• Storm back Munster for five-eighth switch

    Melbourne believe Cameron Munster is the right man to take over the five-eighth role vacated by Blake Green's departure.
  • New Titans to carry high standards

    If Titans recruit Jarrod Wallace ever doubted whether he could trust his new teammates, being carried six kilometres on a stretcher put any fears to bed.
  • Peachey to fight for centre spot

    Panthers utility Tyrone Peachey will push to remain in Penrith's centres despite the return from injury of some high-profile teammates in 2017.
  • Bird eyes future Sharks leadership role

    Off-contract Sharks centre Jack Bird says he wants to not only remain at the club beyond 2017, but take on a more senior role as the current leaders retire.
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  • England could extend Wayne Bennett's deal

    Wayne Bennett might stay on as England coach after the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
  • Barba will be back better than ever: Bird

    Sharks centre Jack Bird insists wayward fullback Ben Barba will return to the club after a drugs suspension and be just as good if not better.
  • Emerging Blues Squad announced

    NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley and his Origin adviser Peter Sterling have unveiled the Emerging Blues squad for 2017.
  • Slater on track for Round 1 return

    Storm lock Dale Finucane believes there's no reason Billy Slater won't be fit for the side's 2017 season opener against the Bulldogs on March 3.
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  • Jack Bird hoping to remain at Sharks

    NSW State of Origin star Jack Bird says he's hoping to recommit to Cronulla before the Sharks open their 2017 NRL title defence.
  • 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines launch

    NRL clubs on Wednesday revealed their playing strip for the first rugby league tournament in 2017 – the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
  • Haas turns heads at Broncos training

    His pure size brought him to the attention of NRL and NFL scouts but that's not all 16-year-old Broncos recruit Payne Haas going for him.
  • 2017 Auckland Nines jerseys revealed

    The 16 NRL clubs have revealed their new jerseys for the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament at the competition's launch on Wednesday.
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  • Cowboys focused on re-signing stars

    Cowboys football boss Peter Parr reckons it will be difficult to re-sign their long list of off-contract NRL stars under the salary cap uncertainty.
  • Family first as Hunt keeps options open

    Broncos halfback Ben Hunt says the new-found responsibilities of fatherhood will play a major role in deciding whether his future beyond 2017 lies in the NRL.
  • Former coach not betting on Sharks repeat

    He coached Cronulla to within a game of a grand final, but dual premiership-winning mentor Chris Anderson doubts the Sharks can win back-to-back NRL titles.
  • Sandow hopeful of NRL return in 2017

    Former Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow has not ruled out an NRL return in 2017 after controversially walking away from his UK Super League contract.
  • Lessons learnt at NRL Rookie Camp

    Talent alone will only get you so far in rugby league. That was one of the messages delivered to 160 Holden Cup players at the 2017 Rookie Camp last weekend.
  • Tolman extends Bulldogs deal

    Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club through to the end of the 2020 season.
  • Country rep Yeo wants more bush footy

    Penrith back-rower and Country Origin representative Isaah Yeo is hopeful the phasing out of the annual Country-City won't see less footy taken to the bush.
  • Monday 5 December 2016

    Report: Daily Free-to-Air ShareChannels:
    All Free-to-Air ChannelsMarket:5 City Metro (aggregate figure)Demographics:Total People (incl. guests)Day-part:18:00 – 24:00
    Day:
    Monday
    Deliverable:
    Overnight, Consolidated 7 and Consolidated 28
    Channel
    Overnight
    Consolidated 7
    Consolidated 28
    05/12/2016
    28/11/2016
    07/11/2016
    ABC
    13.5%
    13.8%
    14.3%
    ABC2
    3.4%
    3.0%
    2.4%
    ABC ME
    0.6%
    0.6%
    0.6%
    ABC News 24
    1.6%
    1.6%
    1.2%
    ABC Network
    19.2%
    19.0%
    18.4%
    Seven
    19.5%
    18.5%
    20.5%
    7TWO
    6.0%
    5.6%
    4.2%
    7mate
  • Turner hoping to follow countrymen's lead

    Raiders recruit Jordan Turner is aiming to follow in the footsteps of Josh Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead in becoming Canberra's latest English NRL star.
  • Taia vows to earn Titans contract extension

    The pain of missing their finals exit will drive Titans back-rower Zeb Taia to push himself to activate an option in his deal to remain with Gold Coast in 2018.
  • Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am

    As a male observer I admit to being somewhat wary of reviewing Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am. What if some of the gags went over my XY chromosome head?
    ABC’s new sketch show is written and directed by its stars Sarah Bishop, Greta Jackson and Adele Vuko. Known for their online videos such as ‘Activewear’ the trio had a pilot in the Fresh Blood initiative, and now have a 6 episode series. With Australia having a strong history of female comedy teams (a trail blazed by Riley, T
  • Sam Johnson: Love Your Sister comes before awards

    That most unconventional of actors (and that’s a good thing!) Sam Johnson, has questioned the merits of a campaign to land him a Logie nomination for Molly, when he is focussed on raising funds and awareness for Love Your Sister, while his sister Connie, is battling cancer.
    It comes after his sisters ‘tricked’ him into going offline for the weekend, to secretly post a call-out for votes.
    But Johnson posted on Facebook that their energy shouldn’t have been sent to the TV
  • Report: Nine, Fairfax talks side-step media ownership laws.

    Nine and Fairfax have held joint talks to side-step media ownership laws while the government’s media reform bill faces opposition from Labor and the Greens.
    According to a report in The Australian one scenario discussed would see Fairfax spin off its majority stake in 2GB radio station owner Macquarie Media, some of its news and digital assets and its events division into Nine in exchange for an equity stake of around 30%.
    Such a deal would require the two-out-of-three rule, which preven
  • Indigenous attachments join Cleverman

    Mia Boe at work in the Art Department of Cleverman
    Five emerging Indigenous creatives have joined the second season of Cleverman, currently shooting in Sydney with Goalpost Pictures & Pukeko Pictures.
    Supported by Screen Australia’s Indigenous department, Screen NSW, the five are:
    Daniel Collins, originally from the Tiwi Islands and now based in NSW, is working alongside the Producers whose credits include The Sapphires, Holding the Man and Felony;Mia Boe, from NSW (Newtown), is worki
  • Seven Adelaide salutes Children’s Research Foundation chair

    Seven Adelaide has thanked Dennis Earl who retires after 40 years of service to the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation.
    The foundation was established in 1976 by Seven Adelaide (then Channel 10) for the welfare of children, with Earl as founding board member. He was elected Chairman in 1992.
    Seven Adelaide General Manager Tony Davison said: “The Foundation was established in 1976 using funds raised by The Channel Seven Christmas Appeals which were telecast annually over severa
  • Airdate: The Book Club’s Five of the Best

    The Book Club is back next week for a one hour special to wrap up the year.
    Host Jennifer Byrne and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by fantasy author C.S. Pacat and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams to celebrate and discuss some of 2016’s best books.
    Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen will also perform a Leonard Cohen song.
    ABC is yet to announce its plans for The Book Club in 2017.
    Everyone loves a book recommendation and as the year winds up those ‘best of 2016&
  • Awaken: Dec 6

    Rachel Perkins, co-founder of National Indigenous Television Limited and founder of Blackfella Films, joins journalist Catherine Liddle tonight on Awaken to discuss what drives her to challenge the status quo, her life growing up as an Arrente woman to Indigenous activist parents, and her passion project Songlines.
    Rachel’s cut through vision has helped changed the way the nation sees Indigenous Australians, but what’s her story?
    Catherine explores the meaningful events that move an
  • Westworld twists leave fans in a-maze-ment

    Warning: Make sure you have seen the finale of Westworld S1 before reading!
    If you saw the finale of Westworld this week chances are you are a crazy mix of emotions: wonderment, shock, very probably still a bit confused, and hungry for much more.
    The finale dropped bombshell twists few saw coming.
    It also attracted plenty of reactions from fans and media.
    Here’s a few samples:
    Mashable:
    Westworld’s finale was a near-perfect end point to a fantastic season of sci-fi television, not t
  • On Thin Ice: Jade’s Polar Dream

    Aussie Jade Hameister trekked to the North Pole when she was just 14 years old. 7:30pm Tuesday on Nat Geo People
    Good Game
    Exodus: Our Journey to Europe
    The Great Australian Bake Off
    Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
    Chicago Fire
  • Statement regarding club funding discussions

    Representatives of the clubs and the ARLC met today and agreed to continue discussions to resolve the current impasse.
  • Ponga to develop more at Cowboys: Meninga

    Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga says Kalyn Ponga will receive the development he needs to cope with the Newcastle spotlight with another year at the Cowboys.
  • Airdate: Girl Asleep

    On Sunday ABC screens Girl Asleep, a South Australian period film described as “a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.”
    Based on the production by Windmill Theatre, it stars Bethany Whitemore (The Family Law, Killing Time) and Harrison Feldman (Upper Middle Bogan).
    This is written by Matthew Whittet and directed by Rosemary Myers and screened at both the Adelaide Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
    The film has won a Costume
  • AACTA Awards 2016: first winners

    First winners for the 2016 AACTA Awards have been announced at a luncheon today in Sydney, hosted by Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan.
    They include Cleverman taking out the inaugural award for Hair and Makeup.
    Winners are in bold.
    Best Performance In A Television ComedyAlison Bell – ABC Comedy Showroom – The Letdown – ABC
    Patrick Brammall – No Activity – StanFiona Choi – The Family Law – SBSLeah Purcell – Black Comedy – ABC
    Best Guest Or Suppo
  • Whare's long wait almost over

    Restricted to just a lone NRL appearance in 2016, forgotten Penrith centre Dean Whare isn't far away from returning to full training ahead of a 2017 return.
  • ABC ME releases smartphone app

    ABC has released an ABC ME app for iPhone and Android smartphones today.
    It had previously released a tablet app for iPad and Android.
    The free app highlights over 56 hours of Australian content.
    Rebecca Heap, Head of Programming & Digital, ABC TV, says “ABC ME is off to a very strong start and we’re thrilled with how audiences have responded to it. We’re proud to champion Australian content, as well as the best international programming, and are pleased to be rolling
  • Stuntman honoured with Screen NSW Award

    Veteran film and TV stuntman Grant Page is the recipient of the inaugural Screen NSW Award.
    Page (pictured, left) has coordinated stunts for George Miller, Mel Gibson, Jackie Chan and Quentin Tarantino.
    His film credits include Mad Max, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Roadgames, Mad Dog Morgan, The Odd Angry Shot The Picture Show Man, The Pirate Movie and The Tracker.
    His TV credits include Police Rescue, All Saints, Blackjack, All the Rivers Run, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, The Alice, Grass R
  • Renewed: School of Rock

    Nickelodeon has renewed tween series School of Rock, starring Australian-born Breanna Yde, for a third season.
    Based on the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name, it has been given a sizeable 20 episodes, up from Season 2’s 13 episodes.
    Deadline reports the series is averaging 1.4 million total US viewers in its second season, ranking as one of the top five shows on all TV with kids 6-11.
    School Of Rock joins two other Nick series that were recently renewed, Dan Schneider’s He
  • Returning: Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to Heaven

    SBS has set a January date for the second season of Shaun Micallef’s Stairway To Heaven.
    In the three part series, Micallef travels to Salt Lake City, to the southern “bible belt” states of America and off to Brazil.
    Envious of those with ‘unshakeable faith’, Shaun journeys across the globe immersing himself into some of the world’s most unique religions and beliefs. Can he find the answers he has been looking for?
    Shaun starts his extraordinary spiritual adv
  • ‘Late night’ pilot rumoured for Seven

    More rumours on plans for ‘late night’ projects for 2017, this time for Seven…..
    Lawrence Mooney and Darren McMullen have reportedly both been tested for a potential late night show for Seven for 2017.
    Entertainment reporter Peter Ford told 3AW today “Seven are toying with various ideas and piloting different people.
    “Lawrence is pretty full on though, he might have to pull it back a little bit for Channel Seven. Nothing is set in stone by any stretch of the
  • Masoe undergoes knee surgery

    St George Illawarra Dragons prop Mose Masoe has undergone knee surgery and will commence his rehabilitation immediately, with an indefinite return period.
  • Maria Venuti update

    Maria Venuti has opened her eyes one month after suffering a stroke. #TMS7https://t.co/iFwkSag29o
    — The Morning Show (@morningshowon7) December 4, 2016The Morning Show‘s Peter Ford gives an update on Maria Venuti, ahead of a showbiz benefit happening next week.
  • Renewed: Marvel’s Luke Cage

    More Luke Cage is on the way at Netflix.
    The Marvel action drama has been renewed for a second season.
    The series starring Mike Colter in the title role is Marvel’s third drama for Netflix, joining Daredevil (renewed for its third season) and Jessica Jones (renewed for season two).
    In 2017 Iron Fist will debut with the stars of all four shows subsequently set for The Defenders.
    A return date for Luke Cage has not been announced.
    Source: Hollywood Reporter
  • Sunday 4 December 2016

    Report: Daily Free-to-Air ShareChannels:
    All Free-to-Air ChannelsMarket:5 City Metro (aggregate figure)Demographics:Total People (incl. guests)Day-part:18:00 – 24:00
    Day:
    Sunday
    Deliverable:
    Overnight, Consolidated 7 and Consolidated 28
    Channel
    Overnight
    Consolidated 7
    Consolidated 28
    04/12/2016
    27/11/2016
    06/11/2016
    ABC
    12.2%
    13.7%
    13.4%
    ABC2
    2.1%
    2.6%
    2.2%
    ABC ME
    0.6%
    0.7%
    0.6%
    ABC News 24
    1.3%
    1.5%
    1.4%
    ABC Network
    16.2%
    18.5%
    17.6%
    Seven
    19.3%
    22.1%
    19.2%
    7TWO
    2.4%
    2.9%
    2.8%
    7mate
  • How your team could line up in Round 1

    How is your club's 17 shaping up for the start of the new NRL Telstra Premiership season? Here's our guess based on player moves and injury lists.
  • How Taylor learnt to play through the pain

    Gold Coast Titans half Ashley Taylor insists his greatest accomplishment in 2016 was staying on the field at all.
  • Logie Awards 2017: who missed the cut?

    Dave Hughes, Jackie Woodburne, Alan Fletcher, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, and Eddie Perfect you are not alone.
    You were all eligible for Logies voting this year but you never even made it to the voting form due to caps placed on each network by TV Week.
    Once again big name stars have missed out being in the running for any popular votes as networks are forced to choose between stars.
    There are around 90 male and female actors up for grabs this year and around 150 presenters (this includes reality jud
  • Playmaker Media to produce Chinese thriller

    SPT’s Playmaker Media (The Wrong Girl, House Husbands, The Code) is to produce a Mandarin language action thriller for Chinese streaming platform iQIYI.
    The project is an adaptation of US drama Chosen (pictured), made for Crackle, and follows a family that becomes drawn into a deadly game that ultimately brings them closer together. The US series features Chad Michael Murray, Milo Ventimiglia, Brandon Routh, Rose McGowan and Aussie Nicky Whelan.
    The adaptation has support from Screen
  • Airdate: Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once

    Kylie fans can celebrate New Year’s Eve with the one hour special Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once on Foxtel Arts.
    Shot during Kylie’s widely acclaimed Kiss Me Once tour, filmed at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, featuring such fan favourites as; ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’, ‘Slow’ and ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ this concert celebrates the musical legacy and heritage of one of pop music’s most important and endearing performers.
    7.30pm Satur

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