Global syndication comes closer for Hamish and Andy

HaHamish_Andy_Absolute_radio_mumbrellamish and Andy’s push for world domination is continuing with the pair featuring in a series of Sunday night shows on UK commercial station Absolute Radio.

As Mumbrella reported, the announcement comes days after the pair appeared on BBC1’s Graham Norton Show. The episode, which went out at 10.35pm, pulled in 2.2m viewers, winning its time slot.

The pair – Hamish Blake and Andy Lee – have been in the UK as part of their latest Caravan of Courage tour.  

Speculation has also been mounting that the drivetime presenters may move to doing more television when their Austereo contract expires. Ten programming boss David Mott has made no secret of his admiration for their ratings-friendly presence.

But a further option for the pair would be to build up their global syndication. As well the Austereo network, Hamish & Andy are syndicated across 37 regional stations in Australia and the show is also heard in the UAE on Dubai 92 and in New Zealand.

Their Caravan of Courage 4 content will feature in the Absolute Radio Network specials.

Dave Cameron, head of the Today Network said: “Austereo has created a very exciting opportunity for Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage 4 radio content, to be re-purposed for a UK audience on Absolute Radio. Over the last 12 months we’ve been building versions of the Hamish & Andy show for other international markets. The U.K. broadcast is the next step towards getting their show known and loved globally.”


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