Foxtel today welcomed the arrival of the Government’s discussion paper outlining possible steps designed to protect the rights of content creators and distributors from online piracy. Foxtel is pleased at the Government’s recognition of the importance of the creative industries to the economy and society.
Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel Chief Executive Officer, said, “illegal downloading is not just an issue for businesses, it affects the livelihoods of actors, writers, directors, set designers, caterers and everyone else involved in the production of these programs. Foxtel acknowledges the comments in the discussion paper that everyone has a part to play in reducing the incidents of online piracy and we look forward to constructively engaging in the discussion of how to give effect to the principles that underpin the Government’s position.” Continue reading »
Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.
The Bachelor Australia (Ten, 7:00pm)
Meet real estate auctioneer Blake Garvey. At 31, Blake is ready to settle down and share the rest of his life with the woman of his dreams. Will he find true love among the 24 beautiful bachelorettes?
Step inside the amazing world of the elderly call girl in Extraordinary Lives: My Granny the Escort, premiering Monday, August 4, at 9.30pm on Nine.
The first in a new series of compelling documentaries, My Granny the Escort is a frank insight into the lifestyle of women who, in their later years, turn to the sex industry for work.
The program features three grandmothers: Sheila (84), Beverley (64) and Sophie (57) – who all sell sex from hotel rooms or their homes. Continue reading »
The Nine Network today announced that the Logie Award-winning drama House Husbands will return for a fourth season, continuing Nine’s commitment to producing quality Australian drama.
Aussie favourites Gary Sweet (Lewis), Firass Dirani (Justin), Gyton Grantley (Kane), Rhys Muldoon (Mark), Julia Morris (Gemma) and Natalie Saleeba (Abi) will all be returning for another entertaining season of laughter, tears and friendship as they deal with the challenges of raising families in today’s chaotic world. Continue reading »
Foxtel today released first official images from the set of the new Australian mini-series Deadline Gallipoli, in production in South Australia.
Deadline Gallipoli explores the origin of the Gallipoli legend from the point of view of war correspondents Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Phillip Schuler and Keith Murdoch, who lived through the campaign and bore witness to the extraordinary events that unfolded on the shores of Gallipoli in 1915.
These were the first truly embedded war correspondents whose defiance ignited a change in the campaign’s course and whose commitment to the stories of the men turned the war from a strategic failure into a triumph of the human spirit. Continue reading »
FTA TimeShifted Top Programs
|1||WINNERS & LOSERS||Network 7||1,044,000||857,000||187,000|
|2||ARROW -EP2||Network 9||433,000||261,000||172,000|
|3||UNDER THE DOME||Network TEN||630,000||468,000||162,000|
|4||CHICAGO FIRE-EP.2||Network 7||357,000||215,000||142,000|
|6||CHICAGO FIRE||Network 7||451,000||320,000||131,000|
|7||HAMISH & ANDY’S GAP YEAR SOUTH AMERICA||Network 9||1,149,000||1,041,000||108,000|
|8||NCIS: LOS ANGELES RPT||Network TEN||383,000||310,000||72,000|
|9||WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?||Network SBS ONE||575,000||505,000||69,000|
|10||NCIS: LOS ANGELES LATE RPT||Network TEN||314,000||247,000||67,000|
|11||THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT EP2||Network 9||769,000||715,000||55,000|
|12||MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA TUES||Network TEN||1,172,000||1,124,000||48,000|
|13||THE X FACTOR-TUE||Network 7||1,214,000||1,167,000||47,000|
|14||THE BIG BANG THEORY -RPT||Network 9||760,000||723,000||37,000|
|15||PEPPA PIG-PM||Network ABC2||311,000||275,000||35,000|
|16||IN THE NIGHT GARDEN-AM||Network ABC2||134,000||99,000||35,000|
|17||AT THE MOVIES-LE||Network ABC1||307,000||277,000||29,000|
|18||TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 LIVE: STAGE 16||Network SBS ONE||208,000||181,000||27,000|
|19||HOME AND AWAY||Network 7||939,000||913,000||26,000|
|20||GOOD GAME-EV||Network ABC2||136,000||113,000||23,000|
FTA Top Programs
|(r) 5 City Metro||Sydney||Melbourne||Brisbane||Adelaide||Perth|
|1||NINE NEWS||Network 9||1,144,000||334,000||421,000||241,000||74,000||75,000|
|2||THE X FACTOR-TUE||Network 7||1,107,000||302,000||281,000||209,000||136,000||180,000|
|3||NINE NEWS 6:30||Network 9||1,100,000||329,000||397,000||221,000||79,000||75,000|
|4||SEVEN NEWS||Network 7||1,073,000||234,000||254,000||231,000||146,000||207,000|
|5||SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT||Network 7||1,029,000||242,000||279,000||198,000||136,000||174,000|
|6||THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE -TUE||Network 9||1,002,000||275,000||374,000||190,000||73,000||89,000|
|7||HOME AND AWAY||Network 7||992,000||248,000||259,000||219,000||115,000||152,000|
|8||A CURRENT AFFAIR||Network 9||989,000||328,000||314,000||196,000||69,000||83,000|
|9||HAMISH & ANDY’S GAP YEAR SOUTH AMERICA||Network 9||987,000||300,000||367,000||141,000||75,000||104,000|
|10||ABC NEWS-EV||Network ABC1||818,000||239,000||286,000||96,000||85,000||112,000|
|11||WINNERS & LOSERS||Network 7||768,000||189,000||218,000||156,000||95,000||110,000|
|12||GLASGOW LIVE (TEN) D6 EVENING||Network TEN||675,000||166,000||220,000||108,000||75,000||106,000|
|14||TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS||Network TEN||616,000||173,000||184,000||91,000||71,000||97,000|
|15||HOT SEAT||Network 9||616,000||167,000||234,000||136,000||33,000||48,000|
|16||THE PROJECT 7PM||Network TEN||616,000||143,000||205,000||114,000||53,000||101,000|
|17||FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT-EV||Network ABC1||616,000||155,000||220,000||96,000||63,000||82,000|
|18||GLASGOW LIVE (ONE) D6 EVENING||Network ONE||582,000||131,000||180,000||96,000||83,000||92,000|
|19||MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE||Network 7||572,000||156,000||161,000||98,000||75,000||81,000|
|20||FAMILY FEUD||Network TEN||570,000||166,000||168,000||106,000||61,000||68,000|
Network Ten is proud to announce that filming for its new observational documentary series, Gold Coast Cops, has started in Queensland.
Produced by Eyeworks Australia, the 10-part series follows the work of Gold Coast police officers from the newly created Rapid Action & Patrols Group (RAP).
The elite taskforce is responsible for policing everything from bikie gangs and street violence to drug heists and organised crime. Continue reading »
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