• iwonder added to Telstra TV

    iwonder added to Telstra TV
    Documentary streaming service, iwonder, today launches on Telstra TV.
    The iwonder app will include access to more than 1,000 factual films and series with titles seen in film festivals and academies, including the Oscars, the Cannes Film Festival, HotDocs and more.
    New iwonder subscribers signing up through the platform can also sign up for just $0.99 a month for the first three months.
    iwonder was formed by James Bridges, Andreas von Maltzahn and Mark Bridges. James Bridges was previously ifli
  • Friday Flashback: Prime Time

    Friday Flashback: Prime Time
    Speaking of 1980s newsrooms….
    This week’s Friday Flashback is a look back at Prime Time, Nine’s soap which was centred around a current affairs show, called Assignment.
    60 episodes screened from January 1986 – 1987 (an amazing feat by today’s standards), produced by Crawford Productions.
    The men had handlebar moustaches and the women had shoulder pads. The opening titles may have been designed on a Hewlett Packard.
    The cast featured Chris Orchard, Tony Hawkins, Nin
  • A Home and Away wedding

    A Home and Away wedding
    It’s a Home & Away wedding next week when Northern Districts Hospital’s Tori (Penny McNamee) and Christian’s (Ditch Davey) tie the knot.
    While the doctors’ first kiss wasn’t exactly a fairytale – Tori misread the signals and leaned in when Christian was trying to press the lift button – it wasn’t long until Christian reciprocated with a kiss of his own and confirmed the feeling was mutual.
    Tori and Christian’s relationship has faced plent
  • “I do 15 hours of live TV a week”: Lisa Millar reflects on quitting Twitter

    “I do 15 hours of live TV a week”: Lisa Millar reflects on quitting Twitter
    News Breakfast presenter Lisa Millar has spoken about her recent decision to leave Twitter, which she attributes to negative online commentary.
    Whilst she acknowledges the usefulness of the platform for breaking news and information, she also told The Age the level of animosity directed at her went well beyond criticism of her work.
    “It got to a point where there was nothing I could do and the balance had totally swung. I could not stop the constant barrage of criticism while we were on ai
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  • Optus nabs UEFA World Cup qualifiers

    Optus nabs UEFA World Cup qualifiers
    Optus has secured the exclusive Australian rights to select UEFA World Cup Qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
    This includes all home qualifiers of three of the top six ranked FIFA teams in England, Germany and the Netherlands.
    “Optus Sport customers will now be able to watch the elite of European football battle it out in qualification to play on the game’s biggest stage in Australia and New Zealand’s hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Optus Head of
  • Vale: Jane Powell

    Vale: Jane Powell
    Golden age Hollywood star Jane Powell, best known for MGM musicals Royal Wedding, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and TV’s Growing Pains has died, aged 92.
    She died of natural causes at her home in Connecticut.
    Born Suzanne Bruce in 1929, she auditioned for Louis B. Mayer and David O. Selznick, she quickly drew a seven-year contract with MGM in 1943. Her first film was 1944 musical Song of the Open Road, in which she played a child film star who runs away. She took her character&rsquo
  • Tina Arena, Dannii Minogue reunite for Young Talent Time: Unmasked

    Tina Arena, Dannii Minogue reunite for Young Talent Time: Unmasked
    10 has released a first promo of Tina Arena and Dannii Minogue from the upcoming Young Talent Time: Unmasked special.
    The two were only together on YTT across two years (Tina: 1977–83; Dannii: 1982–88) but they share great fondness for the show which ignited their global careers.
    Not all the members of the YTT club were able to gather in the same space for the special, hosted by Toni Pearen, including Johnny Young who lives in Perth.
    But this will bring back great memories as 10 cele
  • A very Lego Queer Eye

