Mitchell turns statue (multimedia) - Channel Nine
Day Cricket International, Sydney Cricket Ground -
Man media and communications director, Greg Tingle
(Network Nine, Brisbane)
Fox top 'must-win' NRL rights fight - 21st August
Nine Network has secured its future by nailing down
the NRL broadcast rights in a joint $1 billion deal
announced with Fox Sports.
Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) announced
on Tuesday that Nine and Fox Sports had secured the
NRL free-to-air and pay TV broadcast rights respectively,
in a five-year deal worth $1.025 billion.
chief executive David Gyngell says the deal, in which
incumbents Nine and Fox Sports trumped bids from the
Seven and Ten networks, had been a must-win for Nine
but that the price is "fair and reasonable".
have certainly stepped up and paid as much money as
we could," Mr Gyngell said.
Gyngell also said the deal - the most valuable in
the history of rugby league broadcast rights - would
be revenue positive.
is an exclusive sports rights' deal," he said.
this deal, we are the only free-to-air network to
have exclusive sport at prime-time."
agreement comprises $925 million in cash, of which
$90 million is paid at the start of the 2013 season,
and $100 million in advertising.
will show three free-to-air matches weekly, while
Fox Sports will have five a week on pay channels.
will also have State of Origin games and an evening
rights were last secured by Nine and Fox Sports in
2005 in a $500 million, six-year deal.
Entertainment, owned by private equity firm CVC, has
about $3.6 billion of debt due for refinancing in
2013 and 2014.
buyer Harold Mitchell, executive chairman of Aegis
Media, said Nine had not overpaid and would meet its
share of the $1.025 billion price tag through advertising
volume hasn't been growing but it hasn't been collapsing,"
Mr Mitchell said.
to any network's success will be sports programming
and (Nine) are a stronger network with it than without
secures their future."
Mitchell said the $1 billion deal was a positive sign
for Australia's advertising market, which was in "unbelievably
good shape compared to the rest of the world".
head of equities research Peter Warnes said Nine had
paid a fair price but also had to secure the rugby
league as a key driver of audience numbers.
would Nine be if they lost it? They had to win it,"
Mr Warnes said.
think they've probably paid a fair price.
it been $1.2 billion, it would have been over the
Network had been rumoured to have secured a package
of NRL games ahead of Tuesday's announcement but is
now without either rugby league or AFL, the rights
to which are held by Seven.
Mitchell said the NRL deal "places Ten in a difficult
Voice news media report; Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park,
Sydney, Australia - 12th June 2012
Voice enjoyed a media conference at Hordern Pavilion,
Moore Park, this morning, with Voice coaches and finalists
there to help promote the smash hit TV show, as the
finals approach via Channel Nine.
culling of eight singers from The Voice last night
has set the stage for a controversial finale Channel
Nine's talent comp.
Leahcar, Sarah De Bono, Darren Percival, and Karise
Eden will battle it out in next week's grand final.
one singer per team was permitted to go through and
critics and viewers took to Twitter to complain about
the final line-up.
ruling meant fan favourites on the same team were
Leahcar and Percival battled a virus as well as the
high-pressure nerves, which told in their limited
vocal performances last night.
Charlotte rock god Joel Madden, who had culled Prinnie
Stevens and Layken Heperi, chose Sarah DeBono over
popular lad Ben Hazlewood.
the show's preamble, Madden likened the semi-final
line-up to The X Men: "We all have super powers.
No one is better than anyone else."
final performances will be on Sunday, with each contender
performing one cover and one original song. The winner
revealed on Monday night, no doubt to massive TV ratings,
the likes of which have not been seen by Nine for
years, is the inside word.
contender will perform one cover and one original
the best man or woman win, and hopefully its also
a win for the Australian entertainment industry.
TV Report With Ratings - The Voice leads...
