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After three years and three court battles, Ice TV beats Channel Nine

Eleri Harris April 22, 2009

After three years and three court battles, controversial electronic program guide IceTV this morning emerged victorious with a High Court win against Channel Nine.

Budget frenemies: our ABC and the film and TV industry

David Curl April 22, 2009

The ABC is, at one and the same time, the greatest friend of the Australian film and television industry, and one of its greatest enemies.

Manipulating YouTube = priceless marketing for Britain’s Got Talent

Ross Stapleton April 21, 2009

The story of Susan Boyle is a neatly fashioned reality that, on closer examination, is cynically manipulative and deceptive.

Humphrey for sale; pants not included

Crikey April 21, 2009

The company behind Humphrey B. Bear, Banksia Productions, is going bust, and the mute bear's trademark is up for grabs.

Susan “Hairy Angel” Boyle isn’t the ugly one

Crikey April 20, 2009

Public reaction to Britain's Got Talent breakout Susan Boyle has revelaed some ugly truths about our attitudes to women in the public spotlight.

Boat people: Australia talks back

Crikey April 17, 2009

Nothing melts the talkback lines better than boat people. Mel, Chris, Val, Rober, Kay, Ron and Melba all have an opinion.

ACMA finds Today Tonight breaches code of practise

Crikey April 16, 2009

Yesterday, the Australian Communications and Media Authority found channel Seven's Today Tonight breached the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice.

US sees surge in recession-themed sitcoms

Crikey April 16, 2009

Recession-themed comedies are all the rage this pilot season.

Global advertising market trashed, again

Glenn Dyer April 15, 2009

Global advertising spending will suffer the biggest fall in almost 30 years in 2009.

Nine’s This Afternoon experiment could founder

Glenn Dyer April 15, 2009

The Nine Network's plan for its new 4.30pm program isn't a foregone conclusion.