Swisse vitamins

The executive producer of ABC shows The Checkout and Gruen, Nick Murray, doesn't like the ABC getting into bed with Swisse, one of three "foundation partners" helping fund the ABC's Australia Plus forays into Asia. The independent producer told TV Tonight: "We don’t like them and they don’t like us," a reference presumably to the fact that Swisse sued, then settled with the ABC over a Checkout segment that questioned wither the company's vitamins were "independently tested".

"It is astounding that the ABC thinks that Swisse is an appropriate brand partner,” Murray said. He added that the ABC's lack of experience dealing with advertisers didn't bode well for how they would handle Swisse: