One of television's longest-running soap operas will no longer have a home on broadcast TV.
NBC has announced "Days of Our Lives" will stream exclusively on Peacock starting Sept. 12, marking the end of a broadcast run that has spanned more than 14,000 episodes and began when Lyndon B. Johnson was president.
New episodes of "Days of Our Lives" will be posted daily on Peacock, the streaming service that is already home to the show's library and spin-off "Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem."
"This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement with viewers," said Mark Lazarus, chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a statement. "With a large percentage of the 'Days of Our Lives' audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show's loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers."
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