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Prime threat to RiotACT?

By Ari - 25 September 2007 26

It looks like Prime TV wants to muscle in and take some of RiotACT’s action with a rival website targetting Canberra (among other places).

Due to defamation laws I can’t see Prime allowing debate or comment that is as, ahem, “free-spirited” as RiotACT.

Perhaps they’ll get multiple award-winning ACT blogger Samuel Gordon Stewart or Johnboy to run the show?

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26 Responses to
Prime threat to RiotACT?
hingo_VRCalaisV6 4:48 pm 25 Sep 07

You are right MrMagoo. I’ll look forward to watching the delayed telecast of the V8’s at 3:00am on a Monday morning. How V8 Supercars Australia ever thought that Ch 7 would be better than Ch 10 is beyond me. When the V8’s were originally on Ch 7, nobody gave a crap. Ten did a lot to revive the coverage. Its time Channel 7 put their other digital channels to good use.

MrMagoo 4:19 pm 25 Sep 07

Prime TV yeah right, by name only. Wiat til next year when they try to juggle the AFL, V8s and the Olympics. Their website would melt down with all the crap they will cop from very disgruntled viewers if the reaction to last Friday nights appauling treatment of AFL and their ongoing V8 debalce is anything to go by.

Gungahlin Al 3:54 pm 25 Sep 07

Some of the Prime article sounds like suggestions we made for RA development last week…

Mr Evil 3:53 pm 25 Sep 07

I knew it!

Ari 3:48 pm 25 Sep 07

I take it you’re just ribbing, Maelinar?

Maelinar 3:13 pm 25 Sep 07
asp 2:42 pm 25 Sep 07 and My Talk all have the same ideas and have functions that allow “public debate”.
I find neither works well, and on the websites of regional papers on, the public opinion pages are almost empty. No one posting comments.
MyTalk trys to do too much, but nothing well.
Take a bit to match the focus and free spirit of RiotACT.

Thumper 2:29 pm 25 Sep 07

Ahhh, there you go Fluges, we do agree on something 🙂

Jazz 2:26 pm 25 Sep 07

I thought it interesting that they’re going to attempt to use the free content provided by the public to fill some of their mandatory local content stuff on TV.

barking toad 2:23 pm 25 Sep 07

It’ll be on an hour delay

Mr Evil 2:14 pm 25 Sep 07

Prime sounds like a type of condom.

Fluges 2:03 pm 25 Sep 07

Geez, it hurts me to say this, but here goes: I agree with Thumper …

hingo_VRCalaisV6 2:01 pm 25 Sep 07

Who is Prime? Oh, you mean the TV station that buys every other channel’s shows because their own programs suck balls.

Ch 7 are and always have been followers in the TV industry. Even their self-promoting TV commercials look they were produced on a hobo’s budget.

Thumper 1:59 pm 25 Sep 07

Who cares….


RandomGit 1:53 pm 25 Sep 07

What they can do is throw a great weight of feature development and active journalists behind their site. Something RiotACT can’t do as a free enterprise.

Not that JB didn’t try.

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