Our top picks for 2010
The bloody battle of the networks in 2010 is good news for TV viewers, write Colin Vickery and Siobhan Duck
PUT on your flak jacket and take cover. The 2010 TV war is set to be the fiercest in history with more channels battling for your attention than ever before.
If viewers aren’t captivated by the shows on Seven, Nine and Ten, you can bet they will be switching to 7Two and GO! Then there is Foxtel as well as the three ABC channels, two SBS channels and Ten’s ONE.
That will put a heck of a lot of pressure on TV programmers to come up with the goods — shows that will stop people channel surfing.
To win viewers, they are set to launch more than 30 new series and telemovies as well as screen three of the world’s biggest sporting events — the Winter Olympics (Nine and Foxtel), FIFA World Cup soccer (SBS and Foxtel) and the XIXth Commonwealth Games (Ten and Foxtel). The Guide gives a taste of what’s to come and anticipates the hits of 2010.