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Country of origin  Australia
Running time  150 minutes
First episode date  28 January 2012
Network  Eleven
Original language(s)  English
Original network  Eleven
Presented by  Scott Tweedie
Production location  Sydney
About The Loop - Network Ten

  Kent "Smallzy" Small (2013–2014), Angus O'Loughlin (2014–15), Justin Hill (2015–)
Number of episodes  273 (as of 1 April 2017)
Cast  Scott Tweedie, Olivia Phyland

Similar  Movie Juice, E! News, Toasted TV



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The Loop is an Australian music video show that airs on digital channel Eleven each Saturday from 9am to 11.30am and is hosted by Scott Tweedie and Olivia Phyland.


Program synopsis

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The show which premiered on 28 January 2012 originally featured the top 20 songs from the iTunes chart each week but adopted a new format featuring the latest music, hit predictions, classic music, new Australian releases, viral videos and trending tweets from 27 October 2012 onwards.

On April 4, 2015, Ash London resigned from the show to focus on her radio career. She was replaced by ABC3 presenter Olivia Phyland in July 2015.

Angus O'Loughlin presented a music news segment and was a fill-in presenter when Scott Tweedie was away.

Kent 'Smallzy' Small from Nova FM previously presented the music segment.

Entertainment Reporter Justin Hill is currently a presenter on the show, presenting music gossip news as part of 'Looped In'

The program reached a milestone of 250 episodes on 22 October 2016.


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Current segments

  • ReLoop: An older song is played with an introduction by the presenters.
  • NuLoop: Refers to the debut playing of a new song or music video.
  • FanLoop: An older song which has been heavily requested by viewers gets played with an introduction by the presenters.
  • LoopReel: A new theatrical film is discussed by the presenters accompanied with a trailer. On occasions, interviews with actors or promotions related to the film are included.
  • LoopTube: A selection of recent YouTube videos are previewed.
  • LoopedIn: The latest music news is presented. This segment was originally presented by Tweedie and London, then from 13 July 2013, the segment was presented by Kent Small, and was later modified as an opinionated segment featuring countdowns of similar historic moments to the relevant news story, or tips for events. Small left the show after 5 July 2014, and was later replaced by Angus O'Loughlin, who left in 2015. The segment is currently hosted by entertainment reporter Justin Hill.
  • LoopOff: First appeared on 24 November 2012 (episode 44) and a successor to LoopPlay. Viewers vote for one of two songs, which usually have a connection either through the artists or in the songs, to be played at the end of the show. The voting system was originally on Zeebox, which became known as Beamly from 2014. From 17 January 2015, the voting system changed to Twitter hashtags made for the week, and Facebook hashtags were included later.
  • ARIA Chart: First appeared in 2015. The presenters find out which songs and albums are leading the weekly ARIA charts, go over new additions or notable changes, and predict what will be higher in the charts in following weeks. A competition is also announced during this segment.
  • Loop Live Jam: The presenters interview an artist and they play a song in the studio. This segment received its name in 2015.
  • Past segments

  • Top 20 countdown: The top 20 music downloads from the Australian iTunes chart were counted down throughout the show. The format ended on 20 October 2012 because newer songs would often have no accompanying music video, some songs would be performances from television shows on rival networks, and it prevented repetitiveness of songs weekly.
  • Great Australian Loop: Three of the newest songs from Australian artists were played in a row. This short-lived segment was featured in the first few weeks of the show, although it does feature on Australia Day specials spread across the show.
  • LoopPlay: Viewers vote for one out of the two new songs to be played the following week on Facebook. This segment was featured in three episodes in late 2012 before being replaced by LoopOff.
  • UnLooped: A web exclusive segment where Tweedie and London discuss new songs they have discovered, news stories, play a game, and answer viewer questions. Seven of these were made in late 2012.
  • Special shows

  • Sat 28 Sep 2013 - Number 1 hits from 2013 so far
  • Sat 21 Dec 2013 - 100th episode special celebration
  • Sat 04 Jan 2014 - '90s special
  • Sat 02 Aug 2014 - '90s special
  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 - broadcast from 2014 ARIA Awards red carpet
  • Sat 27 Dec 2014 - Number 1 hits from the past
  • Sat 10 Oct 2015 - broadcast from 2015 ARIA Awards nominations
  • Sat 28 Nov 2015 - broadcast from 2015 ARIA Awards red carpet, included "behind the scenes" segments
  • An extra New Year's Eve show was broadcast at midnight on Thursday 31 December 2015.
  • Sat 03 Sep 2016 - '90s special
  • Sat 08 Oct 2016 - broadcast from 2016 30th ARIA Awards nominations
  • Sat 22 Oct 2016 - 250th episode special celebration, Top 25 video hits
  • On Saturday 31 December 2016, channel Eleven broadcast a special New Year's show with a countdown to midnight. The countdown, conducted by a group of supposed contest winners in a bored, deadpan style, became a viral video. It was later revealed by host Scott Tweedie on Studio 10 that the "contest winners" were really Network Ten staff who were jokingly trying to present the most "awkward" countdown ever. He added that they had not expect the clip to receive international attention.
  • References

    The Loop (Australian TV series) Wikipedia