Nine Network

The Nine Network (commonly known as Channel Nine or simply Nine) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division of Nine Entertainment Co. with headquarters in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia. The Nine Network is one of three main free-to-air commercial networks in Australia.

The Nine Network has historically been the highest-rating television network in Australia, ahead of Network 10, the Seven Network, ABC, and SBS.[3][4][5][6] Since 2017, the network's slogan has been "We Are the One".[7]

Nine Network
Nine2012 Glossed Logo
Launched16 September 1956
Owned byNine Entertainment Co.
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
1080i (HDTV) 16:9
Audience share27.2% nationally (2018 ratings year, [1])
SloganWe Are The One
Broadcast areaSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Northern NSW & Gold Coast
AffiliatesSCA Nine (QLD/NSW/ACT/VIC), Imparja Television (Central), Southern Cross Television (Spencer Gulf/Broken Hill), Mildura Digital Television (Mildura), West Digital Television (WA), Tasmanian Digital Television (Tasmania)
HeadquartersSydney, New South Wales
Formerly calledNational Television Network (1956-1967)
National Nine Network (1967-1991)
Sister channel(s)9HD
TCN Sydney
(DVB-T 64-QAM)
1057 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)[2]
GTV Melbourne
(DVB-T 64-QAM)
1073 @ 8 (191.6 MHz)
QTQ Brisbane/Sunshine Coast
(DVB-T 64-QAM)
1025 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
NWS Adelaide
(DVB-T 64-QAM)
1105 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
STW Perth/Mandurah
(DVB-T 64-QAM)
1025 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
NTD Darwin
TBA @ 31 (550.5 MHz)
Freeview Nine owned (virtual)9/91
Freeview 9HD (virtual)90/80/50
Freeview Nine owned Northern NSW (virtual)8/81
Freeview SCA regional (virtual)5/51
Freeview WIN Griffith NSW/Eastern SA (virtual)5
Freeview Imparja regional (virtual)9/91
TCN Sydney
1051 @ 12094 MHz
(Foxtel Optus D3)
GTV Melbourne
1041 @ 12094 MHz
(Foxtel Optus D3)
QTQ Brisbane
1021 @ 12094 MHz
(Foxtel Optus D3)
Foxtel (virtual)100
VAST (virtual)9 or 8
Foxtel/Optus (virtual)100/209
Streaming media



TCN-9 launched on 16 September 1956. John Godson introduced the station and Bruce Gyngell presented the first programme, This Is Television (so becoming the first person to appear on Australian television). Later that year, GTV-9 in Melbourne commenced transmissions to broadcast the 1956 Summer Olympics, later forming the National Television Network alongside QTQ-9 in Brisbane in 1959 and NWS-9 in Adelaide, the basis of the current Nine Network, in 1959. Before its formation, TCN-9 was then affiliated with HSV-7 (because they were both Australia's first television stations, having been opened in 1956),[8] and GTV-9's sister affiliate was ATN-7. By 1967, the network had begun calling itself the "National Nine Network", and became simply the "Nine Network Australia" in 1988. Before the official conversion to colour on 1 March 1975, it was the first Australian television station to regularly screen programmes in colour with the first program to use it premiering in 1971, the very year NTD-8 in Darwin opened its doors.

In 1967, the New South Wales Rugby Football League grand final became the first football grand final of any code to be televised live in Australia. The Nine Network paid $5,000 (equivalent to $53,828.67 in 2010) for the broadcasting rights.[9]

In the late 1980s, STW-9 Perth, which opened in 1965, became a Nine Network owned-and-operated station when Bond Media purchased the network. However, in 1989, Bond Media sold the Perth-based station to Sunraysia Television for A$95 million, due to the federal cross-media ownership laws which restricted the level of national reach for media owners.[10]

In 2011 GTV 9 Melbourne moved from 22 Bendigo Street, Richmond, to 717 Bourke Street, Docklands. 22 Bendigo Street started out as the Wertheim Piano Factory, then became the Heinz Soup Factory, then GTV9. The building in Bendigo Street still stands, now as luxury apartments.

1977–2006: The golden era

Nine began using the slogan "Let Us Be The One" (based on The Carpenters song, later used by ABC in the United States) in 1977 and became the number-one free-to-air network in Australia; its National Nine News became the most-watched news service. In 1978, Nine switched its slogan to "Still the One" (modelled on the campaign used by ABC in the United States), which lasted until the ratings downfall in January 2006. During the 1980s, Nine's ratings peaked. From 1999 to 2001, the network began losing ground to the Seven network in news and entertainment, but received a boost after the coverage of the 11 September attacks in 2001. The death of CEO Kerry Packer in 2005 triggered more problems for the network. Digital terrestrial television was introduced on 1 January 2001.

