Archive for September 10th, 2007

WIN News Permanently Moves to 6:30

You may recall that I reported last week that WIN Television pushed WIN News back to 6:30, and decided to take Nine News live at 6pm. At the time they were advertising it as an effort to provide the best live coverage of APEC.

Well, the weekend painted a different light on the situation. A look at any online TV guide shows WIN News has permanently moved to 6:30 just about everywhere, and even more interestingly, Nine and WIN announced that they had settled their ongoing syndication fee dispute on Friday, one day after their sudden change to the news. How it will affect WIN’s ratings is hard to say as WIN don’t broadcast in metro areas where ratings are actively reported.

The press release didn’t make any mention of WIN’s deal with Seven in South Australia, so I suppose we will have to wait until mid-October to see if they make the change to Seven programming. The only thing we can say for sure is WIN’s attack on Nine’s market share forced their hand.

It would also appear that the new deal between WIN and Nine may see the reintroduction of shows such as Mornings with Kerri-Anne to the WIN network. WIN removed Kerri-Anne from the network and replaced her with their own pre-recorded talk show “Susie” a couple months ago as part of the dispute.


3 comments September 10th, 2007 at 07:33am

Samuel’s Blog Weekly Poll: APEC

I suppose I can have yet another go at running a weekly poll that only lasts for a week…it would be an interesting change.

To that end, $300 million dollars later…

Was APEC beneficial to Australia?

Total Votes: 34
Started: September 10, 2007

A rather large cost, a city in lockdown, a bunch of world leaders in funny Drizabone coats and an “aspirational” Sydney Declaration. Whilst I probably should give it more time, my answer is definitely “no”, but I’m open to your opinions…perhaps you can find something useful that I overlooked.

Now, the results from the last poll.

Should Victoria cancel their court challenge and hand over control of the Murray Darling river system to the federal government?

Total Votes: 28
Started: July 30, 2007

It seems like an age since I started that poll!

For a list of all previous results, see the Weekly Poll Results page.


September 10th, 2007 at 07:21am


Good morning John,

I wouldn't be so sure about Rhonda being asleep…I have a sneaking suspicion that she may have stayed up to see if you were behaving yourself and wishing her a happy birthday…and if not, you can always get a copy off the log and play it to her later!

I hope she has a great birthday, and I'm sure that you'll do your best to ensure it.

As for some of the other birthdays today, It is interesting that you were watching Ryan Phillippe in a movie yesterday, because I was watching Jay Laga'aia in Australia's best police drama, Water Rats, last night. I'm glad that Channel Nine and the other producers decided to release it on DVD as they haven't even shown the repeats in the wee hours of the morning for a few years now. It's amazing that they spent so much money on the show and yet they won't re-screen it…it would be an awful lot better than a lot of the other shows on television.

I also learnt something interesting from your birthday list this morning, Geoff Jansz was born in Sri Lanka. According to Wikipedia he graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Pharmacy qualification in 1984. There would appear to be quite a bit I don't know about this rather inconspicuous television chef.

Have a great week!

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

7 comments September 10th, 2007 at 12:59am


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