Wimbledon 2022 starts Monday on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport

Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, starts Monday, June 27, LIVE and FREE on Channel 9 and 9Now.

Our exclusive coverage of the 135th Wimbledon tournament commences at 7.30pm on 9Gem. Every match will be available to stream ad-break free, live and on demand on Stan Sport, and can also catch up on all the action with replays, mini matches and highlights.

Todd Woodbridge, Sam Groth, Jelena Dokic and Brett Phillips will provide expert commentary hosted by Roz Kelly, with Tony Jones on the ground at Wimbledon.

The grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London will host an all-star lineup headlined by world No.1 and defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who is unbeaten in Grand Slams this year.

Leading the Australian charge is Alex de Minaur, currently ranked 22 in the world, alongside lightning rod Nick Kyrgios who is sure to give a box-office worthy performance, crowd favourite Thanasi Kokkinakis and young gun Alexei Popyrin.

The ever-entertaining duo of Kyrgios and Kokkinakis will get back together again to compete in the Men’s Doubles, their first since winning the Australian Open earlier this year in thrilling fashion.

Last year’s 2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berretini, Greece’s Stefano Tsitsipas and current world No.7, plus 19-year old Carlos Alcaraz, a quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, will round out the top of the men’s competition.

In an exciting announcement for the women’s draw, tennis legend Serena Williams will be playing for her 24th individual Grand Slam title. She will be up against world No.1 Iga Świątek, in hot form to claim her first Wimbledon title after winning Roland Garros for the second time.

Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović, our highest ranked female player, will also be one to watch after making the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year.

WIMBLEDON BROADCAST SCHEDULE

DATETIMES (AEST)CHANNELSTREAMING
Day 1 – Monday, June 277.30pmChannel 9 & 9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 287.30pmChannel 9 & 9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 3 – Wednesday, June 297.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 4 – Thursday, June 307.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 5 – Friday, July 17.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 6 – Saturday, July 27.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 7 – Sunday, July 37.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 8 – Monday, July 4 7.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 9 – Tuesday, July 5 9.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 10 – Wednesday, July 69.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 11 – Thursday, July 7 10.00pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 12 – Friday, July 8 10.00pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 13 – Saturday, July 9 10.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport
Day 14 – Sunday, July 1010.30pm9Gem9Now & Stan Sport

STARTS MONDAY, JUNE 27, AT 7.30PM ON 9GEM
STREAMING LIVE AND AD-BREAK FREE ON STAN SPORT

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Celebrate with TODAY! Australia’s longest running breakfast show turns 40

Long before the internet was invented, when you could purchase an Aussie family home for just over $50,000, and the average price of petrol was 59 cents a litre, came the launch of what is now Australia’s longest running breakfast news program, the TODAY Show.

It was lights, camera, action back in 1982 on June 28, when the show was broadcast for the first time. To celebrate the marvellous milestone of 40 years on air, TODAY will have a huge week of celebrations from Monday.

Next week we look back on 40 years of TODAY, from the show’s first hosts, Steve Liebmann and Sue Kellaway, to the present day. The team will be revisiting four decades of major news events, the biggest celebrity guests, the great road shows around Australia and the world, the wild viral moments, the great Aussie characters we’ve met along the way – and of course, those doozy host bloopers.

On Friday, July 1, there will be a special broadcast featuring guest appearances from the program’s former hosts, with viewers invited to Channel 9’s North Sydney studio to celebrate the landmark anniversary LIVE with the TODAY team.

Karl Stefanovic said: “I’m very much looking forward to celebrating 40 years of the TODAY Show. It’s a great honour and privilege to host this program, which has been part of Australians’ lives for four decades now. It’s an incredible achievement, and right from the beginning it set the pace for the national agenda.

“We can’t wait to bring you some of the great highlights, reintroduce you to some of the remarkable people we have had on the show, and bring the hosts back to see what they look like now. It’s going to be absolutely terrific, with a big bunch of surprises along the way.”

