23/07/2014

The 2013 #Molkies – The Winners Revealed

2013 Molkies - Winners

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 [...]

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

The finale of The Circle - Gorgi Coghlan, Pam Barnes, Yumi Stynes

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 [...]

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

Yumi Stynes & Gorgi Coughlan - The Circle

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 [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E07

Weekend Sunrise/Today

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 [...]

Hot Potato, Hot Potato indeed (#Wigglegate)

Greg Page - The Wiggles

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 [...]

I know what TV did this last summer…

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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 [...]

2011 Report Card – Channel 10

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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 [...]

Circular Bells

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Seemingly, there is nothing the ladies from The Circle cannot do. Cook. Laugh. Replace a woman with a dude. Release a CD. It’s fun, and it reflects the style of the hosts and their market, and it’s a great way to help raise much needed funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia. Such a good [...]

An open letter to James Packer & Lachlan Murdoch

Two of these people will change the face of Australian business. The other two are Lachlan Murdoch & James Packer.

Dear Mr Packer & Mr Murdoch, You don’t know me.¬†You’re even less likely to give a Bentley’s spare tyre what I think about televison. I mean, one of you is Australian television royalty; the other is global media royalty. It’s in your blood. I’ve watched it (&, by proxy, you both) all my life. I [...]