Launch dates, protocol, and remakes | TV Blackbox S04 finale


Settle in with a bit of eggnog as we bring you the Christmas tale of Australian television.

It’s the final episode of TV Blackbox for 2020 and we have some tall tales to tell!

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.

We also welcome special guest producer to the stars Abbey Mikkelsen!

In this episode:

  • 3.33 – Seven’s secret launch date for Holey Moley revealed
  • 8.11 – Nine gets angry with Sam Mac from Sunrise
  • 16.00 – Today claims key wins over Sunrise in the demos
  • 22.55 – Netflix reboots Aussie drama Heartbreak High
  • 35.15 – Nine wants Tennis Australia to pay up for delaying the start date of the Australian Open (even though it’s great news for Nine)
  • 38.45 – Hatches & Dispatches
  • 43.18 – We look at the big TV stories of 2020
  • 51.54 – 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. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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