Andrew Backwell

Nine programming chief exits

Andrew Backwell has resigned from his programming and production role at Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Network. Nine’s managing director of programming and production will leave the network at the end of October, according to TV Tonight, which broke the news today. Backwell will reportedly pursue new career opportunities, with other Nine executives taking up his […]

Nine lures Swift back from ABC

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Network has brought senior executive Adrian Swift back into the fold after poaching him from public rival the ABC. Swift will return to Nine 18 months after leaving his “spiritual home” for the ABC, and will be head of content production and development. He will responsible for non-scripted production across the […]

Former Ten boss Mott to run new Nine net

Australia’s Nine Network has hired the former programming chief David Mott of Ten Network to run its new Perth affiliate net. Nine today announced terms had been agreed with WIN to take control of STW Perth (Channel Nine Perth) on September 30 for an undisclosed amount, likely in hundreds of millions of dollars, and concurrently […]