Allison Langdon said: “Yes, it’s an absolute privilege to be part of the 40th anniversary celebrations. Having been with the show for three years, I have so much respect for all the amazing people who have sat in this chair before me over the years.

“It’s an honour to be able to look back and acknowledge the incredible, rich history of the show, the stories and the guests who have told them, and to reminisce in a walk down that memory lane of fashions and hairstyles that have come and gone over the years. Here’s to another 40 years of TODAY!”

To celebrate with TODAY and be part of the live audience, register your details HERE.

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Jane McLaren
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Thursday, June 23, 2022

State of Origin 2 heads up rep round this week on Channel 9HD

ORIGIN II EXCLUSIVELY LIVE AND FREE – SUNDAY 7.00PM

WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN – FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AND FREE

PACIFIC INTERNATIONALS – SATURDAY

AVAILABLE ON CHANNEL 9 AND TO STREAM ON 9NOW

Four huge days of representative footy on the 9Network will culminate in the second game of the most electrifying series in recent memory when State of Origin II is broadcast Exclusively Live and Free on Channel 9HD and 9Now from Sunday, June 26, at 7.00pm AEST.

The New South Wales Blues are out to level the series at Optus Stadium in Perth after being out-muscled in Sydney by the Queensland Maroons in the opening game of the series.

Hosted by James Bracey, the Wide World of Sports commentary team for Origin II features a lineup of rugby league greats, with Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Phil Gould, Paul Vautin, Paul Gallen and Darren Lockyer all on hand to dissect every moment of the action, and Mat Thompson calling the game live, flanked by Johns and Smith.

In the heat of battle, Wide World of Sports will cross live during play to both Origin coaches, Billy Slater and Brad Fittler, for their view on the progress of their teams.

Danika Mason will deliver all the breaking news from the sideline alongside Gallen, and Allana Ferguson will join the panel in Perth.

9Now will stream the game live with the most comprehensive coverage, featuring four additional streams to choose from:
– Coaches Cam – A split-screen of NSW coach Brad Fittler and QLD coach Billy Slater
– Player Cam NSW – Nathan Cleary
– Player Cam QLD – Cameron Munster
– Spidercam – An eagle-eye view of play to take you even closer to the action

You can also catch up with all the best bits of Origin II in the 20-minute breakdown on 9Now mini-match.

Plus, in the pre-game coverage, viewers will go behind the scenes like never before, seeing how Karl Stefanovic joined the winning Maroons team and Ben Fordham followed the Blues in Sydney on game day in Origin I.

On Thursday night, the rep round extravaganza begins with the Women’s Under 19 State of Origin match from 5.30pm on 9GemHD, followed by the Men’s Under 19 State of Origin from 7.30pm on Channel 9HD, both at one of rugby league’s most famous grounds: Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.

Then the stand-alone spectacle of Women’s State of Origin 2022 shines on Friday night when NSW captain Kezie Apps aims her backline strike weapons Isabelle Kelly and Jessica Sergis at the reigning champion Queensland Maroons captained by Ali Brigginshaw.

On Saturday, all the power and passion of the finest rugby league talent in the Pacific Islands will be on display in four back-to-back test matches, including the return of the highly emotive New Zealand vs Tonga fixture.

BROADCAST TIMES – REPRESENTATIVE ROUND
AMPOL STATE OF ORIGIN II – NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND 
Sunday, June 26 – Exclusively Live and Free from Optus Stadium, Perth

Sydney 7.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 7.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 7.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 6.30pm LIVE on 9GemHD, 7.00pm on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 5.00pm LIVE on 9GemHD, 5.30pm on Channel 9HD and 9Now

PACIFIC INTERNATIONALS
Saturday, June 25 – Live and Free

Women’s Intl NZ vs Tonga 1.00pm Channel 9HD* and 9Now
NZ vs Tonga 3.20pm Channel 9HD* and 9Now
Samoa vs Cook Islands 5.30pm 9GemHD and 9Now
Papua New Guinea vs Fiji 7.30pm Channel 9HD* and 9Now
*All games shown in 9GemHD in Melbourne

UNDER 19 ORIGIN – NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND
Thursday, June 23 – Live and Free from Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Sydney 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 7.30pm LIVE on 9GemHD and 9Now
Adelaide 7.00pm LIVE on 9GemHD and 9Now
Perth 5.30pm LIVE on 9GemHD and 9Now

Under 19 Women’s State of Origin is Live on 9GEMHD from 5.30pm AEST.

