Hamish and Andy sign two-year deal with the Nine Network

Comedy duo Hamish and Andy have signed a two-year deal with the Nine Network.

Through their production company Radio Karate, the pair – Hamish Blake and Andy Lee – who dominated the airwaves for Austereo in the afternoon shift, will produce new programming but it is unclear what it will be.

“We don’t really know what the show will be yet, but we are super excited that Channel Nine will press play on the VCR, as we’ve decided to stick with VHS as our format of choice," the pair said in a joint statement.

Radio Karate was last year responsible for Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage: Great Britain and Ireland and Learn India with Hamish & Andy.

Nine's director of television Michael Healy said the network was excited and the comedy duo was "a great fit with Nine's plans for 2011".

Earlier in the week, Ben Elton's new variety show Live From Planet Earth was axed by Nine due to ordinary viewing figures.