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.
The hugely popular Game of Thrones could be a crucial drawcard for Foxtel Play’s new viewers.
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With Quickflix saved but Presto on the way out, it's hard to predict who will emerge as the winners as battle for video-on-demand viewers intensifies.
A magical dreamscape: Knighton Wood, Epping Forest, London.
Still taken from the Imaginative Storytelling Experiences Documentary
The 1980s cult show Fat Tulip's Garden fuelled the creativity of its young viewers. But in a digital age, are children less exposed to this kind of absurdist, performative storytelling?
The roll-out has been a bit clunky, but there’s potential.
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Live events like sports seemed immune to streaming services' assault on traditional broadcast TV. Now that might change.
Even though the AFL has tried to gather support in the northern states its viewership is still in the codes’ heartland.
TV ratings for the NRL and AFL grand finals show its still a challenge to engage a national broadcast audience that covers non-traditional areas.
This is the first year where the Paralympics has been broadcast on a commercial channel.
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From a single volunteer with 8mm film to live broadcast on a commercial TV network, the media coverage of the Paralympic Games has come a long way since its inception.
Seventy real horses mixed with the fake to create the chaos of battle.
An Australian VFX company has won an Emmy for its work on season six of Game of Thrones. Over eight months a team of 120 pulled out every trick in the book to create the visceral 'Battle of the Bastards'.
When’s the next dog food commercial on?
Dogs like a little TV – and researchers have been investigating why.
The Starship Enterprise, the famed setting of the original ‘Star Trek’ series, was almost lost to the graveyard of failed pilots.
With a pilot that was deemed too complex and cerebral, 'Star Trek' looked dead in the water. Fifty years later, we look back at the show's rocky beginnings.
Despite its appeal to working-class viewers, the concept of the celebrity chef is built on inequality.
Cooking shows like Zumbo's Just Desserts tout their self-taught, working-class contestants. But most of their audience is more likely to be cleaning the set than blast-chilling a croquembouche.
The literary hero represents a sea change in the region's history.
The 1972 Panasonic Toot-a-Loop portable radio was inspired by rotary phones and designed to be worn around the wrist.
Here's to the Kodak camera, the transistor TV, the portable typewriter and other casualties of a throwaway age. They may be old hat but they are objects of beauty, as a new exhibition shows.
Aaron Pedersen as Cam Delray in Jack Irish. In 1999, Pederson was one of two Indigenous actors on Australian TV.
Indigenous representation in TV dramas has surged, but other culturally diverse groups are still under-represented on screen.
Say goodbye to this old set up.
Television is dead; long live the Olympics.
The living room TV isn’t the only way to watch the Olympics these days.
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The way we consume sport is changing, and that's having massive ramifications on the way sport and broadcast television are funded.
Is the success of The Bachelor based on the spectacle of women psychologically tearing each other down for entertainment?
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The Bachelor, like most reality TV, thrives on drama. But its particular style of conflict illustrates an uncomfortable point: women can easily be sexist against other women.
Ba-da-da-dum, dum-dum…the jingles, theme songs and commercials that stick in your head.
Australian television turns 60 this year, so we're celebrating classic TV tunes of the fifties and sixties – those theme songs and jingles you can't get out of your head.
A TV cameraman shoots a Madame Tussauds Museum figure of US Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps at Banneker Pool in Washington, to coincide with the opening of the Rio Olympics on August 5.
Business Briefing: the big bucks of broadcasting the Olympics.
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The amount broadcasters will pay for the rights to the Olympics keeps going up, but is the value of the rights changing?
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Could their affinity for a certain type of television drama help explain why they're drawn to his rhetoric?