ORIGIN II GAME DAY BUILD-UP ON CHANNEL 9

WEEKEND TODAY – Live from 8.00am AEST. Charles Croucher is live from Optus Stadium, Perth with special guests from both teams and Channel 9’s expert commentators.
 
SPORTS SUNDAY – Live from 10.00am AEST. Roz Kelly is joined by Mark Taylor for an update on all the latest news from the week in sport from around the globe. Queensland’s most capped Origin player, Cameron Smith, joins the show from Perth.
 
SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW: ORIGIN II SPECIAL – Live from 11.00am AEST.
Host Emma Lawrence is joined by former NSW Women’s captain Ruan Sims, former Maroon Sam Thaiday and Chief Sports Writer of The Sydney Morning HeraldAndrew Webster. The panel will also cross to Johnathan Thurston inside Maroons camp in Perth.
 
9NEWS – Sydney, Brisbane and Perth’s 9News bulletins on Sunday will go live from Optus Stadium with all the latest news.

WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS DIGITAL – Available on 9Now and YouTube

Watch Six Tackles with Gus – Phil Gould and Mat Thompson preview State of Origin II and Rep Round
Immortal Behaviour – Origin Special with Andrew Johns and Danika Mason

IMMORTAL BEHAVIOUR – The eighth rugby league Immortal, Andrew Johns, previews Origin II in his unique fashion alongside Danika Mason.

QUEENSLANDER – The Sunshine State’s favourite sons, Wally “The King” Lewis and Darren Lockyer, give their Maroon-coloured preview of how the Queenslanders are shaping up for Origin II.

WWOS.NINE.COM.AU It’s the #1 online destination for all your Origin news content.
– Live blog featuring video highlights and analysis from Channel 9’s Origin commentator
– A comprehensive Match Centre, featuring video highlights, scores and stats
– The Mole’s no-holds-barred Player Ratings
– Match reports and analysis capturing all the big moments of the game

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Benji Marshall crowned 2022 Celebrity Apprentice Australia winner

RECORD-BREAKING TOTALS RAISED FOR CHARITY

Rugby league legend Benji Marshall was tonight awarded the title of Celebrity Apprentice 2022, defeating Darren McMullen in the finale of Celebrity Apprentice Australia.

Both contestants went toe to toe showcasing their skills, wit, and network of contacts in an unforgettable finale as well as raising record-breaking totals throughout the season.

Marshall held a kids concert at Leichhardt Oval with The Wiggles and other acts, inspiring kids to “dream big”, while McMullen took a different approach by hosting a magical extravaganza auction night on Cockatoo Island for his charity, Feel The Magic.

Throughout the season, Darren McMullen raised a record-breaking grand total of more than $552,000 for Feel The Magic, the only charity in Australia providing support and grief education programs for kids aged up to the age of 17 who have lost a parent, guardian, or sibling. 

In the first episode, he also spearheaded a project that raised the most money in Celebrity Apprentice Australia history, $600,000. He then allowed his fellow celebrity project manager, Turia Pitt, to keep her share of it ($235,000) for her charity, Interplast Australia.

However, the winner of Celebrity Apprentice Australia came down to who raised the most money in the last challenge. With Darren raising $152,000 and Benji raising over $300,000, it was Benji who nailed it and took out the title.

