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Networks let off the hook on kids' content — but no help for the ABC

Australian broadcasters will be allowed to screen less children's content — but the powerhouse of kid's programming, the ABC, won't be enabled to make up the gap.

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Long live Fordo! 2GB shake-up pays off for Nine

Replacing Alan Jones with Ben Fordham has produced a win for 2GB owner Nine.

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It all ads up — the ABC rates so highly because it plays to its strengths

There are many people inside and outside the ABC who believe the broadcaster shouldn’t chase ratings. Yet it regularly beats its commercial rivals.

ABC chair Ita Buttrose and managing director David Anderson (Image: ABC)

Inside the five-year plan: tick the box called 'trust' and hope that passes as public interest journalism

The ABC's vision for the future of news is one drawn from journalism academics obsessed with rebuilding trust — not fixing the glaring weaknesses of the national broadcaster.

Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings (Images: Wikicommons; AAP/Dave Hunt)

Netflix to players: we are not interested in competing for sports rights

Netflix chief Reed Hastings has shot down the prospect of a deal for live sport streaming. So where will the codes turn to in the battle for bigger broadcast deals?

ABC News channel presenter Joe O'Brien (Image: ABC)

For the national broadcaster, cut to the core is both a reality and an aspiration

The crisis in media in Australia leaves the ABC in an invidious position of being asked to make up for gaps in commercial services when its funding is being reduced.

Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany. (Image: AAP/Tracey Nearmy)

Foxtel's slow death proves pay TV was only ever a transitional technology

Foxtel's decline is being accelerated by the pandemic, but it's been on its way out for years...

In Stan they trust: a year on, the new Nine loses its lustre

A year on from its takeover with Fairfax, low profit figures raise the question: is Nine successful anywhere other than with Stan?

How much does it cost the ABC to cover a bushfire crisis?

Covering the bushfire crisis will cost the public broadcaster 'well into the millions of dollars', the ABC has told Crikey.

Nine guts Today after a year of ratings misery

After months of poor ratings, Nine has finally pulled the trigger on another Today make over.

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