Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

Nine’s MasterChef wannabe announced

August 15, 2009

Best known for co-hosting Sale of the Century, Jo Silvagni is making a return to national television as the host of the Nine Network’s answer to MasterChef Australia, The Great Aussie Cook Off. Silvagni – formerly Bailey – will join comedian Vince Sorrenti to host the eight-part family-friendly program, which will air from October 11. […]

Nine and FOX Sports team up for Australian Masters

August 11, 2009

Further to the breaking news last night. The Australian Masters announced today a multi-year broadcast partnership with the Nine Network and FOX SPORTS. In 2009, Nine will broadcast live coverage from Kingston Heath Golf Club on each of the four days with FOX SPORTS also providing live coverage on pay television. Nine will also incorporate […]

Nine wins Australian Masters Golf rights

August 10, 2009

Nine have won the rights to televise the Australian Masters Golf this year which will feature Tiger Woods, whatsonthetube reports.

beyondblue injunction makes 60 Minutes sad

August 10, 2009

A TV program on the suicide deaths of four students at a Geelong school has been withdrawn from screening at the 11th hour following an injunction against its broadcast by beyondblue, the mental health organisation. The Nine Network’s 60 Minutes was scheduled to show a segment titled Searching for Answers on Sunday but received notice […]

More GO! videos

August 10, 2009

GO! premiered at 6.30 last night on D99 and D88 (regionals). Here are some more videos of presentation of the Nine Network’s new youth channel. Knowfirst loved The Big Bang Theory marathon and enjoyed Aliens In America as well.

2009’s most-watched revealed

August 10, 2009

Reality, Rugby League and Australian drama are leading the pack when it comes to 2009’s top television programmes, new figures reveal. 2009’s top shows at the half-way point of the ratings year are: 1. MasterChef Australia: The winner 3.7m 2. MasterChef Australia: Finale 3.3m 3. State Of Origin: First match 2.3m 4. Underbelly: A Tale […]

Nine unleashes GO!

August 9, 2009

GO!, Australia’s newest free-to-air network, went live at 6.30pm AEST Sunday August 9th with a clean, fresh and youthful graphical design. More to come…

POLL: Will you be watching GO!?

August 9, 2009

As GO! launches in little over thirty minutes time, the question needs to be asked – is there anything on Nine’s supplementary channel that you will be watching?

Fall Preview: Hank

August 9, 2009

Hank premieres September 30 on ABC (US) and will air in Australia on the Nine Network. Sometimes scaling back is the best way to get ahead. Wall Street legend Hank Pryor (Kelsey Grammer) and his wife Tilly have been living the high life in New York City. That is until Hank is forced out of […]

Miss Universe Australia set to heat up MasterChef

August 9, 2009

Rachael Finch, Miss Universe Australia, is set to star in Ten’s Celebrity MasterChef, which boils over in living rooms across Australia Wednesday nights at 7.30 from mid-September. The Townsville glamour auditioned for the original MasterChef before competing in the Miss Universe pageant, but was knocked out before she reached the televised portion of the show, […]

ABC (US) puts faith in ambitious programming

August 9, 2009

ABC said on Saturday it wanted to be the place for ambitious TV programing in a busy market place where viewers are shrinking and costs are rising. ABC is launching a bumper 11 new shows for the upcoming 2009-10 prime-time TV schedule in a bid to climb up from its current third place among the […]

Ready? Set? GO! from 6.30pm

August 9, 2009

The Nine Network’s new supplementary service, GO! officially kicks off its soft launch at 6.30pm tonight. The first program to be screened is the likeable Wipeout. Knowfirst is hanging out until 7.30pm when there will be four episodes of The Big Bang Theory back-t0-back. GO! will screen 24 hours a day with music videos from […]

Eddie fronts Not The 7PM Project pilot for Nine

August 9, 2009

In news that will please his fan (!), Eddie McGuire has shot a pilot at Nine Melbourne alongside of Peter Berner cheekily titled Not The 7PM Project, where panelists will have a “real opinion.” Nine will get the series up within weeks if it proves successful in its trial runs. Knowfirst has been saying for […]

Seven and Nine to team for AFL rights? Surely not…

August 9, 2009

An interesting tidbit in the Sunday Telegraph today from Ros Reines intimating that Seven and Nine will be teaming up for the new AFL rights contract, which is expected to fetch $1b plus. Reines says that Ten will be left out in the cold. Knowfirst would think that hell would freeze over before Seven and […]

SKY, ABC embroiled in overseas fight

August 1, 2009

SKY News Australia has approached the Federal Government about taking over diplomatic overseas television, of which Australia Channel run by the ABC is broadcasting under contract until 2011. “Unlike the existing provider, we will operate on an inclusive United Nations basis to create a genuinely national voice and obtain programming from any Australian broadcaster or […]

US woman sells her TVs; sick of seeing Obama on them

July 31, 2009

A 78-year-old Carroll woman says she’s so tired of seeing President Barack Obama on the airwaves that she’s selling her television sets – two of them. Deloris Nissen, a retired nurses’ aide and former Kmart employee who was raised on a farm near Audubon, placed a classified advertisement with The Daily Times Herald for Friday’s […]

Review: Three Rivers

July 31, 2009

Over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Fall Season, Knowfirst Blog will look at some of the new shows about to hit the airwaves. Network Ten is likely to premiere new CBS drama Three Rivers in 2010. Here is that show’s first review by Travis Yanan Watches TV Alex O’Loughlin fans will be […]

Rescue: Special Ops

July 30, 2009

Does this show look shit-hot or what???

GO!88 good to go for NBN

July 28, 2009

NBN has just screened a new promo for GO! and officially called it GO!88. It commences August 9th.

GO! Promo

July 28, 2009

Screened on NBN, July 27, 2009. Good to kick ass!

PBL wanting to retain assets

July 28, 2009

PBL Media has signalled that it is planning to hold on to assets, including Ticketek and its half-stake in, even as the motoring classifieds site prepares for a listing. PBL Media‚Äôs chief executive, Ian Law, yesterday dismissed speculation that the private equity-held owner of Channel Nine and ACP Magazines was looking to offload businesses […]

Ben Silverman out at NBC

July 28, 2009

Ben Silverman is out at NBC, where longtime Peacock cable exec Jeff Gaspin has just been named chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment. Silverman has struck a deal with Barry Diller’s IAC to launch a new production company that the two said would “unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof.” News comes just […]

Hot Seat – will the $1m go off tonight?

July 27, 2009

We sure hope so!

Review: Glee

July 26, 2009

Over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Fall Season, Knowfirst Blog will look at some of the new shows about to hit the airwaves. In late September, Ten is likely to premiere FOX’s new musical comedy Glee. Glee is about a high school teacher (Matthew Morrison) who attempts to transform the Glee Club […]

Review: The Vampire Diaries

July 26, 2009

Over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Fall Season, Knowfirst Blog will look at some of the new shows about to hit the airwaves. In October, Nine/WIN and NBN’s new channel GO! will premiere The CW’s new big hope, The Vampire Diaries. The Vampire Diaries is reviewed by BuzzSugar after the jump, along […]