And Antony Cotton signs new Street contract
It’s been revealed today that ITV plan to charge online viewers of Coronation Street to watch episodes.
As online viewers will know, back episodes of Corrie are available on ITV’s Player, but it seems that while current episodes will remain free, archived shows will be pay per view.
With regard to the new webisode show featuring Rosie Webster’s adventures in London, it’s not known if they will be free of charge or not.
Bang Showbiz reports, “Other shows in the frame to become pay-per-view include ITV2′s most popular show ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, as well as archive programmes such as ‘Cold Feet’, ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘Cracker’.”
ITV boss Adam Crozier said, “We’re encouraged by our progress to date and the prospects for ITV in the medium to long term…
“Although we remain cautious about both the TV advertising market and the economy.”
In other news, Corrie star Antony Cotton has revealed that he’s signed a new contract with the soap.
Antony, who’s played the role of Sean Tully since 2003, announced the news via Twitter while he was watching ITV1′s documentary series, The Corrie Years.
He tweeted, “Sat watching The Corrie Years and I’m not ashamed to say that I am shedding a tear watching Hayley and Roy’s story.
“And I have to say how proud I am to be in a show that has not only supported but celebrated characters like Hayley and Sean.
“I have just signed my 9th contract with the show and I couldn’t be prouder to be in the show. Thank you Coronation Street, you are amazing!”
More Corrie news soon!