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The Voice Moving to Seven in Australia


The Voice Australia has been commissioned for a new season, this time to air on Seven Network.

Seven Network has commissioned The Voice from ITV Studios Australia for a 2021 run, to be hosted by Sonia Kruger. The series will be reimagined “to capture the spirit of the times,” with a new, tighter format adapted for the latest viewing trends.

The Voice Australia had its previous home on Nine.

Seven CEO and Managing Director James Warburton said: “This is a coup for Seven. Adding The Voice to our 2021 program slate is another brick in the wall of our content-led growth strategy of using proven, power formats. The Voice is a television megabrand that will deliver on our promise of more tentpoles, audience growth and consistency across the year. It is a strong performer in BVOD and will give audiences what they want: the world’s best television.”

Director of Programming, Angus Ross, added, “The Voice remains the biggest entertainment show in Australia averaging over 1.5 million viewers each week—delivering on broadcast, demographics and streaming. We jumped at the opportunity to bring this juggernaut into Seven’s 2021 schedule. Our plans to supercharge the format are well underway.”

“We’re accustomed to working with some of the best production studios in the country to deliver refreshed formats that have new life breathed into them,” said Ross added. “We’ve done it with Big Brother and Farmer Wants a Wife this year, and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to responsibly reimagine the format for The Voice 2021. We’ll deliver an established franchise ramped up for newer and bigger audiences, in a lean production format that speaks to modern viewers.”

David Mott, CEO and managing director of ITV Studios Australia, said: “This is truly a significant day. It is the beginning of a new era of The Voice in Australia which is still the biggest entertainment brand globally. Seven did not hesitate in securing the rights when this opportunity came up and we cannot wait to get cracking on the series for 2021….and to welcome Sonia back to the biggest entertainment stage on Australian television.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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