Welcome to loneXplorer, this is my personal travel and information blog maintained as a hobby in my spare time. Thank you for visiting and I hope you gain some valuable information while XPLORING what the site has to offer.
What is THE TUBE, and why is it on this site?
THE TUBE [formally What's On The Tube] has been about all things Australian television for over six years, starting out as a small blog on August 10, 2006 it once grew to become one of Australia’s most popular blogs. On January 2009 THE TUBE was ranked as the 204th most popular blog in Australia and was continuing to grow every year along with the expanding digital television industry in Australia.
One of the most popular resources on THE TUBE website was the Audience and Contestant Info page which is constantly updated with the latest opportunities to take part in your favourite TV programmes.
THE TUBE was no longer being updated with television news due to other personal commitments but this one page was being updated. I then decided to merge this page from THE TUBE into loneXplorer on 1 January, 2013 so it can continue as a resource for those interested.
If you wish to contact us here at loneXplorer/THE TUBE you can use the contact form which will send an email directly to us, or if you prefer a more informal approach we are contactable on our Twitter account @loneXplorerAU or @THETUBEtv. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions section first before submitting a message on the contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here at THE TUBE we get a lot of emails asking questions that can easily be answered on the site already, or ones we simply cannot answer because we have no affiliation with the networks (e.g. we are not Peter Harvey’s 60 Minutes mail bag). So before submitting an email via our contact form, please read the below FAQs, if none of these relate to your question please feel free to contact us.
How can I be in the audience of a show?
You can find all of the up to date information on being in the audience of any TV show on our Audience and Contestant Info which also contains information about being a contestant. Please note we are not affiliated with any of the television networks and will ignore any messages asking for audience tickets or to be a contestant on a show. These questions should be directed to the relevant addresses and contact forms provided on our audience page.
Will the Printable TV Guide return?
At this stage, no. As popular as our Printable TV Guide has become, unfortunately it will not return at this time. As you can imagine it takes a considerable amount of time having to type out the listings for each channel and with only one person responsible for this website, their just isn’t enough time. With the increasing use of internet based guides and electronic programme guides along with portable devices it is only fit that we recommend using an online TV Guide, we have one on this site provided by eBroadcast HERE.
What is your policy on submitting comments?
We welcome all comments and encourage everyone to comment as much as possible on the topics we cover on THE TUBE. If you are commenting for the first time your comment will be hidden until it has been approved, after the first comment is approved any subsequent comments made on the website will be posted instantly. We also reserve the right to not accept or edit any comments that may reveal personal information (please don’t add your phone number or address) or any comment that might be offensive. Also another feature if you are following us on Twitter (@THETUBEtv) when a new blog post is posted you can reply to that tweet and your reply from Twitter will be posted automatically in the comments section on the website with the relevant article.