Hollyoaks to leave Channel 4 in major scheduling shake-up
Hollyoaks has aired on Channel 4 for nearly three decades.
Episodes are set to air as normal on E4 and debut 24 hours earlier online, making it the main platform to go to for your latest Hollyoaks fix. It will be the first time in nearly three decades that the soap won't air on Channel 4.
The new schedule pattern will launch on Monday 25th September, where Hollyoaks is set to go all out with an action-packed episode.
Channel 4's Chief Content Officer Ian Katz said: "Hollyoaks has always been the youngest and most innovative soap so it's fitting that it should be the first to embrace the changes in the behaviour of younger viewers and switch to a genuinely digital-led release pattern.
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"It was the first UK soap to move to a stream-first model last year and this is the next phase of that evolution.
"We hope making Hollyoaks available on YouTube, as well as our own platforms, will introduce a whole new generation to the show."
The weekend omnibus will continue to air on Channel 4, with all episodes to be uploaded to YouTube the following week.
Hollyoaks is available to stream on All4 and airs every weeknight at 6:30pm on Channel 4 and 7pm on E4. Check out more of our Soaps coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what's on tonight.
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