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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 […]

Endemol Oz CEO follows Fennessys out the door

The chief executive of Endemol Australia, Janeen Faithfull, is exiting the business as Endemol Shine Group continues to look for a leader in the Australasian region. Faithfull’s departure comes soon after Shine Australia chiefs Mark and Carl Fennessy turned down the chance to run Endemol Shine Australia. Gallipoli producer Endemol Shine co-international operations CEO Martha […]

Australia and NZ take a seat at the drama table

Producers in Australia and New Zealand are creating a new wave of international-friendly scripted series for their distribution partners to take to market, but the popularity and lower cost of formats and reality shows poses a threat to the sector, report Dan Barrett and Stewart Clarke. Expectation. Its shadow carries considerable weight across Australia and […]

Bananas in Pyjamas lands at Disney Junior

Disney Junior in Canada has picked up preschool kids series Bananas in Pyjamas. The channel has acquired two seasons of the CGI animated series comprising 156x12mins in all. The shows is sold internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution and the Disney deal was cut by Matt Creasey,  its senior VP, sales and acquisitions, Americas, Asia, Australia […]

Screen Australia backs raft of TV drama

Screen Australia is investing A$11.4 million in a raft of new TV series and features. The Australian film and TV agency said the investment will trigger A$64 million of TV and film production. The TV series include Shine Australia’s INXS two-parter Never Tear us Apart for Network Seven and a six part thriller for public […]