Seven’s investor presentation on its financial year 2014-15 performance on page 24 had a really interested overview of how Seven will be delivering its Olympic Games coverage (see screen shot below). According to the slide, Seven West Media will deliver its coverage of the Olympics across its broadcast channels Seven, 7Two and 7mate and via… Continue reading Seven’s Olympic coverage
AFL announces record broadcast rights deal
The AFL has this evening announced a record $2.508 billion, six-year broadcast rights deal with News Corp Australia, Seven West Media and Telstra. Heavy-hitters were out in force at the press conference announcing the new deal with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan joined by Rupert Murdoch, Robert Thomson and Kerry Stokes, amongst others. The new deal, which… Continue reading AFL announces record broadcast rights deal
CLT20 without an Australian TV broadcaster
The Champions League Twenty20 tournament began in India overnight with qualifying matches taking place to decide the last spots in the main draw. The T20 tournament pits the best T20 teams from around the world against each other with the tournament proper beginning on Thursday. Australian teams have previously won the tournament on two occasions. A… Continue reading CLT20 without an Australian TV broadcaster
International viewers spoilt for choice with new Australian channels
On 29 September 2014, the Australia Network television service, which is run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), will be replaced with a more limited television service to be known as ‘Australia Plus’. Australia Plus will deliver Australian content with a focus on news and sport, business, lifestyle, education and English language learning. According to the Australia… Continue reading International viewers spoilt for choice with new Australian channels
Chris Lilley’s Jonah takes iview by storm!
‘Jonah from Tonga’ is yet to premiere on broadcast television in Australia but it is already an outstanding success. Over the past weekend, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) took the step of making available on iview all six episodes of Chris Lilley’s new series. During the 48 hours ‘Jonah from Tonga’ was available online it received 551,000 plays, which… Continue reading Chris Lilley’s Jonah takes iview by storm!
Offspring first on tenplay
In exciting news for fans of Offspring its fifth season will premiere on Network Ten’s tenplay before its television broadcast. On Tuesday, May 6, the first episode of season 5 will be made available exclusively to tenplay members for a limited time only. The episode will not be available to view after 48 hours or… Continue reading Offspring first on tenplay
Sochi 2014 on Ten
While the Opening Ceremony is not until the early hours of Saturday morning Australian time, LIVE coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi has already gotten underway on TEN and tenplay. TEN’s coverage when it fully kicks into gear will be comprehensive with more than 360 hours of live content from the Sochi Games on… Continue reading Sochi 2014 on Ten
Where to watch the Women’s Ashes!
The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series started in Perth today. The unique series format sees the Southern Stars compete against the English women in one test match, three ODIs and three T20s, where each match is worth points (e.g. winning the Test Match is worth 6 points) and the team with the most points (ie.… Continue reading Where to watch the Women’s Ashes!
Piracy continues to be a major problem
As 2013 draws to a close, TorrentFreak has published their annual list of the most-pirated TV-shows. Unsurprisingly top of the list was HBO’s Game of Thrones, closely trailed by Breaking Bad (which aired its final season ever this year). According to TorrentFreak: the estimated download numbers are per single episode of the most downloaded TV-shows worldwide (per… Continue reading Piracy continues to be a major problem
Netflix’s historic win
Netflix’s House of Cards is an Emmy award winner. The made-for-internet hit drama scored a win at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards picking up the gong for Best Directing in a Drama Series. This is an historic occasion as it is the first time a Netflix web-only drama series has won an Emmy award. While commercial… Continue reading Netflix’s historic win