Topic / Television (Industry)

Introducing ONE HD and ONE Digital – well, not really

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EXCLUSIVE : Ten will no longer be providing a HD simulcast, with breakaway programming, when its new ONE channel, a 24-hour sports channel for Freeview, comes into launch; as seen in the images above taken by techgeek.com.au. In the lead up to it, Ten has moved TEN HD from Channel 12, where it has been since it was launched in 2007, to Channel 11, while a new Channel – called […]

New HBO competitor to go live on the web before making TV debut

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A CNET News/Wall Street Journal report is saying that a new premium movie channel, which will compete with HBO and Showtime in the US, will premiere as a on-demand movie streaming website months before making its launch on TV. The channel, called Epix, is owned by a consortium of MGM, Paramount Pictures and Lions Gate; and was announced on Tuesday at the NATPE conference in Las Vegas. The channel will […]

Mobile television trial begins in Sydney

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Sydney will become the first city in Australia to commence another trial in mobile television; but unlike the first trial held between 2005 and 2007, you won’t need to get a new phone from either Nokia and Samsung to watch the channels – as the phones are commercially available. While the phones selected are from LG and Nokia, the latest trial will see 200 Optus mobile customers selected to participate […]

Ten HD to dump HD content – moves to sport

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According to one Citigroup analyst talking to Smarthouse, the Ten Network has become the laughing stock of the entire television industry after announcing that it would be ditching its HD stream in favour of a 24-hour HD sports network. The new move will see shows like Rush, Neighbours, NCIS and Life no longer having a HD simulcast, and would also displace many of its shows that were shown on the […]

Oz TiVo gets some interactivity – finally

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While its not video on demand, streaming movies from Netflix, skipping advertisings or any other cool features that were taken out of the TiVo box when it came to Australia; we might be getting them soon. Thanks with the Seven Media Group’s efforts, they announced that they have struck a deal with Blockbuster to give owners of the TiVo here in Australia a free movie every week – sent via […]

SBS targets 1 million

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SBS Australia has announced a huge revamp of their online presence, which will include a revamp of their news and sport services. As well, they will be in negotiations with YouTube, like the BBC, and also to foreign news broadcasters which they broadcast their news on their ‘WorldWatch’ block. Australian Media has currently embraced the web; with ABC leading the way with online radio, video on demand and podcasting entire […]