TV Blackbox & McKnight Tonight
TV Blackbox & McKnight Tonight
Robert McKnight
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After 25 years working in the TV industry, Rob McKnight is a washed up producer with nothing to lose. Now he's spilling the inside secrets in a podcast that anyone interested in media will absolutely love. Expect news, reviews and a little dash of gossip as Rob is joined by: an Aussie sitcom actress; an Aussie TV Drama insider; and an enthusiastic media commentator who knows what questions to ask. Also on this podcast feed you'll get the McKnight Tonight podcast, an interview series where Rob McKnight talks to people in the industry as they share their personal stories and hilarious anecdotes. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox.
S04E39 | Anthony Daniels, Lindsay Lohan & Michael Stephenson
The ratings race for 2020 is over but the spin has just begun!   The team are all together as we say goodbye to official ratings and look at all the big stories of the week, including the ABC which held its showcase event for 2021. Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business   In this episode: - 2.53 – EXCLUSIVE | A TV producer breaks their back on the set of THE AMAZING RACE - 7.14 – 2020 Ratings wash-up (including an interview with Michael Stephenson from Nine) - 27.46 – ABC Upfronts - 32.56 – The latest cast members for I’m A Celebrity Get me Out Of Here revealed - 37.45 – Hatches & Dispatches - 40.05 – INTERVIEW: Anthony Daniels (C-3PO from Star Wars) - 52.00 – TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Nov 30
55 min
S04E38 | Pete Sacked, 10's ratings tank, and Fiona's back!
If there’s some lessons we’ve learnt over the past week it’s this: 1. 🎶 JA-MIE OLI-VER DOES NOT RATE 🎶 ; and 2. Neo-Nazi symbols can symbols can destroy your career. (Ron Howard voice: Almost all of us knew this already.)   So, it’s fair enough to say there’s some juicy issues for the team to get stuck into this week as the television industry heads towards the end of ratings. Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.   In this episode:   ·     1.46 – Pete Evans sacked by Channel 10… and just about everyone else ·     9.34 – Nine’s summer of tennis in doubt ·     16.10 – The good, the bad and the (very) ugly ratings ·     25.36 – Our exclusive look at what Nine and Seven have planned over summer ·     30.12 – Channel 9 bids farewell to Australia’s original studios ·     33.18 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     35.54 – Fiona O’Loughlin ·     44.17 – TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Nov 23
49 min
S04E37 | Hugh resigns, Pete should be sacked & Lindsay's back!
There are some big stories to cover this week as the team come together to share their views on the TV issues of the week. Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business. In this episode: ·     1.30 – Nine CEO Hugh Marks resigns ·     13.00 – Why Pete Evans should be sacked from his new gig on I’m A Celebrity… ·     24.52 – Lindsay Lohan is coming back to THE MASKED SINGER! ·     28.27 – Ratings wrap for week 47 ·     33.10 – Sarah Harris offers to take a pay cut ·     34.02 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     36.16 – Shelley Craft interview ·     44.02 – TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Nov 16
47 min
S04E36 | Big deals, bad ratings, and a special tribute
It’s a wild adventure as we discuss the big issues from the week that was and pay tribute to an Aussie TV legend. Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.   In this episode: ·     1.56 – The story we got wrong… but now there’s a new twist! ·     6.13 – How Stan is changing the streaming wars and sports rights ·     10.02 – WEEK 45 ratings wrap ·     19.20 – Just how did channel 10 get 10 SHAKE so wrong? ·     24.20 – SBS bonuses make headlines for all the wrong reasons ·     29.13 – News boss Peter Meakin remembers 60 minutes founder Gerald Stone ·     34.17 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     38.03 – Katie Little & Carlotta remember the iconic Jeanne Little ·     1.05.03 – TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Nov 9
1 hr 8 min
Exclusive: A Golf  buggy has a ding dong  with Denise Drysdale
A network in serious trouble, a controversial celebrity could be going into the jungle and an actor destroys his career. It's just another week in Australia's television industry! The team are back with exclusive stories, unique insight and plenty of laughs. In this episode: ·     3.20 – Denise Drysdale’s big accident – what you haven’t heard! ·     7.20 – Week 44 ratings wrap ·     11.41 – Is Pete Evans really heading into the jungle? ·     21.09 – Has Firass Dirani killed his career? ·     27.01 – AACTA nominations ·     27.53 – The Goodies turn 50 ·     30.25 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     32.24 – The Big Issue: Legacy ·     46.40 – TV Blackvault Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Nov 2
