Local production impacted by COVID-19…again


It was a week where the industry was further impacted by COVID-19, the ABC and Christian Porter went to war on the PR front, and 10 delivered a new sizzle reel for their upcoming shows

There’s one thing certain when it comes to the Australian television industry – it’s always evolving and always changing.

Currently each network is finding new ways to showcase their ratings performance and that makes it very difficult to find common ground on reporting methods – even the TVBB team disagree at times!

But COVID-19 is the big issue as Melbourne-based productions deal with the latest restrictions. We take a look at how some shows have been impacted.

Plus we dissect Aaron Ryan’s compelling interview with Seven’s programming boss Angus Ross

In this episode:

  • 1.09 – Christian Porter drop his defamation case against the ABC, but the PR war has just begun
  • 9.33 – WIN TV given a ‘please explain’ by the Government as Sky News finds a new regional home
  • 16.41 – Mad As Hell just one of many productions dealing with the impact of new COVID-19 restrictions
  • 19.25 – 10 launches a big sizzle reel, but will viewers be tempted?
  • 26.20 – WEEK 22 ratings wrap
  • 35.48 – Hatches & Dispatches
  • 37.11 – Angus Ross and his programming plans for Channel 7
  • 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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