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The Australian actor John Batchelor is not the US radio personality John Batchelor he is linked-thru to. How can this be amended Gravydog 10:36, 19 July 2007 (UTC)gravydog
The Real Sea Patrol?
- Would it be worth woking into the article somewehre that the RAN has come up The Real Sea Patrol, a 'choose your own advanture' recruiting device based on Armidale patrol boat HMAS Larrakia (ACPB 84)? -- saberwyn 11:58, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
- Yeah, probably. This article should definetly mention the support the Navy has provided for the series - presumably as it sees it to be a recruiting and PR opportunity. --Nick Dowling 04:57, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
- I have put in an external link about The Real Sea Patrol. Anthony Appleyard 12:18, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm in the process of writing an article about the relationship between Channel Nine and the RAN - including controversies that have come of the RAN's many attempts at recruiting. With particular emphasis on 'sex sells'. If anyone has any suggestions list them here, and if appropriate to the series, perhaps include them in the page.
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Prior to today, article had a table with countries where Sea Patrol had been sold, and a sentence of explanatory text that said the series had been sold by Nine Net to Portman. The sourcing was some site that is now defunct and the sea-patrol.com fan website. In other words, the section did not employ reliable sources under WP:V. More than that, it was just flat wrong in its assertion that Portman was the buying party. Portman (and by extension DIgital Rights) are the agents of Nine Net. The major buyers were actually Sparrowhawk, and, after their own sale, NBC Universal. All this has now been sourced. Also, I've dispensed with the table format, because if we did a table of all the countries Sea Patrol has travelled, it would be at least as long as the entire article is now. Instead, I've just listed a few representative countries from various continents, and referenced the country list at hallmarkchannel.co.uk. Now that NBC Universal have taken over, it can simply be said that Sea Patrol is on every Hallmark Channel outside the US.
What the section still lacks is a bit of tracking on the few sales to countries where there is no Hallmark Channel, or where Hallmark/NBC is not the exclusive rights holder. I believe Canada and Belgium are two such examples. Not sure if I personally will be back to research this more, so I thought I'd leave a note in case anyone wants to pick up the baton. For now, I'm pretty satisfied that, at least as far as 2009, we have a more comprehensive look at international sales, and that the article makes the general point that Sea Patrol is available in a lot of places around the globe. CzechOut ☎ | ✍ 06:15, 19 August 2009 (UTC)