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Australia to find its Ninja Warrior

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Network has commissioned a local version of hit Japanese strongman format Ninja Warrior. Endemol Shine Australia is signed on to produce the series, which will be known locally as Australian Ninja Warrior. The format, based on Japanese series Sasuke, has been popular in major Western territories such as the US and […]

RTL, TV2 remaking Twofour format

Germany’s RTL and Denmark’s TV2 are to remake Twofour primetime ‘time-travel’ format This Time Next Year. Both version go into production immediately, with ITV Studios-owned United Production making a 6x60mins version in Denmark and ITV Studios Germany creating a 4x60mins show in Germany. Twofour parent ITV originally ordered This Time Next Year for its UK […]

Nine is Buying the View from Corus

Australia’s Nine Network has acquired real estate series Buying the View from Canadian distributor Corus Entertainment. A+E Networks Asia has also picked up the 26x30mins series in which home buyers search for properties with fantastic views. Our House Media produced it in association with Corus-owned W Network, and previous deals have seen it sold to […]

Nine’s Hotplate ‘shelved after format row’

Australian commercial network Nine has reportedly agreed to stop broadcasting its cooking competition series The Hotplate. This comes after the format became the centre of a dispute with Seven Network, which claimed the show was strikingly similar to its popular show My Kitchen Rules. The Australian Financial Review reported Nine has agreed to stop broadcasting […]

Nine stocks up on international series

Australian free-to-air net Nine has ordered a local version of Travel Guides, the travel series that started out on ITV in the UK. The format (pictured) hails from All3Media-backed Studio Lambert and has holiday-makers reviewing popular travel destinations. The Nine version will take in Australian and international destinations. Nine will produce alongside Studio Lambert. The […]

Nine lures Swift back from ABC

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Network has brought senior executive Adrian Swift back into the fold after poaching him from public rival the ABC. Swift will return to Nine 18 months after leaving his “spiritual home” for the ABC, and will be head of content production and development. He will responsible for non-scripted production across the […]

Australia’s Nine creates MD role

The new CEO of Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine has made his first senior executive appointment, naming Amanda Laing in the newly created managing director role. Hugh Marks replaced long-serving CEO David Gyngell in November and has now installed Laing as a key lieutenant. In her new role she will oversee the exploitation of Nine’s content […]

Apollo sells last Nine shares

Private equity group Apollo Global Management has sold its 9.82% shareholding in Australia’s Nine Entertainment Co. Apollo had already shopped a 13% stake to affiliates of Bruce Gordon, the owner of regional broadcaster WIN, this year. The firm has shed its last stake holding through a fully underwritten block trade, which was distributed to a […]

New CEO for Nine as Gyngell exits

David Gyngell’s run as CEO of Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co. is coming to an end. Hugh Marks (left) is to replace Gyngell (below right) on November 10, with the latter remaining on the board as a non-executive director. A CEO switch has long been expected, with industry veteran Marks first tipped for the […]

Marks tipped as Gyngell’s Nine replacement

Australia’s Nine Entertainment is reportedly poised to appoint a former Southern Star Entertainment CEO as its new boss. According to various local news reports, Hugh Marks (pictured) is expected to replace David Gyngell as chief executive of Nine Network’s parent company. Gyngell’s contract is up at the end of the year, and he has long […]