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.
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.