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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 […]

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 […]

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