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?
The poster for Stranger Things, which stars Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine and some brilliantly charismatic newcomers.
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The Netflix series Stranger Things is a throwback to the glory days of cinematic horror. And as VHS disappears from our shelves, this show's 80s-infused nostalgia is doubly poignant.
A rare sight these days, with the decline of the VHS.
The era of the VCR is coming to a close, but it's impact on the way we consume and produce content has been profound.
Describing someone as 'hysterical' associates them with traits long deemed feminine – being overly emotional, out-of-control and irrational. If levelled against a male, the charge would impugn his manliness.
A protest in Cape Town against the SABC’s decision not to broadcast violent protests.
South Africa's public broadcaster is in a state of crisis, gripped by paranoia and facing accusations of censorship. Can it be saved?
Our political system might lend itself to mockery, but are satirists stepping up?
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As any political observer could tell you, sometimes you need to laugh to keep from crying. But as another federal election wraps up, Australia's political satire landscape looks a little grim.
Now finishing its fourth season, Rake is one of Australia’s most interesting TV dramas.
The ABC’s Rake is about to air its final episode. This smart, postmodern show ushered in a new kind of Australian satire: with less caricature than Front Line, more politics than Kath and Kim, and a fluid connection to high and low culture.
Christos Tsiolkas’ provocative Barracuda is his latest novel to be adapted for the small screen.
Barracuda is the latest of Christos Tsiolkas' novels to come to the small screen. As his characters grapple with anger and isolation, Tsiolkas celebrates community and the power of literature.
A woman waits backstage during the recording of the dating show ‘Meet you on Saturday.’
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
Channel Nine has been criticised for surprising participants with an ethical dilemma.
The Briefcase, Channel Nine
Since 2015, Australia has no regulations specifically for reality television. With controversy swirling around Channel Nine's 'The Briefcase', what exactly is allowed?
Talk show host Jerry Springer enters the stage on a motorbike as co-host of the 2008 Miss Universe contest.
Daytime television talk shows are known for their confrontational style. But there is a different model: a harmonious, cohesive and relational approach may offer a better way to communicate.