• Da Kath & Kim repeat

    Grinning from the success of Kath & Kim, Seven will air Da Kath & Kim Code on Sunday November 25 at 7:30pm. Even the repeats have been winning the night for Seven. When the telemovie screened on the ABC it snared over 2m viewers. One problem tho, it wasn’t very funny. It’s hard to produce […]

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  • Airdate: High School Musical 2

    Lock up your children, High School Musical 2 is about to round out the ratings year for the Seven Network. After blitzing the ratings on subscription TV, the mega-musical will air at 6:30pm on Saturday Dec 1 – the last day of the 2007 ratings year. The sequel to the phenomenal Disney hit stars teeny […]

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  • TT vs Chaser round 3

    This reprinted photo is one of two photographs that Seven appears to have removed from its brand new Sunrise website that used to be hosted here. The new-look site has promised to “set the standard” by updating everyday, but updating seems to include deleting too. UPDATE: Google cache This evening Today Tonight managed to milk […]

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  • When wireless was wireless

    A “who’s who” of Melbourne radio gathered today for the launch of Thanks for Listening: A History of Australian Radio. Household names like Derryn Hinch, John Blackman, Barry Bissell, Phillip Brady, Bruce Mansfield, Bud Tingwell and Red Symons joined with other colleagues from 3AW, MMM, MIX and GOLD to help launch what is shaping up […]

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  • Burke back for summer special

    Don Burke will be back for one more bite of the cherry when Nine airs Burke’s Backyard Summer Living. It will air at 6:30pm Sunday November 25. The special follows a Spring special by the gardener in September. It snared an impressive 1.5m viewers, although it was aided by an earlier NRL match. Nevertheless he […]

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  • Producers gather for Gold Coast conference

    The Screen Producers Association of Australia is having its annual conference at the Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast once again. Film and TV producers from Australia have gathered to exchange ideas, pitch concepts and listen to keynote speeches that seek to inspire them all (when they’re not in the bar or by the pool […]

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  • Networks announce Electronic Programme Guide

    Like a slumbering bear, the commercial Free To Air networks seem to have finally awoken from hibernation to the rapidly expanding digital age and announced an FTA electronic program guide (EPG). Channels Nine and TEN will be transmitting data by as early as next Monday. Seven will join from January 1st. Prime and NBN will […]

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  • Seven slaps injunction on Chaser

    Two incidents, one in Sydney and another in Brisbane, saw the team from The Chaser questioned by police again yesterday. Chas Licciardello and Andrew Hansen gatecrashed Channel Seven in Sydney yesterday, barging their way into the offices of Today Tonight. The fracas led to “a feisty debate between Chas Licciardello and a Today Tonight reporter […]

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  • TV Bloggers join strike

    TV Bloggers (yes my American counterparts) will strike today (Nov 13: USA) in support of the Writer’s Strike. “As fellow writers and as TV fans, we are coming together to express our strong support for the writers and their goals. We believe that when a writer’s work makes money for a company, that writer deserves […]

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  • NZ sponsors pull ads from Californication

    It’s ended its controversial run in Australia, but Californication has just started in New Zealand. And already it’s causing debate in the land of the long white cloud. Cadbury, Flight Centre, Ferrit, Burger King, CRC and Finish have all asked their ads not be played during the show. “We were unaware of the explicit nature […]

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  • Soap writers prepare to cross picket lines

    As Day 8 of the WGA strike ended there appeared to be cracks, at least from daytime television, who are vastly different to the solidarity demonstrated by primetime writers. Even prior to the strike some daytime soaps have barely been hanging on. Days of Our Lives is in such predicament, it may not be renewed […]

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  • Do yourself a favour

    If you missed the arena tour of Countdown 2 fear not, it’s coming to the ABC. Performers in the spectacular include Rick Springfield, Martha Davis of The Motels, Doug Fieger of The Knack, Les McKeown of The Bay City Rollers, Samantha Fox, Kate Ceberano, Supernaut, The Radiators, Sharon O’Neill, Paul Gray of Wa Wa Nee […]

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