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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 […]

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 […]