2006–2008: Nine loses to Seven

Nine stayed strong throughout 2003–04, winning 77 out of 80 ratings weeks across those two years (with Network Ten claiming the other three weeks),[3] but was hit hard when Seven introduced a new line-up in 2005, though Nine finished ahead of Seven that year. Meanwhile, National Nine News was overtaken by Seven News for the first time ever, while Today was beaten by Seven's fledgling Sunrise program.[11] In 2006, Nine continued on its downward trend, losing most news weeks to Seven News and just winning the year thanks to its coverage of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. To try to revitalise the network in its 50th anniversary, Nine adopted a new, but critically received, logo that removed the nine dots, which had been part of the network's identity since 1970. In May 2007, Nine partially reintroduced the Nine dots, which resulted in the square logo changing into a three-dimensional (3D) cube that rotates, with the dots visible on every second side of the cube.

After a period of declining ratings, David Gyngell returned to the job of chief executive officer in October 2007, succeeding Eddie McGuire.

In 2007, despite several hits, Seven won the whole year by a significant margin. The Seven Network had won 38 weeks, whereas the Nine Network only won two.

The Network expanded into Northern NSW with the acquisition on NBN Television in May 2007. However, NBN was retained as an independent Nine affiliate following the acquisition. Deborah Wright who had been doing various roles for the station was promoted to CEO.

2008–2015: Expanding digital services

In 2008, as part of a major relaunch, the network dropped the blue box, and reinstated its nine dots in its logo, with a 3D look. After losing viewers to Seven News, Nine relaunched its news service as Nine News, which managed to win more weeks over Seven in the first half of 2008. Nine also launched a break-out hit, Underbelly, which attracted over 2.5 million viewers in its first season. Nine tried to attract younger demographics, so while Seven went on to win the ratings year in total people, Nine was rated the number one network in the key 18–49 and 25–54 demographics.

In March 2008, The Nine Network launched a high definition channel called Nine HD on channel 90 until 2010.

In 2009, Nine started relatively strongly due to the top-rating Australian drama Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and the Twenty20 Cricket series until Nine lost the rights in 2018, but could not hold its audience after Network Ten's MasterChef Australia became a hit. Nine became inconsistent with scheduling and removal of programmes. Nine also launched a number of reality shows, including Ladette to Lady, Wipeout Australia, HomeMADE, Australia's Perfect Couple, and The Apprentice Australia, in the hope of achieving the same success other networks had with the genre. All the new formats underperformed in the ratings and did not help the network establish any stable local content. Nine also expanded its news strand with the reintroduction of a late night bulletin (for its owned-and-operated stations), an extended morning bulletin and weekend editions of Today. The flagship 6:00 pm state bulletins continued to fall in the ratings, though its Melbourne bulletin remained competitive, being the only market to win any weeks against Seven News.[12]

In August 2009, Nine launched its own digital multi-channel called GO! on Channel 99, primarily aimed at a younger demographic. The shares from GO! contributed to Nine's weekly shares and allowed it to enjoy several weeks of weekly ratings wins. In September, the network took on a new slogan, "Welcome Home", and revamped its graphic package. With the resurgence of Nine News, growth of Today, stabilisation of 60 Minutes and a new programme line-up consisting of Hey Hey It's Saturday, Underbelly and Sea Patrol, Nine enjoyed more ratings success.

In 2010, Nine obtained the rights to exclusive coverage of the Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks. GO! won the year in digital shares only. On 26 September 2010, Nine launched their third digital channel GEM (an acronym of General Entertainment and Movies) on Channel 90. In 2011, the Nine Network announced a new "Home of Comedy" line-up with comedy shows such as Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and other American sitcoms, along with the launch of a live comedy show Ben Elton Live From Planet Earth, which was cancelled after only three episodes due to low ratings. Nine also brought back This Is Your Life with Eddie McGuire as host, although the series was cancelled after airing four episodes. The Nine Network had success in the ratings in the second half of 2011 with The Block, Underbelly: Razor, and The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. The highly anticipated return of a revamped ninth season of Two and a Half Men proved a huge success for the network, generating 2.3 million viewers and dominating the week as top program.[13] The return of new episodes of the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory was also a huge success for the network, scoring high figures consistently week after week and dominating the evening as top program. Despite this, the Nine Network finished in second place in the ratings again in 2011 on 19.6%, behind the Seven Network (23.1%) and ahead of the Network Ten (15.9%), ABC (12.2%) and SBS (4.6%).[14]

On 24 November 2011, the Nine Network announced the line-up for 2012, with a focus on reality programs, including an Australian version of The Voice, the return of Big Brother, Excess Baggage, and The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.[15] The Nine Network also aired coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. A new morning show, "Mornings", replaced the departure of Kerri-Anne Kennerley's self-titled show, after nine years on air.[15] The program is hosted by Sonia Kruger and David Campbell.

