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Friday, April 6, 2018

TV NEWS ROUND-UP. Today's interesting TV stories to read from TVwithThinus - 6 April 2018.


Here's the latest news about TV that I read and that you should read too:

■ The BBC admits that it it faked the treehouse scenes from its series Human Planet and that a Papua New Guinea tribe building tree houses were staged for the programme makers.

The Hollywood Reporter asks if CNN in America, stuck in 3rd place in the TV news channel ratings, should CNN abandon its food fight formula?" that doesn't leave viewers better informed.


■ After MultiChoice dumped the Glow TV channel, the Glow TV boss Nazeer Noormohamed of Nis Media tells TVSA he thinks its because MultiChoice is on the side of Zee TV with links to the Gupta family.

■ Inside Amazon's massive $250 million Lord of the Rings TV series deal that's not just TV's most expensive TV series ever, but also "the most complicated deal I've ever seen".

■ Insanity: Iranian TV can't cope with the Italian soccer club Roma's iconic badge and censor-blurred it because it features a wolf's teats.

■ Science fiction is taking over television - what was once "geek TV" is now being watched by everbody.

■ The Westonarea police arrested an idiot who stole an unassembled TV stand - complete with shopping trolley.

■ The streaming service that Formula 1 wanted to launch is a mess with the initial roll-out that is being postponed.

■ It's not just e.tv's breakfast show, Sunrise, that has problems - Australia's Sunrise morning show is blasted as "commercial TV at its worst".