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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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barney 3:23 pm 26 Sep 07

Perhaps they can make money out of such a website by splattering it with ad’s. Who could give a toss. They should be delivering local content on TV ! But they DON’T HAVE TO ! Thanks to John Howard and the Capital City of Sydney of Australia of of of …….

asp 2:55 pm 26 Sep 07

I have actually been developing a new site based on RiotACT for three months, for launch next January. It will feature a forum (like RiotACT), plus “Public Meetings” (online real time chat once a week that other sites offer quite successfully), image galleries, competitions, ACTtube and news. All with a refined style and super fast performance. Should give iPrime a run for it’s money too.

hingo_VRCalaisV6 1:51 pm 26 Sep 07

Ah Keating, enough said. Thanks Bonfire.

MrMagoo 12:52 pm 26 Sep 07

Ch7 apparently maybe the most watched station but not by me. If they didn’t have the V8, AFL or Olympics and the Domestic Test Rugby, I would never ever watch it. Full of over-hyped crpa Americanised garbage. Yeah I know the other two commercial networks aren’t much better.

bonfire 11:34 am 26 Sep 07

“Does anyone know why Prime/Ch7 are unable to use their digital channels so that multiple events such as V8’s and the AFL can be played live simultaneously? Are they just lazy/tight or is there are resonable explanation? Seems like a waste to me.”

thank the late kerry packer and his mate paul keating. they deal they did has harmed the rollout of digital tv in this country. dont blame the regulator, blame the politicians.

bonfire 11:33 am 26 Sep 07

ct used to have a very robust comments area – although it used to be dominated by a few idiots.

it was changed last year – not even sure if it exists anymore.

hingo_VRCalaisV6 10:27 am 26 Sep 07

Does anyone know why Prime/Ch7 are unable to use their digital channels so that multiple events such as V8’s and the AFL can be played live simultaneously? Are they just lazy/tight or is there are resonable explanation? Seems like a waste to me.

Maelinar 9:29 am 26 Sep 07

SBS and ABC may as well be the only 2 channels in my house. I think they get these stats from monitoring old peoples homes.

Gungahlin Al 9:25 am 26 Sep 07

Agreed Hingo – Channel 7 screwed up V8 broadcasts before due to the almight god of VFL, and I too cannot believe that the V8 promoters dumped on everything that Channel 10 did to build up not just V8s but motor racing in general.

Sammy 6:16 pm 25 Sep 07

And for the record, channel 7 would be my least watched network, but comments such as”

“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”

still make me laugh.

Sammy 6:14 pm 25 Sep 07

And yet Channel 7 are the highest rating TV station in the country, so all your comments about them being the crappest station are somewhat irrelevant.

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?

asp 2:42 pm 25 Sep 07

Yourguide.com.au 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 yourguide.com.au, 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.

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