Coronavirus preventative measures bite in Tokyo

Living in Japan for the last four and half years, I have never seen anything like this before – while the number of those infected by the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) in Japan is relatively small when measured against total population – the preventative measures introduced by the Japanese Government are starting to take their hold… Continue reading Coronavirus preventative measures bite in Tokyo

Olympic broadcasters back social to boost Games audience

The Seven Network’s Rio 2016 Media Kit has a pertinent quote from Kurt Burnette (Seven’s Event Director - Olympic Games and Chief Revenue Officer), where he notes that: You are about to become deeply involved with what we are now referring to as “the very first unmissable Olympic Games”. This statement is in reference to the fact… Continue reading Olympic broadcasters back social to boost Games audience

V8 Supercars’ SuperView suffers major outage

International fans of the Australia’s V8 Supercars Championship faced a live streaming blackout for Race 3 of the Clipsal 500 today, with V8 Supercars’ online streaming offering, known as SuperView, suffering a major outage. The technical issue could not be rectified for the duration of Race 3 of the Clipsal 500. The service had been… Continue reading V8 Supercars’ SuperView suffers major outage

#AmazonCart on Twitter

Amazon.com has launched #AmazonCart on Twitter. What might seem as a simple #hashtag is actually a clever way for Amazon to drive more sales traffic to its site without the need for it to incur large advertising costs. #AmazonCart works by allowing Twitter users (who have their Twitter account linked with their Amazon account) to reply… Continue reading #AmazonCart on Twitter

Breakfast served early, how did it taste?

The Ten Network served Breakfast this morning ahead of its scheduled debut next Monday. The move to premiere the breakfast show early was made in order to capitalise on the leadership crisis currently engulfing Australia following Mr Kevin Rudd resigning as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. The program is fronted by NZ’s Paul Henry, Andrew Rochford and Kathryn Robinson,… Continue reading Breakfast served early, how did it taste?

Social media a key for Seven

We have reported over the last few weeks the use of social media by TV networks in order to engage viewers further in programs and deliver further opportunities to sponsors. This has included Seven’s new MKR app and the use of social networking apps by Nine and Seven in their respective broadcasts of cricket and tennis… Continue reading Social media a key for Seven

Social Networking apps a key to sports broadcasting this summer

  Many summaries of the 2011 television year noted the growing influence of Twitter. Examples given included the quick demise of Ben Elton’s Live from Planet Earth or the furore that developed following the broadcast of Kyle & Jackie O’s A Night with the Stars. Whilst networks have been encouraging viewer engagement through social networking sites… Continue reading Social Networking apps a key to sports broadcasting this summer

The Devastating Queensland Floods – SPECIAL REPORT

There has been non-stop news coverage across Australia and the world as the Queensland Flood Crisis continues worsen. I was sent home from work yesterday in Brisbane’s CBD and was told not to go into work today or tomorrow. The Brisbane CBD is like a ghost town with only essential services such as supermarkets open… Continue reading The Devastating Queensland Floods – SPECIAL REPORT

I like it on….facebook

Many male Facebook users have been wondering over the pass week why so many females on Facebook have been posting seemingly provocative status updates. Status updates have included “I like it on my desk at work”, “I like it @ the front door” and “I like it on the bathroom floor”. Unfortunately lads this is… Continue reading I like it on….facebook

Media frenzy over Rudd’s removal from office.

The news started to filter out of Canberra late on Wednesday 23 June 2010 that Kevin Rudd’s Prime Ministership was under threat. By 10:15pm a spilled was called for 9am Thursday. At about 9:25am Thursday 24 June, Sky News Australia reported first that Kevin Rudd had not contested the leadership and that Julia Gillard would become Australia’s first… Continue reading Media frenzy over Rudd’s removal from office.