    A very Lego Queer Eye
    Lego this week announced another set of TV characters to be released: Queer Eye‘s fab five.
    Figurines include Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness, plus Bruley the dog.
    They are in good company. Lego has previously unveiled sets for Seinfeld and Friends.
    “Queer Eye has had such a positive impact on so many people’s lives which is why we are excited for this collaboration,” Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design at the Lego Group an
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  • Airdate: The Truth About Anxiety

    Airdate: The Truth About Anxiety
    Comedian Celia Pacquola fronts a documentary for SBS The Truth About Anxiety in which she crosses the country meeting with other anxiety sufferers.
    From AFL footballer Mitch Morton to musician and author Clare Bowditch, actor Hugh Sheridan to high school students, she hears personal stories about this sometimes crippling condition demonstrate that anxiety holds no bias in who it affects.
    Celia Pacquola said: “I’ve always wondered if there was something weird about my brain. From an e
  • Dancing with the Stars: Grant Denyer, Kylie Gillies return.

    Dancing with the Stars: Grant Denyer, Kylie Gillies return.
    First names have been announced for the next season of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars.
    Bridie Carter, Kylie Gillies, Grant Denyer, Sam Mac and Ricki Lee are all confirmed to return to the Seven series.
    More names are due to be announced including ‘Wildcard’ additions.
    As tipped, filming is due to get underway on Wednesday in Sydney but with a virtual audience this time.
    The show is now expected in 2022.Performer and TV star @TheRickiLee is also hitting the dance floor on the new s
  • Thursday 16 September 2021

    Report:
    Daily Free-to-Air Share
    Channels:
    All Free-to-Air Channels
    Market:
    5 City Metro (aggregate figure)Demographics:
    Total People
    Day-part:
    18:00 – 24:00
    Day:
    Thursday
    Deliverable:
    Overnight, Consolidated 7 and Consolidated 28Channel
    Overnight
    Consolidated 7
    Consolidated 28
    16/9/21
    9/9/21
    19/8/21
    ABC TV
    11.2%
    12.2%
    12.1%
    ABC Kids/ABC TV Plus
    2.3%
    2.2%
    3.1%
    ABC ME
    0.4%
    0.3%
    0.6%
    ABC NEWS
    1.7%
    1.6%
    2.1%
    ABC TV Network
    15.7%
    16.4%
    17.9%
    Seven
    20.6%
    18.6%
    19.3%
    7TWO
    4.3%
    4.3%
    4.1%
    7mate
    3.
  • Gogglebox tops entertainment as Making It dips

    Gogglebox tops entertainment as Making It dips
    Gogglebox led entertainment shows on a quiet Thursday night at 610,000 metro viewers, but 10’s newcomer reality show took a dip in its second outing.
    ABC led viewing from 7 – 8pm.
    7:30 won its slot wth 589,000 then an extended Home & Away (585,000 / 555,000 ), RBT (519,000), Making It (401,000) and Foreign Correspondent (381,000).
    Elsewhere The Front Bar was 382,000, then The Latest (366,000), Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell (290,000) and Q+A (267,000).
    Seven network wo
  • “I do feel as though if I’ve met at least 20 Evelyns in my lifetime!”

    “I do feel as though if I’ve met at least 20 Evelyns in my lifetime!”
    Her silent, stealth character in ABC drama The Newsreader may be a fictional creation, but actor Marg Downey knows her well.
    “She’s not based on anyone in particular, but I do feel as though if I’ve met at least 20 Evelyns in my lifetime!” she admits.
    “I’ve had a long time to encounter these types. I think I even saw them in my childhood. My parents had some friends and I’m sure that one of the wives was Evelyn-esque!”
    As the wife of veteran news p
  • New Piers Morgan show to screen on SKY News

    New Piers Morgan show to screen on SKY News
    Controversial British presenter Piers Morgan has signed a global deal with Murdoch-owned FOX News and News Corp. for a daily TV show that will air weeknights in the U.K., U.S. and Australia.
    The show will air on Fox Nation in the U.S., talkTV in the U.K. and SKY News Australia.
    “I’m thrilled to be returning to News Corp, which is where I began my media career more than 30 years ago,” Morgan said. “Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless champion of free speech and
  • Chucky, La Brea, Love Island USA, MAFS UK for 9Now.

