, life, and loss while they navigate their personal and professional lives.