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  1. Lyn July 24, 2014 at 10:38 am -

    Tuned in to watch “Auction Hunters” Ch99 7:30pm last night … not there!
    Replaced by a movie and “TBBT”!
    Not Happy Ch99!

  2. Neil Forbes July 24, 2014 at 12:08 am -

    @Regional Viewer(19th July, 2014 at 1.46pm) I’m fully aware that Community TV exists in Sydney, and other capital cities, and some regional centres, but as yet, not in Newcastle! A fellow named Rod Breis is aiming to set up a station but the ACMA has, for the flimsiest of reasons, refused to grant a licence. They claim it’s due to a reshuffle of frequencies or some other excuse, but there are, as Mr. Breis has pointed out, at least three available frequencies in the Hunter Region that could be used to start up Hunter TV(Mr. Breis’s station). I, for one, wish Mr. Rod Breis every success and look forward to seeing Hunter TV up and running, hopefully soon!

  3. William July 23, 2014 at 11:38 pm -

    @APM – they should have on sold it to Foxtel

  4. Loz July 23, 2014 at 9:23 pm -

    Amazing race aust is monday week at 8.40 (after X factor) on 7.

  5. APM July 23, 2014 at 9:16 pm -

    The Originals is back, returning from where they left off.

    but at midnight this Tuesday/Wednesday!!

    GO have no respect for shows.

  6. Maev....Sydney July 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm -

    @ Lincoln…Oh really…you obviously did not bother to read the front/home page of this site…
    Dont know why people just come in to the Lounge…post and leave ….and do not bother to read other posts or all the info that David Knox works so hard to deliver to his blog!….half the time they would find what they are posting about…
    Sorry DK…just annoys me….usually ignore it…but tired enough tonight to be cranky.

  7. wikoli July 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm -

    Is there a confirmed air date for Amazing Race Australia & will it be on 7 or 7two ? Cheers

  8. Lincoln July 23, 2014 at 5:19 pm -

    Devious Maids premieres tomorrow on Universal Channel at 8:30pm

  9. nik c July 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm -

    Does anyone know if Ch 10 will announce if Offspring is the season final ever in a couple of weeks?
    If they are thinking of stopping production due to costs, could they do a spin off called Siblings and have the babies of the current characters the main characters with the rest of the Proudman family as support roles?

  10. Maev....Sydney July 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm -

    I enjoy watching Last of the Summer Wine on ABC in the afternoons….but how the heck did they manage to get the episodes so messed up?

  11. kmac July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm -

    Oops sorry. Should have realised you were onto it. Thanks.

  12. Secret Squirrel July 23, 2014 at 11:26 am -

    Does anyone else think it’s a little bit odd that the ABC’s new ident, which prominently features children, uses a song about two people preparing to the horizontal bop?

  13. David Knox July 23, 2014 at 9:00 am -

    Incorrect. Posted on Monday under Programming.

  14. kmac July 23, 2014 at 8:17 am -

    Has anyone noticed that Charlie Pickering is back on The Project! Apparently until Rove takes over. That was a very quiet re-entry & no mention on tvtonight?

  15. William July 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm -

    @Craig – I would love a 90min preview and quite frankly it should happen next year on One for the rounds outside of Australia. They need to adopt the UK model where they show comprehensive amounts before the race. In that space they should show practice sessions and highlights of GP2 and GP3 for an hour leaving 30mins for the F1 build up

  16. Craig July 22, 2014 at 7:27 pm -

    F1 rants below…

    @Shoudy Chen – as bad as TEN has become most weeks, with less than 10 minutes before most race starts i’d hate to think with Nine or someone else would do. God forbid it moves to Foxtel and we have to pay to see most rounds like the do in the UK.

    @William – I agree, why can’t TEN use ONE and aire 30 or 60 min prerace info from 8:30 each race then if they can’t show it on ONE switch to TEN for the race. I have noticed in the ONE encore airings there is a full 30 min of prerace stuff before the race. Clearly we are being short changed on race night.

  17. tomothyd July 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm -

    The placement of the new ABC(1) logo bugs me, its not framed properly so it either needs to drop down slightly, or move slightly to the left.

  18. Maev....Sydney July 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm -

    I just got around to watching Who Do You Think You Are/Rebecca Gibney…extremely emotional for me…had to take a break half way through…must have been an incredible journey for Ms Gibney.

