• Crime Investigation doco in media storm

    Perth media is in a flurry over a seemingly cosy deal between producers of Crime Investigation Australia and the WA Police Force. The attention centres on previously unseen closed-circuit TV footage in the unsolved murders known as The Claremont Murders. Three young women were abducted and murdered in a 14-month period, in what is Perth’s […]

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  • Foxtel slows but profit lifts

    FOXTEL has posted a 48 per cent jump in operating profits for 2007-08 but has experienced a slowdown in subscriber growth. “It’s true, there has been an impact from consumer caution, which has been reflected in the growth rate,” Foxtel’s chief executive, Kim Williams, told the Sydney Morning Herald. “Certainly there has been some subduing […]

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  • Adam wins Football Superstar

    Perth’s Adam Hett (pictured, centre) was tonight selected as FOX8’s Football Superstar. Hett, 20, wins a contract to play for A-League heavyweight team Sydney FC and a scholarship with Macquarie University, Sydney. He will train with both Sydney FC youth team and Sydney FC’s first team – and there is a chance Hett could be […]

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  • Movie Extra loves short shorts

    Tropfest, now in its 17th year, has stitched up a deal with Movie Extra for the next seven years. The channel most recently produced previous winners Alex Weinress Rob Carlton’s new series, Chandon Pictures. The deal involves a live television broadcast in 2009, including red carpet highlights, celebrity interviews and screening of all 16 finalist […]

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  • More eyeballs on Pay TV

    Last week subscription TV industry hit 5.5m viewers in Australia, more than any other week in its history. The top rating show in Week 31 was the AFL Western Bulldogs v Carlton match at 179,000. As ever, sport rules on subscription TV with AFL, NRL and Rugby Union taking a clean sweep on the top […]

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  • Whatever happened to….?

    You gotta respect this idea for a new comedy. It sounds very Curb Your Enthusiasm…. Who is the known Australian comedy actor who has devised a comedy series about not being able to get a gig in the industry anymore? Art imitates life and he’s not ashamed to say so! It’s such an irreverent concept […]

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  • TV1 takes up Office

    If you’re tired of waiting for Steve Carell to appear on TEN, cast your eyes towards TV1 in September. It will screen 4 episodes of The Office every Thursday night from September 4. The US adaptation of Ricky Gervais’ comedy has been quite a hit in America, but didn’t launch well in Australia after audiences […]

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  • Natalie wants to get slimed

    Natalie Bassingthwaighte, who has parted ways with Rogue Traders, will take the hosting role of Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2008. They will be staged at Hisense Arena (formerly Vodafone), Melbourne Park. “I’m really excited to be hosting Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids Choice Awards, the event is so much fun – and I am secretly hoping […]

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  • Reality faces to host Emmys

    A report on the Emmy Awards says this year’s event will see the hosting shared by the five nominees for best Reality host: That’s Tom Bergeron of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Heidi Klum of Bravo’s Project Runway, Howie Mandel of NBC’s Deal or No Deal (not sure why this makes the list!), Jeff Probst […]

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  • Star cast ready to Tangle

    An impressive cast is being assembled for Tangle, the new locally-produced drama being made by Showtime. Justine Clarke, Ben Mendelsohn, Catherine McClements, Matt Day, Kat Stewart and Joel Tobeck have all signed on. Produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks, the 10 part drama deals with ‘the tangled lives of parents, their teenagers, and the […]

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  • Conan takes Leno chair next June

    Jay Leno’s last night hosting The Tonight Show will be Friday, May 29, 2009, NBC has announced. Conan O’Brien will take over the late night show on Monday, June 1, 2009. The news at a press conference by NBC co-chairmen Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff on the last day of a TV critics press tour […]

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  • Jodhi may exit media roles

    “It’s not something that I ever agreed to do, or would ever agree to do,” Jodhi Meares has said. “I am not an entertainer, I don’t aspire to handle crowds of that level. I said that upfront and Foxtel were totally fine about it.” Meares has responded to media criticism for her failure to host […]

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