Thursday, June 18, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 18 June 2015.

Russian state television fires TV reporter for being critical of Putin.
Konstantin Goldenzweig fired from NTV over being critical of Russia's Vladimir Putin, says he refuses for taking part in "propaganda madness".

Lifetime making unauthorised Beverly Hills, 90210 made-for-TV movie.
Will show what happened behind the scenes during the show's first 4 years which is turning 25 this year.

Game of Thrones on M-Net is spinning out of control.
The New York Times says the fantasy drama has a Lost problem, spinning to an ending that will be disappointing. Is this the beginning of the end for Game of Thrones, asks Vulture.

Did you miss the interview in May where the SABC spokesperson rudely put the phone down?
The SABC's Kaizer Kganyago abruptly ended an interview with Netwerk24's Elma Smit.
You want to listen to this 7 minute interview and how it all ends on Soundcloud when Kaizer Kganyago who represents the SABC and the public broadcaster's image, puts down the phone while Elma Smit is talking with him.

17 is the perfect number of TV channels people would like in their pay-TV bundle.
New American research finds people who would get to choose their own TV channels, would settle for 17 TV channels in their pay-TV bouquet.

Ali Fedotowsky is finally leaving eNews.
The flakey former Bachelorette contestant is done with eNews and E! Entertainment (DStv 124) and won't be back as a eNews correspondent; it was a "mutual decision".

Top Gear will get a female presenter.
New Top Gear presenter Chris Evans says the new Top Gear on BBC Entertainment (DStv 120) will definitely get a female presenter from now on.

Investigation Discovery watched for longer than any other TV channel.
American marketing research reveals that people watch the Discovery Networks TV channel for the longest time of all available TV channels - and the secret formula for keeping viewers tuned in all day with its lurid true-crime shows.

How Game of Thrones on M-Net Edge fell apart ...
... and how it can be retooled and be great again. Vox explains.

The lying Brian Williams is gone and out as news anchor at NBC Nightly News on CNBC Africa 
(DStv 410).
Will be replaced by Lester Holt permanently who becomes the new anchor. The New York Times reports Brian Williams will be shipped off to struggling 24-hour TV news channel MSNBC (StarSat 263).