A week of sadness with the loss of some giants of the TV industry


In a week where we lost some big names in the TV industry, we take a moment to look at their amazing careers | TV Blackbox S06E03

Dieter Brummer died aged 45 (image – News Corp)

It was a sad week, for sure, but we also tackle the big issues as free-to-air broadcasters deal with Seven’s Olympic juggernaut, 10 goes to war and Nine faces ACMA’s (toothless?) wrath.

In this episode:

  • 1.45 – 10 goes to war with media critics
  • 14.39 – Ratings wrap: The Olympics brings home the gold for Seven
  • 20.12 – Nine News claims the #1 crown in Sydney
  • 30.10 – ACMA finds the TODAY show in breach of the code
  • 35.59 – Hatches & Dispatches
  • 38.06 – In memorium:
    • David Leckie
    • John Cornell
    • Dieter Brummer
    • Phil Lambert
  • 54.44 – 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 | "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 podcast, and was the creator, host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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