• 7HD signs advertisers

    The Seven Network has released more information about 7HD which picks up more programming from Monday. Promising 50 hours of programming, Seven has signed advertisers Harvey Norman and Universal Music to the channel. Seven confirms a new Tonight show for Andrew O’Keefe and another to be produced by Sunrise’s Adam Boland, both due early 2008. […]

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  • AOK gets thumbs up for Tonight show

    He is already one of the busiest guys on screen, but next year Andrew O’Keefe adds The Late Andrew O’Keefe to his jam-packed schedule. The Tonight format will screen exclusively on 7HD.“I thought I’d get in before the critics,” O’Keefe told the Sun-Herald. “It will be something like Rove meets the Hammer House Of Horror.” […]

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  • WGA Strike: Talks break down

    After four days of talks, the WGA and AMPTP are no closer to an end of the 5 week strike crippling US television and movie production. Late on Friday, the AMPTP quit negotiations and issued a Press Release blaming the WGA for lack of progress. The WGA, who claimed they were still in negotiations, was […]

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  • Gossip Girl tops with Pay TV

    The premiere of Gossip Girl was the highest rated drama ever on Foxtel. So claims the Sydney Morning Herald in an article that points towards new marketing techniques with audience groups. Foxtel has targeted 1300 young women with “Tupperware” style parties that provide opinions and create word-of-mouth marketing. Members are given publicity material, exclusive previews […]

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  • Current role for current network lady

    In a role she has previously enjoyed, Leila McKinnon will be Nine’s summer presenter of A Current Affair. The difference this time is she will host the show as the wife of the network CEO. McKinnon is married to David Gyngell. She returns home from her role as Nine’s LA Correspondent, but does not intend […]

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  • ABC pushes for more money from Rudd

    After only seven hours of local drama in the last financial year, the ABC is looking to the new Rudd Government to increase funding for drama production. “It’s not really acceptable for a national broadcaster to be working at levels far lower than the (commercial) networks are,” the ABC’s Kim Dalton has told the Sydney […]

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  • Torchwood vanishing in HD hole

    Changes in programming for TEN HD today illustrate how unsettled networks are with their programming for the new channels. An amendment from TEN looks like Torchwood will now be dropped from its upcoming SciFi night before it even starts. It was to have aired in repeats at 9:30pm Thursday Dec 20 as part of the […]

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  • Samantha in the TT seat

    Seven has confirmed Samantha Armytage to take over the hosting of Today Tonight for summer. The presenter, who currently reads News at 4:30, has previously filled in for Anna Coren before. Coren was once the summer host for Naomi Robson. Armytage takes the helm from Monday December 10. Meanwhile, Seven will fill Armytage’s duties on […]

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  • Night Cap brews for 7HD

    Jessica Rowe, Big Brother’s Zach Douglas and sports presenter Matthew White look set to front a new late night chat show being prepared for 7HD, The Night Cap. The show, to be produced by morning whiz-kid Adam Boland, is understood to be slated for the 10:30pm timeslot. “We’re now in week eight of multi-channelling and […]

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  • Naomi’s ex in drug arrest

    “So how’s Naomi?” asked Tony Mokbel. “She’s alright, she’s made, yeah,” replied the ‘supergrass.’ So went a telephone exchange between Victoria’s most wanted man and a high-profile convicted drug dealer, turned police informer, who was arrested on Wednesday in the Netherlands. According to the Herald-Sun, the phone conversation in 2000 was a question to a […]

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  • Foxtel king of the AFIs.

    Foxtel had a big night at the Australian Film Industry Awards. TV1’s The King has won two key awards at tonight’s Australian Film Industry Awards. The Graham Kennedy biopic won Best Telefeature or Miniseries over Bastard Boys and The Circuit. Stephen Curry also won Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama. He is pictured celebrating […]

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