Tag: Foxtel

Ratings 2014: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2014. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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Paying for TV’s new Galaxy

For years we’d been getting TV “free” — although we’d been paying for it all along with our taxes and indirectly through mark ups on anything we bought. But on 1 January 1995 — twenty years ago — television expanded into a new galaxy… literally. Pay TV had finally arrived. Like with most other media in …

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And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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Seven wins 2014

The television ratings have ended for another year. While Seven has claimed the main prize, it is a contest where Nine and Ten also find something to celebrate. Nine claims it has won the contest for the advertiser-friendly younger demographics and for the 6.00pm news battle. Ten, which just scraped ahead of ABC after being beaten by them last …

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Ratings 2013: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2013. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show  ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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Goodbye from TV1

Subscription TV channel TV1 is now no longer. TV1 and its sister station SF were owned in a joint venture between Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal and CBS Studios International. The channels were unable to strike up a renewal for carriage via the Foxtel platform, with the announcement back in August that both TV1 and SF would …

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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Wentworth reprises The Freak

Production of the second series of Foxtel‘s Wentworth commences in Melbourne today (Monday) with respected actress Pamela Rabe (pictured) joining the cast to reprise the legendary character of Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson. Rabe, currently appearing in The Cherry Orchard for the Melbourne Theatre Company, has a list of TV credits including The Leaving Of Liverpool, A Country Practice, Seven …

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Nine scores cricket and WIN deal

Regional broadcaster WIN Corporation has sold its Nine Network affiliate in Adelaide — NWS —  to Nine Entertainment Co., the company that owns the Nine stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin and regional network NBN.  The deal will also allow provision for WIN to sell its Perth station (STW) to Nine Entertainment Co. should the federal …

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Nine’s Days are numbered

For 45 years it’s been a staple of Nine‘s afternoon schedule, but in less than two weeks Days Of Our Lives will be no more as far as Nine is concerned. The NBC network soapie has been in production since 1965 and aired in Australia since 1968.  For decades Days Of Our Lives has been …

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