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
The 20th Commonwealth Games begins on 23 July in Glasgow and Australian audiences will be able to follow all the action on ABC Radio Grandstand. The ABC Grandstand team will bring audiences all the colour and excitement of the eleven days of competition, plus the Opening and Closing Ceremonies on ABC Local Radio, ABC Grandstand online,… Continue reading ABC Radio Grandstand to cover the Glasgow Commonwealth Games
‘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!
Football Federation Australia has today announced a landmark broadcast deal with Australia’s national broadcaster the ABC. The new deal will see the ABC broadcast the next four seasons of the A-League live on ABC Radio platforms. The news of this new deal follows reports in last week’s Sydney Morning Herald that the ABC will not have broadcast rights… Continue reading The A-League tunes into ABC Radio
A report in the Australian last year confirmed that High Definition (HD) broadcasting of Australian sport on free-to-air television looks dead and buried. For those who did not notice Saturday coverage of AFL matches by the Network Ten only featured on the network’s primary channel towards the end of last season, whilst viewers were able to watch… Continue reading The HD Sport Debate
We reported earlier in the year that leading US online catch-up TV service HULU had applied for registration of its trademark in Australia, fuelling speculation of an Australian launch of the service some time in the near future. HULU is jointly owned by US media companies NBC Universal (Comcast), News Corporation & The Walt Disney Company and has around 260 partners… Continue reading A Local Version of Hulu is Needed
This week the Gillard Government announced that the Department of Foreign Affairs’ international television network, the Australia Network will now become a permanent feature of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s duties as the national broadcaster, rather than have the network put out to commercial tender. This announcement comes after the Government scrapped that tender process to run… Continue reading The ABC must grow the Australia Network
The digital content distribution market in Australia is hopefully about to become a lot more interesting. According to a report by Asher Moses in Fairfax Newspapers, the US online catch-up TV service Hulu is preparing to launch in Australia with or without the support of Seven, Nine and Ten. This is good news for content owners… Continue reading Aussie TV needs Hulu to stop pirates
Many of you watching One HD”s coverage of the Accenture World Match Play Golf Championship over the weekend may have noticed a change to the Golf Channel’s usual coverage. Golf fans in Australia and around the world would be familiar with PGA Tour events having the first two rounds branded with Golf Channel graphics and… Continue reading ‘Golf Channel on NBC’. A lesson for Australian Broadcasters?
News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch said earlier this year that “content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic. Clever technology is merely an empty vessel without any great content.”