    Chucky, La Brea, Love Island USA, MAFS UK for 9Now.
    In Wednesday’s Upfronts presentation by Nine a number of new shows were announced for 9Now.
    These include the Melbourne-made US fantasy La Brea, the new series version of Chucky and international versions of hit reality shows.
    In 2022 9Now will continue to deliver fresh new content with the addition of exclusive premieres La Brea, Thing About Pam, Chucky and Mr Mayor. With a plethora of bingeworthy content already available to stream, 2022 will also see new episodes of hospital drama Chica
  • SBS doco looks to international market

    Distributor Escapade Media has secured rest of world rights from Lune Media for Osher Günsberg: A Matter Of Life And Death.
    Screening this Sunday on SBS the documentary hopes to start the conversation on mental health and suicide and looks at the latest solutions on offer.
    Lune Media Executive Producer Leonie Lowe said: “Millions of Australians, whatever their background, are impacted by issues surrounding mental health, mental illness and suicide – either directly, or through
  • SBS partners with Antenna Documentary Film Festival

    SBS partners with Antenna Documentary Film Festival
    Antenna Documentary Film Festival and SBS On Demand have joined forces to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary with a selection of 10 titles now available at SBS on Demand.
    Leading up to the 10th edition of the festival in February 2022, this collection was curated by Festival Artistic Director David Rokach as a retrospective, to celebrate the films and filmmakers that helped establish Antenna as Australia’s premier platform for showcasing non-fiction cinema.
    “It is imposs
  • Airdate: Among the Stars

    Airdate: Among the Stars
    Documentary series Among the Stars is coming to Disney+ next month.
    The six-part series follows NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy as he embarks on one last mission.
    Through intimate footage, personal video diaries and livestream footage — stationed both on Earth and in space — viewers are given a first look at engineers, flight controllers and specialists.
    Following the teams’ successes and failures over the course of two years, “Among the Stars” provides behind-
  • Back to the Rafters

    Back to the Rafters
    Six years on, Australia’s favourite TV family is back. Friday on Amazon Prime Video.Morning Wars
    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
    itch
    The Premise
    I Am Paul Walker
  • Andrew O’Keefe pleads not guilty to new charges

    Andrew O’Keefe pleads not guilty to new charges
    Former Seven presenter Andrew O’Keefe has pleaded not guilty to new domestic violence charges.
    O’Keefe is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm common assault, contravening an apprehended violence order and resisting police.
    He was not required to appear in a Sydney court today due to COVID rules.
    The defence emailed Magistrate Carolyn Huntsman to inform her O’Keefe was pleading not guilty to the four charges.
    Prosecutors said they had a large amount of footage of the in
  • Airdate: I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Airdate: I Know What You Did Last Summer
    I Know What You Did Last Summer is now a teen mystery series coming to Amazon Prime Video.
    Based on Lois Duncan’s novel of the same name, the series stars Madison Iseman, Bill Heck, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, and Brooke Bloom.
    Written and executive produced by Sara Goodman, I Know What You Did Last Summer is based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel, which was also the basis of the iconic 1997 film. One year after the fatal ca
  • Airdate: Adam and Poh’s Malaysia in Australia

    Airdate: Adam and Poh’s Malaysia in Australia
    Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow will cook together for the first time in a new SBS Food series, Adam and Poh’s Malaysia in Australia.
    Both will explore their Malaysian heritage, hitting the road to find inspiration for Malaysian dishes here on home soil.
    Adam Liaw said: “This is the first time Poh and I have been on camera together, so making this series has been a huge amount of fun, but it’s also a valuable opportunity to highlight the connections between Australia and Malaysia,
  • Airdate: Melbourne Cup Carnival

