Aug 13, 2014

Media briefs: farewelling Williams … Insight walk-off … ad-free magazines …

The world, and the Australian media, farewells Robin Williams. And other media tid-bits of the day.

Farewelling Williams. Commercial networks usually have some sort of cobbled-together clip to show when Star X dies, that they can label as “a celebration of …”. If they’re really cheap, they’ve got an off-the-shelf profile half-hour made by some studio when they’re spruiking X’s new movie, which, with some new cheap titles, becomes a trip down memory lane. But hats off to Channel 10, who got a nearly 8% audience boost on last Tuesday after it took the DVD of Mrs Doubtfire off the shelf, plugged it in the machine at 8.30pm last night and labelled the slot “A Tribute to Robin Williams”. Yes, it was. But remember, 10, it has to be back by Friday, otherwise fines begin to accrue.


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2 thoughts on “Media briefs: farewelling Williams … Insight walk-off … ad-free magazines …

  1. Bill Hilliger

    19-year-old Abu Bakr the ignorant young chappie who gets his facts from Facebook walks out of the SBS Insight program; the Australian nation takes notice. Give me a break. Take him for a walk in Kings Cross maybe someone will sucker punch him.

  2. Bento

    Geez Bill. Violence is your solution to violence? That always works….

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