The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent back on Nine in 2016

The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent will return to the Nine Network in 2016.

 The fourth season of The Voice has attracted an average national audience of more than two million after just six episodes.

 Shine Australia chief executive, Mark Fennessy, said the Voice was a certified global smash which continued to deliver outstanding ratings and a brilliant second-screen experience. 

"Together with our partners at Nine, we’re delighted to commence work even earlier in building on that success in 2016.”

Applications for artists to be the 2016 Voice of Australia will open later in the year.

 Australia’s Got Talent casting starts today, with FremantleMedia executive producer, Julie Ward at the helm.

 FremantleMedia Australia will be producing AGT in association with her production company, ZigZag TV.

 FremantleMedia Australia and Asia chief executive, Ian Hogg, said "Got Talent" was a world-class format and that Julie was a world-class creative. 

"It’s a powerful combination,” he said.

 Got Talent has 63 productions globally. The studio component of Australia’s Got Talent will be based in Melbourne.

 Nine Network’s Director of Television, Michael Healy, said he was thrilled to be bringing The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent to screens again in 2016. 

"Working alongside Shine Australia and FremantleMedia, we look forward to continuing the success of these globally renowned formats here with Australian audiences,” he said.

The Voice is a co-production between Shine Australia and Talpa Productions for the Nine Network. 

Australia’s Got Talent is a FremantleMedia Australia production in association with Zig Zag TV for the Nine Network.