    Airdate: Melbourne Cup Carnival
    10’s broadcast of the Melbourne Cup Carnival begins with Victoria Derby Day on October 30 followed by Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day and Stakes Day.
    Michael Felgate hosts alongside Caty Price, Brittany Taylor, James Winks and David Gately. International racing expert Francesca Cumani will join in crosses from the UK.
    Michelle Payne also features plus Rob Mills, Kate Freebairn and Natalie Hunter.
    The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the leading sporting events in the world. Now, more than ever, Au
  • Sunrise apologises after Thomas Markle Sr. comments

    Sunrise apologises after Thomas Markle Sr. comments
    Sunrise has been forced to issue an apology following comments made yesterday by Thomas Markle Sr. in a Live interview.
    This morning David Koch told viewers, “On yesterday’s program in a live interview, Thomas Markle Sr., not uncharacteristically went a bit rogue, making some pretty wild and unfounded allegations, including against Dylan Howard, an Australian journalist now living and working in the US, and Jeff Rayner, a Los Angeles-based photographer.
    “Seven did not intend fo
  • Celebrities set for very Lego Christmas

    Celebrities set for very Lego Christmas
    Those rumours around a Celebrity edition of Lego Masters were not quite on the money, but yesterday at their Upfronts Nine did confirm a very Lego Masters Christmas.
    The Christmas “mini-series” will feature Scott Cam, Sophie Monk, Brooke Boney and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli.
    Expect new builds, new twists and a whole lot of Lego as we wish you a very Merry Bricksmas! Lego Masters is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for the 9Network.
    Meanwhile the 2022 series is confirmed as
  • Returning: Power Book II: Ghost

    Returning: Power Book II: Ghost
    US series Power Book II: Ghost will return for season two in late November, same day as the U.S.
    The series, executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, explores the new dangers Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) will be up against this season
    Power Book II: Ghost begins its second season with Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) still running from a legacy that haunts him. Forced into the choice to take the life of his professor, Jabari Reynolds (Justi
  • TUDUM… Netflix global fan event is Sunday morning AEST

    TUDUM… Netflix global fan event is Sunday morning AEST
    TUDUM, a 3 hour Netflix global fan event showcasing some 70 films and series will take place at 2am AEST Sunday morning on YouTube / Twitter / Twitch.
    If unable to make the livestream, there will be a blog post announcement with all the vids shown at about.netflix.com/en/newsroom
    TUDUM. What’s that? You know it when you hear it – you just rarely see it spelled out. TUDUM is the first beat you hear when you watch a show or movie on Netflix. And it’s the inspiration behind our in
  • Four Corners: Sept 20

    Four Corners: Sept 20
    Monday’s Four Corners is a France Télévisions production “Food Fraud: An organised crime.”
    International food investigators show the many and varied scams they have uncovered as criminal syndicates are infiltrating the global food supply chain.
    “What we know for sure is that food fraud is growing exponentially and it’s more and more worrying.” Consumer advocate
    Around the world a new type of crime is being carried out and it goes right to the hea
  • TCA Awards 2021: winners

    TCA Awards 2021: winners
    Ahead of the Emmy Awards next week, US TV critics have awarded Mare of Easttown, I May Destroy You and Ted Lasso amongst their best for 2021.
    The Golden Girls was also given a Heritage Award and Jean Smart was awarded Career Achievement Honoree.
    The Television Critics Association are held during the July press tour every year.
    Winners are in bold:
    INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMAMichaela Coel, I May Destroy You (HBO)Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)Thuso Mbedu, The Underground Railroad (
  • Airdate: Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special.

    Airdate: Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special.
    Horror’s queen of camp Elvira (aka ageless Cassandra Peterson) will feature in a one-night movie marathon event, Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special on streaming platform Shudder.
    “It’s always tough turning 40, but what better way to mark the occasion than a one-night stand with Shudder, the spookiest of streamers? It’s going to be the ultimate Hallow-anniversa-ween bash, and you don’t want to miss it,” said Elvira.
    “Elvira

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