Channel 9’s telecast of the 2009 ARIA Awards mustn’t have impressed those in the industry too much, with news through today that the ARIA Awards will return to Network 10 from later this year.
Announcing the new multi-year broadcast deal, ARIA Chairman Ed St.John said, “The ARIA Awards is the flagship event of the Australian music calendar – a celebration of all that is great and popular in local music. The Ten Network has been our loyal partner for many of our last 24 years and it’s an absolute thrill to be renewing our relationship once again.”
Channel 10’s Chief Programming Officer David Mott was enthusiastic about the awards’ return to the network, “What can we say, we missed each other and our time apart highlights the fact that this kind of close partnership between ARIA and TEN is rare and yields excellent results for all involved. All I have to say is…be prepared for something more this year.”
The 2010 ARIA Awards will screen on Network 10 after the Commonwealth Games.
(Thx to TV Tonight for the heads-up)