Benji’s overall fundraising total of $487,000 will help Souths Cares, a charity built upon the Rabbitohs’ long and proud history of supporting disadvantaged, marginalised and indigenous youth and families, with a specific focus on education, training, health and employment.

Benji said: “I’m so happy to have been able to raise such a great amount of money for Souths Cares. It will go a long way to supporting the youth and communities in Redfern and contributing to the outstanding work of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, which is something very close to my heart.

“This has been a life-changing experience, and Darren was a deserving finalist. Becoming very close friends, I’m glad he and I, as well as all the other celebrities, were able to do so much to support our chosen charities.”

All celebrities are commended for their efforts throughout the season in raising money for their respective charities.

Celebrity Apprentice Australia was produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia for the 9Network, based on the format created by United Artists Media Group distributed by MGM International Television Distribution Inc.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Grown Up Love on Channel 9

A BRAND NEW HEARTFELT DATING SHOW LIKE NO OTHER IS COMING TO CHANNEL 9

Parents of Australia, brace yourselves! Channel 9 today unveiled a brand new, unique and raw dating series bringing hopeful single parents together in the quest for love.

Grown Up Love sees parents ready to find “the one” second time around and re-enter the daunting modern dating world.

Hosted by, radio and television presenter Kate Langbroek, in this fun and heartfelt series a group of brave parents come together in the hope of making a genuine, lasting connection that could ultimately lead to true love.

Divorced or widowed, these single parents have had their hearts broken, been the heartbreakers, lost the love of their lives, or maybe never even known true love. And now they are ready to find their dating confidence again, jumping in the deep end at a stunning private retreat where they will have to navigate all the pitfalls of trying to establish a new relationship.

From touching, major breakthroughs to shocking confessions, the parents lay it all on the line at the retreat, where the experience shines a whole new light on their lives and delivers some unexpected twists that could dramatically shape their romantic journey in game-changing ways.

Grown Up Love is produced by ITV Studios Australia for Channel 9.

For further information:
Amanda Poulos
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Monday, June 20, 2022

A New Ninja World Young Guns vs Legends

In 2022 Australian Ninja Warrior is back with the toughest course we’ve ever constructed and a new crop of fast, light fearless Ninjas, this time competing with our Legends on the same course – head to head – when one of the most entertaining programs on TV, Ninja returns Monday, June 27, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.

And in an exciting development for season six of the turbo-charged program, this year we welcome an all new presenting line-up. Four-time grand slam champion tennis legend – Ninja obsessed Jim Courier will saddle up alongside Nine’s Leila McKinnon on hosting duties. While national radio superstars from KIIS FM, Will and Woody, will inject their unique brand of humour as they make their debut as sideline commentators on a show they’ve always loved.

This year for the very first time, athletes aged 16 and 17 have been allowed to enter the competition as we welcome the Attack of the Teens. These fresh-faced rookies – who have watched Ninja all their lives – are light, fast and fearless and finally get to take on their heroes and live out their dreams of attempting the daunting Mt Midoriyama.

Our teens will face off with a battle-hardened field of fan favourites, including last year’s furthest fastest Ninja, Zak Stolz, alongside Ashlin Herbert, Ben Polson, Olivia Vivian and Fred Dorrington.

The intensity doubles in the semi-finals where, in a world first, Ninjas will race side-by-side in a sudden-death showdown. The winners of the showdowns get a ticket straight to the Grand Final, while the losers are knocked out of the competition.

2022 also sees the introduction of a raft of demanding new obstacles, including the terrifying Power Pool which replaces the Power Tower. Competing on the Power Pool course, the four “furthest fastest” Ninjas each night of the heats will go head-to-head on obstacles high above the water with a five-metre drop – the largest drop in Australian Ninja Warrior history. The winner of the Power Pool course that night earns the right to choose who he or she will be competing against in the semi-final.

Then the excitement amps up to 11 in the Grand Final, with Ninjas in dual lanes striving to go one step closer to the almighty Mt Midoriyama, which this year features a 20-metre rope climb to reach the summit.

