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Australia’s drive-ins: where you can wear slippers, crack peanuts, and knit ‘to your heart’s content’

We have seen many changes in Australian’s consumption of media during isolation. There has been an increase in television viewing; cinemas were forced to close (although some have crafted a new approach); Hollywood release dates were postponed or shifted to streaming. Across the world, there was also another surprising change: a resurgence of the drive-in.… Keep Reading

Journal Article – The prelude to television in Australia in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

I recently had an article published in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television Abstract Whilst many media historians have examined television’s prehistory in Britain and the United States. Literature examining the history of television in Australia, prior to the 1956 inauguration, is far less developed. Much of the literature on Australian television history… Keep Reading

Ten Network’s problems are history repeating

Reporters at the Ten Network relayed the news of their employer’s voluntary administration, during a staff meeting. The network was looking to refinance to the tune of A$250 million, after its existing finance was due to expire on December 23. But Ten’s directors said they were left no choice but to appoint administrators from KordaMentha… Keep Reading

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