Nine was ‘livid’ to lose Logies to Seven amid new deal

Channel Nine bosses are ‘livid’ after losing Logie Awards broadcasting rights to rival Seven in shock ‘$250K deal’

The Australian network wars are ablaze after Seven Network snapped up the broadcasting rights to the TV Week Logie Awards

According to The Daily Telegraph, Nine bosses were ‘livid’ about losing the Logies  following the ceremony’s long-time association with the network. 

Seven announced on Tuesday it had signed a multi-year deal with Are Media, the owners of the Logie Awards, starting in 2023. 

Channel Nine bosses are reportedly 'livid' after losing Logie Awards broadcasting rights to rival Seven in shock '$250K deal'. (Pictured: Hamish Blake at the 2022 Logies)

Channel Nine bosses are reportedly ‘livid’ after losing Logie Awards broadcasting rights to rival Seven in shock ‘$250K deal’. (Pictured: Hamish Blake at the 2022 Logies) 

The deal is said to be worth just $250,000, a drop in the ocean for a major network like Channel Seven. 

The Daily Telegraph has reported that Nine executives felt blindsided by Are Media’s move, as a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ regarding the Logies has long existed between them. 

‘The question of whether a ‘last rights’ offer should have been made to Nine, which had ‘cherished’ the Logies for more than a quarter of a century, remains, though Nine has no plans to take any formal action,’ the report reads. 

The Daily Telegraph has reported that Nine executives felt blindsided by Are Media's move, as a 'gentleman's agreement' regarding the Logies has long existed between them. (Pictured: Simone Holtznagel at the 2022 Logies)

The Daily Telegraph has reported that Nine executives felt blindsided by Are Media’s move, as a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ regarding the Logies has long existed between them. (Pictured: Simone Holtznagel at the 2022 Logies)

Seven will screen the Logies from 2023 to 2027. 

Seven announced on Tuesday it had signed a five year year deal with Are Media. 

‘We are honoured to be partnering with Are Media to bring the Logies to Australia on Channel Seven and 7plus,’ Seven West Media CEO James Warburton said.

Seven announced on Tuesday it had signed a multi-year deal with Are Media, the owners of the Logie Awards. Pictured: Home and Away's Ray Meagher and presenter Sonia Kruger, both Seven talents, holding a Logie Award statuette

Seven announced on Tuesday it had signed a multi-year deal with Are Media, the owners of the Logie Awards. Pictured: Home and Away’s Ray Meagher and presenter Sonia Kruger, both Seven talents, holding a Logie Award statuette

‘It’s early days but we have big, exciting plans for the awards in 2023 and beyond.’  

Jane Huxley, the CEO of Are Media, said:’The TV Week Logie Awards has become the most anticipated event of the year for the television industry as we celebrate the most popular stars and shows on our screens.

‘We are delighted to continue our long-standing association with the awards and equally pleased to welcome the Seven Network as the Logies’ Official Broadcast Partner.’

The Logies had been an institution at Nine for six decades and many of its stars, including the late Bert Newton, were strongly linked to the event. Pictured: Erin McNaught at the 2022 Logies

The Logies had been an institution at Nine for six decades and many of its stars, including the late Bert Newton, were strongly linked to the event. Pictured: Erin McNaught at the 2022 Logies 

The 63rd Logie Awards will be broadcasted on Seven and 7Plus next year on June 18.   

The Logies had been an institution at Nine for six decades and many of its stars, including the late Bert Newton, were strongly linked to the event.

It was also a consistent ratings winner for the network, with 885,000 metro viewers tuning in to see Lego Masters host Hamish Blake collect the Gold Logie this year. 

The news comes after Are Media announced in February it was handing over day-to-day operations of the Logies to Sydney-based events company Rizer.

Are Media announced in February it will maintain ownership of the awards ceremony, but Sydney-based event company Rizer will independently handle day-to-day operations. Pictured: John Wayne and Burt Newton at the 1975 Logies

The news comes after Are Media announced in February it was handing over day-to-day operations of the Logies to Sydney-based events company Rizer. (Pictured: John Wayne and Burt Newton at the 1975 Logie Awards)

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