The competitor who goes furthest on the Grand Final course in the fastest time will be declared the Season 6 winner and take home $100,000. However, conquering Mt Midoriyama in the fastest time will earn the winner an additional $100,000, for total prizemoney of $200,000 and the official title of Australia’s Ninja Warrior.

Plus this series will see ten Australian celebrities tackle the world’s toughest obstacle course for charity. Sport stars, actors and TV presenters will battle it out on the brutal Ninja circuit to win bragging rights and $10,000 for their chosen charity.

Australian Ninja Warrior is produced on behalf of the Nine Network by Endemol Shine Australia, a Banijay Company based on Sasuke from Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.

For more information please contact:
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Millennials set to defy the economic roller coaster and build their wealth

NEW RESEARCH FINDS YOUNG PEOPLE WHO CAN’T GET ON PROPERTY LADDER ARE FINDING NEWS WAYS TO INVEST

As the cost of living crisis deepens amid rising interest rates and an uncertain economic outlook, only 14% of Australians under the age of 40 feel “extremely confident” about their financial skills, new research by Nine and The Lab has revealed.

To be unveiled at Nine’s State of the Nation Finance virtual event today, the research reveals that despite Australians aged 18-39 consuming more content and information about money and business than ever, fewer people now feel extremely confident than in 2021, when the figure was 20%. But in an era where housing affordability has been at an all-time low, the research uncovers how a new generation of investors is building wealth like never before.

The research examines consumer insights around finance and investing, using a range of methods, including partnering with The Lab in interviews and social listening, and quantitative research via Nine’s own cross-platform audience panel, Consumer Pulse, with the aim to help chart a path for brands and marketers.

With the study focusing on entrepreneurially minded Australians aged 18-39, the research found that despite the current turbulent economic times, after more than two years of pandemic-fuelled savings and out-of-reach house prices, this generation is keen to find non-traditional ways to build wealth and is set to invest differently from previous generations. This is having a huge impact on what is expected of brands in this area.

Household wealth is on the rise, with Australia on the cusp of the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in its history as inheritance payouts start to balloon. Over the next 20 years, millennials are predicted to inherit $3.5 trillion – an average of $320,000 each – with the traditional methods of building wealth and sourcing information on investing becoming more complex. 

“There is a new wave of wealth on the horizon, and banks and financial service providers need to be prepared,” said Toby Boon, Director of Strategy & Insights, Powered by Nine. 

“Our research focuses on four key areas that define how this cohort of younger, entrepreneurially minded Australians consume content and manage their money – investments, debt, aspirations and learning. Each of those areas offers new opportunities for both established and emerging financial services brands.”

Just like other aspects of their lives, younger investors are consuming information from non-traditional sources, including podcasts and social media, with 28% of 18-39s following a “finfluencer”. Podcasts are fast becoming a powerful tool for brands, with 72% listening to business and money podcasting.

“The most effective finfluencers have built their following by breaking down complex financial matters and making people feel more in control of their money,” according to Boon. “Brands can borrow their tactics to simplify personal finance and make investment more accessible. Podcasts, newsletters and social channels all lend themselves to that approach.”

The State of the Nation Finance event, which will be presented by Toby Boon, will see a panel of key industry players sharing their thoughts and insights into the research. It features Balaji Gopal, Head of Personal Investor, Vanguard Australia; Sarah Adams, Group Executive Strategy, Reputation & Corporate Affairs, AustralianSuper; Brendan Doggett, Country Manager, Sharesies Australia; Jess Irvine, Senior Economics Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age; and Aleks Vickovich, Wealth Editor, The Australian Financial Review.

While there is a deep level of scepticism for the unregulated cryptocurrency market, 92% of younger investors believe it’s important to be ambitious. But they define success by more than financial gain, with 75% prepared to move their money out of financial institutions that aren’t aligned with their values.

“Millennials and Gen Z are more likely to support brands that align with their values,” said Boon. “And that applies to personal finance as much as it does to other aspects of their lives.”