On 26 March 2012, the Nine Network launched Extra, a new channel aimed at delivering home shopping, brand funded, religious, community, educational and multi-cultural programming content created by advertisers.

It was reported on 31 May 2012 that the Australian telecommunications company Telstra and WIN Television Network CEO, Bruce Gordon, are considering making a takeover bid for Nine Entertainment.[16][17] The network currently is trying to fight off administration as it deals with a debt exceeding A$3.3 billion.

It was reported on 3 June 2013 that the Nine Network would immediately purchase Adelaide affiliate NWS-9 from the WIN Corporation as part of a deal to secure international cricket television rights.[18] On 3 July 2013, it was reported that Nine would exercise an option to also buy STW-9 from WIN Corporation.[19] Both purchases have resulted in these stations being, once again, O&O stations of the network for the first time since the 1980s.

As of 10 December 2013, Nine no longer broadcasts on analogue TV and is now only available through digital TV or digital set-top box.

On 27 January 2014, the Nine Network have stopped using the Supertext logo and have switched to their own Closed Captioning logo.

2015–present: A new era in television

On 26 November 2015, Nine relaunched 9HD, an HD simulcast of their primary channel, on channel 90 and launched new lifestyle channel 9Life on channel 94. In addition to the relaunch of 9HD, GEM (renamed 9Gem) was reduced to standard definition and moved to channel 92 and GO! (renamed 9Go!) was moved to channel 93.[20][21] On 16 December 2015, Nine also changed its on-air theme for a continuous design across all of its channels with the Nine News/ branding to remain unchanged. This included a new look for program listings, program advertisements and promos. Additionally in November 2015, Hugh Marks replaced David Gyngell as CEO.

On 27 January 2016, Nine's online catch-up video on demand service 9Jumpin was retired and replaced by 9Now. 9Now offers a range of content larger than 9Jumpin and also offers a live streaming service for Nine's multicast channels. Live streaming for Nine was launched on the same day, with streaming for 9Gem, 9Go! and 9Life launched on 19 May 2016. Following the launch of 9Now, the WIN Corporation, owner of Nine affiliate WIN Television, filed a lawsuit against Nine Entertainment Co., claiming that live streaming into regional areas breaches their affiliation agreement.[22][23] The case was later dismissed on 28 April 2016 with Justice Hammerschlag of the NSW Supreme Court stating that, "I have concluded that live streaming is not broadcasting within the meaning of the PSA (program supply agreement), and that Nine is under no express or implied obligation not to do it."[24][25]

Following their victory in the 9Now court case, Nine Entertainment Co. announced on 29 April 2016 that it had signed a $500 million five year affiliation deal with Southern Cross Austereo, the then-primary regional affiliate of Network Ten. On 1 July 2016, WIN Television lost its Nine affiliate status to Southern Cross, which had Nine's metropolitan branding introduced across its now Nine-branded television assets.[26][27] Nine later secured an affiliate deal with Mildura Digital Television, a joint venture between WIN and Prime Media Group, on 28 June 2016 to supply Nine content to the Mildura and Sunraysia area due to WIN switching affiliation to Network Ten.[28] Nine finalised supply deals with WIN for South Australia and Griffith on 29 June 2016 after long negotiations,[29][30] with a deal for Tasmanian joint venture TDT secured the following day after long negotiations.[31][29][30] A supply deal for Western Australia joint venture West Digital Television was not secured before the 1 July 2016 deadline,[32] but a deal was later finalised on 2 July 2016 with programming resuming that night.[33] Also after 10 years as an independent affiliate, NBN Television was finally folded in to the Nine Network with the NBN logo being retired on air after 54 years. However despite being a Nine O&O, NBN News remains as an independent news bulletin, despite adopting the full Nine News on air look.

In June 2018, it was announced that Nine would enter into a joint venture with Australian News Channel (ANC) to create Your Money, a business news channel that was replaced the Sky News Business Channel on Foxtel channel 601 and also available free-to-air through Nine on channel 95, replacing Extra.[34][35]


Local programs

The Nine Network apart from its News and Current Affairs division, broadcasts a range of entertainment programming of various genre's from Australian and overseas sources. Nine's current Australian programming line-up includes: Getaway, Helloworld, Footy Classified, 100% Footy, RBT, The Block, Millionaire Hot Seat, 20 to 1, True Story with Hamish & Andy, Australian Ninja Warrior, Travel Guides, The Voice Australia, Doctor Doctor and Married at First Sight.

