• 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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  • New look Hi-5 says hi to Sunrise

    A new-look Hi-5 appeared on Sunrise on Monday morning to promote an upcoming DVD. Understudy Stevie Nicholson was there, replacing retiring member Tim Harding. Harding has left the group following a motorcycle accident in June which leaves him unable to keep up the high energy routines required. But Channel Nine boss David Gyngell was said […]

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  • Leaders pressed in final week

    Both John Howard and Kevin Rudd will address the National Press Club in the final week of campaigning. Two separate specials will be aired by the Nine Network and hosted commercial-free by Ray Martin. John Howard will appear on Wednesday Nov 21, with Kevin Rudd following on Nov 22. Both specials will air at 12:30pm […]

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  • BB UpLate retiring for the night?

    One almost feels a little sorry for Mike Goldman, with news that UpLate spin-off is tipped to be dropped from the Big Brother juggernaut in 2008. According to news.com.au the show is no longer the money spinner it once was. “I’m not allowed to comment on Big Brother,” Goldman said. The centrepiece primetime show already […]

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  • TEN gets Outrageous

    TEN has finally confirmed talk that Outrageous Fortune will screen on Friday nights. The NZ comedy about a dysfunctional family trying to stay on the straight and narrow previously aired on the Nine Network. TEN will screen from Series 2 beginning at 10:30pm tomorrow (Friday) night. The series also features actor Grant Bowler, best known […]

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  • US Producers nominate their best

    As the Awards season gears up, HBO and ABC dominated nominations announced by the Producers Guild of America Awards. NBC attracted three nominations, and CBS, Fox, Bravo and Discovery Channel received two apiece. Showtime and Comedy Central each drew one nomination. Nominees included Dexter, Deadliest Catch, Ugly Betty, Entourage, House, Grey’s Anatomy, The Amazing Race […]

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  • A very ogre Christmas

    Nine will premiere Shrek The Halls, a half-hour animation with the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. It will air at 6:30pm on Saturday December 1, running head to head against Seven’s High School Musical 2. It is followed by the grand final of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos at 7pm. […]

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  • ABC3: New kids channel by April

    The ABC plans to launch a dedicated Free-to-Air children’s channel known as ABC3 by April 2008. It will be a digital channel made available through the government’s election promise of $82m. ABC’s Director of Television today told the SPAA Conference that, “We believe a balance is needed, and we need to ensure that future generations […]

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  • Stokes stoked by Seven year

    Seven held its Annual General Meeting today in Sydney with Executive Chairman Kerry Stokes telling shareholders the network was well positioned. “We lead the market in news and public affairs, breakfast television and prime time,” he said. “We are the leading source of news and information for Australians. Sunrise, Seven News and Today Tonight continue […]

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  • Seinfeld chats to Enough Rope

    Jerry Seinfeld will chat with Andrew Denton in an upcoming episode of Enough Rope. The interview will screen at the earlier time of 9:25pm Monday November 26. The comedian will also appear in the final episode of Rove this Sunday night. Still no word on whether this episode of the TEN show is the end […]

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