New Commissions for WTFN


Bondi Vet producer WTFN Group, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is producing more than 80 episodes of factual programming this year.

Since 2003, WTFN has produced 1,461 hours of original programming, averaging 73 hours per year. The company is adding three more shows to its list of credits: a crime series and a factual series for Seven Network, and a new vet series that will be a co-production with an international broadcaster.

Greenlights for 2023 include returning seasons of some of its most popular titles, such as Paramedics, Emergency, Bondi Vet and Space Invaders, as well as a recommission for one of its newest series, First on Scene.

In the past two decades, WTFN has developed and produced 76 original programs for networks in Australia and abroad. Of those 76 shows, 18 have run for three series or more.

“That’s a fact WTFN is very proud of,” said WTFN CEO Daryl Talbot. “Returnable series are the lifeblood of independent production companies. Getting a show commissioned is always challenging, but the bigger challenge is producing a quality program that connects with viewers, performs for the network, and returns year after year. Bondi Vet is in its twelfth series, and we have two other shows that have run for 8 and 11 series, respectively. Returning series are a major KPI for this business.”