Overseas programs

Current US programming that airs on Nine and its digital multichannels are sourced from Nine's deals Roadshow Entertainment / Warner Bros International Television / Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (long running), Nickelodeon Productions and Viacom International Media Networks (Paramount TV) / Paramount Home Media Distribution (Paramount films), DreamWorks SKG, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sony Pictures Television International / Sony Pictures Animation, 20th Century Fox (selected films only), Metro Goldwyn Mayer International Television, NBCUniversal International Television, Miramax Films, and Disney-ABC International Television / Disney Media Distribution.

The network's flagship overseas programme is the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Other American programs on Nine include Lethal Weapon and Chicago Med. American overseas daytime shows on Nine include The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Extra.

Since 2015 the network has cut ties with Warner Bros. Television, losing the networks rights to Arrow, Mom and 2 Broke Girls, among many others.[36]

Share programs

The network broadcast catalogue movie and television titles of Warner Bros. and Disney are now shared with Seven Network, with Warner Bros. and Disney films and televisions are usually airing on Nine and Seven.

From 2015 onwards, film and television rights with Paramount are now shared with Ten Network, with Paramount films and televisions are usually airing on Nine and Ten. Effective from 2015 onward, Nine revived Nickelodeon and Viacom broadcast rights.

From 2018 onwards, film and television rights with Warner Bros. are now shared with Ten Network and Seven Network, with Warner Bros. films and televisions are usually airing on Nine, Seven, and Ten.

From 2019 onwards, film and television rights with Sony and Touchstone are now shared with Ten Network and Seven Network, with Sony films and televisions are usually airing on Nine, Seven, and Ten.

News and popular affairs


Australian media interviews an Australian army trainer at Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb. 26, 2017
A Nine Network journalist interviewing an Australian soldier in Iraq during 2017
Nine Plaza, Perth - Studio
The set of Nine News Perth

The Nine Network's news service is Nine News (previously National Nine News). For many decades, it was the top-rating news service nationally, but was over taken in the mid 2000s by rival network Seven. Nine regained its news dominance (nationally) at the conclusion of the 2013 ratings year.

Nine produces several news bulletins and programmes, including Today, Today Extra, Weekend Today, Nine News: Early Edition, Nine Morning News, Nine News Now, Nine Afternoon News, Nine News: First at Five, and local nightly editions of Nine News.

The news service also produces A Current Affair which programs every weekday, and 60 Minutes, which programs every Sunday night. During weekday overnights and Sunday mornings, Nine rebroadcasts American television network ABC's news and current affairs programme Good Morning America.

From 2008, major expansion saw Today broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays, too, the weekday version running from 05:30 until 09:00 weekdays, the launch of the Nine Early News, the axing of the Sunday program, National Nine News becoming Nine News after poor ratings, losing to Seven News, Nine Late News was launched then renamed as Nightline and the 11 am bulletin be renamed as Nine's Morning News, running from 11:00 until 12:00 weekdays (now a half-hour news bulletin from 2015 onwards).

Meanwhile, several additions have been made to Nine News teams around the country, as well as the acquisition of more reporters by A Current Affair and also state-based Today reporters (plus a Weekend Today weather presenter).

In 2014, Nine News website moved from its ninemsn website to a brand-only website become 9', which are still in use to this day.

Nine has posted journalists overseas to cover major European stories following the closure of its European bureau in late 2008, with the last European correspondent, James Talia, being redesignated to his former role as a senior Melbourne Nine News journalist. Reporters including Simon Bouda, Allison Langdon, Chloe Bugelly, Eddie Blake, Tim Arvier, and Brett McLeod have all been on projects for Nine News bulletins in Greece, the UK, France, South Africa, Thailand, and the Czech Republic.

Starting in the 1980s, the Eyewitness News theme music (adapted from the film Cool Hand Luke) has been the official Nine News theme. First adopted in the Sydney and Melbourne stations and later in Perth and Adelaide, it is now played nationwide in all 5 O&O stations in their respective newscasts. Only NBN News does not use the theme music.


Channel Nine broadcasts all sporting events under the Wide World of Sports brand. The flagship sports of the brand are cricket until Nine lost the rights in 2018, Australian Open Tennis, National Rugby League (NRL), and formerly Australian Football League (AFL), until Nine lost the rights in 2006, and Super League while it existed. NRL games are broadcast in prime time on Nine in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory and Queensland on Friday nights, however prime time NRL is shown at same time on multichannel 9Gem in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania.

