I dunno about TV intelligence, why only last weekend SBS TV ran "Der Rosenkavalier" on Saturday afternoon and ABC TV ran another production of the same opera on Sunday afternoon. Both were foreign productions. I suppose that the ABC was possibly trying to up its shattered arts broadcasting credentials somehow.
When I worked for the ABC 40 years ago they used to produce their own operas. And ballets. And symphonic concerts. And not "Spicks and Specks" and every damn time filling panel game thing that Andrew Denton could deliver cheaply.