The research highlights the way brands and marketers can best engage with a new era of wealth creation, recognising that young investors are deeply passionate, want easily accessible information, are less risk averse, and want brands to act ethically. 

CATCH UP ON THE FULL EVENT HERE

For more information:
Adrian Motte
Senior Communications Manager – Trade & Publishing
amotte@nine.com.au

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Nine signs on for Swimming World Championships

LIVE AND FREE ON 9GEM, EVERY EVENT LIVE ON 9NOW

Nine’s Wide World of Sports will dive in to broadcast the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, exclusively Live and Free on 9Gem and 9Now from Saturday, June 18.

In the swimming titles across eight days from June 18-25, the Australian charge will be led by Kaylee McKeown, Shayna Jack, Madison Wilson and Abbey Harkin in the women’s events.

In the men’s races, Kyle Chalmers, Zac Stubblety-Cook, Mack Horton and Mitch Larkin will provide Australia’s best gold medal chances, before our relay teams hit the water.

The greatest female distance swimmer of all time, Katie Ledecky, will be out to halt an Australian gold medal haul along with her American counterpart Caeleb Dressel, England’s Adam Peaty and Hungary’s Kristof Milak.

Making the announcement live on Sports Sunday this morning, dual Olympic gold medalist swimmer Bronte Campbell said: “We’re sending a ripping Aussie team to Budapest and I can’t wait to see how they perform against the best in the world. Our Men’s team is in great form and our Women will lead from the front as they have in all the major tournaments. I’ll be feeling jealous watching them race but cheering my loudest along with the rest of the Australia.”    

Diving, water polo, artistic swimming and open water swimming will make up the Wide World of Sports coverage of every event from Budapest, running until July 4, and all available to live stream on 9Now.

SWIMMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Day 1 – Sat, June 18 7.15pm 9Gem and 9Now
Day 2 – Sun, June 19 5.00pm 9Gem and 9Now
Day 3 – Mon, June 20 5.00pm 9Gem and 9Now
Day 4 – Tues, June 21 5.00pm 9Gem and 9Now
Day 5 – Wed, June 22 5.00pm 9Gem and 9Now
Day 6 – Thurs, June 23 5.00pm 9Gem, 9Go and 9Now
Day 7 – Fri, June 24 5.00pm 9Gem and 9Now
Day 8 – Sat, June 25 5.00pm 9Gem, 9Go and 9Now

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Sunday, 12 June, 2022

The Logies are back on Channel 9

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, AT 7.00PM ON CHANNEL 9 AND 9NOW

The Logies, the most anticipated event on the Australian television calendar, is back on Channel 9 and 9Now on Sunday, June 19, after a two-year hiatus.

Broadcast LIVE from 7.00pm on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards will once again bring Australia’s biggest TV stars together for an epic night of celebration, glitz and glamour.

Leila McKinnon, David Campbell and Renee Bargh get things started on the red carpet, giving viewers front-row access to the very best (and worst) frocks and fashion, as the stars arrive at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre within The Star Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct – a brand new location.

From 7.30pm, the official TV WEEK Logie Awards begin, with 25 Logies to be awarded, including the new Silver Logie for Most Popular Australian Actor or Actress in an International Program. From this year, the Most Popular Presenter Logie will be known as the Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter, recognising the late Bert Newton as Australia’s ultimate TV presenter. 

One of Australia’s most well-known comedians, Tony Martin also returns as the voice of the Logies, and popular TV personalities across all networks will form a stellar lineup of presenters, including:

Mel B, Hamish & Andy, Melissa Leong, Karl Stefanovic, Julia Morris, Tom Gleeson, Amanda Keller, Dr Chris Brown, Dave Hughes, Osher Gunsberg, Leigh Sales, Ada Nicodemou, Waleed Aly, Tony Armstrong, Jeremy Fernandez, Emma Watkins, Tim Minchin, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Dylan Alcott, Claudia Karvan, Leah Purcell, Chrissie Swan, Lincoln Younes, Allison Langdon, Christie Whelan-Browne, Sophie Monk, Rodger Corser, Kumi Taguchi, Sarah Abo, Patti Newton, Rove McManus, David Speers, Eddie Perfect, Richard Wilkins, Daniel MacPherson and Larry Emdur

The nation’s biggest party commands some special international and Australian artists, who will join forces for a live performance extravaganza. 

