• More downloads offered for 2008.

    Channels Nine and TEN will be offering more full-episode television programmes for download next year, as networks ramp up their online offerings. Both networks expect to offer free downloads supplemented by advertising. Seven’s position on full-length episodes remains unclear. Nine has so far offered a largely fee-based service for McLeod’s Daughters, Sea Patrol, CSI and […]

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  • Channel V iced with embarrassment

    A ‘harmless’ SMS question on music Channel V’s What U Want backfired after viewers were outraged with the text answers that scrolled across their screen last weekend. Following a clip of the skating movie Blades of Glory viewers were asked to message “their favourite memories on ice.” What followed were drug-related answers scrolling across the […]

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  • Too smart for its own good?

    It’s easily one of the best on the box. Classy, dark, malicious and chockful of powderkeg performances. But is the sprawling, complex plot of Damages too smart for its own good? Ratings for the legal thriller both in Australia and the US have failed to match the critical acclaim. Last night against tough competition, Damages […]

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  • Towering trouble for TCN

    Following moves by City of Yarra Council in Melbourne to review planning regulations over the future use of the GTV9 site, now Willoughby Council is similarly keen to see Sydney’s TCN site given to low-scale residential use if the site is redeveloped. The council may allow medium to higher density housing to the centre and […]

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  • Californication lands ACMA investigation

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority will investigate Network TEN’s Californication following complaints from lobby groups. ACMA confirmed it would launch an investigation to Christian group, the Festival of Light. “This is a show on cable in the US and not free-to-air like here in Australia,” Festival of Light spokeswoman Roslyn Phillips told AAP. “There […]

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  • Airdate: Viva Laughlin

    Hugh Jackman’s anticipated new series Viva Laughlin will premiere on Nine on Monday October 22nd at 8:30pm. It promises to be a big night for the network, following its first trial of the live 90 minute Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The series is a musical drama, adapted from the BBC’s Blackpool which aired […]

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  • Airdate: Farmer Wants a Wife

    Nine’s new reality show Farmer Wants a Wife will air later this month, replacing McLeod’s Daughters. It will premiere at 7:30pm on Wednesday October 24. In the series 6 farmers will feature, each looking for a prospective partner. The host is Natalie Gruzlewski. ‘Farmer Brad’ (pictured) is 30 years old and lives at Swan Hill. […]

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  • Kiefer heading to jail

    Even Jack Bauer won’t be able to get him out of this one. Kiefer Sutherland is heading for time behind bars following his drink-driving charge in LA. The 24 star gave no contest to a plea agreement of 30 days served by July 1 next year. Sutherland is already due for 18 days in the […]

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  • Naked Manly prank causes red faces

    Interviewing spots players after a match is always tricky business and after the Manly Sea Eagles lost to Melbourne Storm, FOX Sports cameras caught little more than it intended. Player Michael Robertson was seen in the background of an interview exposed in a shower, or rather, swinging his genitalia around, presumably as a prank to […]

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  • Mortified up for International Emmy

    Channel Nine’s kids’ comedy-drama Mortified has been nominated in the 2007 International Emmy Awards. It is the only Australian TV entry to have made the nominee list. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organisation of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries. Mortified will compete with entries from Brazil, […]

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  • Council pursues heritage value of GTV9

    The City of Yarra is investigating the heritage value of the GTV9 studios following recent news of a possible sale of the Richmond site. The studio frontage currently has a Heritage Overlay preventing work to the building’s exterior without council approval. The building dates back to 1908 when it was the Wertheim Piano Factory. Once […]

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  • Returning: Shameless

    The dysfunctional Gallagher family of Shameless will return in new series for SBS this month. The series based on the upbringing of writer Paul Abbott will return at 10pm on Monday October 22. This is the fourth series of the hit show. A fifth series has also been commissioned by Channel 4 for 2008. Paul […]

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