Commonwealth Games: ‘MKR ratings trumped athletes’ in Seven’s closing ceremony coverage

Commonwealth Games: ‘MKR ratings trumped athletes’ in Seven’s closing ceremony coverage

Updated April 17, 2018 16:38:12 Photo: Athletes are seen before the start of the closing ceremony. (AAP: Dan Peled) Related Story: Organisers should ‘hang their head in shame’ after athletes snubbed at closing ceremony Related Story: Seven was briefed on closing ceremony Channel Seven aired My Kitchen Rules rather than …

Commonwealth Games: Kurt Fearnley says closing ceremony controversy blown out of proportion – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Kurt Fearnley says closing ceremony controversy blown out of proportion – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 17, 2018 13:43:13 Photo: Flagbearer Kurt Fearnley says there are issues worth “firing up” about compared to the TV broadcast snub.  (AAP: Dan Peled) Australian flagbearer Kurt Fearnley says the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony broadcast gaffe must be put into perspective, saying there are issues affecting people with …

Seven rejects claim it knew athletes wouldn’t be part of closing ceremony | Sport

Seven’s Commonwealth Games host Johanna Griggs has rebutted claims made in an ABC news story that the network was well aware athletes would not be a major part of the closing ceremony but pretended to be shocked. “Channel Seven was aware athletes would be largely snubbed from the Commonwealth Games …

Commonwealth Games: Channel Seven was briefed on closing ceremony schedule – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Channel Seven was briefed on closing ceremony schedule – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 16, 2018 17:32:44 Photo: Athletes from Australia enter the stadium before the start of the closing ceremony. (AAP: Darren England) Channel Seven was aware athletes would be largely snubbed from the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony despite claiming to have been as shocked by the decision as the millions …

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony: Peter Beattie apologises for debacle | Sport

Commonwealth Games organisers have apologised after stinging criticism on social media of Sunday night’s closing ceremony. Television viewers were unable to see the athletes entering the Gold Coast stadium with each nation’s flag bearer, leading Channel Seven’s own commentators to express their dismay. The chairman of the organising committee, the …

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony panned, Beattie admits ‘we got it wrong’ – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony panned, Beattie admits ‘we got it wrong’ – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 16, 2018 07:16:12 Video: Closing Ceremony commentators ‘furious’ over disappointing performance (ABC News) Related Story: ‘I’m furious’: Channel Seven hosts rip into Commonwealth Games closing ceremony After a closing ceremony that barely focused on athletes and featured long, rambling speeches, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie has …

‘Furious’ Channel Seven presenters rip into Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

‘Furious’ Channel Seven presenters rip into Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Posted April 15, 2018 23:26:24 Photo: Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempilas gave a scathing review of the closing ceremony. (Twitter: 7CommGames) Channel Seven hosts Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempilas have joined a growing social media storm in panning the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony for excluding athletes. As the ceremony wrapped …

Sydney live music venue The Basement closing in a week, but offices won’t replace it

Sydney live music venue The Basement closing in a week, but offices won’t replace it

Posted March 26, 2018 14:27:17 Photo: The Basement is a hotspot for funk and blues music. (Instagram: winterpanic) The oldest licensed music venue in Sydney, The Basement, will close its doors in less than a week. But the building owner has denied claims the space will be converted into offices. …