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Media briefs: news is cheap … RIP Gandolfini … Labor poll lead? …

Media briefs: news is cheap … RIP Gandolfini … Labor poll lead? …

How can this member of the public not know what Crikey is? Ba-baaaam.

More channels but less local content on Australian TV

More channels but less local content on Australian TV

Australian content is being diluted by multi-channelling, according to a new Screen Australia report released yesterday.

Watch television, up close

Watch television, up close

Ever wanted to ask Tony Jones about his drug use? You can at a Q&A audience taping. It's just one of many shows that allow fans to see TV up close, says Alexandra Patrikios.

TV screens go blank … some of them forever

TV screens go blank … some of them forever

Today marks an interesting time in Australian television history. At 9 o'clock this morning in Mildura, the analogue system was shut off, with television screens going dark. Some of them permanently.

How Australia ended up with <em>five</em> terrible, govt-funded TV stations

How Australia ended up with five terrible, govt-funded TV stations

Australians once had a chance to get new and original TV channels. Instead, we got repeats of Alf and something called "Slamball" -- and we're now paying for the privilege. Peter Martin explains how the networks pulled it off.

It’s Festivus: air your 2009 TV grievances

It’s Festivus: air your 2009 TV grievances

Televised Revolution is upholding the fine tradition of Festivus by asking readers to list all the ways Aussie TV has disappointed them over the past year -- and adding a few of its own.

On TV, teen sex will always end in tears — or death

On TV, teen sex will always end in tears — or death

Just once, can TV producers let two young people have sex with no shock pregnancies, miscarriages, screaming arguments, deaths by car-crash, drowning or rogue flight of stairs? pleads Clem Bastow.

Free-to-air ad revenue plunges $300m

Free-to-air ad revenue plunges $300m

Australian advertisers spent $300 million less on free-to-air TV advertising last year than they did the year before -- a drop of 7.8%. With the launch of more free-to-air digital and pay-TV channels coming this year, things may only get leaner.

News comedy on the rise in Oz (even if it’s not The Daily Show)

News comedy on the rise in Oz (even if it’s not The Daily Show)

With much fanfare, The 7pm Project finally arrived last night, the latest in a series of news-based comedy shows that have been popping up on Australian screens in the last few years, writes Courteney Hocking.

Telly watch: Seven’s <i>City Homicide</i> is cracking, glamorous TV

Telly watch: Seven’s City Homicide is cracking, glamorous TV

The opening of this week’s City Homicide (Monday 8.30pm on Seven) was nothing short of magnificent, writes TV script editor Peter Mattessi.