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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 […]

Show of the Week: Family Food Fight

Good humour and healthy family rivalry are promised in Endemol Shine Australia’s Family Food Fight, a high-energy cooking competition pitting six households against one another. Headed up by joint CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy, who are credited for supercharging the success of MasterChef, the format celebrates family home-style cooking where everyone gets together to cook […]

Electus launches 6/26 int’l copro model

US producer-distributor Electus has created a new international coproduction model for unscripted programmes dubbed ‘6/26’. The practice is the brainchild of Electus worldwide television and international president John Pollak, and is aimed at secured multi-episode orders. The processs sees four broadcasters – Australia’s Nine Network, France’s TF1, Germany’s Nito (part of RTL Germany) and Nordics-based […]

David Lyle passes away aged 67

Former Fox, National Geographic and FremantleMedia chief David Lyle has passed away aged 67. The well-liked and much-respected executive succumbed after a long fight with cancer on Thursday at his home in LA. The Australia-born Lyle was permanent figure at international markets such as MIPCOM, and was widely respected for his humorous, straight-talking approach to […]

Nine bullish after loss of A$203m

The CEO of Nine Network in Australia claims an after-tax loss of A$203 (US$tktktktkt) is only part of restructure that will benefit “the entire business in the mid-term”. The broadcaster’s result for the last twelve months saw revenue of A$1.24 billion on EBITDA of A$206 million. However “specific items” after tax drove earnings to the […]

BBC to broadcast One Love Manchester concert

UK broadcaster BBC One and a host of international channels will broadcast the One Love Manchester concert. The is being held to raise money for the victims and families of the Manchester bombing last week at an Ariana Grande concert last week. BBC One will cover the event, held at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket […]

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