Seven Network and NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer to launch the ultimate entertainment destination in Australia
Seven Network has joined forces with one of the world’s leading entertainment and media companies to create a new free-to-air channel and destination for reality and true crime: 7Bravo.
Launching on 15 January 2023, the innovative partnership between Seven Network and NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer will bring the very best of NBCUniversal’s extraordinary reality and true crime content to all Australians, live and free.
Key new programs coming to 7Bravo in 2023 will include Below Deck Down Under (S1), Below Deck Adventure, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (S1), The Real Housewives of Dubai, The Real Housewives of Miami, Love Without Borders, Southern Hospitality and Real Girlfriends in Paris, among others.
Complementing the schedule, 7Bravo and 7plus will be the free-to-air home of NBCUniversal’s stellar portfolio of reality content, including the world’s most iconic unscripted TV franchises and series from Bravo and E!
7Bravo will also deliver audiences true crime content from Oxygen True Crime – the destination for quality crime programming in the US – including Snapped, 911 Crisis Center, Buried in the Backyard, Exhumed, Black Widow Murders, Accident, Suicide or Murder and The First Mindhunter.
Additionally, the new channel will feature The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Kelly Clarkson Show and Judge Jerry, as well as all the red carpet glamour from the biggest awards shows with Live From E!
The new channel will also be the first broadcast home in Australia for reality and true crime content produced for Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.
7Bravo will join Channel 7, 7mate, 7two and 7flix in the Seven Network, complementing the existing hit channels and giving viewers and advertisers a new, compelling content schedule.
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton, said: “We are honoured and excited to join NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer in creating 7Bravo. NBCUniversal is a global content powerhouse and the creator of some of the best-known and most-loved entertainment brands in the world, and we look forward to being the broadcast home to the next generation of the best new reality and true crime series to come. With its strong female appeal, 7Bravo is a great addition to the Seven family.”
Chris Taylor, MD, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer and Distribution, ANZ, Executive Chairman of Bravo New Zealand, said: “We are delighted to partner with Seven, to bring Bravo, the ultimate reality and entertainment destination, to Australian audiences for the first time. 7Bravo will be the free-to-air home of binge-worthy and award-winning shows, the best Bravo franchises, E!’s iconic awards show coverage and compelling true crime from Oxygen. Bravo is a powerhouse channel in the US and a successful FTA network in New Zealand; we know Australians are soon going to love being able to access the biggest and best entertainment brands all in one place – live and free, on 7Bravo.”
Seven Network has also entered into a new multi-year content partnership with NBCUniversal Global Distribution that will bring NBCUniversal’s (NBCU) extraordinary content portfolio to all Australians, live and free.
As part of the agreement, Seven will acquire all of NBCU’s scripted network and cable dramas and comedies for years to come; gain access to library and classic scripted dramas from NBCUniversal’s catalogue; and become the free-to-air home in Australia of NBCUniversal’s library of blockbuster movies.
Seven Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, Angus Ross, said: “NBCUniversal has a remarkable pipeline of content, and we are delighted to announce this new agreement.
“For Seven, it means access to an amazing library of new and classic content. For 7plus, in particular, it brings a whole new world of must-watch series and movies. Australians already love NBCUniversal’s great content, and we know they are going to love watching it across the screens of Seven.”