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Flemish net VRT has bought two more seasons of Oz soap “Neighbours” from Grundy Television, a division of FremantleMedia.

Deal covers 624 half-hour episodes, a small proportion of the more than 4,600 produced so far. “Neighbours,” the longest-running series in Australia, will mark its 20th anniversary next year.

Fremantle Intl. Distribution has sold the license in over 50 countries.

The soap launched the careers of actors Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe.

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