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More job losses in the industry and more ethical questions raised about the conduct of two national broadcasters | TV Blackbox S05E14

Craig McLachlan (image – Seven)

Australian television is never dull, that’s for sure. It’s been a week where WIN has announced the axing of 6 local bulletins and the ABC has fired back at its critics as one of its reports attacks the credibility of a senior media professional.

On the ratings front we’ve seen a unique situation develop that’s never been seen before.

In this episode:

  • 3.23 – WIN TV axes 6 local news services
  • 8.28 – Amazon Prime Video invests in Australian content – but is it as good as it seems?
  • 12.41 – The BBC deals with the fallout of the investigation into unethical tactics used by journalist Martin Bashir
  • 19.21 – The ABC goes into attack mode over allegations of unethical journalism
  • 31.20 – Ratings debrief WEEK 21
  • 39.29 – Hatches and Dispatches
  • 41.44 – INTERVIEW: Lincoln Lewis
  • 52.38 – TV Bingebox
Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | 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 ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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