September 2007 archive

Sep 27 2007

Nine gets Gyngell, and says “me too” to HD

For those at the Nine Network there must be a sigh of relief as the network announces the return of former chief David Gyngell to the fold after three years in the United States. Gyngell’s return comes after some high-profile executive departures including the stepping-down of former CEO Eddie McGuire and resignation of news chief …

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Sep 27 2007

Kate’s leaving Summer Bay

The end of an era in soap-opera land with Kate Ritchie – a soap veteran at the age of 29 – deciding to leave Home And Away after twenty years playing former foster child Sally Fletcher. Ritchie, then aged 9, was part of the show’s original cast line-up and with fellow cast member Ray Meagher …

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Sep 18 2007

Burke’s back

Twenty years after launching Burke’s Backyard on television, garden guru Don Burke is back again at the Nine Network for Burke’s Backyard Spring Special. Burke’s Backyard began as a radio program on Sydney’s 2UE and in September 1987 made the move to television with a Saturday afternoon timeslot which subsequently earned ratings high enough to …

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Sep 15 2007

Seven gets HD envy??

Nothing like a bit of healthy competition in the TV biz! No sooner has Network Ten announced their new high-definition channel to be launched later this year – the Seven Network has now announced that they will also be launching their own HD multi-channel in the coming months. While Ten has put a name to …

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Sep 14 2007

A new channel… seriously!

Exciting news in the world of digital television with the Ten Network announcing that they are going to be the first commercial network in Australia to offer a separately-programmed high-definition channel. TEN HD, to commence in December, will offer programs currently simulcast with the analogue and standard-definition channels, but significantly also promises 50 hours per …

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Sep 07 2007

WIN and Nine.. friends again!

After months of negotiations and more than a fair share of hostility – even as recent as only days ago (see previous post) – the Nine Network and regional WIN Television have patched up their tattered relationship. WIN has announced that it has signed a five-year agreement to source programming from Nine for its regional …

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Sep 04 2007

WIN fires next shot in Nine battle

It seems to be a case of another day, another shot by regional WIN Television in their souring relationship with the Nine Network. Negotiations between Nine and WIN, over the issue of affiliation fees, have been going on and off for most of the year, and has seen WIN act defiantly against Nine’s program line-up …

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Sep 03 2007

Robert Fidgeon

Some sad news this weekend with the passing of TV writer Robert Fidgeon after a battle with cancer. He was 65. Joining the Herald and Weekly Times (HWT) group in the 1960s, Fidgeon became a well known cartoonist and was famous for his weekly caricatures of TV personalities published in the now-defunct TV Scene newspaper. …

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