Have we just witnessed the death of television? | TV Blackbox S05E03


There’s a serious discussion we need to have about the future of TV… and the team at TV Blackbox are not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Beau Ryan hosts THE AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA (image – 10)

But while there’s a serious discussion to be had, it’s been a mixed bag of news over the past week.


Seven has posted a profit despite a soft advertising market, 10 has been given millions of dollars by the Government and Beau Ryan is apparently making mega-bucks


TV ratings are dire despite the fact the official ratings survey has just begun, a TV producer is on indefinite leave and does anyone actually understand the News Media bargaining code?

In this episode:

·     2.04 – Did we just witness the death of free-to-air TV?

·     8.45 – Serious charges laid against a TODAY show producer

·     14.47 – Beau Ryan’s massive payday at Channel 10 – Fact or fiction?

·     23.18 – Some good news as Seven announces profits for the second half od 2020

·     26.05 – A new twist in the News Media Bargaining code

·     Australian Survivor gets a bucketload of money from the Australian Government for shooting in Australia… even though they were going to shoot in Australia anyway

·     39.11 – Hatches & Dispatches

·     41.20 – Singer Normie Rowe reveals how PTSD played its part in that infamous fight with Ron Casey on the Midday Show

·     46.40 – TV Bingebox

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Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph. "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail. Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE BEN, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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