South Australia’s travel and lifestyle program South Aussie with Cosi have a new home in Seven Networks.
Adelaide Seven general manager, Andy Kay, today announced the signing Andrew “So” Costello, presenter and creator South Aussie with Cosi.
Kay said she was delighted to welcome Costello – known as Cosi to her audience and half a million followers on social media – to Adelaide’s #1 network.
“Adelaide has a worldwide reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the world and nobody promotes cities, and states, like Cosi,” he said.
“His ability to connect with audiences, on television and on social media, with enthusiasm and energy is evident in every episode South Aussie with Cosi. We are thrilled that Cosi is joining Channel Seven for the next part of his journey.
“Cosi will also be working with Seven Network on some of our flagship programs and we look forward to working with them to develop program ideas and concepts.”
Cosi said he and his team are thrilled to be joining Adelaide’s #1 rating station.
“Channel Seven has been a force in the media for decades and we are thrilled to be joining their team of passionate South Australians,” he said.
“When I saw the Channel Seven building in Hindmarsh, surrounded by South Australian icons like Brewery Lights, The Entertainment Center and The Gov, it really was the perfect place to hang out. South Aussie with Cosi to call home.
“South Aussie with Cosi was SA’s smallest TV production when it started a decade ago and has now grown into the largest non-news TV show in the state and we’re very proud of that.”
South Aussie with Cosi launched in 2011 and has become the highest-rated local travel and lifestyle series on Adelaide television.
In more than 200 episodes, South Aussie with Cosi has showcased regional and urban destinations, and promoted South Australian businesses, local lifestyles, community spirit and state history.
Cosi grew up on the Yorke Peninsula and studied agriculture at Roseworthy College. His media career started 20 years ago when he won a radio competition at a local radio station.
Cosi would go on to make a name for himself on both SAFM and Triple M, hosting joint breakfast shows on both stations with leading radio hosts. He is currently co-hosting a breakfast show on SAFM with Bec Morse and Lehmo.
Cosi started a new phase of his career in 2011 when he took a piece of the idea for a TV show and turned it into South Aussie with Cosi. Cosi’s goal when launching this program was not only to promote South Australia, but also to encourage others to get excited about living in one of the best places in the world, and to encourage families to travel and explore the state.
She takes her passion to social media to connect directly with South Australians and currently has over 450,000 followers.
A champion for those experiencing financial hardship, Cosi over the years has hosted events such as camping trips for single mothers and their children, annual birthday parties for 100 children who missed celebrations due to social isolation or illness, and film screenings for children. -child. persons with disabilities and their families.
In 2018 he won the South Australian Local Hero Award and in the same year was a finalist for the Australian of the Year, for his achievements in charity and tourism.
Seven will soon announce a launch date for the South Aussie with Cosi.