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

“Content is not just king, it is the emperor” – 2010 Review

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.”

AFL Grand Final Replay is a win for Seven

The AFL Grand Final is back for a second outing this weekend with the Seven Network once again broadcasting the match and beginning their coverage from 12pm this Saturday. The network will no doubt be hoping to build on the 2.76 million who tuned in last weekend for the broadcast. The network should expect a… Continue reading AFL Grand Final Replay is a win for Seven

No fluff coverage wins election night ratings

The Federal Election results in Australia are still being counted and a winner is yet to be announced. However the election on Saturday did see Australians overwhelmingly vote for who had the best election coverage on TV. None other than the good old Aunty, the ABC. The ABC election coverage upstaged both Seven and Nine… Continue reading No fluff coverage wins election night ratings

ABC v Sky News Australia: Round 1

At 7:30 tonight the ABC will flick the switch on their new free-to-air digital only channel, ABC NEWS 24. The channel will be available on the now defunct ABC HD with a simulcast of the launch program for the new station available on ABC1. In the midst of a hotly contested Federal election the long… Continue reading ABC v Sky News Australia: Round 1

Still waiting for Anti-siphoning announcement…

The Australian Government in 2009 requested submissions for the review of the Anti-Siphoning legislation. However, there is still no response from Minister for Communications Senator Stephen Conroy on the outcome of the review. It seems a response from the government is now unlikely until after any election. This delay is dangerous and could have a… Continue reading Still waiting for Anti-siphoning announcement…

Media frenzy over Rudd’s removal from office.

The news started to filter out of Canberra late on Wednesday 23 June 2010 that KevinRudd’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 reportedfirstthat 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.

Content driven Yahoo!7 continues to expand offering

The Seven and Nine networks are locked in a fierce battle for ratings supremacy in TV land at the moment, but what is a somewhat less publicised battle is online. That is the battle between Yahoo!7 and NineMSN. Yahoo!7 is a 50-50 partnership between Seven and Yahoo! Inc. Whilst NineMSN is a 50-50 partnership between… Continue reading Content driven Yahoo!7 continues to expand offering

Seven brings footy shows into primetime

Next Wednesday at 7:30pm in southern states the Seven Network takes another plunge into a prime time footy show. This time former Network Ten personality Peter Helliar will take the reins and be joined by AFL experts and Seven commentators Matthew Richardson and Leigh Matthews. The show will also feature Catherine Ellis, a former ABC… Continue reading Seven brings footy shows into primetime

Australia Voted the Spearman Experiment does not make the list!

As reported widely today across the Blogsphere including on TV Tonight, Crikey and Mumbrella, the Spearman Experiment on Channel 10 last night had an incredible drop in the ratings for its second outing. The program, hosted by Magda Szubanski, premiered last week with 1.039 million viewers, however yesterday’s showing saw a 30% drop in… Continue reading Australia Voted the Spearman Experiment does not make the list!