• Opera House showdown

    In an ironic programming double-up, the Sydney Opera House will face off against….. the Sydney Opera House, when two networks pit high profile programmes against one another. On Sunday Nov 25 at 7:30pm TEN’s Australian Idol finale will air against the ABC’s Choir of Hard Knocks: Opera House special. It is the fifth year TEN […]

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  • This Life reunion

    Before there brazen shows like Californication, Secret Life of Us or Queer as Folk there was This Life. The BBC drama about the lives of law graduates had two series in 1996 and 1997 The show was up-front when it came to sex, drug taking and relationships. In Australia it generated quite a buzz for […]

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  • Productions wind down in Canada

    The writers’ strike continues to ripple across US productions, regardless of where they are located. A number of productions are shot across the border in Canada, but even there the fallout is being felt. In Vancouver Bionic Woman has now shut down production. It could prove a devastating blow to a show that is barely […]

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  • Spoiler: Neighbours character returns

    This is by no means a scoop nor an exclusive. Diehard fans have probably already heard this news before. But now I can detail how another former Neighbours character makes their return to Ramsay Street. Spoilers ahead: Todd MacDonald will return as Darren Stark, “Libby’s” estranged husband. He returns to the series on screen from […]

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  • EPG: Devil’s in the detail

    The announcement of a Free to Air EPG this week may not have shed light on all the technical trappings that come with it. IT Wire now says a confidential letter from Free TV Australia Chief Executive Julie Flynn suggests the EPG will not necessarily work with all digital set top boxes (FreeTV Australia represents […]

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  • Changes to TEN digital

    TEN is making some changes to its digital allocation as it readies for the launch of TEN HD in December. TEN’s new channel configuration:Channel 1 = Ten in HDChannel 10 = Ten in SDChannel 12 = Ten in HD As a result, channels 11 and 100 will disappear from TEN’s service on Tuesday 20th November. […]

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  • TEN summer starts the Journey

    While there is still no official announcement as to TEN’s summer schedule, the first week of non-ratings gives us some indication of what’s in store. TEN will launch the NBC sci fi drama Journeyman starring Kevin McKidd as a time traveller. Described as a “modern day Quantum Leap” the show launched in September to 9.4m […]

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  • Kate Ritchie joins Nova

    Gold Logie winner Kate Ritchie is joining Sydney radio Nova 969. The Home and Away star filled in for Matthew Newton earlier this year when he had to pull out due to an ongoing legal case. Ritchie will finish shooting scenes for the Seven drama in December and remain on screen until April 2008. She […]

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  • Ray wants a chat show

    Ray Martin has hopes for an evening chat show next year. The longtime Nine presenter is reconsidering earlier thoughts of parting with the network after the return of David Gyngell as boss. “If we were having this conversation and David wasn’t back, then I’d be saying, ‘I’m gone, I won’t be back next year’,” Martin […]

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  • Little joy as 9 hampers go

    Many things Kerry Packer may have been, but when it came to Christmas he was no Scrooge. Every year Packer gave every one of his Nine employees a Christmas hamper, regardless of their status in his organisation. That won’t happen this year. According to The Australian, PBL Media CEO Ian Law is expected to tell […]

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  • Comic’s brother in local planning fight

    Mark Rowsthorn, brother of comedy actor Peter Rowsthorn, has run into trouble with locals and environmentalists in the Victorian coastal town of Port Fairy. Rowsthorn, said to be worth $325m according to Forbes’ Rich List, is seeking to create a luxury 28-lot housing subdivision overlooking Port Fairy’s East Beach. But the Department of Sustainability and […]

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  • TT vs Chaser: Round 4

    This is the whiteboard with the names and phone numbers of crew members that were revealed by Today Tonight during Wednesday’s 15 minute story on The Chaser raid. The contact details were there for all the world to see when Bryan Seymour took on Chas Licciardello in a lengthy Mexican stand-off. Seven obviously felt the […]

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