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Nine Network, Movistar+ strike pre-sale deals for BBCS’s ‘Perfect Planet’

Nine Network in Australia, Movistar+ in Spain and public broadcasters across the Nordics have all struck pre-sales deals for BBC Studios’ new blue chip natural history series A Perfect Planet. The five-parter is produced by Silverback Films for BBC One in the UK and US partner Discovery, with China’s Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF in Germany, […]

Covid halts production on Oz’s ‘Masked Singer’ and ‘Millionaire’s Hot Seat’

Production on two Australian entertainment shows, Network 10’s The Masked Singer and Nine Network’s Millionaire’s Hot Seat, has been halted due to confirmed Coronavirus cases on set. Both shows were filming in different parts of the Docklands Studio in Melbourne, Victoria, though they do share some facilities. Production on The Masked Singer closed down on […]

Kids round-up: ‘Alien TV’ and ‘Horrid Henry’ special both land on Netflix; ‘Brainbuzz’ travels in Australia and Hong Kong; ‘Bubu And The Little Owls’ fly to Kidoodle.TV

Alien TV lands on Netflix and Nine Network Netflix and Australia’s FTA Nine Network will premiere Entertainment One (eOne) and POP Family Entertainment’s family comedy Alien TV later this month. The 26 x 30-minute series was co-produced by eOne and and POP, in collaboration with Netflix for global release.  The Nine Network commissioned the series in Australia, produced with financial support of Create NSW. The series follows the […]

Nine Networks’ drama co-head Jo Rooney steps down

Australian drama co-head Jo Rooney has stepped down at broadcaster Nine Network, according to reports. Rooney had been with the Aussie network for almost 15 years and had shared the scripted role with Andy Ryan for almost a decade, overseeing shows including Doctor Doctor, Beaconsfield, Gallipoli and Wolf Creek. Ryan will now oversee the drama […]

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 […]

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