New ownership spurs change
The first casualties of the ownership change at Australia’s Nine Network have begun to emerge.Creative services director Mia Freedman will ankle after just a year in the job. Freedman was appointed by former Nine topper Eddie McGuire, who also re-cently stepped down. Freedman will not be replaced; her role will be absorbed by programming topper Michael Healy. One of the shows she championed, daytime femme-skewed yakker “The Catch Up,” has been axed. Nine parent PBL Media is owned by Blighty’s CVC Capital.