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

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

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

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

April 16, 2009

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

Global advertising market trashed, again

April 15, 2009

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

Nine’s This Afternoon experiment could founder

April 15, 2009

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

Ten Network parent off the air

April 14, 2009

The Ten Network's owner, Canwest, is increasingly close to the brink.

Nine News memo: Calvert has his work cut out for him

April 14, 2009

The Nine Network's latest attempt to save its Sydney 6pm news was detailed in a memo last Thursday from Mark Calvert, the Network's news boss.

David Leckie’s lucky Seven sell-off

April 8, 2009

The David Leckie share sell-off is a neat example of why equity incentive plans can fail to align with shareholder and executive interests, writes Adam Schwab.

Easter, what a waste of time it is (well in TV land)

April 6, 2009

Easter, what a waste of time it is. A great early year holiday break, buns and eggs up to the eyeballs and beyond, fish, if you are of that way, BBQs, of course and lots of sport. But not much else, especially on TV and outside of sport.