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Australia’s subscription television channels have blitzed US television’s night of
nights, with most of the top Emmy Awards going to programming on these channels.

Among the gongs awarded to subscription TV channels, Best Drama (Mad Men),
Best Miniseries, Best Made for TV Movie, Best Acting awards in a number of
categories and a number of Best Writing and Directing Emmys.

“AUSTAR’s groundbreaking, entertaining and exclusive productions are setting a
standard for the rest of the industry to follow” said Deanne Weir, AUSTAR’s Group
Director, Corporate Development & Legal Affairs. “The subscription television
industry has placed a major emphasis on airing high-quality and innovative
productions for our audiences, and shows like John Adams, Mad Men and Cranford
truly set the bar for entertainment in regional Australia”.

Subscription Television wins at the 60th Annual Emmy Awards:

John Adams, a record 23 nominations
13 Wins including: Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries
Or A Movie (Paul Giamatti), Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
(Laura Linney), Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Tom
Wilkinson), Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Australian Air Date: Premieres Tuesday 14 October, 8.30pm

Recount: 11 nominations
3 Wins including: Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Directing for
a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special,
Australian Air Date: Friday 26 September, 6.30pm (encored throughout October)

Breaking Bad, 4 nominations
2 Wins including: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bryan Cranston)
Australian Air Date: Currently on air, Thursdays at 8:30pm

In Treatment: 4 nominations
2 Wins including: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Dianne
Australian Air Date: begins Monday 29 September, 8pm every weeknight
Dexter, 5 Nominations
Not currently screening

 Movie Extra
Mad Men: a record 16 Nominations (most nominations for any drama series)
6 Wins including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama
Australian air date: Currently airing Sunday nights, 9.30pm, Season 2 begins 14

Cranford, 8 nominations
Wins included: Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Dame
Eileen Atkins)
Has just finished screening and will be encored in the next few months

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 3 nominations
Wins including: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Australian air date: Currently weeknights at 6.30pm/8.30pm on +2

The Colbert Report, 4 nominations
Wins including: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Australian air date: Currently weeknights at 7pm/9pm on +2

Saturday Night Live, 6 nominations
Australian air date: Currently screening Saturday nights 10.30pm

Curb Your Enthusiasm, 4 nominations
Not currently screening

Entourage, 5 nominations
Wins including: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Jeremy Piven)
Australian air date: Currently screening Series 4, Saturdays at 4.30pm.

Project Runway, 5 nominations
Australian air date: Series 5 premieres Wednesday September 24, 8.30pm

Top Chef, 3 nominations
Australian air date: Mondays 8.30pm

American Idol, 5 nominations
Not currently screening

For more information, please contact:
Emma Rackley
Group Manager, Corporate Affairs, AUSTAR
02 9394 9806/ 0422 823 000

Austar United Communications (AUSTAR)                        
AUSTAR  (Australian  Stock  Exchange  “AUN”)  is  a  leading  provider  of  subscription  television 
services  in  regional  and  rural  Australia,  with  more  than  700,000  customers  enjoying 
principally  satellite  digital  television  services.  Internet  and  mobile  telephony  services 
complete AUSTAR’s product offering. AUSTAR is also a significant provider of programming 
in the Australian television market through its 50% owned joint venture, XYZnetworks, which 
owns and/or distributes Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Discovery Channel, Channel [V], Channel [V]2, 
MAX, Arena, The LifeStyle Channel, LifeStyle Food, Country Music Channel and The Weather 
Channel. Liberty Global Inc., the largest international broadband cable operator in terms of 
subscribers, holds an indirect controlling stake in AUSTAR. 

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