This year marks a significant milestone for the WTFN Group as it proudly celebrates its 20th anniversary with a bang! Founded in 2003 by the visionary CEO Daryl Talbot and the creative genius of Chief Creative Officer Steve Oemcke, WTFN has come a long way since its inception, shaping the landscape of entertainment and producing a plethora of popular domestic shows that have captivated audiences worldwide, including the iconic Bondi Vet and Emergency.
What began as a humble production company under the name WTFN Entertainment has since blossomed organically into a multifaceted entertainment powerhouse. Over the years, WTFN has diversified its offerings, now encompassing distribution through Fred Media, branded content under WTFN BE, talent management through Empire Talent, and a recently launched digital content and channel management business known as Radar MCN.
The journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, with WTFN consistently delivering top-notch original programming. Since 2003, they have produced an impressive 1,461 hours of engaging content, averaging a remarkable 73 hours per year. As they enter their 20th year, the company shows no signs of slowing down, as they prepare to add three exciting new shows to their already impressive repertoire.
WTFN’s dedication to producing exceptional content has earned them three new network commissions, solidifying their position as a leading production company. Among the upcoming shows is a gripping crime series and an enlightening factual series set to air on the esteemed Seven Network. Additionally, a new vet series, a promising co-production with an international broadcaster, is sure to capture the hearts of animal lovers around the world.
With an exciting lineup ahead, including returning seasons of fan-favorites like Paramedics, Emergency, Bondi Vet, and Space Invaders, alongside a recommission for their latest series, First On Scene, WTFN is set to create more than 80 episodes this year alone.
In reflecting on this momentous occasion, CEO Daryl Talbot expresses his elation: “Steve and I are overjoyed to reach this significant 20-year milestone, especially during such an exceptional time for our business. This year promises to be our most exceptional year for production, and we are thrilled to be actively recruiting and providing opportunities for young talents in the industry. We owe our success to our dedicated, hard-working team, many of whom have been with us for years, and our growing network of domestic and international broadcast partners, who we deeply appreciate for their unwavering support.”
As WTFN Group continues to innovate, produce captivating content, and nurture talent within the entertainment industry, it sets the stage for an even brighter future filled with more thrilling shows and exciting projects. Congratulations to WTFN on reaching this remarkable milestone, and here’s to many more years of success and creativity in the world of entertainment!