• Visibility in the media at BTQ7

    Good to see a network making moves to advance the visibility of indigenous Australians in the media. BTQ7 Brisbane has teamed with the Centre for Aboriginal Independence and Enterprise to develop a project which includes employment opportunities, cultural awareness frameworks, mentorships and building relationships with the indigenous communities. BTQ managing director Max Walters said indigenous […]

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  • Origin’s 2m touchdown

    Nine’s first attempt at a nationwide 7:30pm screening of the State of Origin didn’t exactly make the southern states sit up and take notice, but it did get the network over the glorious 2m mark. The match touched down with 2.092m viewers, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a figure like that […]

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  • Belgrade calling…shhhh!

    As almost anybody who isn’t living under a rock will know the first Semi Final of Eurovision took place yesterday at Beogradska Arena. I’m certainly not about to reveal any of the winners or losers, even though they have been written about in mainstream press already. Suffice to say that to catch some of the […]

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  • Sponsors drop Footy Show ads

    The ANZ Bank and The Age have dropped all advertising on Nine’s Footy Show. The rare move follows the show’s recent comments on women in football, triggered by an incident from Sam Newman. The ANZ will continue its current commercial agreement with the network but has directed that its ads not be aired during the […]

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  • Idol wins by landslide

    America has a new Idol. David Cook and David Archuleto fought it out for the 2008 pop title earlier today. The finale saw a special appearance by George Michael (with flu) singing “Praying for Time.” Gladys Knight, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr also appeared. The winner of the contest won by a landslide. To […]

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  • Correction: My Name is Earl

    It was bound to happen sooner or later… TV Tonight got it wrong (but hey at least I’m fessin’ up). My Name is Earl has NOT been pulled from Seven schedule and will air as usual this Sunday night. The error was entirely human, in misreading a network amendment. Each network uses a different format […]

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  • A night at Nine’s top dollar

    Channel Nine invited media along for a sneak preview of the revamped Wheel of Fortune last night. TV Tonight was there to see the new show taken for a spin…. Media journos were welcomed by producer Paul Waterhouse, who produced the original Wheel back in 1981. He was at pains to point out that in […]

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  • TiVo set for July launch

    TiVo will launch in July after a surprise move by Seven Media to scrap a monthly subscription fee for the broadband-enabled service. Its arrival launch will be the first serious competitor to Foxtel’s iQ2 which will require installation or upgrade fees plus a monthly subscription. Some observers say Seven’s move could trigger steep discounting from […]

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  • Ray: the autobiography

    Ray Martin has signed a deal with Random House to publish his autobiography for Christmas 2009. Random did not disclose how much the deal was worth. “Australians know the public face of Ray Martin, the reporter and presenter, but many don’t know about his early life before the camera nor the behind-the-scenes details of his […]

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  • Tania Zaetta denies ‘hurtful’ allegations

    Tania Zaetta has denied rumours that she had sex with special forces soldiers during a recent tour of Afghanistan as part of an Australian Story special. She said the claim was “hurtful”. “That is the absolute first I’ve heard of it. That is the most ridiculous story I’ve ever heard about my life – and […]

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  • Bumped: Lost

    At last a ‘bump’ of the good kind….. Seven has relented on its plan to air a split finale for Lost, and will now air the final two instalments together from the earlier time of 9:30pm. It will screen on Thursday June 5, pushing Trinny and Susannah out of schedule. I suspect Seven is doing […]

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  • Lawrence Leung chooses his own series

    The ABC began shooting Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure today, a 6 part comedy being produced by the Chaser team. Written by and starring, Leung, the documentary style series is about the journey of a lifetime, as he attempts to achieve the dreams he had for himself as a 10-year-old-boy. Leung is certainly a […]

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