Monthly Archive for April, 2006

Australia Says No

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Appearing in government ads, Australia says no.

Swearing on Sunrise

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Chris Taylor from the Chaser’s War trying to divorce his wife and make Mel and David very uncomfortable on a live (or is it?) Sunrise broadcast.

First Update: yep, it was staged.

Second Update: Listen to Chris Taylor talk to Robbie Buck on Triple J about it.

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This week in current affairs shows: Part 7

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This weeks lesson: cross promotions

It was the longest lesson ever this week breaking 5 minutes, and easily one of the funniest too. The three weeks off seem to have done the Chaser guys well.

If you missed it, here is part one, two, three, four, five and six.

Now & Then: Enough Rope

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The first video is the current opener for Andrew Denton’s Enough Rope, the second video was captured in July last year, I’m not exactly sure how many times they’ve changed it, but I feel its more then just these two.

The BBC Brand III

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This is another of the BBC brand promos, the first one was about the liberation of Kabul, the second one was about Ricky Gervais and this one is about a BBC cameraman in Iraq.

In related news, MySpace has attacked the BBC for their plans and now the ABC is asking your opinion about their own news site.

The BBC Brand II (or should that be 2.0)

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This is another of the BBC brand promos, the first one was about the liberation of Kabul, this one is about Ricky Gervais.

Speaking of the BBC, a lot seems to be happening at the moment, including a proposal to introduce advertising on its international news site, the launch of a competition to redesign its homepage and the MySpacing of the whole beeb… Web 2.0 meets public broadcaster, cool.

Anzac Day on ABC

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The ABC did special ANZAC Day idents again, they were good and it was nice of them to actually do something but I still last years will be hard to top.

When we were young and all the Rage

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This video is a few weeks old now, but I so rarely see promo’s for Rage I thought I’d share.

The song in the promo is Hope There’s Someone by Antony and the Johnsons.

Speaking of ‘songs in promos’, Triple J have been promoting the crap out of Gnarls Barkley this week, they say they’re the only place in the world with the album and Myf Warhurst will be playing the entire thing back to back from noon today (as in right now).

There’s more to.. my new favourite one of these

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I know there is a heap of these new ABC idents I haven’t posted, but I really like this one, its better then a lot of the other frisbee-throwing, couch-sitting ones on air.

In ABC related news, Crikey is reporting that the ABC could be getting ready to license some of its content to a “third party website”, my first thought was iTunes (awesome!), but the article goes on to explain that “the license fee based on advertising revenue”, which would mean the repackaged content would come with some sort of advertising (not so awesome), and doesn’t sound like something that would happen on iTunes.

This week in current affairs shows: Part 6

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This (slightly belated) weeks lesson: interviews

If you missed it, here is part one, two, three, four and five.