Threats, turmoil and racism | TV Blackbox S04E19

There’s lots to discuss as the industry deals with the issues raised from the Black Lives Matter movement… and we have some juicy goss as well.

All this, AND Yvie Jones is our special guest while Brooky takes a well earned holiday!

Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.

In this episode:

  • 4.22 – DARYL SOMERS facing legal threats from his former business manager;
  • 9.55 – BAUER MEDIA sells up;
  • 16.13 – JOSH THOMAS raises a question about racism, only for his own perceived racist comments to come back to haunt him;
  • 25.13 – JOHN CLEESE lets rips UK streamer pulls an episode of FAWLTY TOWERS;
  • 36.45 – Hatches & Dispatches with SARAH;
  • 40.57 – MOLK takes a look at the ratings results in the 7.30pm prime time battle; and
  • 52.00 – BEN opens up the TV Blackvault.

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Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. | Call/Text 0401 709 405

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