Nine's other popular recurring sporting events include the State of Origin series, Gillette Twenty20 until Nine lost the rights in 2018, Gillette Series Cricket until Nine lost the rights in 2018, and Test cricket until Nine lost the rights in 2018. and formerly the Australian Swimming Championships until Nine lost the rights in 2009. As well as this, the Nine Network also had broadcast rights for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and, in joint partnership with subscription television provider Foxtel, had broadcast rights for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[37]

On 26 May 2010, Nine became the first free-to-air television channel in Australia to broadcast in 3D. The broadcast was the 2010 State of Origin series.

In 2017 Nine's Wide World of Sports became the home of Netball. The network broadcasts 2 Live matches every Saturday Night of the new Suncorp Super Netball league. They also televise every Australian Diamonds Fixture and the Constellation Cup. All netball will be Live on 9Gem.

In 2018, Nine signed the rights to the Australian Open and several other tennis tournament. With the 2019 Australian Open coverage headlined by John McEnroe and Jim Courier.[38]


The Nine Network is simulcast in standard and high definition digital. Nine's core programming is fibre-fed out of GTV Melbourne to its sister stations and affiliates, with TCN Sydney providing national news and current affairs programming. The current affairs programming was originally done at GTV before moving to TCN in 2012. The receiving stations and affiliates then insert their own localised news and advertising which is then broadcast in metropolitan areas and Northern NSW via owned-and-operated stations, including TCN Sydney, GTV Melbourne, QTQ Brisbane, NWS Adelaide, STW Perth, NTD Darwin, and NBN Northern New South Wales. Nine Network programming is also carried into the rest of regional Australia by affiliate networks: Southern Cross-owned Nine Regional and Southern Cross GTS/BKN, and Imparja Television, West Digital Television.Nine is also broadcast via satellite and cable on Foxtel.

In 2013, the Nine Network switched their captioning provider from Red Bee Media to Ai-Media.[39][40]


Nine HD logo 2015
9HD logo (2015–present)

The Nine Network originally launched a high definition simulcast of their main channel on channel 90 on 1 January 2001 alongside the introduction of digital terrestrial television in Australia. The simulcast was relaunched as a breakaway multichannel 9HD on 17 March 2008 but was reverted to a simulcast on 3 August 2009 and was later replaced by GEM (now 9Gem) on 26 September 2010. 9HD was revived as a 1080i HD simulcast of Nine on 26 November 2015 on channel 90, bumping 9Gem to SD on channel 92.[21]


9Now logo
9Now logo

9Now is a video on demand, catch up TV service run by the Nine Network. The service became available on 27 January 2016, replacing Nine's previous service 9Jumpin. 9Now also offers online live streaming for Nine, 9Gem, 9Go! and 9Life.

The Olympic news on Today and Nine News don't broadcast live streaming due to the IOC rights instead it replaces the message board until Olympic news finishes and returning to normal programming.

Logo and identity history

The Nine Network logo, which consists of a numeral "9" beside nine dots arranged in a 3x3 grid, is one of the most recognisable logos in Australia.[41]

In 1997, the dots were changed to spheres. The spheres returned to dots as a new on-air identity package was created by Velvet mediendesign in 2001.[42]

This logo was redesigned by Velvet Mediendesign on New Year's Day 2001, with the introduction of digital TV in Australia and new graphics.[42]

On 1 September 2002, the dots were changed back to spheres from the 1997 logo as well as the numeral becoming 3D for their "7 colours for 7 days" presentation package.

On 30 January 2006, the network and its affiliates relaunched their logos to coincide with Nine's 50th anniversary.

A numeral nine was reworked with a few rounded corners eliminated in process. This logo would use a blue square featuring the numeral altered, which saw the removal of the nine dots again. The graphics package used during that time was designed by Bruce Dunlop Associates.[41]

Later on 15 January 2007 the blue square became solid, and in May they partially relaunched the nine dots, which are visible on every second surface of the box. This logo continued to be used in Perth and Adelaide stations until March 2010, when they reinstated the nine-dots logo.[43]

On 14 January 2008, Nine completely reinstated the nine dots logo, but with a different design. The slogan used with this logo was "we♥TV", which had also been used in December 2007 with the previous logo. This time, the dots are now a bit bigger, like the 1970s logo and the numeral 9 from the previous 2006 logo would continue.

This logo would first be used in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin markets but the logo would not used in both Perth and Adelaide markets, until March 2010, due to being owned by WIN Corporation at the same time.

