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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 […]

Ex-ABC exec in as Aussie prodco targets drama

Former ABC and Nine Network exec and local industry veteran Courtney Gibson has joined Australian producer Jungle as it moves into TV drama. Gibson has been named managing director and partner with the company, which has an unnamed television drama in production and another in fully-funded development from showrunner Kristen Dunphy. She is a former […]

Nine to visit Planet Earth II

Australian commercial channel Nine Network has acquired local premiere rights to Planet Earth II, which scored huge ratings for the BBC in the UK this week. The BBC Studios Natural History Unit-produced series took 9.2 million viewers on its premiere on Sunday, making it the biggest-rating natural history programme in the UK for 15 years. […]

Nine programming chief exits

Andrew Backwell has resigned from his programming and production role at Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Network. Nine’s managing director of programming and production will leave the network at the end of October, according to TV Tonight, which broke the news today. Backwell will reportedly pursue new career opportunities, with other Nine executives taking up his […]

Warner Bros. secures volume deal with Globo

Warner Bros. has signed a multi-year free TV deal with Brazilian broadcaster Globo. This will see Warner Bros. International Television Distribution providing the network will feature films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and TV series including Gotham, The Flash and Supergirl. The deal is a boon for Warner […]

Shares in Aussie SVOD service suspended

Struggling Australian subscription on-demand service Quickflix has had its shares suspended from the country’s stock exchange. The firm has failed to pay its annual listing fees on the Australian Securities Exchange and was therefore one of the companies blocked from trading. Quickflix went into administration in April in the face of stiff competition from Netflix, […]

Stan nets exclusive Sherlock streaming deal

Stan has taken the exclusive rights to the upcoming season of Sherlock, meaning the latest instalment of the BBC drama series will launch on the streaming service in Australia. Stan, which is backed by commercial broadcaster Nine Network and media company Fairfax, also has exclusive streaming rights to previous Sherlock seasons and specials, validating its […]

Spike, Channel 5 win ‘bidding war’ for BattleBots

Viacom networks Spike UK and Channel 5 will broadcast the ABC mech combat format BattleBots in the UK after what its distributor described as a “bidding war”. The show will go head to head in the UK with BBC Two rebooted Robot Wars, which has a similar format as both series were born out of […]

Broadcast veteran Leckie exits Seven

David Leckie is leaving Australian commercial broadcaster Seven Network and will take a full-time role elsewhere. According to local news outlets, negotiations with Seven have ended with Leckie not renewing a multi-year agreement when his contract expires. Therefore, he leaves the broadcaster after 13 years on July 29. Seven has been the top rated Australian […]

SLR, ZDFE plot Alice-Miranda series

SLR Productions in Australia and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises have allied to create a children’s series. The pair are attached to develop the 14-part, Australian book series Alice-Miranda as a 26x30mins drama comedy, which will go out on the Nine Network in Australia if it is taken to series. Locally the books have sold 650,000 copies and […]