Voice leaped to 2.13 million viewers as the talent
show heads towards to its finale.
figure (based on actual broadcast time - not the preliminary
figure of 2.15 million) is up on last Monday's 1.90
million audience in the capital cities and it appears
the two finales on Sunday and Monday should hit around
three million viewers for Nine.
program gave Nine a 29.6 per cent channel share against
Seven's 21.0 per cent and ABC1's 13.3 per cent, with
its current affairs line-up led by 736,000 viewers
for PM Julia Gillard's appearance on Q&A.
key result for Nine was Tricky Business's performance
into its fifth week. Preliminary figures from OzTAM
demonstrate the Aussie drama rose to 1.091 million
viewers, higher than its launch episode in May. But
the actual figures based on broadcast times show the
drama starring Gigi Edgley averaged 682,000 viewers
with its number rocketed by The Voice's over-run as
"Team Seal" decided its contestant for Sunday
and Monday's finale.
News came in second for the night with 1.55 million
viewers and rare wins over Nine in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Block continued to build for Nine, up to 1.49
million in the 7pm slot, besting Masterchef Australia
(1.08 million), ABC News (1.05 million) and Home and
Away (1.01 million).
continued its awesome run for Seven with 1.218 million
had a stronger Monday night than usual, led by Q&A.
Four Corners was up to 734,000 viewers, Australian
Story 719,000 and Media Watch 712,000, all well up
on their 2012 averages in the 600,000 region.
Sports Monday Night Football match between the Panthers
and Warriors bested the platform, with 278,000 viewers
while 210,000 watched the afternoon AFL match between
Melbourne and Collingwood. Seven's AFL figures were
not yet available for publication.
OVERNIGHT RANKINGS FOR MONDAY JUNE 11, 2012
THE VOICE Nine 2,154,000
SEVEN NEWS 1,549,000
THE BLOCK Nine 1,485,000
TODAY TONIGHT Seven 1,296,000
NINE NEWS 1,279,000
REVENGE Seven 1,218,000
A CURRENT AFFAIR Nine 1,137,000
TRICKY BUSINESS Nine 1,091,000
MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA Ten 1,082,000
ABC NEWS ABC1 1,053,000
HOME AND AWAY Seven 1,006,000
THE FORCE - BEHIND THE LINE Seven 998,000
BORDER SECURITY - AUSTRALIA'S FRONT LINE Seven
TEN NEWS AT FIVE Ten 837,000
BILLY CONNOLLY'S ROUTE 66 SNEAK PEEK Seven 799,000
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or Channel Nine
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Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television
network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North
Shore of Sydney. One of three major free-to-air commercial
networks in Australia, its former slogan "Still
The One" refers to the network's past ratings
success, being the most popular television station
on a national basis since the introduction of television
in Australia. Nationally, the network has consistently
proven itself the most watched television network,
defeated only twice by its main rival, the Seven Network,
in 2000 and 2007.
the first regularly transmitting television station
in Australia, launched on September 16, 1956. John
Godson introduced the station and Bruce Gyngell presented
the first programme, This Is Television and in doing
so becoming the first person to appear on Australian
television. Later that year, GTV-9 in Melbourne began
testing transmissions to telecast the 1956 Summer
Olympics later forming the National Television Network
alongside QTQ-9 in Brisbane and NWS-9 in Adelaide,
the basis of the current Nine Network.
the late 1980s, STW-9 Perth 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 AU$95
million, due to the Federal cross-media ownership
laws, which restricted the level of national reach
for media owners.
The network's Melbourne headquarters on Bendigo Street
in Richmond, Victoria.
The network's Melbourne headquarters on Bendigo Street
in Richmond, Victoria.
television was introduced to all of the network's
owned and operated stations on January 1, 2001 - this
was soon followed by the gradual introduction of widescreen
and high definition programming. Darwin station NTD
was integrated into the network on New Year's Day
2003. Following the rebrand to Nine Darwin, the station
decreased Network Ten programming from their line-up.
