Mandy McElhinney as Gina Rinehart in House of Hancock (2015).
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Channel Nine has apologised to Gina Rinehart over its mini-series House of Hancock. What implications does this have for screenwriters telling stories about powerful figures?
Mass media is a source of sexual information for children.
Parents should monitor the television programmes their children are exposed to and advise them to make informed sexual choices.
How often are stories about wealthy lawyers and surgeons told? Marta Dusseldorp in ABC’s Janet King.
Why do so many Australian TV dramas depict the lives of professionals when there is plenty of real drama for those living from one paycheck to the next?
What’s the bet they didn’t buy one?
TV manufacturers have turned their backs on 3D technology. But there's a new technology hoping to win over viewers, and you don't need to buy a new TV.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews in Riverdale.
The Riverdale gang have gone from squeaky clean 40s hijinks, to bizarre Punisher cross-overs in the 90s, to a Twin Peaks-lookalike murder mystery today.
Joanna Lumley (briefly) played the Doctor in 1999 Comedy Relief special The Curse of Fatal Death.
In a universe of infinite possibility, why is Doctor Who always a man? Peter Capaldi's forthcoming retirement from the role means it's surely time to hand the sonic screwdriver over to a woman.
BBC One’s Xmas ident.
From that gay kiss to dragon slaying, festive TV adverts speak volumes about the broadcasters.
TV networks are trying to win back cord-cutters.
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Next year Hulu and Google will introduce their own bundled channel services. Will it spark an online TV revolution or simply lead to more of the same?
A scene from the TV mini-series, ‘Mars’.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
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The traditional TV schedule is still more important than we might think.
Waleed Aly’s 2016 Gold Logie win tells us that the audience has been more appreciative of Australian television’s diversity than the industry.
The Logies are fantastically daggy, but they let us compare audience and industry definitions of achievement. Looking back, it's clear the public celebrates new, diverse and varied television.
What are they thinking?
The science of making us watch ... and then spend.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and some very fast cars for The Grand Tour.
The new motoring series will be used to help launch another video on demand service in Australia. But will consumers find away to access the show and avoid paying another fee?
You’re fired! Donald Trump shouts his catch-phrase at a 2006 casting call for The Apprentice.
How does Donald Trump, the son of a millionaire, manage to be an 'outsider'? A clue might be found in The Apprentice, a melodrama which uses exaggerated emotion to tell the story of an underdog overcoming adversity.
Could there soon be Trump TV?
Highly polarised media, be it on the left or the right, are a threat to democracy.
Catalysts to move to a new format.
Changes to the ABC's science show Catalyst follow recent criticism of some of its journalism. But will the new format still give a voice to Australian science, or will some issues lose out?
In ‘Westworld,’ it’s tough to distinguish human from robot.
In 'Westworld's' land of robots, it's the people who lack humanity.
Now you can watch the race on Twitter.
Today's Melbourne Cup will be streamed on Twitter for the first time. So how much can social media compete with traditional broadcasters for sports?
Couch potato or engaged citizen?
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Streaming television may actually facilitate important forms of human interaction, like participating in politics.
New guidelines for screen time for children should make it easier for parents.
Updated guidelines for how much screen time children can have puts most of the onus on the parents to decide.