Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today.

Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) 49
Jordana Beatty (Legend of the Seeker) 16
Billy West (Ren & Stimpy) 62
Shay Johnson (Flavor of Love) 25
Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon) 43
Lily Loveless (Skins) 24
Alina Foley (The League) 11
Lukas Hass (Criminal Minds) 38
Sean Maher (Firefly) 39

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Before the 2013 Federal Election Tony Abbott said that there would be “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”.

But the debate has fired up again. First Prime Minister Abbott went on the attack, blasting the ABC for taking “everyone’s side but our own”. Now the Government has announced an “efficiency study” into the costs of the ABC and the SBS.

Many are calling for the Government to stick to its election promise including GetUp!, the online petitioning group who have released this TV ad.

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Here’s a novel idea. The producers are calling for fans to help crowdsource fund a bonus scene for Sharknado 2: The Second One that will involve chainsaws.

Want to get involved? Visit IndieGoGo.

Spoiler warning: Do not watch this if you haven’t seen episode 2

Just how bad is Kings Cross on a Saturday night?  How littered with the drunk and disorderly is it?  ABC braves the streets to find out in tonight’s Dead Drunk.

Part observational documentary, part event TV, Dead Drunk responds to current concerns about Australia’s drinking and party culture and the propensity of young men and, increasingly, women for violence.

Focusing on the country’s ultimate party strip for an intense 12 hours, the film follows key characters as they party hell for leather in Kings Cross one Saturday night – cramming it all in before new lockout laws end their fun slightly earlier. Continue reading »

syfyWhen SyFy announced recently that they were returning to their roots, they were clearly not kidding. Over the last few weeks since that announcement we’ve seen a number of new series put into development that involve original dramas set in space. (Still no new franchise from Stargate or Battlestar Galactica yet though).

The latest is The Expanse, based on the New York Times best seller by Daniel Abraham and Ty Branch.

Set 200 years in the future, the 10-episode thriller follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Continue reading »

Quickflix experienced a strong March quarter of growth increasing its base of paying customers by 16,000 or 16 per cent to 118,557. Total active customers (paying customers plus introductory trialists who have registered with a valid credit card) increased by 13 per cent to 137,059. Organic growth through customers signing up on Quickflix-enabled devices; increased marketing and promotional activity; and underlying demand for streaming contributed to the momentum in the quarter.


Revenue for the quarter was higher in line with a growing paying customer base. Revenue recorded of $5.2 million represented an increase of 9 per cent on the previous quarter. The growth came from an increase in the number of monthly subscriptions and demand for additional streaming of pay per view movies and pay per episode TV series. Continue reading »

Sally Pearson Australian FlagYesterday it was 24 days until the return of 24. Today marks 100 days until the Twentieth Commonwealth Games: Glasgow 2014.

With just 100 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Network Ten is proud to announce it will give viewers extensive coverage of every day of the competition, 24 hours a day across TEN and ONE.

More than 260 hours of action, excitement and drama from the Glasgow Games will go to air, presented by a stellar team of hosts and commentators.

As the only television broadcaster for the XX Commonwealth Games in Australia, Network Ten will deliver first-class coverage from Glasgow live into lounge rooms around the country from July 24, 2014.  Continue reading »

It’s amazing, isn’t it, that a show in its 8th season can draw its largest audience yet while our local version fails and gets canceled for a second time.

The opening show of the eighth season of Simon Cowell’s “Britain’s Got Talent” attracted a record launch audience of more than 11 million viewers on Saturday.

The talent show began with 11.1 million viewers, a 47.3% share of the audience, between 8 p.m. and 9.15 p.m., with a five-minute peak audience of 12.3 million. Continue reading »