• Freeview confirmed for 2009

    NOTE: There are now later posts on the state of play for Freeview than this story, please refer via search function or News posts. Freeview will launch in Australian in 2009. The ABC, SBS, the Seven Network, the Nine Network, Network TEN, Prime, WIN and Southern Cross have joined forces to deliver the free-to-air digital […]

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  • ‘Tell me what you don’t like about yourself’

    Nip / Tuck has announced it will wrap after its sixth season, but that won’t be until 2011. And creator Ryan Murphy is sticking with the show. This news follows word that his latest series Pretty Handsome was not picked up. In the US, FX has already aired 14 episodes of its current (interrupted) fifth […]

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  • From The Sullivans to Cold Case

    Tonight’s Cold Case features Aussie actor Damon Herriman as a nasty piece of work -worlds away from where he first started on The Sullivans. More recently of course he appeared on Love My Way, and has also appeared on Stupid Stupid Man, Stingers, All Saints and Water Rats. Herriman also performed in an ep of […]

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  • Writing on Underbelly ‘prequel’ begins

    Screenwriter Greg Haddrick has confirmed he has started work on the Underbelly ‘prequel.’ “There’s no great secret the second series will go backwards in time, as a sort of prequel,” he said. “We’re hoping the second series will be just as big as the first.” Haddrick’s comments follow confirmation by Nine in May that Nine […]

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  • William Petersen drops out of CSI -sorta

    The 9th season of CSI will be the last for William Petersen as a full-time series regular. “Billy is leaving,” confirms the show’s executive producer. “But he will remain throughout the run of the series an executive producer. And he will, whenever CBS asks, come back. I don’t think you’ve seen the last of Gil […]

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  • Casting the key for original Big Brother

    Peter Abbott, Australia’s original Big Brother, has agreed with TEN’s decision to retire the reality series. In acknowledging the show’s diminishing returns, he believes it became harder and harder to source housemates who were as genuine as the first series. As the format draws to a close, Peter Abbott spoke to TV Tonight about the […]

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  • SBS dream: 4 channels, double the content.

    In SBS’ next triennial funding submission to the Federal Government, Shaun Brown has outlined a plan to double the number of television channels to four and launch nine digital radio channels by 2013. The plans include almost doubling the production of original programs – such as EastWest101 and The Circuit – to 250 hours a […]

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  • TEN in trouble over cereal ad

    Network TEN (Melbourne) breached the Broadcasting Services Act when it did aired an advertisement featuring cricketer Adam Gilchrist for Nestle Milo Cereal (Milo Cereal). The Australian Communications and Media Authority says TEN did not comply with the Children’s Television Standards 2005 when it aired the ad in October 2006. ACMA found that if an advertisement […]

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  • "You gotta stalk his ass"

    Now this is PURELY speculation… but you would have to hope these auditions APPARENTLY for the US version of Kath & Kim didn’t get the role of Donna. And who is Donna you might ask? When last we heard, the role of Sharon had been retitled as Heather (formerly Debbie)…. There’s nothing to denote when […]

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  • Behind Big Brother: where to from here?

    The news of the death of Big Brother is gaining the show more publicity than most of its recent stunts. No doubt fans, ex-housemates and production staff are still reeling from the shock. Another coming to terms with the show’s demise is the fansite behindbigbrother.com, which has long a tradition of calling the show to […]

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  • More charges in Pay TV theft

    Two Sydney men will face court today, over selling illegal pay TV cards for Foxtel and Austar. The arrests follow two Victorian men charged in April after Australian Federal Police (AFP) seized set-top decoders and $173,000 in cash and computer equipment. At that time, they said up to 50,000 bogus cards could be circulating across […]

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  • ABC makes payout over Corby case

    In case you missed this little shred of news last night, Media Watch reported that the ABC has had to pay up following a radio discussion over Mercedes Corby defamation case by ABC radio host Spencer Howson and Anna Coren. “Yes, the ABC was threatened with legal action by certain members of the Corby family […]

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