Movies on TV

Tuesday 16 August 12.50 AM (Monday late night) Seven

In TV guides the movie is listed as Until We Are Safe.

From the James Bond producers (EON) Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (who have produced every entry since Goldeneye in 1995, the latter is the daughter of original producer ‘Cubby’ Broccoli dating back to the inaugural movie “Dr No” in 1962). It is however not UA/Metro Goldwyn Mayer, this one is licenced here by Paramount (which it’s still surprising Viacom-CBS don’t lock away all their content for Network 10/Paramount Plus).

It was sadly a huge box office bomb, one of the worst ever, a record for a mainstream release and in its second weekend another record for the amount of cinemas who pulled it (nearly every one of over 3,000), the studio lost up to $40m apparently. Hope the marketing director was sacked instantly.

Just saw a promo for “Ragnarok” this Saturday and V/O said for the first time on seven mate (haven’t seen a promo use that in a couple of years).

Maybe also because they saw they technically couldn’t use premiere, but wanted to make it look newer and as they’ve been airing FTA first runs in that timeslot recently.

Noticed 7flix airing Cars tonight. Hasn’t been on the network in a decade (November 2012) and premiered almost 14 years ago to the night after the AFL Grand Final in 2008, where more than 1 million metro watched. It also was shown twice on Nine in September/October 2019. Once again, it is a Disney Plus sponsorship tie-in, to which they’ve been re-licenced.
Wonder if it’s the same copy, I’d imagine it is, I think it is as the opening just cut straight to the first scene (with no logos), where as the recent one’s Seven have aired for the first time have looked more glossier (if that makes sense) and had the modern logos in full.
I think 2008 was also a time the network changed some long-held presentation elements, including break bumpers and end-of-movie V/Os.


Friday 30 September 8.30 PM ABC TV


Saturday 8 October 7:30 PM


Friday 7 October 7:30 PM

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From WB, with Nine’s renewed relationship as seen this year from their deal including Stan last year.

And more instances of awkward franchise rights split across networks, the original Witches last aired on 10 (Peach) and the other Wonder Woman/ DC currently on Seven.

How so?

Well it’s never ideal to have rights across various networks, especially if out of order, unless the other networks play ball

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9Go! Wednesday 12 October 9:50 pm

9Go! Saturday 15 October 7:30 pm

Nine Saturday 15 October 12:05 am (Sunday morning)

Seven Friday 21 October 8:30 pm

9Go! Saturday 22 October 9:40 pm

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I’ve gotta say, I’m really impressed lately with the amount of quality films on FTA.

Last night alone we had movies on 7, 7Mate, 7Flix, 9, 9Gem, 9Go and 10 Peach.

Wonder Woman 1984, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, We’re the Millers, Dennis the Menace are just a few examples.

It’s great to see.

A lot of the new release movies are held off until AFL and NRL seasons have finished.


Is the general length of time for FTA-screened movies still two years? From the time they first hit the cinema to the time they actually go on tv.

More new movies coming up; though neither rate particularly well on IMDB.

Wednesday 26 October 8:35 pm Nine

Saturday 29 October 10:15 pm Seven

Surprised The Very Excellent Mr Dundee has made it onto FTA given it is a Prime movie.

Released (read: distributed) on Prime ≠ ‘a Prime movie’. It went to Prime first only due to Covid.

Wiki -

The film was originally scheduled to be released in Australian cinemas on 30 April 2020, but had its theatrical release cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee was released exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on 17 July 2020.

The misuse by Amazon/Netflix of the term “Original” when they are actually just exclusive - at the time - to a certain territory (or territories) is somewhat annoying to me… :man_shrugging:


Its good to see The Very Excellent Mr Dundee airing.on FTA. Altough not the greatest film out there, at least a fairly new Australian film is airing on FTA.

Other Australian films from the last 5 years to appear on the telly include Ladies In Black (has aired a few times on Seven), Palm Beach (?), and The Furnace (on SBS World Movies last week).

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Who has rights to South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut, Nine, SBS or 10?

Last time I checked SBS had rights in 2017 (airing it on Viceland) but since then the show has basically disappeared off SBS and 10 getting WB films (Lego Movie, Matrix, Charlie/Chocolate Factory, Oceans Eleven however all those films are under roadshow) would 10 have rights to the film?