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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 […]

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 […]

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