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Love Island UK: The Reunion

Thursday, August 11 at 6pm AEST exclusively on 9Now

The villa lights might be out, but this sizzling season isn’t quite done yet as the islanders return for Love Island UK: The Reunion streaming tomorrow, Thursday, August 11 at 6pm AEST exclusive and free for Australian audiences on 9Now.

Led by host Laura Whitmore, all 36 contestants will see eachother again for the first time since exiting the villa to reflect, spill the tea, look back at their most dramatic moments on screen, and most importantly, find out what’s been happening off screen since the show has wrapped.

The eighth season finale saw popular couple Davide and Ekin-Su crowned as the 2022 champions, alongside runners-up Luca and Gemma. They will be joined alongside everyone else, from their fellow finalists to the Casa Amor cohort.

Which relationships are still burning bright and which couples have called it quits?

This season was the most explosive and entertaining to date with a +37% rise in total minutes viewed, as well as a +33% increase in average audience year on year on 9Now.

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Medical drama ‘Transplant’ returns

Book an appointment with your favourite doctor when Transplant returns for its second season on Monday, September 12, with every episode available to stream exclusively and for free on 9Now.

This riveting medical drama revolves around Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq), a doctor from Syria who flees to North America as a refugee during the civil war and becomes a medical resident in the emergency department of the fictional York Memorial Hospital in Toronto. Adjusting to a new environment in the west, he must also overcome numerous obstacles to resume a career in the high-stakes world of emergency medicine.

Season 2 picks up where the first season left off, with Dr Hamed and his colleagues reeling after Dr Jed Bishop (John Hannah), the Chief of Emergency Medicine, suffers a stroke. With everything at the hospital destabilised, Hamad has to deal with the upheaval as he tries to adjust to his new life, while being constantly reminded of his past in his war-torn homeland.

Fans of the show will see the core cast returning. As well as Hamza Haq, it includes Laurence Leboeuf as Dr Mags Leblanc, Ayisha Issa as Dr June Curtis, Sirena Gulamgaus as Arima Hamed, Jim Watson as Dr Theo Hunter, and The Mummy Trilogy’s John Hannah.

SEASON 2 AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

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All 9 now channel streams are 1080p according to the latest app update.

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Great to hear!

Amazing! Hopefully the other networks follow suit and 9Now gets their On Demand content into 1080p

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Interestingly, 9Now live streams are still only 720p on the website. Hopefully that will change soon.

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Have they done away with expiry dates. When I go to Suburgatory on 9Now on the website it doesn’t mention the expiry underneath it .

Announced at Nine’s upfronts today

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Also announced was 1080p and 5.1 sound.

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Gotta give them credit here. They seem to do the most with their free catch-up service.

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Most significant transformation for 9Now since its launch

Most significant transformation for 9Now since its launch

As the future of streaming becomes live, 9Now undergoes an Australian-first transformation.

A new era of live streaming television has been unveiled, with Nine’s digital platform 9Now embarking on a market-leading transformation from the ground up that will reshape how 9Network viewers consume content, as well as offering advertisers groundbreaking opportunities.

In an Australian first for BVOD platforms, 9Now will put users in control of their viewing experience, offering a converged experience that combines the simplicity of broadcast television with the convenience and interactivity of digital.

The viewer-focused upgrade to 9Now will include an innovative new homepage that allows users to dive straight into the live content stream; a game-changing “start over” option that takes viewers back to the start of any live program; personalised household profiles and a new discover page; the introduction of new 24/7 Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels with exclusive additional content; and interactive advertising experience on connected TVs (CTV) – all offered live in full HD.

9Now is a significant component of Nine’s Total TV audience, with live minutes growing by 63% calendar year to date.

Nine’s Chief Product Officer, Bec Haagsma, said: “Over the next 12 months, 9Now will completely reshape how television is consumed with a focus on a streaming-first product. With a dynamic homepage transformation, viewers will enter 9Now with live content streaming in full HD without having to click on a show.

“If viewers miss the start of a program on linear, they can go to 9Now and hit ‘start over’ – a feature that allows audiences to control their free-to-air live streaming experience like never before.”

9Now’s start over feature allows viewers to take content being broadcast live on linear back to the beginning of the show, including ads.

Nine’s Director of Programming and 9Now, Hamish Turner, said: “With viewers migrating to IP consumption, 9Now will increasingly become the destination to consume the best in news, sport and entertainment. We’re ensuring the platform evolves to provide consumers – and advertisers – with the simplicity of broadcast television combined with the high tech and interactivity of digital streaming.”