January 30, 2006, the network and its affiliate stations
relaunched to coincide with Nine's 50th year of broadcasting.
The decision to relaunch was made by interim CEO Sam
Chisholm and late PBL Deputy Chairman Kerry Packer
early in 2005. The new logo designed by Bruce Dunlop
Associates lacked Nine's distinctive Nine dots, which
had been an Australian television icon since 1970.
The rebranding of Nine also saw National Nine News,
A Current Affair, Today, Nightline, Wide World of
Sports, and Sunday receive new designs.
October 18, 2006 James Packer sold 50% of the network's
parent company PBL Media to CVC Asia-Pacific, in a
deal valued $4.6 billion. PBL Media later purchased
regional network NBN Television, on May 1, 2007 for
an estimated $250 million. A further 25% of PBL Media
was sold to CVC on June 1, 2007 for $515 million,
effectively forgoing control of the day-to-day operations
of the network. On September 27, 2007, PBL Media announced
their intention to start a high definition multichannel,
to be launched in March 2008.
List of programs broadcast by the Nine Network
Nine Network broadcasts a range of programming from
Australian and overseas sources, which include American
television network CBS. Nine's current Australian
programming lineup consists of television shows including;
Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, Getaway, McLeod's
Daughters, Sea Patrol, Missing Persons Unit, Mornings
with Kerri-Anne, Temptation, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,
The Footy Show and What's Good For You?. Australian
content on Channel Nine is predominately comprised
of non-scripted programs.
programming on Nine includes; Gilmore Girls, Close
to Home, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,
CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, ER, Men In Trees, Nip/Tuck,
Survivor, The Closer, Weeds, and Without a Trace.
an attempt to attract advertisers, as they are more
interested in programmes for younger audiences, new
programming will be targeted towards the younger generation
in 2008. Among the new programs in Nine's 2008 line-up
are: Cashmere Mafia, The Return of Jezebel James,
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Pushing Daisies,
Canterbury's Law, New Amsterdam, Big Shots, Chuck
and Aliens in America.
& Current Affairs
National Nine News
Nine Network's news service is called National Nine
News. For decades National Nine News has traditionally
been the top rating news service nationally for Australians,
however the Seven Network has overtaken them in the
past few years. National Nine News produces several
news bulletins and programs including; Today, National
Nine News (morning, afternoon and evening editions,
plus Nightline). As well as this, the news service
also assists in production of; A Current Affair, 60
Minutes, and Sunday. During the early hours of weekdays
and Sunday mornings, Nine rebroadcasts some of American
television network ABC's news and current affairs
programming, including Good Morning America and 20/20.
Nine's Wide World of Sport
Nine broadcasts all sporting events under the Wide
World of Sports brand. The flagship sports of the
brand are National Rugby League, Cricket and formerly
Australian Rules Football until Nine lost the rights
in 2006. NRL games are broadcast in prime time in
New South Wales and Queensland on Friday nights, however
are usually screened after midnight (or not at all)
in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
other popular recurring sporting events include the
Rugby League State of Origin, Telstra Swimming Championships,
British Open, US Golf Open, US Tennis Open, Wimbledon,
Commonwealth Bank Series cricket, and Test cricket.
As well as this, the Nine Network, in joint partnership
with subscription television provider Foxtel, has
broadcast rights for the 2010 Winter Olympics and
the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Nine Network is simulcast in analogue, standard definition
and 1080i high definition. Nine is broadcast in metropolitan
areas via Nine Network owned-and-operated stations,
these include TCN Sydney, GTV Melbourne, QTQ Brisbane,
and NTD Darwin. Nine Network programming is also carried
into other metropolitan areas and regional Australia
by locally-branded affiliate networks and stations,
including NWS Adelaide, STW Perth, WIN Television,
NBN Television, and Imparja Television. (Credit:
local content, by John elder and Tom Reilly - 5th
dumped as Nine scrambles for No. 1 - 12th January
Sydney Morning Herald)
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