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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The 2012 Vision: the explanation...

Happy new year, and welcome to our 4th birthday, at Kuttsywood's Couch. The gift? The return of a regular longform blogging series, for the first time in two years, starting in February, called: "The 2012 Vision". What is "The 2012 Vision", you may ask: read on, to see the upcoming highlights (our preview reel if you will) for the beginning of 2012...
The 2012 Vision: The 2012 Vision series, is about looking back twenty years: back to 1992, where three major events occured: and we will be looking in depth into them.
February 22: Daylight Saving (looking into the QLD 1992 DST referendum on it's 20th anniversary, and the lesser known Western Australian 1992 DST referendum, along with what has kept the issue in the limelight in the last few years) The Twitter hashtag for post one is #2012VisionDST
June: South Bank Parklands 20th birthday, including, a new Expo, Brisbane Style post (the first one since 2008) focusing on what stayed at South Bank, after the carnival was over. The Twitter hashtag for this post is #2012visionSBP
September: The weekend to remember: The 1990's Broncos RL premiership dynasty:
The Twitter hashtag for this post is #2012visionBBD.

20 Years Of Hell: Along with these, we will also celebrate the 20th birthday of Brisbane Extra with a post not just looking back at the genesis of Extra, but with a look back on the struggles, that 7 had in the late 1990's and into the early 2000's, trying to counter Rick Burnett, along with the introduction of Gold Coast local news, by Nine in 1996, the bungles: like the late 90's Prime/BTQ co-funded Gold Coast news service, followed by hour-long Local Edition, and the missed opportunities: like Seven not trying to woo Rick Burnett across to 7 in 2006, and how 7 missed the boat on local content (and a major score against 9) with the end of Extra in 2009. It's a patchwork quilt, that makes up Seven's "20 Years of Hell at half past five", and it is a great description of the 20 year journey, and it's due on February 6.

The Race Begins: GC 2018 Commonwealth Games TV rights: Also upcoming, is a post on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, talking about the biggest question, that hasn't been asked: Australian broadcast rights, and how the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Australian broadcast rights race, could decide who can afford to get Commonwealth Games rights, along with the technical and broadcast needs the Gold Coast will need to fulfil, before 2018, a task even more important, especially for the winner of the Australian broadcast rights (as they'd be the host broadcaster, who would be supplying a feed to the rest of the Commonwealth.)

Kuttsywood's Couchcushion is not being left out either, with the DST Updates continuing, until April, along with a new segment, for the duration of the QLD election campaign when the election is called.

Election 2012: Bound for George St
A weekly look, at the tweets that will shape the QLD state election in 2012: (aka #qldvotes) along with a editorial on the issue of the week. The week after election night, we will review each network's coverage of the tally room, and give it a mark out of 10, along with a election wrap.

So, that's the start of 2012 in a nutshell. It's a new day, it's a return to what we do best and most importantly, its a show of what we can do as people. Keep watching. There is plenty coming up...

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