Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 17 March 2015.

Two cruel judges from X Factor New Zealand immediately fired.
Disgusting Natalia Kills and Willy Moon sacked by TV3 for their vicious filth and "destructive tirades".
Pathetic Natalia Kills told contestant she is "embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence having to dignify you with my opinion". Now she's the trash that was taken away.

Zambia's government summons MultiChoice over dramatic 20% DStv price hike from April.
Zambia says it doesn't want to introduce price controls but businesses need to be fair.

Jeremy Clarkson to give his first full account since his attack on Top Gear producer.
BBC Entertainment (DStv 120) star to appear before BBC director as investigation starts.

Kathy Griffin says she left Fashion Police because it "didn't work out".
Says she didn't know viewers were so invested with the E! Entertainment (DStv 124) show - and she doesn't really feel it was my best work". She further slams E! Entertainment and the show in another interview and says Fashion Police "was a dog pile".
Meanwhile Giuliana Rancic's insecure diva demands ruined Fashion Police as she had her entourage around her all the time and apparently constantly seeks external validation.
E! executives plan to quietly cancel Fashion Police soon since Melissa Rivers "is a producer; not a leader, she can't get control of the situation".

The new Twin Peaks is running into trouble.
There is suddenly "contract complications" which means a new Twin Peaks isn't a sure thing.

Empire is now a big draw for international broadcasters.
The "Black Dynasty" on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) has broadcasters around the world vying for it. Meanwhile Empire is part of the new "blockbusterisation of TV" - the show has taken over from The Walking Dead as the most Tweeted TV show.
And, will the TV industry learn these 5 things from Empire's success?

Spock is dead ...
but a reflection in The Guardian of how Star Trek has and continues to influence popular culture.

Australian TV viewers are over American TV shows.
Some USA shows perform solidly but Aussie viewers now prefer to watch local Australian dramas.

There's now a massive ... 1 294 satellite TV channels in the Arab world.
Broadcasting in multiple languages and genres.

Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes slams the BBC.
Apparently clueless and oblivious that Downton Abbey is shown by BBC Worldwide on BBC Entertainment (DStv 120) around the world - although it is shown on ITV in the United Kingdom - the show's creator says "we wouldn’t have been able to make the show as we wanted to make it" if it was on the BBC.

Apple TV plans to launch an online TV service.
The Wall Street Journal reports that by September, Apple wants to have 25 TV channels as part of a basic TV service on Apple TV, iPads and iPhones.