• 2008 Emmy nominations

    And here they are the nominees for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. The big winners are HBO’s miniseries John Adams, Mad Men, 30 Rock and cable television: Showtime, FX and AMC all have their first entries for a best series in the drama category. There were other principal nods for Dexter, Boston Legal, Damages, House, […]

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  • ABC sets Fall premieres

    US network has set its premiere dates for the Fall season, which could have significant flow on effects for Aussie networks looking to ‘fasttrack’ them here. In the case of shows that are yet to debut here at all it is particularly relevant. As we know several new series were cut short by the writers’ […]

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  • Junk food ban threatens kids TV

    Industry group Free TV Australia has warned children’s programs could be axed if the Federal Government backs a ban on junk food advertising. “There would be significant impacts on children’s programming, for which advertising is already limited,” Free TV told a parliamentary inquiry. If true, locally made shows such as Hi-5, Totally Wild, Here’s Humphrey […]

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  • Nine targets younger viewers

    Is there ever an interview by a network CEO that isn’t a good read? Sure they push a corporate line, but there are also cracks in their sentences that give us an indication of how they are travelling and what’s to come. Today’s interview with David Gyngell in The Australian is no exception. “August is […]

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  • Zach Braff Scrubs out

    The next US season of Scrubs will be the last for Zach Braff. The series has moved to ABC after seven seasons on NBC. The actor said he would be open to returning as a guest star, and could possibly also direct. He has been attached to indie movie Open Hearts as actor, writer and […]

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  • Pope hits out at television standards

    Sounds like Aussie Catholics forgot to tell the Pope that Big Brother has got the chop. Today in Sydney he lamented ‘violence and sexual exploitation’ on television and the internet passing as entertainment. The Pope said alcohol and drug abuse were prevalent problems but warned about the “exaltation of violence and sexual degradation, often presented […]

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  • Who’s ya friend when things get tough?

    Children’s TV legends Sid and Marty Krofft have joined with MySpace to show clips from some of their psychedelic television shows including H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, The Bugaloos and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and Lidsville. The partnership will operate on a revenue-sharing basis; content is exclusive. The channel will launch with two […]

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  • Gyngell: Nine "interested" in BB

    Nine boss David Gyngell has spoken publicly about exploring Big Brother for the Nine Network. “It’s run its race in its present form,” Nine chief executive David Gyngell told The Australian. “I still think it has some life in it in another form. Channel Nine will be looking at it.” Mr Gyngell said he is […]

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  • Bindi Inc about to turn 10

    A day after Bert Newton turns 70, Bindi Irwin turns ten -a milestone in any kid’s life. Of course it probably pales alongside winning an Emmy or strolling the Logies red carpet, but it will be cause for celebration nonetheless. At her tender age Bindi has many detractors, which is probably pretty unfair given she […]

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  • BB #1 online

    Big Brother’s official website is the most popular television website in the country according to Hitwise, easily outstripping its nearest competition. www.bigbrother.com.au had a massive market share by visit of 34.26, in the week preceding its axing announcement, claims The Australian. Its nearest competitor, soccer on the SBS site, had a tiny 7.33 while Neighbours […]

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  • How Big Brother just turkey-slapped the internet

    It may be ending next week but Big Brother is leaving the internet one more legacy before it departs. THAT turkey-slap in 2006 has resulted in Australia’s Internet Industry Association (IIA) developing a code of practice for live streaming. At the time the incident did not air on television, but it was seen by a […]

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  • 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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