• 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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  • They weren’t all Happy Days, Marge.

    Some ideas are just so bizarre you can’t help but be distracted by them. Hands up who wants to see a TV show with former cast mates back in one-off acting stints? ‘Potsie’ and ‘Ralph Malph’ do, that’s for sure. Here the two former Happy Days castmates talk about their new project “Take 2” on […]

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  • Seven re-structures top bosses

    The Seven Network has made a series of management changes today including a change to Ian Johnson’s 5 year reign as station manager of Seven Melbourne. Johnson will now become Chairman of Channel Seven Melbourne while the management role is assumed by Peter Lewis also appointed Chief Operating Officer for Seven Media Group. “Ian is […]

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  • Sneak Peek: The Hollowmen ep2

    Warning: language. This week’s Hollowmen looks at the government’s policy on embassy postings, with one politician who shoots from the hip determined to land a cushy job overseas. In an episode driven by “smart comedy,” the PM’s men look for ways to get the outcome that best suits their purposes. In this scene Senior Political […]

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  • Chat still the one for Nine?

    Channel Nine is said to be launching an entertainment chat show which it claims will be “the destination for celebrity interviews”. The Daily Telegraph reports that the network is currently looking to lock in talent for the pilot episode of the series, to be shot in August. Nine has begun touting the program to publicists […]

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  • Land of confusion

    The fallout from BB’s axing continues. What a land of confusion we find ourselves in. Take your pick who you want to believe on the show’s future. Big Brother is either a) possibly going to Nine b) possibly going to Seven c) going to neither or d) bound to return sooner or later. According to […]

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  • No retirement for Bert

    Last night on A Current Affair Bert Newton ruled out any thought of retiring when he turns 70 next week. Tracy Grimshaw: Have you thought about retirement? Bert Newton: No, it’s not in my vocabulary. Because I like what I do, so much. I know that’s not enough. Other people have got to like what […]

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  • Everyone’s a winner, babe.

    That’s no lie. Our big three commercial networks spent yesterday and today talking up their half-yearly performances. They’re all absolute champions when it comes to ratings. They tell us so. Here’s an excerpt from all three press releases. But first here are the raw figures that matter. Network Share 2008:Nine: 27.9%Seven: 27.6%TEN: 21.6%ABC: 17.2%SBS: 5.7% […]

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