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Endemol Shine Int’l hires acquisitions chief

Endemol Shine International has hired a head of acquisitions who will in part replace the departed Georgia Brown. Simon Cox has taken on the post at Endemol Shine Group’s global sales arm. He takes on duties previously covered by Brown, who was senior VP, acquisitions but exited to join FremantleMedia International as SVP, scripted, earlier […]

Seven wins ratings battle, Nine claims top demos

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Seven Network has ended the 2014 ratings year on top, beating perennial rival Nine into second. Nine, however, was quick to claim it had triumphed in the key 25-to-54 (31.9%), 18-to-49 (32.3%) and 16-to-39 (32.8%) demos in the main urban areas. Seven took an overall 30.4% share in 2014 with Nine in […]

Nine new schedule includes Danish wedding format

Australia’s Nine Network has unveiled its programming line-up for next year, including a remake of Danish wedding format Married at First Sight. Nine’s version of the format, which debuted at MIPCOM, will be produced early next year. It sees matchmakers pair four couples together who are married the first time they meet. The Red Arrow […]