Multi-platinum-award singer Calum Scott will captivate audiences with his dazzling voice, performing new songs from his upcoming album, Bridges

The heart and soul of Australian rock ’n’ roll, Jimmy Barnes, will be joined by his 12-piece band and a very special guest to mark 30 years since the release of his 10-times platinum album, Soul Deep.

Taking things up a gear will be one of Australia’s most successful artists, Jess Mauboy, hitting the high notes with her classics and the first TV performance of her new single, Automatic

The party extends outside of the ballroom at the new TV WEEK Logies Live Site, where fans can mingle with the stars of Married at First SightTravel Guides and The Block, and enjoy live performances from The Rogue Traders, Lachie Gill, Gaudion and Sofia Isella and Lionette

Australia will find out who the most popular television programs and personalities were over the past year from Sunday, June 19, at 7.00pm on Channel 9 and 9Now. Fans can vote now for their favourite star at tvweeklogiesvote.com.

Then, from 5.30am Monday, June 20, the TODAY Show and TODAY EXTRA will broadcast live from Broadbeach’s Kurrawa Surf Club, with exclusive gossip on what went down after the cameras stopped rolling. Both programs will have exclusive access to the big winners and all the behind-the-scenes action from the most glamorous night on Australian television.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Nine names huge lineup of partners for State of Origin series

Nine’s Wide World of Sports has revealed its strongest ever partner lineup to kick off the 2022 State of Origin series tonight.

Existing and new partners are playing a part in television’s greatest sporting contest and leveraging the unrivalled opportunity that Nine’s ecosystem offers across Total TV, Total Publishing and Total Audio.

Nine’s partners for one of the most anticipated Origin series in years are Harvey Norman, Telstra, Sportsbet, McDonald’s, Menulog, Stan, Isuzu and UPI.

Nine’s Director of Sales – Sport, Matt Granger, said Origin, the supreme sporting contest, provides an unrivalled opportunity for marketers to reach an engaged sporting audience.

“The State of Origin series is the most powerful exclusive-reach platform for brands on Australia’s sporting calendar,” said Granger. “In 2022, we see our returning and new partner brands further investing in Nine’s NRL storytelling ecosystem across Total TV, Total Audio and Total Publishing.”

“By leveraging our full suite of assets, they can connect their message to a passionate audience when their attention is at the highest.”

Nine’s Head of Content Partnerships – Sport, Anne Gruber, said this year’s coverage of the three-match State of Origin series continues to evolve and will push the boundaries for brands even further.

“Tonight we will launch innovative ‘look and feel’ graphics which enable deeper and more sophisticated integrations for our partners,” Gruber said.

“With more than 60 cameras, 140 broadcast crew and unprecedented access to key talent including both Origin coaches, fans will be provided with unrivalled access to exclusive content throughout Nine’s coverage.

“9Now viewers can also enjoy four additional streams that include Spidercam as well as the dedicated Coach and Player Cams, plus the new 20-minute breakdown, 9Now mini-match, which is available for catch-up after the final whistle.

“Nine’s build-up and anticipation for the 2022 series has never been greater, buoyed by the hugely popular Stories of Origin podcast which showcases stories of mateship, pain and triumph from Origin greats.”

State of Origin I will be broadcast tonight exclusively on Channel 9 and 9Now from 7.00pm AEST.

For more information:
Adrian Motte
Senior Communications Manager – Trade & Publishing
amotte@nine.com.au

Wednesday, June 8, 2022