As a part of a major relaunch, the entire logo became 3D on the same day as part of a short-lived rebrand. The nine dots are represented by translucent 3D discs during that year. The music used throughout the network's ID's and promotions was "Smile"' by The Supernaturals, released in 1997. This logo would only be used in 4 metropolitan markets.

On 1 February 2009, the dots are once again 2D as part of a short-lived rebrand, which lasted until 26 September.

On 27 September, the dots are changed to spheres from the 1997 logo yet again when the network's original slogan "Welcome Home" was launched. It also began to re-use the iconic "Still The One" theme tune in 1992 in one of the ID's. The dots were made smaller, like the previous 2001 logo and in March 2010, the dots were reinstated in both Perth and Adelaide markets.[41]

On 15 April 2012 during the premiere of The Voice, Nine changed its identity to apply the logo in different colours such as blue, red, green, purple, yellow and orange. It is also reminiscent of the 2002 ID package from the 2001 logo, and coincidentally the identity for the network has been launched a decade ago.[44]

Nine (1970)

9 July 1970 – 31 December 2000 (secondary until 29 January 2006)


1 January 2001 – 29 January 2006


30 January 2006 – 13 January 2008


14 January 2008 – present (used as a secondary logo)


27 September 2009 – 15 April 2012

Nine2012 Glossed Logo

15 April 2012 – present

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Further reading

  • Stone, Gerald (2000). Compulsive Viewing: the inside story of Packer's Nine Network. Ringwood, Victoria: Viking. ISBN 0-670-88690-4.
  • Stone, Gerald (2007). Who Killed Channel Nine?: The death of Kerry Packer's mighty dream machine. Sydney Australia: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4050-3815-7.
  • Australia, AdNews (2012). Analysts to Nine lenders: 'Take the deal'. Yaffa Publishing.

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Australia's Got Talent

Australia's Got Talent is an Australian reality television talent show which premiered on 18 February 2007 on the Seven Network. The show is based on the Got Talent series format that originated in the United Kingdom with Simon Cowell. The original judges were Tom Burlinson, Red Symons and Dannii Minogue. Burlinson and Symons did not return for season four and were replaced by Brian McFadden and Kyle Sandilands. Dawn French, Timomatic and Geri Halliwell joined the panel in season seven as replacements for McFadden and Minogue. All four judges from season seven were replaced by Kelly Osbourne, Ian "Dicko" Dickson, Sophie Monk and Eddie Perfect in season eight.

The first season aired at 6:30pm on Sunday nights. After a successful run, the series was given a vote of confidence as Seven moved the show to a more competitive Tuesday night timeslot. The second season aired from 29 April 2008. A third season, which aired on Wednesday nights, began on 4 February 2009. Its sixth season was the final season to be broadcast on Seven. The seventh season moved to the Nine Network and began airing on 11 August 2013. On 4 April 2014, it was announced that Nine had axed Australia's Got Talent due to low ratings. On 8 July 2015, Nine announced that the show would be returning in 2016 for an eighth season. On 1 February 2016, Australia's Got Talent aired for an eighth season on the Nine Network.

In December 2018, Seven announced the series would be returning to their network in 2019 for a ninth season. The ninth season, with Ricki-Lee Coulter as host, will return in a premiere on 14 July 2019.

Australian Ninja Warrior

Australian Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the Japanese television series Sasuke which premiered on 9 July 2017 on the Nine Network.

Australian Survivor

Australian Survivor is an Australian reality game show based on the popular international Survivor format.

Following the basic premise of other international versions of the format, the show features a group of contestants who are marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow contestants until only one remains and is awarded the title of "Sole Australian Survivor" and the grand prize of A$500,000.

The series first aired in 2002 on the Nine Network, who hold the Australian broadcast rights to the American edition. In 2006, a celebrity edition aired on the Seven Network. Both incarnations of the series only lasted one season due to low ratings.In November 2015, the Network Ten, at its network upfronts, announced that it would be reviving the series in 2016. The series commenced airing on 21 August 2016. Unlike its predecessors, the series was renewed by Network Ten for another season to air in 2017.The fifth season premiered 1 August 2018 on Network Ten with the theme "Champions vs. Contenders." The show was renewed for another season in September 2018, with the sixth season to premiere on 24 July 2019.

Eddie McGuire

Edward Joseph McGuire AM (born 29 October 1964) is an Australian radio and television presenter, commentator, journalist, media businessman and sporting president known for his association with Australian rules football (AFL) and the Nine Network and cricket, his media company is JAM TV (Formerly McGuire Media).

