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The ABC goes mobile with its new WAP site

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After a load of talk that the ABC is considering launching a mobile version of their website (and with the advertising talk – since it was technically allowed to put ads online); the ABC has finally did it. Still in beta, don’t expect it to last. According to the main site, it’s going to shut it down on January 9. But if you want it to continue – then go […]

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 […]

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 […]

ABC apologies for Fallout 3 discussion

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Remember when Q&A, that show on the ABC, discussed about video game ratings – well, they have now apologised for their poor discussion over the topic, especially when host Tony Jones said that video games had no classification system, unlike DVDs and Videos. “The ABC apologises for the information provided by presenter Tony Jones in the middle of the discussion on gaming and agrees that it may have been confusing […]

ABC iView is a hit with Australians

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The ABC has claimed that its iView product has now been visited by 58,000 people since its first 24 hours in operation. The new service allows users to watch and catch up programming on the ABC’s two channels – ABC1 and ABC2. The new service also contains four additional channels – including one for news and one for its children’s programming – with even more channels being available in the […]

ABC launches new iTunes competitor, but it just sucks

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The ABC has launched its rental and download service called ABC Shop Downloads, after an eight-month development period. However, there are just a few things wrong with it – and it has nothing to do with the content, which consists of current hits like the Chaser to vintage, archived programming like Aunty Jack. For most programs, you can rent programs for unlimited viewing during a seven day period for $2.95. […]

Review: Flashdance around the playback

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The ABC launched its IPTV service in February, but it took us forever to get an invite to this beta; and our reviewer is not impressed at all. Is this what we are paying in taxes for this kind of crap??? Terence Huynh, the Editor in Chief of TECHGEEK, presents this review of the ABC Playback service to the masses, with images! APC done a review about it first, but […]

Summer Heights High Leaked…

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IN BRIEF: The ABC (Australia) is now reported to have taken action after the next episode for it’s popular and controversial show, Summer Heights High. It was posted on YouTube. The ABC is also investigating on how it has been leaked. This is ABC’s first take-down notice. The previously reported take-down notice issued to all of The Chaser’s War of Everything clips, which were removed, were a fake. The comedy […]

The Battle of HD Multi Channelling…

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EDITORIAL: Since the age of digital television, I thought Australia is just way behind. Let’s face it, only the ABC and SBS are allowed to multi channel. But now, I think I might change my mind. Channel Ten and the Seven Network both announced that they will launch their High Definition (HD) multi channels. This comes after the Government lifted multi channelling restrictions. Current laws now state that channels are […]

Wales on Chaser…

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Jimmy Wales, the owner of Wikimedia Foundation, will appear in the next show in ABC’s The Chaser’s War on Everything. This is from TechCrunch. TechCrunch also have the questions… Spoiler Alert!!!

ABC Advertising causes frenzy

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The ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] has stirred up the Friends of the ABC, as they have condemned a plan to advertise online. The ABC currently cannot advertise in Television or Radio; put a loophole has emerged under the law as Internet advertising had not existed. The plans included advertising in external sites, like their Countdown site. This plan was in response in a lack of Government funding. SBS, the other […]

Teen pulls videos from YouTube

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A Perth Teenager has apologised to the ABC after he sent YouTube a DCMA letter, removing ABC’s videos of their hit show; ‘The Chaser’s War on Everything.’ The videos also included videos that were posted by other users as well. B.T.W – The ABC’s YouTube account has been suspended… ha! But their news profile hasn’t.


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