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On Hiatus

Do not adjust your set. TV Tonight will be back to full transmission soon, after a short hiatus.

hiatusFrom today TV Tonight will take a mid-year hiatus.

During this time the site will see a temporary shift in delivery of news and information from on-going to once a day.

As many of you would know during the months of April-May there has been a flurry of television news and events. During this time we have seen programme launches or finales for So You Think You Can Dance Australia, The Biggest Loser, MasterChef Australia, Dirt Game, Thank God You’re Here, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, Merlin, homeMADE, Sea Patrol, Recruits and Top Gear Australia.

Major event reporting has also included the Logie Awards, ASTRA Awards and Eurovision. Several major news stories have broken during this time, which on top of interviews, set visits, reviews and programming changes has amounted to the busiest time of year. So it’s time for a circuit breaker….

For a little over two weeks the site will report news as it did over the Xmas-NY period: once a day.

Ratings will continue to be reported daily, but the delivery time may be affected. Moderated comments may take up to 24 hours for approval (your patience is appreciated). There will be no news on weekends during the time aside from ratings results. The exception to all of this is ‘big breaking news.’

It is not a complete standstill: the site still has plans for exclusive interviews with stars and production personnel across this period and to continue all elements of the blog, including Programming changes.

Only this week TV Tonight posted its 7000th story on the site and was referenced by The Australian, MediaWeek and the Sunday Telegraph. Your comments and contributions to the site continue to be noted by media, network executives and production personnel with regularity.

Enjoy the passion.

37 Responses

  1. Why?? Where or how am I going to get my weekly tv news fix? I love this site, I’ve been reading this blog for nearly a year.

    Congrats David, you deserve a rest though.

    Are you still going to report on the off-ratings shows?

  2. Enjoy the break David and crew. The work is appreciated.

    Well done on the milestone.

    David, would you be please be able to find out for me when the new project of John Safran, John Safran’s Race Relations is coming to the ABC? As I find him quite entertaining, but am sick of seeing repeats of Speaking in Tongues on SBS and listening to best of shows of his radio show on Triple J.

  3. You deserve a break and if we only get updates once a day that is still pretty fast even for holiday mode. enjoy the rest if you can. thanks for all that you have done – happy 7000th!

  4. This site is the best. As an aspiring Journalism and Communications student it is my favourite website to continually visit (often up to 3 or 4 times a day), I have even sourced this site in academic essays like on the Digital Television Switchover, the info is that good. Enjoy the break David, keep up the great work.

  5. ‘Only this week TV Tonight posted its 7000th story’

    Congratulations, well done David. Enjoy the ‘mid-year’ hiatus.

    Your work and efforts with this site is fantastic and I for one visit more than once a day.

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