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Show of the week: Halifax Retribution

In some ways, Halifax: Retribution might seem like a reboot of sorts but in truth it’s vastly different from the cult telemovies that became iconic in Australia and beyond. Based on the original Halifax F.P films that aired on Nine Network during the 1990s and early noughties, Halifax: Retribution has been stripped down and rebuilt […]

Nine Network alum appointed Seven Studios development head

Nine Network’s former head of production and development Trent Chapman has been appointed to oversee development at Seven Studios in Australia. Chapman becomes head of development at Seven Studios, reporting into Andrew Backwell, director of production for non-scripted. He replaces Sonya Wilkes, who has been named co-head of unscripted. The appointment marks a return to […]

Netflix, BBC team up with David Attenborough on ‘Life In Colour’

Natural history icon David Attenborough has teamed up again with Netflix on a three-part series that is being produced with BBC2 in the UK and Nine Network in Australia. Life In Colour marks the first time the BBC and Netflix have worked together on a natural history show, with Bristol-based Humble Bee Films and Sydney-based […]

Nine Network, UKTV link for ‘Outback Vet’

Australia’s Nine Network is partnering with UKTV’s natural history channel Eden on docuseries Outback Vet.  The 4 x 60-minute doc series was commissioned by Nine Network – which will title the show Desert Vet for the Australian market – with pre-investment from UKTV. The programme will be produced by Everyday Gourmet producer Parade and digital prodco Projucer, which have a […]

The TBI interview: Inside No. Nine

Hamish Turner, programme director for Australia’s Nine Network, outlines the channel’s strategy post-Fairfax Media merger. Manori Ravindran reports. With complete control of regional SVOD Stan and a diversifying content strategy, Australia’s Nine Network is poised to become an industry heavyweight. The commercial channel’s acquisition of Fairfax Media sent shockwaves across the industry when it was […]

Nine reveals exec structure for post-Fairfax merger, preps redundancies

Nine Network has revealed the executive structure that will be in place after its merger with Fairfax Media, set to be completed on 7 December. The merger will see Nine take a 51.1% stake in Fairfax and gain a string of Fairfax-owned newspapers as well as the 50% stake in streamer Stan that it does […]

Fairfax shareholders approve Nine Network merger

Fairfax Media shareholders have backed the 150-year-old Australian firm’s merger with commercial channel Nine Network, which is to have complete ownership of streaming platform Stan.  The merger, which was first announced in July, sees Nine taking a controlling 51.1% stake in Fairfax, creating a company with a combined market value of $4.2bn. The combined business […]

Former Sky chief Sam Chisholm passes away

Former Sky chief executive Sam Chisholm has died after a short illness. Chisholm, who was 78, helmed Sky from 1989 until 1997, overseeing its merger with rival British Satellite Broadcasting to form BSkyB. Chisholm, known for his ruthlessness as an executive as well as discreet personal generosity, played a major role in ensuring Sky’s survival […]

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