In a surprise announcement, Seven has confirmed it has picked up the rights to perennial Pay TV hit Selling Houses Australia.
Due to screen after the Olympics, the property series is one of Pay TV’s biggest shows, attracting bumper ratings and repeated ASTRA Awards as the viewer voted most popular show. Hosts Andrew Winter and Shaynne Blaze also have a swag of ASTRA trophies in the Personality stakes.
Joined by landscaper Charlie Albone, the three come to the rescue of properties ahead of auction with a makeover and selling advice. Each property is featured in single episodes with no eliminations, with Winter winning accolades for his storytelling skills.
The deal for the Beyond Productions show follows from Seven’s close ties with Foxtel through A Place to Call Home and the Presto joint venture, despite Foxtel’s more recent alignment with TEN. It will also see Shaynne Blaze on two FTA networks, with her return on The Block expected post-Olympics.
There are 9 seasons of Selling Houses Australia completed, with Seven tipped to screen from Season 5.