50 min
S04E34 | Channel 7's big sell
Some good friends join us this week to share their views on what Seven has to offer for 2021.   Jo Casamento and David Robinson join the team as we look at the big upfront presentation from Seven as they reposition themselves to be the home of powerhouse brands.   There’s a lot of unpack this week as sport scores big, a big launch fizzles and a news executive becomes the news. Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.   In this episode: ·     1.58 – Seven Upfront ·     19.52 – Is 7 for sale? ·     26.00 – Week 43 ratings washup ·     35.15 – A news executive makes the news ·     42.29 – Foxtel’s big technology launch fail ·     45.20 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     46.29 – The TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Oct 26
49 min
S04E33 | 2021's biggest showdown
Talk about surprising! It was a week where Channel 10 revealed its plans for 2021, a reality TV show had to be evacuated and our national broadcaster revealed plans to mine our data. We bring you up-to-speed with all the headlines and some juicy goss as well... and we talk to the creator of ENTOURAGE! Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business. In this episode: - 1.50 - 10 Upfronts - 15.29 - Holey Moley v Married At First Sight - 20.38 - The ABC wants your money... and your data - 28.36 - Week 42 ratings - 31.21 - Big Brother evacuated - 33.55 - Channel 7 forces a star to give up a big gig - 37.20 - Hatches & Dispatches - 39.42 - INTERVIEW: Doug Ellin - The creator of ENTOURAGE - 48.48 - TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Oct 19
1 hr 3 min
SO4E32 | HOLEY MOLEY CHICKEN DANCE
Let's all relax into this one. ;) Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business. In this episode:   ·     2.31 – I’m A Celebrity moves to the Aussie bush ·     11.14 – Denise Drysdale takes a nasty fall… just how did it happen ·     16.00 – Casting details for Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice ·     26.06 – Exclusive information on two of the judges for THE VOICE on Seven ·     29.53 – We dissect Week 41 ratings ·     36.21 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     39.09 – The Big Issue: Was it ok for ACA to pay for Pauline Hanson to go to Uluru? ·     44.32 – The TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @viscountbrooky @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Oct 12
47 min
S04E31 | LOYALTY!
Does loyalty exist in the TV industry any more? It's a topic that will divide our team as we look at the changing landscape of the industry. Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business. Plus there are plenty of other topics for as to fire up over: ·     2.20 – SBS refuses to help the ABC ·     9.27 – Hot Seat gaffe gives contestants a second chance at a million dollars ·     13.38 – 10 Shake gets off to a… well, shaky start ·     17.50 – Wk 40 ratings wrap ·     27.34 – AACTA awards go lowbrow ·     29.38 – Check the tape or let an F bomb go to air! ·     32.58 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     35.06 – BIG ISSUE: Does loyalty exist in the TV industry any more? ·     52.26 – TV Blackvault (with no silly sounds) Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @viscountbrooky @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Oct 5
57 min
S04E30 | Controversy v innocence - Do TV Presenters deserve the right to a fair trial?
Controversy can be a killer for any TV career, even if you're innocent. Ryan Phelan was pulled off air by Channel 7 when domestic violence allegations were made against him. Since then all charges have been dropped, which begs the question on whether TV presenters should be given their day in court before being removed from their jobs. Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business. In this episode: - 2.30 - Budget cuts bite at channel 10 as ratings fall - 9.25 - Sam and Kochie save Sunrise and thrash TODAY - 13.35 - Has Australia fallen out of love with The Bachelor? - 17.35 - All charges dropped against Channel 7 presenter Ryan Phelan - 30.18 - Tony Jones storms off set after that video of him trying to kiss Bec Judd is played - again - 33.01 - Our reaction to reports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are filming a reality series (they have since denied the report) - 37.19 - Hatches & Dispatches - 39.46 - The Big Issue - 47.46 - TV Blackvault Follow the @TVBB_podcast crew: @rob_mcknight @shrimptank @BenjaminJNorris @SteveMolk Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tv_blackbox Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TVBlackbox/ Visit our website: https://tvblackbox.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox. 
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Sep 28
50 min
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