  19. DaveyBoy July 22, 2014 at 11:22 am -

    Random comment & observation: I’m unsure if this is the case in all newspapers around Australia, but it annoys me that of the 15 fta channels who have their guide printed in Melbourne’s Herald-Sun, SBS2 is not one of them. ABCNews & Channel 31 land a spot ahead of it.

  20. glennc July 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm -

    @William Ten’s coverage of the F1 has been laughable lately. They had an 8 min preview last night on the east coast, of which a min was devoted to telling us they had guests in the studio with them. Not that they spoke to any of them before or after the race. They show a comprehensive 2 hour quail coverage, all the fans ask is the same for the race not some poor, imitation, afterthought on Ten because no one can be bothered to schedule live sport properly but pre taped shows can run overtime.

  21. William July 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm -

    @JM – I have said it before and I will say it again its because the interest is mainly gone because Stoner isn’t there and if there is a star in the MotoGP from Australia then Ten would give it more respect. F1 has Dan Ricciardo doing so well with so much buzz around which is why Ten would want to hang on to it. There was a 30min preview before the race. MCA runs overtime and to me I am sure there would be a lot more lengthy pre race coverage for eastern seaboard once it goes. Ten should air the pre race coverage on One but with an hour preview

  22. Shoudy Chen July 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm -

    There is no point as to why Ten losing F1 GP at the end of 2015.

  23. JM July 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm -

    @William – Im not saying that Ten needs to actually get rid of the F1, but they treat it with such contempt now I don’t see why they cant share the coverage with Foxtel exactly the same way they have with the MotoGP.
    Speed (on Foxtel) now shows all sessions Live & the Race is Commercial free.
    8 mins build up to a race is stupid.
    They did the same with the last race. Extant runs so late that it pushes the coverage back.
    Last week in Silverstone the exact same thing happened. They had Tom Clarkson’s “live” report before the race.. they couldn’t even show the vision, only his voice as the broadcast was so late and the cars were about to take off on their warm up lap.
    I watch SkySportsF1. There is an hour and a half build up before the race, and an hour after. And the race is Commercial Free. I’m not saying Ten needs to go to this extreme but show some interest in the sport…

  24. Pete July 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm -

    The good news is that the last five eps from season 1 of The Originals are to air on Go.

    The bad news is they have been tucked away from Tuesday week at midnight!!

  25. glennc July 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm -

    Would it have been terribly hard for Ten to have put the F1 on OneHD last night at 9.30 and The Usual Suspects on Ten at 9.52?
    I’m aware of things like ad revenue playing a part in scheduling but surely treating your product and viewers with a bit of respect is also important in this?
    Ten have shown they can show F1 in HD, why not do it permanently?

  26. andrewb July 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm -

    @ tomothyd – Wait till you see the remaining 3 episodes of Wentworth!

  27. William July 21, 2014 at 10:01 am -

    @JM – the reason why Ten on sold most of the MotoGP TV rights is because there is hardly any interest since Casey Stoner has left. The F1 expires after 2015 and with so much interest, I reckon they will try and outbid Fox. They obiviously do want it from next year with V8s coming next year

  28. Loz July 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm -

    House husbands was 30 mins late tonight so u won’t get the end if u were recording it.
    I laughed when it said new night Monday at 8:30….. Yeah right,!!
    Was that it for Rachel griffiths??

  29. tomothyd July 20, 2014 at 10:09 pm -

    Wentworth, unbelievably good! I’ve spent the weekend watching the first 9 episodes of Wentworth season two, and OMG! I watched 4 episodes tonight, I have been that hooked.
    It is so good and even better than season one which seemed to be more about introducing the characters and providing their back story. The introduction of Joan Ferguson has been fantastic, I love the false sense of security she gives everyone at first. Then the flashback scene with Will Jackson as the social care worker, that was a twist I didn’t see coming. This is the type of quality we need on FTA, not nightly overloads of singing and building contests. Cannot wait for the season finale.

  30. JM July 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm -

    Another F1 Rant – It is now 9:52pm. The Race starts in 8 mins. and Channel 10 have just crossed to the coverage. Greg Rust & Alan Jones are speed talking to get through there pre-race news. No wonder I watch other overseas coverage online.
    Please hurry up and sell the races to Foxtel (Like you did MotoGP). Channel 10 you obviously dont want the coverage anymore. Either sell it or put it back on One where it belongs.

