Australia's multichannels are often criticised for screening too much old content -- sometimes, it feels like their schedule consists entirely of reruns of That 70s Show, The Big Bang Theory and Everybody Loves Raymond. But which network is the worst offender? According to a new TV Tonight study, the amount of repeats we get saddled with varies significantly from channel to channel...
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Almost a year ago, Channel Ten released an iPhone app for checking out its program guide and watching video from some programs. There's now an Android equivalent -- but only if you're using a Samsung phone.
It was announced last August and has been in non-stop promo since late December, but Ten's third digital channel 11 finally launches today (11am on 11/01/11). Ten has promised a different approach to the other commercial networks when it comes to programming repeats from its main channel, but will that strategy last?
Ahead of the launch of Channel 11 on (predictably) January 11, Ten has pulled the standard definition version of its sports-oriented digital station ONE.
Useful news for expats craving some Aussie TV culture: Channel Ten seems to have bucked the trend of making its online player Australia-only, allowing viewers anywhere in the world to several of the catch-up episodes available via its on-site streaming player. Copyright regulations generally mean that online players are blocked outside their country of origin, a restriction that certainly applies to the ABC's iView player. Seven takes a similar approach, as does Channel Nine (though Nine maintains that you can distribute its downloads via BitTorrent if you wish). However, while doing some research this morning from the other side of the globe, I discovered that some parts of the Ten feed are viewable -- albeit with occasional stuttering and a slightly unpredictable interface. Good news if you fancy a tranche of Good News Week. Unsurprisingly, this largesse doesn't extend to every program on the site (Neighbours, which Ten sells around the world, is carefully protected, for instance).