9Now – Australia’s premier destination for live streaming and on-demand content – will stream both the NRL Footy Show and AFL Footy Show live and free across the country.

9Now has listened to Footy Show fans, and even if they don’t live in traditional footy states they can now enjoy live streaming of Australia’s favourite, Logie Award-winning sporting entertainment programs.

Returning to its Thursday night spiritual home, The NRL Footy Show is back bigger and better than ever in its 24th year. Panellists Paul “Fatty” Vautin, Erin Molan, Beau Ryan and Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman will as always give rugby league fans a look at the lighter side of the game, plus unprecedented access to players and insight straight from the playing field.

Joining The NRL Footy Show team on a regular basis throughout the season, to provide expert commentary and a few laughs along the way, will be some of the game’s biggest names, including Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater, Sam Thaiday, James Maloney, Matt Moylan, as well as Jillaroos superstar Allana Ferguson and rugby league’s most loveable larrikin, Tommy Raudonikis, who will feature each week. The NRL Footy Show is broadcast live after the footy on Thursdays.

AFL fans around the country will be able to watch live on 9Now as Craig Hutchison takes the reins of The AFL Footy Show. Hutchison will join Rebecca Maddern to bring viewers all the latest in the world of AFL, with breaking news, the best in entertainment with AFL’s biggest stars, and all the hilarious fan-favourite segments.

Together with Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Dave Hughes, Shane Crawford, award-winning newsbreaker Damian Barrett and AFL gun and natural entertainer Alex Rance, they will cover all the latest footy news and bring a unique twist on the always eventful and jam-packed AFL season, in a way that only The AFL Footy Show can – when it too returns for its 24th season, this Thursday at 8.30pm.

My mum has been watching The Voice through 9Now - is it normal for each individual ad to be about 10 decibels louder than the previous ad?

9Now Rebrands As Platform Passes Four Million Sign-Up Mark

Nine’s popular broadcast video on demand (BVOD) platform 9Now has passed the four million sign-up mark and is preparing to launch a new series of television ads to drive more subscriber growth.

The announcement comes as Nine prepares to overhaul the 9Now brand to be closer to the Channel Nine brand and drive up consumer awareness of the platform.

“Nine has led the Australian television industry in asking consumers to sign on and this data is hugely important for both a better consumer and advertiser experience,” said Alex Parsons, Nine’s Chief Digital Officer.

“Reaching the four million sign-up mark represents another important milestone in not only the growth of our broadcast video on demand business but our broader data strategy as well. We are also heartened to see our unique audience continuing to grow in the Nielsen Monthly Online Ratings.”

The most recent Nielsen Monthly Online Ratings showed that 9Now was the number one commercial broadcast video on demand platform in Australia in June with a unique audience of 2.349 million.

The brand overhaul will see the 9Now logo aligning with the Channel Nine logo to allow for seamless integration with Nine’s on-air promotion.

The rebrand will also coincide with a major marketing campaign to continue to drive growth, with the first of a series of 9Now TV ads launching on Sunday.

The first ad features the host of The Block, Scott Cam, and this year’s blockheads Sticks and Wombat showing how 9Now video content can be consumed “anytime, anywhere”. Other ads for 9Now featuring major Nine talent will roll out over the next 12 months.

“9Now is a platform that has in the space of just 18 months built a strong toehold in the Australian BVOD market,” said Niamh Collins, Nine’s General Manager of Video.

“This rebrand and broader marketing campaign will help 9Now reach a new level of growth and help consumers realise the many different platforms Nine’s content is now available on.”

My Sony TV just got the new logo for the web wrapper icon. What I mean by this is that on a Sony Android TV, the so called “⋮⋮⋮9now App” is not a native Android TV app but launches an instance of the inbuilt Opera Web Browser pointed at http://sony.9now.com.au/ where you can see the web app has not yet had the logo updated. (Don’t try and play anything in your web browser… It seems Nine don’t want anything other than a Sony TV to use this web app…otherwise you can enjoy unlimited episodes of Big Buck Bunny)



Nine has today launched its ‘Summer Love’ programming slate on 9Now with a raft of Australia’s favourite dating, reality and dramas now available for binge viewing over the holiday season.

Ahead of the premiere of two of 2018’s biggest TV shows, Married at First Sight and Love Island Australia, Nine has launched a variety of dating and reality shows online, including the two latest seasons of Married at First Sight (USA), along with a raft of other unscripted TV programs such as Bridezillas, Arranged and 90 Day Fiancé.

Reality fans will be able to while away their summer with not only the two latest seasons of the UK’s most talked about TV show, Love Island, but also the newest episodes of Straight Outta Love Island: Chris and Kem.

The 9Now audience will continue to have a wide selection of Australian drama to enjoy over the summer break, with box sets of all-time favourites McLeod’s Daughters, Sea Patrol, Rescue Special Ops and, in February, Water Rats.

Nine’s General Manager of Video, Niamh Collins, is excited to offer these programs for free via 9now.com.au, the 9Now app and Smart TVs.

“At a time when our audience have time to unwind and enjoy the holiday break, Nine is offering more program choice to enjoy with our distinctive summer content slate of dating, reality and drama viewing available on demand anytime, anywhere,” she said.

Among the ‘Summer Love’ programs being made available on 9Now between now and February are:


· McLeod’s Daughters

· Doctor Doctor

· Love Child

· House Husbands

· Rescue Special Ops

· Sea Patrol

· Water Rats – coming February


· 90 Day Fiancé

· Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta

· Snog, Marry, Avoid?

· Tabatha’s Salon Takeover

· Married at First Sight AU

· Married at First Sight USA

· Love Island UK

· Straight Outta Love Island: Chris and Kem

· Bridezillas

· Dress to Impress

· Arranged

· Dance Moms

· Four Weddings UK

· Four Weddings USA

· My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding



Ahead of Sunday’s debut of Underbelly Files: Chopper, Nine has launched a 9Now exclusive documentary, Chopper: In His Own Words, featuring previously unseen, unscripted and unguarded moments of Mark “Chopper” Read’s life.

Narrated by Nine’s Sydney news presenter and 60 Minutes contributor Peter Overton, the documentary features exclusive home videos of Chopper and reveals the man behind the myth.

The 9Now documentary special tells the story of Chopper’s life, and the legend that was built around him, in his own words in home videos and through interviews he did with A Current Affair, 60 Minutes and the Sunday program – spanning all the way from 1982 to the final 60 Minutes interview he did with Tara Brown shortly before his death.

Overton said: “Mark ‘Chopper’ Read’s story is an incredible one. Chopper: In His Own Words brings together both rare home videos with some of the amazing interviews compiled by the Nine News team over decades for what is a unique perspective on one of Australia’s most high-profile criminals.”

The documentary is a complement to Nine’s latest instalment of the Underbelly drama franchise with Underbelly Files: Chopper, which goes to air this Sunday on Nine and 9Now over two massive nights (part two on Monday, February 12) after Married at First Sight.

Underbelly Files: Chopper stars award-winning actor Aaron Jeffery. The two-part mini-series explores the untold, uncut story of notorious gangster Mark “Chopper” Read as he struggles to reconcile his two competing identities – Chopper, the colourful underworld figure, and Mark Brandon Read, the man who craved a quiet life far from the public arena.