Network Ten in voluntary administration, what of the regional affiliations?

Hi all

As you may have seen reported in the news Network Ten has gone into voluntary administration. The Network has a $200 million loan that will no longer be garenteed by two of it’s share holders.

What does this mean for it’s regional affiliates?

There are reports that Ten plans to operate as normally as possible. If this occurs, not much will change for the affiliates – Win and TDT Tasmania. If not, Win will have to find another source of programming. TDT is also affiliated with Seven so it may ditch the Ten affiliation altogether.

Could we see more local sport on TV?

Win currently broadcasts a local news bulletins into each of it’s coverage areas. It also produces a national news bulletin with stories from the local bulletins.

As you can imagine I’m in two minds on this. It’s clearly a bad thing as people may lose their jobs. But it also put’s me in a position where I may be supplying content to Win. If I had it my way, the employees of Ten would keep their jobs and I would be supplying programming to Win.

If you’ve read the last paragraph and gone ‘what the?’ I produce sports coverage over on the PattmanSport Youtube channel. This includes the above video.

Ten says it’s well on it’s way to raising the money through reduced broadcast licence fees and cheaper content deals. It may survive this, it may not.

Ashes accreditation and #WeWantDerbyTickets

Hi all

I’m firing this blog back up. As many of you may have seen I’ve been working on the YouTube channel PattmanSport. The channel has taken up most of my non-University time so I’ve not had much time to spend working on this blog.

That being said… I’ll be posting more stuff here as well as over on PattmanSport. First post off the rank – after this post of course – will be an essay on whether Public Broadcasters are still relevant. After that will be match coverage of the Sunshine Coast Reserve grade match between Maroochydore and Nambour. Such sports coverage as you can imagine will be in conjunction with video uploads over at PattmanSport.

In the coming month or so I will be applying for accreditation to the national and internation level in Brisbane. Thus accreditation will include the Ashes test at the Gabba, Big Bash League and Womens Big Bash League games among others.

I’m giving away two double passes to the Roller Derby game between the Coastal Aassassins Roller Derby Assassins and the South Side Roller Girls Killer Bees. Comment on any PattmanSport video to go in the running for one of those.

More content is coming. Be it match reports, interviews, essays, or other content; it’s coming.