The next big TV Battle


10 channels Trump | Disney battles a superhero | The next big TV Battle | TV Blackbox S06E04

10 has been labelled ‘Channel Trump’ by critics at rival networks after repeating false claims

Channel 10 might not be quite ‘in the money’ but their financial situation improves as Disney goes to war with one of its own superheroes and the Olympic score for Seven, but fail for NBC.

Plus we look at the upcoming TV battles as some of the biggest shows of the year get ready to go head-to-head after the Olympics.

In this episode:

  • 1.50 – 10’s financial balance sheet
  • 9.54 – Scarlett Johansson takes Disney to court and now things are getting nasty
  • 14.52 – Sky news banned!
  • 23.13 – Ratings Wrap Week 31
  • 27.21 – Why the Olympics are working for Seven but not for NBC
  • 32.24 – Hatches & Dispatches
  • 33.48 – TV Battlegrounds coming your way after the Olympics
  • 54.34 – 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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