  31. KISSMAD July 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm -

    R.I.P. James Garner

  32. Craig July 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm -

    @William – of course other will be pissed the games have been moved off the HD channel.

  33. Sammee July 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm -

    @Mr_AJ I’ve noticed this also which prompted me to visit a local retailer to purchase season 6 & 7 of TNG.
    Luckily they had a buy 2 get one free so I was able to get Voyager season 1 for free.
    I was hoping to see these on eleven sometime in the future (as I have not seen them) but now they seem to be cutting back on all their Star Trek series so they have lost me as a viewer.

  34. Bella July 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm -

    @harrypotter1994 thanks! That’s what I must of been thinking off.

    Still wish that 7two would show new eps of Bargain Hunt or another show similar. Over the repeats, its the kind of show you can only watch once.

  35. William July 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm -

    @Craig – Good news is that F1 next weekend is shown live in HD

  36. Craig July 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm -

    F1 Rant – Okay so TEN is willing to show it’s new game show across all 3 channels at the same time, why can’t they show the F1 race on ONE at that same time as TEN this week considering they are only showing a 19 year old movie and not another live sporting event.

  37. Maev....Sydney July 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm -

    As much as The Wizard of Oz is an endearing classic….a 1939 movie in prime time Saturday night on GO/99…. :?:

  38. Regional Viewer July 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm -

    @ Neil Forbes July 18, 2014 at 1:18 am – they already have that in Sydney

  39. Lyn July 19, 2014 at 1:46 pm -

    I must say ‘thanks’ (with sarcasm) to Ch 11.
    Last night, at 6:55pm during “Neighbours”,
    they put an ad for “Monday on Neighbours” with a massive Spoiler in it!
    And we still hadn’t finished last night’s episode.
    Couldn’t they have waited until after the episode finished?

  40. Mr_AJ July 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm -

    TNG repeats on Eleven have been shafted, there is now a single episode at 10:30.

  41. Rayne July 19, 2014 at 11:41 am -

    Are we ever going to get to see the season final of CSI? Wednesdays now have an extra ep of The Voice Kids plus the movie The Blind Side, which was on not that long ago.

  42. APM July 19, 2014 at 1:11 am -

    thanks for that info William.

    don’t know why Dads and Enlisted isn’t on Eleven still and on a different night instead of a different channel. doesn’t make sense, might as well finish the seasons off on the channel where it started.

  43. David Knox July 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm -

    Regional Viewer: Please click on home page for latest info, including on Family Feud.

  44. Regional Viewer July 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm -

    tony barber, Daryl Somers and Bert Newton hosted the program of family feud and I read its coming back on channel ten but will it be a rating success lets wait and see

  45. William July 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm -

    Crisis is coming to Wednesdays on One from 8.30pm
    Enlisted has a new home on One from 7.30pm coming to Thursdays
    Dads has a new home on One from 8pm coming to Thursdays

  46. Craig July 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm -

    The Project special tonight covering the latest on MH17.

  47. David Knox July 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm -

    Think you just answered your own question.

  48. Shoudy Chen July 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm -

    I was very surprised why Nine didn’t air Mornings today due to the rolling coverage of the MH17 tragedy.

  49. Craig July 18, 2014 at 9:23 am -

    Just realized that the new ABC show ‘The Men Who Made Us Spend’ only aired in the UK less than a week ago. Like the previous ‘The Men Who Made Us…’ series this is just 3 parts but well worth watching.

  50. Neil Forbes July 18, 2014 at 1:18 am -

    Off to a different subject but still TV-related, I’ve been watching via the TelevisionAU website, relates to Community TV. One article tells f the sector’s future in doubt and hanging on a decision by Malcolm Turnbull re: an unallocated 6th channel. We already have more than enough commercial TV ad we have all these totally useless “flog-fest” shopping channels that try to sell us worthless rubbish! The operators of these channels should have their licences cancelled as they contribute nothing worthwhile to our viewing content. The channels should, including the unallocated 6th channel, be given free to the community TV sector. They are far more worthy recipients of the spectrum space.

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