Free TV Reveals New Brand And Website

Free TV Reveals New Brand And Website

Free TV Australia has unveiled a new brand image and website.

The new look represents the first change to the organisation’s brand since 2003.

Free TV Australia chief executive officer, Bridget Fair (featured image), said the new logo and brand identity reflect the modern media landscape and the strong future for commercial free-to-air television in the lives of all Australians.

Fair commented: “The way Australians consume content has changed significantly over the past decade and Free TV broadcasters have changed with them, delivering new channels, new on-demand services and continuing to evolve our content offering.

“We are at an inflection point for the future of our industry, both in terms of changing viewer behaviour and the resultant pressures on our regulatory framework.

“With these changes in mind, the time seemed right to revitalise our brand.”

She added: “The inspiration for our new logo is television without borders, which reflects the fact Free TV Australia is a modern, future-facing organisation.

“It also highlights the vibrant and innovative future of the commercial free-to-air television sector.”

Today’s announcement follows the launch in June of ClearAds, the new name and brand identity for Free TV Australia’s Commercial Advice division.

Fair said the changes to the Free TV Australia brand underlined the key role its members play in the Australian media sector and the broader economy.

She said: “Commercial free-to-air television makes a valuable contribution to the Australian community, with Free TV members employing more than 15,000 people and contributing $2.8 billion to the Australian economy.

“Free TV Australia plays an important role in supporting and advancing that contribution.”

Free-to-air television broadcast services are available in 98 per cent of all Australian homes, with 13 million Australians watching free-to-air television every day.

More than 70 per cent of Australians rely on the free-to-air platform for their broadcast television services.

Fair said: “In 2017-18, Free TV broadcasters spent $1.63 billion on Australian content, up from just under $1.1 billion in 2009-10 and representing more than 84 per cent of their total content spend.

“Free TV broadcasters are proud of their role as the backbone of the local television production industry. We make great Australian programming.

“We fund production companies. We create jobs. We tell Australian stories. We give Australians a voice.

“The shows we fund are a breeding ground for local talent, in front of and behind the camera.

“Every day, we make a real and tangible contribution to the Australian economy and to Australian cultural life.”

The new Free TV Australia logo and brand refresh was developed by multidisciplinary design agency CRE8IVE.

Fair added: “CRE8IVE came up with a logo and brand identity that really captures Free TV’s new direction and positions us for the future.”

The new website was created by the Sydney digital creative agency Chook.

Fair conclude: “Chook were the perfect partners to bring our new brand direction to life and create a website that highlights the outstanding Australian content available on Free TV.

“We could not be happier with the result.”




Please login with linkedin to comment

CRE8TIVE free tv

Latest News

Albo Responds To Meta: “Not the Australian way”
  • Media

Albo Responds To Meta: “Not the Australian way”

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Meta’s decision to stop paying for Australian news is “not the Australian way” and that he is “very concerned” about the announcement. Meta today confirmed it will walk away from funding Aussie journalism once the current content deals expire in what is a significant blow to Australia’s largest publishers. […]

Media Outlets Respond To Meta’s Decision To Stop Funding Australian News
  • Media
  • Technology

Media Outlets Respond To Meta’s Decision To Stop Funding Australian News

The Australian media industry has responded to Meta’s decision to walk away from funding Aussie journalism once the current content deals expire. In a blow to local media outlets, Meta said it will not enter negotiations to extend deals to pay Australian media companies for the news that appears on its platforms. Michael Miller, News […]

FIVEAA Unveils Refreshed Brand Identity
  • Media

FIVEAA Unveils Refreshed Brand Identity

NOVA Entertainment has today announced the launch of a refreshed brand identity for FIVEAA, Adelaide’s premier commercial talkback station. The forward-looking brand refresh reflects FIVEAA’s new lineup and vision while paying homage to the station’s previous logo and rich heritage. Built upon the new tagline of Always Adelaide, the new direction celebrates the ‘AA’ branding […]

Fabulate Wins Big At AiMCO Awards
  • Marketing

Fabulate Wins Big At AiMCO Awards

Australian social and content marketing workflow platform Fabulate has won big at the industry’s annual AiMCO Awards, taking out the highly competitive Best Influencer Marketing Technology Service category. Lead image: Fabulate team at Aimco Awards The win saw the start up platform, which has a team of around 50, receive the industry recognition against competitor […]

Hubbl Is Here: Newest Transformative TV Tech On Sale March 10
  • Media

Hubbl Is Here: Newest Transformative TV Tech On Sale March 10

Australia’s newest transformative TV technology, Hubbl, will be on sale from March 10 in Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi retail stores nationally and via Hubbl.com.au. Lead Image: Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany at Hubbl Launch. Also from March 10, Hubbl will unveil a national advertising campaign starring brand ambassadors Hamish Blake and Andy Lee. The multi-channel […]