In an Australian first, live sport now streams in HD at 50 frames per second with Dolby 5.1 sound. All advertising will also stream in full HD. With further investment in the Live infrastructure and evolved offering of entertainment programming, 9Now will also contain stand-alone, exclusive FAST channels – specially curated to allow viewers to immerse themselves in their favourite program or genre.

The interactivity of 9Now also means new opportunities for advertisers. With an expanded rollout of sponsorship products, 2023 will see the introduction of interactive “shoppable” ads on CTV – allowing viewers to interact with brands on the largest screen in the house and creating immersive buying experiences.

Targeting across 9Now will also be further enhanced. Household location targeting has been added to the platform, leveraging declared postcode data from signed-in authenticated viewers. These segments span capital cities and state-based regional and rural areas, with more granular targeting in Sydney and Melbourne sub-metro areas to be introduced over the coming weeks. A new partnership with Mastercard will also see targeting based on credit card transaction data becoming available across 9Now in the coming months.

Source: OzTAM Live VPM, Nine Only, Jan – Aug 2022 v Jan – Aug 2021, metric minutes, includes coviewing on connected tv devices

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According to TV Tonight, the Start Over feature is coming to 9Now in October.

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I’ve noticed 9Now has some podcasts (like The Block and Drive and such). Surely if they’re committed to putting podcasts on the platform they at least make an actual audio player instead of just doing a still frame video?

If you want to listen to The Block podcast, try the usual outlets like Apple Podcasts.

On my Apple TV , this is the only service that doesn’t have a timer countdown at the ad breaks. So you have no idea how long the ad breaks are.

I noticed this the other day but didn’t go into it. I thought they may have started showing a Kayo style filmed version of there own podcasts but I guess not.

Otherwise known as a Vodcast.

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World’s biggest artists perform for the 2022 Global Citizen Festival

Highlights available on Monday, September 26, on 9Now

An array of music superstars will unite for The 2022 Global Citizen Festival, a globally televised special concert, and viewers can watch a two-hour highlights special of the event on Monday, September 26, on 9Now.

The Global Citizen Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is an annual event where artists, fans, activists, corporate leaders and world leaders come together for a common goal. This year’s goals include investing in the future of women and girls, closing the climate finance gap, alleviating the global food crisis, and relieving crushing debts, culminating in one collective mission: “End Extreme Poverty NOW”.

Taking over two international stages in famous locations, from New York City’s Central Park, to Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, the festival will feature some of the world’s best music performers including Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Mickey Guyton, Rosalía, and more. Hosting the milestone event will be actor, producer and Global Citizen ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jones.

The festival is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate and philanthropic leaders to defeat poverty, demand equity, and defend the planet. Tickets are awarded through points earned by taking action to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions, calling your political representatives, participating in challenges, and more.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival is a global campaign event that everyone, everywhere can get involved in to support the rallying cry to “End Extreme Poverty NOW”. You can sign up on www.globalcitizen.org or download the app to take action today.

For more information about The Global Citizen Festival, visit their website and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Stream brand new Married at First Sight UK today on 9Now

WATCH EVERY NEW EPISODE EXCLUSIVELY FROM MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER

Get set for a bigger and bolder Married at First Sight UK, returning for a brand new season at 4.00pm AEST today, streaming exclusively for Australian viewers on 9Now with a new episode dropping daily from Monday to Thursday.

With a longer run and more episodes, the new season of Married at First Sight UK will supersize the high-stakes relationship drama when a fresh cast of singles say “I do” to a complete stranger they’ll meet for the very first time on their wedding day.

Sixteen brave singles are walking down the aisle this season. The eight brides include dress designer April (32), social worker Chanita (29), zero waste shop owner Jenna (32), dental hygienist Jess (31), business owner Kasia (36), waitress Lara (49), PA Whitney (31) and quantity surveyor Zoe (30).

Joining them are eight grooms: digital designer Adrian (37), recruitment HR coordinator Duka (31), financial advisor George (40), account manager Jordan (29), business consultant Kwame (42), dancer/performer Pjay (31), sales advisor Richie (51) and mental health care assistant Thomas (31).

Returning to match and guide our couples throughout the experiment are Married at First Sight Australia’s Mel Schilling, together with Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas. The expert trio will leverage their impressive success rate from last year’s series of MAFS UK, with couples Dan and Matt and Adam and Tayah still going strong in their relationships after the show ended.

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT UK 2022: PREMIERES MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, AT 4.00P

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You have to wonder who will pull the trigger first on 4K. Obviously not possible with all content but would give you a good edge especially for sport.

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