McGuire is the current president of the AFL Collingwood Football Club and Melbourne Stars Twenty20 cricket franchise, and the current host of Channel Nine program Millionaire Hot Seat. He is also the host of Triple M Melbourne's breakfast show The Hot Breakfast with Wil Anderson and Luke Darcy, as well as being an Australian rules football commentator for Fox Footy. He also has his own show on the channel, Eddie McGuire Tonight, which is broadcast on Wednesday nights, as well as being a columnist for the Herald Sun. He has worked as a sports journalist, sports broadcaster and game show host. McGuire was the host of the Nine Network's The Footy Show from its original air date in March 1994 until 2006, before returning for a year in 2017. He is currently host of the networks Australian version of game shows Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and 1 vs. 100. He is a former CEO of the Nine Network, resigning on 30 June 2007. He returned to commentating Friday night football in August 2007 when he began a new contract with Melbourne radio station SEN 1116 to commentate one match a round. He is also a director at the Victorian Major Events Company.

Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

The Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, commonly referred to simply as the Gold Logie, is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. It was first awarded at the 2nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards, held in 1960 when the award was originally called Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. It was briefly renamed Best Personality on Australian Television in 2016-2017. For the 2018 ceremony, the award category name was reverted to Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.The winner and nominees of the Gold Logie are chosen by the public through an online voting survey on the TV Week website. Gold Logies were awarded for separate male and female categories in 1962, 1967, 1970, 1971, and between 1974 and 1977. Graham Kennedy and Ray Martin hold the record for the most wins with five awards each. The most represented programs are The Don Lane Show and Blue Heelers

List of longest-running Australian television series

Below is a list of all the longest-running Australian television programs, both past and present, that have been broadcast for a minimum of 6 years or 6 seasons (or both).

All data is updated as of 12 March 2018.

Note: Programs with a shaded background indicate the program is still in production.

List of programs broadcast by Nine Network

The following list of programs are currently broadcast by the Nine Network / 9HD, 9Go!, 9Gem, 9Life and their regional affiliates, including Channel Nine Regional and Imparja as well as catch-up service 9Now, with former programming on WIN Television (1989–2016). Some affiliate stations have alternate schedules and may air programs at different times.

List of programs broadcast by Seven Network

The following list of programs are currently broadcast by the Seven Network / 7HD, 7TWO, 7mate, 7flix and RACING.COM as well as regional affiliates, including Prime7, GWN7 and Channel Seven Regional as well as catch-up services 7plus. Some affiliate stations have alternate schedules and may air programs at different times.

Logie Awards

The Logie Awards (officially the TV Week Logie Awards) is an annual gathering to celebrate Australian television, sponsored and organised by magazine TV Week, with the first ceremony in 1959, known then as the TV Week Awards, the awards are presented in 20 categories representing both public and industry voted awards.

McLeod's Daughters

McLeod's Daughters is an Australian television drama program created by Posie Graeme-Evans and Caroline Stanton. It was produced by Millennium Television and later Southern Star for the Nine Network, premiered on the Nine Network on 8 August 2001, becoming one of the most successful series on Australian television as it was met with critical acclaim. Initially, the series starred Lisa Chappell and Bridie Carter as two main protagonists, with Sonia Todd, Jessica Napier, Rachael Carpani, Aaron Jeffery and Myles Pollard in leading roles. John Jarrett had a recurring role as Killarney station hand and Meg Fountain's love interest, Terry Dodge. Following the third season, the series took a different direction as main cast members began to depart, with a high cast turn-over occurring throughout the remaining years. After eight seasons and 224 episodes, the series was cancelled and the final episode was broadcast on 31 January 2009.

The origins of the series go back to the early 1990s, when Graeme-Evans had the ideas of creating a television series set in rural Australia with women in the leading roles. A television film was produced and aired on 11 May 1996 and was extremely successful and remains the most successful telemovie in Australian history. The series was intended to follow the film soon after but failed to do so when the Nine Network refused to pick it up. It eventually went into production in 2000. The film starred Jack Thompson as Jack McLeod, Kym Wilson as Tess Silverman McLeod and Tammy MacIntosh as Claire McLeod.

The series was an instant success in Australia, averaging at 1.51 million viewers for its first season and continued to achieve high ratings until it peaked during its fourth season, averaging at 1.52 million viewers. Although the series was slowly declining in the popularity, it remained somewhat successful in the ratings. It declined dramatically during its seventh season and eventually it was announced that the series would be cancelled following its eighth season, which only averaged at 0.63 in the ratings. The series was sold internationally via Southern Star to many countries around the world where it has endured enormous success and developed a devoted fan base in the United States, Canada, Ireland and several European countries. It has a moderate success in the United Kingdom. The series has been nominated for forty-one Logie Awards, winning eight in total including Most Popular Actress, Most Popular actor and Most Popular Australian Drama Series. In addition to Logie Award nominations, it has received an APRA Award for its music.

