The 2013 #Molkies – The Winners Revealed
Mar17

The 2013 #Molkies – The Winners Revealed

Just. Plain. WOW. What a night! The culmination of over 3,500 people nominating and voting meant the 2013 Molkies were the biggest and best in its short three year history. With photos to come from the spectacular Heath Carney (highlights to appear on the MolksTVTalk Facebook page page), in the interim you can settle for the highlights from the tweetstream while they last. In case you missed it there were some awards handed out last...

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Cancelling @thecircle_ten – the good, the bad & the Henry
Aug06

Cancelling @thecircle_ten – the good, the bad & the Henry

There’s been a lot written and said about the demise of The Circle. Everything from a quite direct article from writer Marieke Hardy to the somewhat pragmatic/contrary from media commentator Peter Ford. When the whole thing blew up a week ago, especially when everyone expected news of the cancellation of Ch10’s under-performing Breakfast instead of the news The Circle was to go, you’d think someone had cancelled...

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#RIP @thecircle_ten; @TenBreakfast scores reprieve (for now)
Jul30

#RIP @thecircle_ten; @TenBreakfast scores reprieve (for now)

It would seem the home of off-screen drama is well and truly Network Ten, with Breakfast snatching a reprieve from the jaws of cancellation and in its place The Circle getting the axe. The extraordinary nature of the meeting call for the Breakfast team looked for all purposes to be a horrible announcement for them – instead it was the announcement they’d only have to deliver 12.5 hours of live television a week instead of...

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MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E07
Mar08

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E07

There was just too much happening this week to find time to squeeze in an interview – so instead there’s high quality analysis of each network and how they’re performing. We also discuss the impact of Weekend Breakfast television and how it is showing its weekday counterparts up. Also, BAGGAGE WATCH returns because the people demanded it! We also put a pin in CIRCLE-gate with the definitive resolution, so everyone...

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Hot Potato, Hot Potato indeed (#Wigglegate)
Jan19

Hot Potato, Hot Potato indeed (#Wigglegate)

The Wiggles have been the nice guys of the Australian entertainment industry for over 20 years. In the last 24 hours they’ve managed to cast a very dark cloud over their relationships and business dealings with the very poor handling of the return of original member Greg Page to the group (and the ousting of replacement Sam Moran). Five years ago, Greg felt he needed to leave The Wiggles due to a health issue that would cause...

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I know what TV did this last summer…
Jan11

I know what TV did this last summer…

It’s not unusual for changes to happen in the non-ratings season, but they are normally either small and insignificant or changes that are trying to be swept under the carpet (the axing of a failing show or the boning of a fading star). In the last 8 weeks however we’ve seen some dramatic changes, so if you’re just catching up with everything that happened over the Christmas break, here’s your cheat sheet (in...

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2011 Report Card – Channel 10
Nov17

2011 Report Card – Channel 10

At the start of the year, the Ten Network showed so much promise. A risky but solid news strategy, format TV up the wazoo and at least 3 of 2010’s hottest shows were coming back with new/additional seasons in 2011. What happened? Gun shy executives and a programming team so overcome with ego they lost sight of why viewers turned to them in the first place. ONE rebranded and changed it’s demo focus (for the better,...

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