Aus TV

‘A Place To Call Home’ Represents A New Security For Foxtel

Outside of their continuing commitment to sport, the true jewel in the crown for Foxtel, two brands were front and centre at the 2015 Foxtel Upfronts tonight in Sydney: HBO and A Place To Call Home. Both series represent divergent

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Is A Sense of Curation Lost On Broadcast TV?

What you see on broadcast TV and when you see it is not lovingly considered. It’s a numbers game generally, with TV programmers scheduling for specific audiences on certain nights, while counter-programming and attack-programming against their rivals. It’s a cutthroat

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Australian Cinema Fails At The Box Office. Let’s Get Rid Of The Box Office.

Taking just $65,000 on 53 screens and $69,000 with previews, it is safe to say that Australian crime thriller Son of A Gun has failed at the box office. This follows a long line of Australian releases that have performed

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Australian TV Bosses Squeezing Out Netflix Don’t Understand Netflix

The AFR today ran a feature regarding the Australian TV network executives seeking to squeeze out Netflix from the marketplace by securing content before Netflix can get access to it. Based on the quotes that run through the article, however,

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David and Margaret May Be Gone, But There’s Still A Need For Screen Criticism

Today ABC Television announced the cancellation of At The Movies and the (presumed) retirement of David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz. While it’s sad to see that Stratton and Pomeranz will no longer be seen on TV each week offering their

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Today Malcolm Turnbull Murdered Community TV As We Know It.

What is the value of community television in Australia in 2014? That is a topic firmly in mind today following confirmation this morning that the Federal Government will be forcing Australia’s community television broadcasters off the air. At an ACMA

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Review: Devil’s Playground

The 1976 Fred Schepsi film The Devil’s Playground is a wonderful examination of the so-called sins of the flesh. The film concerns the priests and young boy pupils at a Catholic seminary in the early 1950’s. The boys are beginning

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The Age Of The Consensus Show Is Over. Thus, TV is Doomed.

On a recent Hollywood Prospectus podcast, host Andy Greenwald noted that “The age of the consensus show is over”. By that, he’s referring to the sheer volume of high quality series flooding the proverbial airwaves now prevents there from being

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If HuffPo Are Looking To Partner Up, Why Not Look At Ten?

This week on Radio National’s Download This Show, Huffington Post’s General Manager of International Koda M Wang announced that the online international masthead is set to launch in Australia in the first quarter of 2015. The big question surrounding the local

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Ten Bet All On Family Feud. No, Really.

Tonight marks the strangest TV programming effort of 2014. Ten seem to be betting it all on a revival of Family Feud. Family Feud. The game show. Yes, if Family Feud appears on a TV schedule, it will get some

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