Nine programming boss Nick Evans to depart

One of Nine’s most senior heads of programming is to leave to look for “new challenges”, the network has announced.

Nick Evans, director of production and programming at Nine’s Melbourne operation, will leave next month. The network said he had decided to resign.  

An announcement from Nine said: “After nine successful years, most recently as Melbourne’s Director of Production and Programming, Nick Evans has decided to resign his position, effective Friday, June 10, 2011, in order to pursue new opportunities.”

The statement quoted Jeffrey Browne, MD of Nine Network as saying of Evans: He is a genuine and widely acknowledged expert in the production and programming areas, as well as being an accomplished television executive. I wish Nick every success in an undoubtedly bright future.”

The statement also quoted Evans as saying: “It has been a privilege to have been part of the Nine family and that makes leaving a difficult decision. However, after nine years, my time has come to look for some new challenges.”

Nine has had a poor start to the 2011 ratings year, with established shows such as Top Gear and Two And A Half Men declining, while new hopes based in Melbourne such as Million Dollar Drop and Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth have failed to find audiences.


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