30 September 2009 archive

Foxtel makes move against Freeview

Foxtel, in one of its biggest ever launches, is firing its next shot in the battle for Australia’s TV viewers. Foxtel CEO Kim Williams yesterday announced a significant milestone for the company with the launch of 30 additional channels (including 12 specific-themed channels, 10 high-definition channels and 8 timeshift channels) to come this year.  The …

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Will Masterchef have Daryl for dinner?

Quite possibly the biggest ratings battle for the year kicks off tonight when the long-awaited reunion of Hey Hey It’s Saturday goes up against the long-awaited Celebrity Masterchef. When the Nine Network announced it was reuniting the team from Hey Hey It’s Saturday for two live-to-air specials, it was anticipated that the shows would be …

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Australia’s progress on digital changeover

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has released its second Digital Tracker quarterly summary, keeping an eye on how Australia is converting and adapting to digital television. According to the survey, covering the period April to June 2009: 93 per cent of Australians are aware of the Government’s plan to migrate television …

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