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Topic # 230283 16-Feb-2018 17:42
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Saw a document  today stating that Mediaworks is planning to start a whole new channel just for 'reality' TV shows..called "Three Life" they're aiming to be on air in April..gee I can't wait *cough*

 

 


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  Reply # 1959277 16-Feb-2018 17:47
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It's a good idea if it frees up three for some better shows.

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  Reply # 1959296 16-Feb-2018 18:53
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gzt: It's a good idea if it frees up three for some better shows.


Nah it will just be another channel of reality TV.




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  Reply # 1959329 16-Feb-2018 20:32
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This is exactly why I subscribed to DirecTV and Netflix and stopped watching FTA. I can't stand non-stop cooking shows and blind-dating/marriage shows. They drive me absolutely mad.






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  Reply # 1959348 16-Feb-2018 21:21
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Dear god no





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  Reply # 1959398 16-Feb-2018 23:24
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They run Bravo though - isn't that was this is for?


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  Reply # 1959399 16-Feb-2018 23:35
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gzt: It's a good idea if it frees up three for some better shows.

 

 

 

nah they are not going anywhere, the reality shows are some of the highest paying ad slots each night(and cheap to buy vs producing local content)


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  Reply # 1959500 17-Feb-2018 10:22
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Who actually watches that rubbish? None of the young people I know even watch TV. They get all of their on-screen entertainment from YouTube and other on-line sources. When the current (elderly?) audience dies off, the commercial channels are going to be in big trouble.

 

 





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  Reply # 1959501 17-Feb-2018 10:26
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My partner frigging loves those reality cooking shows. I've pointed out to her what a load of horse poop they are. Each to their own. At least she goes and watches it on the bedroom TV usually.

 

BTW, she also likes married at first sight among others. yell


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  Reply # 1959504 17-Feb-2018 10:41
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LOL

 

I really dont get the issues with content. There is so much content around, genre galore, who cares what channel its on? I dont relate any channel or provider as good or bad, as they all show content that I love, like, hate, or are indifferent about. We arent locked into one channel or provider each evening. For dumb show on Mediaworks there is a dumb one on Netflix.

 

So if a channel comes out, does it really matter? Many love reality shows, many hate them, thats the same with any genre. Wife and I watch MAFS. Its a bit of a hoot. Funny, silly, but there is a parallel to the real world, by compressing a relationship into weeks. For me I quite enjoy the psychology that goes on. Escapism with a touch of human science.


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  Reply # 1959550 17-Feb-2018 11:52
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KerryDF:

 

Saw a document  today stating that Mediaworks is planning to start a whole new channel just for 'reality' TV shows..called "Three Life" they're aiming to be on air in April..gee I can't wait *cough*

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was the documentary?





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  Reply # 1959553 17-Feb-2018 11:56
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You really have to wonder if Mediaworks' FTA television service is viable long term. There were rumours a while ago that they received an offer from Austar to purchase their profitable radio division but I suspect it was turned down because the television business wouldn't survive on its own, especially without the synergies of having Newshub operating across platforms.


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  Reply # 1959562 17-Feb-2018 12:10
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The only thing we still watch on FTA is the news. I really wish we had better news and current events coverage. I do miss the days of Holmes, the Walrus, Campbell Live, and the like. Dumbed-down 'infotainment' is not a substitute. We really do need a public service channel in this country.

 

 





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  Reply # 1959584 17-Feb-2018 12:57
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The Nation (AKA 'Newshub Nation') is pretty good if you want serious current affairs. I think it's been granted funding again for this year, and Mediaworks are unlikely to ever want to axe it because it effectively provides them with taxpayer subsidised content that they can use across the entire Newshub platform.


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  Reply # 1959587 17-Feb-2018 13:13
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Yes, I do watch The Nation and Q&A, but that is all. Both are worthwhile but they don't exactly get prime time exposure.

 

 





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  Reply # 1959589 17-Feb-2018 13:19
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Rikkitic:

 

The only thing we still watch on FTA is the news. I really wish we had better news and current events coverage. I do miss the days of Holmes, the Walrus, Campbell Live, and the like. Dumbed-down 'infotainment' is not a substitute. We really do need a public service channel in this country.

 

 

But it's the easiest way to find out which Kartrashian has a new designer dog and which minor celebrity was seen wearing the hottest new dress.


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