Category Archive: Comment

Dec 31 2016

TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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Apr 06 2016

Waleed got nominated for the Gold Logie. So what?

This week’s announcement of the nominees for the 58th annual TV Week Logie Awards has triggered some astounding reaction for an award that many Australians would otherwise normally declare that they have no interest in. The nomination of The Project‘s Waleed Aly and SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin for the top award, the Gold Logie, has brought on some staggering …

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Feb 23 2016

Ten’s HD message blurring definition

Network Ten has announced that it will be launching a high definition simulcast of its main Ten channel on Wednesday 2 March. The announcement, which relates to Ten’s signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, follows the Nine Network‘s move to simulcast its main channel in high definition back in November — with ABC set …

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Mar 18 2015

Neighbours — I said it wouldn’t last

It was 30 years ago — 18 March 1985 — and, after much promotion, Seven‘s new drama series Neighbours was making its debut. The first episode made a rather cryptic entrance, straight into a dream sequence, as Danny Ramsay (David Clencie) finds himself surrounded by family and neighbours who take great delight in laughing at him in the …

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Feb 13 2015

I’m A Celebrity hosts are Logies dream team

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has been Ten‘s super-hyped new reality show of 2015. The premise is a mash up of other reality shows that we’re all familiar with. It’s basically Celebrity Big Brother meets Survivor. Like the UK original, I’m A Celebrity features a list of B or C-list celebrities with …

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Feb 07 2015

HD? Not for Aussie TV!

Earlier this week the NFL Superbowl XLIX was played out to a television audience of millions, if not billions, around the world. It is one of the largest annual TV spectacles – but Australian viewers wishing to witness the event were tied down to watching it in standard definition on the Seven Network’s main channel instead of …

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Jan 25 2015

Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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Jan 16 2015

TV Week Logie Awards: Who got my vote

Earlier this week, TV Week opened voting for the 57th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards are to take place at Crown Melbourne, on 3 May and be televised on the Nine Network. It will actually be Nine’s 20th consecutive coverage of TV’s ‘night of nights’ since Seven and Ten opted out of the …

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