For the entirety of the show's run, the music has been composed by Chris Harriot and Alastair Ford. The soundtrack was written by Graeme-Evans and Harriot, with lead vocals being provided by Australian singer-songwriter, Rebecca Lavelle.

On 6 July 2017, the Nine Network confirmed that they are in talks with Posie Graeme-Evans about a potential reboot of the series.On 6 September 2017, Posie Graeme-Evans announced, "We have a story now, and I think it's a cracker. Just finishing the work we need to do before I talk about the next steps with the Network.

On 23 October 2017, Posie Graeme-Evans announced she had ended negotiations with Nine as there were creative differences for a new series, but hasn’t ruled out potentially crowd-funding her project.

NBN Television

NBN Television is an Australian television station based in Newcastle, Australia. The station was inaugurated on 4 March 1962 as the first regional commercial television station in New South Wales, and has since expanded to 39 transmitters throughout the northern half of New South Wales and parts of South East Queensland, including Tamworth, Tweed Heads, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Hunter Region, Central Coast and the Gold Coast. It is owned and operated by the Nine Network.

The station's call sign, NBN, is an acronym for Newcastle Broadcasting New South Wales. NBN is the only regional station in mainland Australia to produce a one-hour news bulletin seven days a week. Since 2007, it has been owned by Nine's parent company Nine Entertainment Co. (formerly PBL Media), making it a sister station to its metropolitan counterparts. However, following the PBL acquisition, NBN at the time continued to operate as an independent regional affiliate of the main network under the name NBN Television. On 1 July 2016 when Nine switched regional affiliations outside Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, NBN was finally folded into the Nine Network adopting the primary logo with the NBN name retired on air.

Network Ten

Network 10 (commonly known as Channel 10 or simply 10) is an Australian commercial television network. One of five national free-to-air networks, 10's owned-and-operated stations can be found in the state capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, while affiliates extend the network to regional areas of the country. The network is owned by Ten Network Holdings, a subsidiary of CBS Studios International. (formerly Ninemsn) is an Australian news and current events website, owned by ASX-listed company, Nine Entertainment Co. It was originally established as a 50:50 joint venture between Microsoft and PBL Media (now Nine Entertainment Co.) in 1997 as "Ninemsn." Microsoft sold its stake in the venture to Nine Entertainment in 2013 and the company was rebranded as Nine Digital in 2016.[1] The website was rebranded to its current name on 28 June 2016.[2][3]Today is a network of sites including 9News, Nine’s Wide Word of Sports, and 9Honey.

Nine Entertainment Co.

Nine is the largest locally owned Australian media company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). The company merged with Fairfax Media in December 2018, expanding its brands and investments across television, video on demand, print, digital, radio and real estate classifieds. Nine’s assets include the Nine Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review, digital properties such as, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, subscription video platform Stan and majority investments in Domain, Macquarie Radio and CarAdvice.

Sea Patrol

Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The series focused on the ship and the lives of its crew members.

Despite similarities in setting and content, this series is not a follow-on to the 1979 series, Patrol Boat. At the start of the second season, Sea Patrol saw an upgrade from the Fremantle class to a newer Armidale class boat.The first season debuted on 5 July 2007 on the Nine Network, who invested $15 million into the programme.

The second season of Sea Patrol, titled Sea Patrol II: The Coup, aired in 2008, while the third season, Sea Patrol: Red Gold, aired in 2009. The fourth season aired in 2010 in a new 16-episode format, with no main theme or continuous storyline running throughout, unlike the first three seasons.

The fifth season of Sea Patrol, "Damage Control", began airing in 2011 and consisted of 13 episodes. The Nine Network has confirmed that this was to be the final season, due to reliance on government rebates that expire after 65 episodes. Completion of series five brings the total episode count to 68 episodes.

The Voice (Australian TV series)

The Voice is an Australian singing competition television series broadcast on Nine, based on the original The Voice of Holland. The show is hosted by Sonia Kruger, who took over as host during the fifth season, following the departure of Darren McMullen.

Today (Australian TV program)

Today is an Australian breakfast television show, currently hosted by Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight. It has been broadcast live on the Nine Network since 1982. The show airs after Nine News: Early Edition and runs from 5:30am to 9:00am before Today Extra. The show is filmed at the Nine Network studio in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales.

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