Top Gear moves to Nine
Press release from Access PR
SBS was today officially advised that the BBC intends to take the Top Gear franchise to Channel 9.
SBS Managing Director Shaun Brown said: “It is disappointing that a brand SBS has spent many years building is moving to a commercial network.
“SBS was the only Australian network brave enough to take on the irreverent series in 2005 and we have built it
into successful event television with a dedicated audience. We are proud of what we have achieved with Top
“SBS, with its limited resources, lives with the knowledge that while it can discover and develop great programs
and events, it cannot always defend them from the aggressive bids of well-heeled competitors.”