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Channel Seven in social media firestorm after grieving mother slams news report

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Channel Seven is in a social media firestorm after a mother of a 13-year-old girl who died in a quad bike accident slammed the network for showing footage of her grief before she could tell her family members. The girl, 13-year-old Molly Lord, died in an accident nearly a fortnight ago. Her mother, Linda Goldspink-Lord, wrote on Facebook: The Facebook comment, where she also notes that a Channel Seven helicopter […]

Channel 7 signs exclusive deal with Digital Product Placement company

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According to TV Tonight, Network Seven has signed an exclusive deal with MirriAd, a UK company that digitally inserts product placements into TV shows. The difference between traditional product placement and digital product placement is the embedded advertisements are added after filming, during the post-production stage. This could open up plenty of opportunities to add relevant advertisements to a show closer to the air-date. You can see a demo-reel of […]

Rumours emerge of Seven broadcasting changes

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RUMOUR MILL: A little Facebook posting that claims to be in the “loop” with the Seven Network claims that Seven will be turning off 7mate’s HD channel and will instead mean that the HD channel will transfer to the main channel on the first day of the new year. The HD channel, recently started broadcasting this year, being shut down is highly likely not to happen as the channel is […]

7PLUS now available on Aussie PS3s

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Today 7PLUS, the TV catch-up service from Yahoo7, has been launched for the PlayStation 3. Users can now access the PS3 optimised website straight from the PlayStation 3’s Xross Media Bar. This is the second catch-up service, and first for the commercial stations, to be launched for the PlayStation 3, ABC’s iView being the first. PlayStation 3 users will now be able to catch up on Seven shows City Homicide, […]

iiNet victorious in AFACT trial

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iiNet has been given a huge victory against a long-running lawsuit by the film and TV studios represented by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT); which included Village Roadshow, Universal Pictures, Warber Bros, 20th Century Fox, Disney and the Seven Network. The court finding that iiNet’s role in giving access to copyright infringers to BitTorrent does not mean that it is authorising the infringement, and is protected by a […]

Seven launches catch-up service, dubs it “Plus7”

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Seven has launched its new Catch-up television service – dubbed “PLUS7”, offering streaming of shows including Castle, Home and Away, Criminal Minds, Heroes, Private Practise, Flash Forward and Parks and Recreation – with more content expected to be added from this year’s television season. However, the new catch-up service will follow the US method of placing advertising in the middle of shows, though there is no indication on which part […]

Seven Network launches second channel on November 1

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Seven Network has today announced that it will be naming its second channel, on channel 72, 7TWO and will be launching the channel on November 1 at noon. The channel will join ABC3, SBS TWO, GO! and ONE as the new channels that will join the Freeview platform. “I am pleased to announce that 7TWO will be the home for premiere episodes of our international hits including J.J Abrams’ Lost, […]

Nine, Seven roll out new catch-up plans

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Seven and Nine have now started playing the catch-up game against Network Ten, and the two public broadcasters (ABC and SBS), as both will bring out new digital video plans that could potentially see your internet download cap dwindle. This comes with news from Network Ten as its MasterChef Australia program has served up 5.2 million views for its full episodes and clips as the competition heats up in its […]

TECHGEEK.com.au guide to watching TV online (again)

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It’s been so long since our look at watching full episodes on the internet, and times have changed. New services have appeared, and the popular Daily Show removed access to Australian users. Have no fear, we have another guide to have a look at where you can watch them. Now, we have added 3 more entries, along with the three remaining from our previous list, but now this time, we […]

So, what is the future of television?

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Digital Television is set to dominate our televisions when 2013 finally comes, when the Government will finally switch off the last analogue television signal in the metropolitan cities – but after the switchover, what will happen next? We seem to have never asked ourselves what will happen in the future of television. Will it become non-existent because of the Internet, or will it still play a potential role for news? […]

Commercial networks “not serious” about the digital revolution

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When the clock struck midnight on New Years Day, it didn’t mean the start of a brand new year, but the start of Australia’s own digital television revolution where the commercial channels were permitted to broadcast a single, standard definition multichannel; to complement the main feed and their own high definition feed. However, even though it has been permitted, it doesn’t mean that the commercial channels have to take up […]

Oz TiVo plays catch up – allow you to order pizza too

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According to the Australian Financial Review, Seven is negotiating a deal with Domino’s Pizza that will, similar to the deal already announced in the US, allow TiVo owners to order pizzas through the TiVo box – meaning that we don’t have to leave home to get the car started and drive to the store to get it picked up (unless you get it delivered). Seven has recently started picking up […]

Freeview to be launch tonight – 6:29PM

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According to a report on What’s On The Tube, all of the major free-to-air television networks (ABC, SBS, Seven, Nine and Ten) would be broadcasting ads about the new “FreeView” initiative that will support the take up of free-to-air digital television. This basically means that it is a “roadblock”, meaning that you can’t escape it – unless you have Foxtel. FreeView is expected to launch with 15 channels, and a […]

Olympics Review : Seven screws up the coverage

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The Beijing Olympics saw many technological advances on the coverage, but also saw the end of an era – with Channel Seven no longer the rights holder for the Olympics. It’s been almost a week after the Olympics have finished and we can now review all the news about the coverage of the Olympics here in Australia, and they did not get a good response. While some came from incorrect […]