With the Queensland State Election on the horizon, it got me thinking about the coverage that this receives on the night. The TV networks usually all carry dedicated election coverage and trot out interesting panels and guests to position themselves as the most reliable channel in news.
I’m generally pretty impressed with the coverage that Channel Nine put together for State and Federal elections (switching over to the ABC for commentary by Antony Green, of course). But, what goes into producing election coverage? I have a chat this week with the Executive Producer of the Channel Nine election night special Brendan Hockings.
We also discuss:
- Controversy at Channel Ten’s The Circle.
- Subscription TV via IPTV set to increase.
- The Prisoner remake Wentworth.
- The cancellation of Terra Nova.
The podcast can be downloaded / listened to HERE.