Media Files

Jul 6, 2018

Media Files: ABC pulls funding from The Checkout

The Checkout, ABC's consumer affairs show, has fallen victim to the ABC's funding cuts.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

The ABC shelves The Checkout, Fairfax back-pedals, Seven announces more cricket commentators, and other media tidbits of the day.

The Checkout checks out. Consumer affairs show The Checkout will not go to another season, following a funding freeze on the ABC's budget. The show announced on Twitter this morning that it was about to start production on a third season, but the ABC had decided not to fund the the show, "citing budget cuts and the relatively high cost of making the show".

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