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Nine to revive Australia’s Got Talent in 2016

AGTThe Nine Network has announced it will revive Australia’s Got Talent some 15 months after it axed the talent show.

The move comes as the TV network also confirmed it would also bring back The Voice in 2016.

In a statement Mark Fennessy, Shine Australia CEO, said: “The Voice is a certified global smash which continues to deliver outstanding ratings and a brilliant second-screen experience. Together with our partners at Nine, we’re delighted to commence work even earlier in building on that success in 2016.”

The Voice has performed well this year beating Ten’s Masterchef after the network promised a “refresh” after last year’s finale failed to fire.

At the helm of Australia’s Got Talent for FremantleMedia Australia will be executive producer, Julie Ward. FremantleMedia Australia will be producing AGT in association with her production company, ZigZag TV.

Mumbrella revealed the axing of Australia’s Got Talent last year with the high production costs of the labour intensive competition behind the decision to drop it.

Nine acquired the rights to the show, produced by FremantleMedia, in 2012 after Seven dropped the show due to ratings falling towards the end of its five year run.

FremantleMedia Australia & Asia CEO, Ian Hogg, said in a statement: “Got Talent is a world-class format and Julie is a world-class creative. It’s a powerful combination.”

Nic Christensen

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