The first episodes of the hotly anticipated new Australian drama series Love Child will be aired online in a rare exclusive offer for 10,000 lucky viewers.
Channel Nine this morning announced the bold move to air the first four episodes of the mini-series that follows the lives of staff at a fictional Kings Cross hospital on the broadcaster's online platform, Jump-in, a week before it is shown on screens nationally.
But it will only be for those quickest to sign up.
From midday today, viewers can be one of the 10,000 eligible for the online sneak peek at the first half of the series, which won't screen on Channel Nine until 8.40pm on Monday, February 17.
The episodes will be available on a "first in first served" basis on the Jump-in iOS app and at jump-in.com.au, and are expected to be snapped up quickly.
"Giving our audience on Jump-in the opportunity to preview Love Child before it hits the broader free to air market on the Nine Network reflects the growth in our business platform," Nine Entertainment Co chief executive officer David Gyngell said.
"Love Child is one of the best new Australian dramas I've seen, and our confidence in a positive audience response enables us to provide this opportunity."
Episodes can be paused, fast forwarded and rewound, but only available until the 10,000 streams expire.
Love Child tells the stories of young women and men fighting an unjust system in a world on the brink of change in 1969 Kings Cross.
Download now at jump-in.com.au.