Shows like Cleverman and Tidelands are showing how Australia can work as a sci-fi setting, but where has it been until now?
Australian TV has been slow to enter the sci-fi genre, but the success of series like Cleverman shows we could have our own distinct brand of local sci-fi.
The game is changing.
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Is it time the Premier League developed an on-demand, Netflix-style football watching service?
Both News Corp and Fairfax get a decent profit from their digital real estate services.
Media companies say their results are an indicator of a transformation taking place from traditional business to newer profitable digital platforms, but it seems the proof is still missing.
Gearing up for relaunch.
We all need the BBC's new version of Top Gear not to stall.
The ubiquitous superhero finally seems to be growing up and moving on.
Eneas De Troya
It was the year of the grown-up superhero. Dark, witty and complex, superheroes on the big and small screen have – mostly – matured past mindless violence.
Screen Australia will target female-led projects.
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Screen Australia has announced a five point plan to promote gender balance, including A$3 million funding for female-led creative projects.
Streaming services like Netflix are revamping TV classics in a bid to attract–and keep–new audiences.
Streaming on-demand services are bringing back classic TV shows in a big way. Is mining our collective nostalgia sacrilegious or just giving audiences what they want?
Gough Whitlam speaks on the steps of parliament on November 11, 1975, surrounded by radio reporters’ microphones.
The way in which Bob Wilesmith’s footage has come to dominate Australians’ recollection of The Dismissal is a story of prescience, luck and the limitations of the TV news technology of the day.
Richie Benaud, 84, has passed away after a short illness.
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The legendary commentator perfectly understood the rhythms of cricket.
Much more relevant than your average period drama.
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It may be all Cornish landscapes, bizarre regional accents and heaving bosoms, but in its day the BBC drama was actually pretty radical.
Lisa Kudrow is back as Valerie Cherish with a second season of The Comeback.
Susan Sontag once wrote that the ultimate camp statement is, “It’s good because it’s awful”. But can camp go too far? To paraphrase a line from the 2001 film Ghost World, can something be so awful that…
Positive portrayals of people with mental illness exist in the media but these are the exception rather than the norm.
When Homeland first aired in 2011 starring a CIA agent with bipolar disorder, Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes), it was commended for its realistic portrayals of people with mental illness. Courtney…
‘Tranny’ finds a place among many other slurs that have historically hateful roots.
If you’re a fan of the American reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, currently airing on Foxtel’s Lifestyle You channel in Australia, you’re likely aware of the ongoing storm that has surged around how…
Axe a channel? Not on my watch.
Connoisseurs of TV advertising may recall the commercial for Florette salad. Agricultural gangs conduct menacing stand-offs while chanting the names of their preferred leaf. “Lollo rosso!” one group taunt…