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Logie Awards coming to Seven as the network poaches TV’s night of nights from Nine after 62 years

Logie Awards are coming to Channel Seven as the network poaches TV’s night of nights from Nine after 62 years

Channel Seven has snatched the TV Week Logie Awards from Nine, bringing to an end its 62-year run on the network. 

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

‘We are honoured to be partnering with Are Media to bring the Logies to Australia on Channel 7 and 7plus. It’s early days but we have big, exciting plans for the awards in 2023 and beyond,’ Seven West Media CEO James Warburton, said. 

Channel Seven has snatched the TV Week Logie Awards from Nine, bringing to an end its 62-year run on the network. Pictured: Seven talent, Home And Away star Ray Meagher and presenter Sonia Kruger holding a Logie Award statuette 

Are Media Chief Executive Officer, Jane Huxley, 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 63rd Logie Awards will be broadcasted on Seven and 7Plus next year on June 18.

On Tuesday it was announced Seven had signed a multi-year deal with Are Media, the owners of the Logie Awards, starting in 2023. Pictured: Tony Armstrong posing at 2022 Logies with his award for Most Popular Talent

On Tuesday it was announced Seven had signed a multi-year deal with Are Media, the owners of the Logie Awards, starting in 2023. Pictured: Tony Armstrong posing at 2022 Logies with his award for Most Popular Talent 

The Logies had been an institution at Nine for six decades and many of its network 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 viewers in the major metro centres tuning in to see Hamish Blake collect the Gold Logie this year. 

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

The annual event was a consistent ratings winner for Nine, with 885,000 viewers in the major metro centres tuning in to see Hamish Blake collect the Gold Logie this year. Pictured: 2022's Gold Logie winner Hamish Blake

The annual event was a consistent ratings winner for Nine, with 885,000 viewers in the major metro centres tuning in to see Hamish Blake collect the Gold Logie this year. Pictured: 2022’s Gold Logie winner Hamish Blake

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

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

Fiona Connolly, Group Publisher of Are Media, told TV Tonight the time was right ‘to hand over the reins’, adding that TV Week will remain the Logies’ media partner. 

The Logies was cancelled due to Covid in 2021 and 2020 and to returned this year on free-to-air and streaming platforms. 

TV Week has an established relationship with Rizer, which has been running the red carpet and handling other aspects of the awards for seven years. 

Founded by TV Week in 1958 to celebrate the best of Australian television, the Logies have been a major fixture on the industry calendar for decades.

The Logies’ top prize, the Gold Logie, voted by readers of TV Week, for the most popular personality on Australian TV, is still highly coveted among industry talent.

Founded by TV Week in 1958 to celebrate the best of Australian television, the Logies have been a major fixture on the industry calendar for decades, enjoying high ratings and attracting big international stars as guests. Pictured: Silver Logie winner Waleed Aly in 2017

 Founded by TV Week in 1958 to celebrate the best of Australian television, the Logies have been a major fixture on the industry calendar for decades, enjoying high ratings and attracting big international stars as guests. Pictured: Silver Logie winner Waleed Aly in 2017

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