Monthly Archive: November 2007

Nov 29 2007

The balls are back in town

Since the passing of Kerry Packer on Boxing Day 2005, his pride and joy the Nine Network has been in a state of uncertainty as the network that he so confidently steered to top of the ratings for thirty years was suddenly out of control. His son James did not appear to possess the same …

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Nov 29 2007

TenHD takes off

Three months after it was announced – and with enticing promotion in the meantime – Network Ten‘s high-definition channel is ready to launch and has unveiled its first week’s programming. The new channel TenHD will offer a combination of time-shifted content from the main Ten channel as well as its own HD-only programming that won’t …

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Nov 27 2007

Happy 50th TV Week!

TV Week this week celebrates 50 years of publication with a special commemorative edition – showing some of the highlights, celebrities and events that the magazine has covered in the last half-century. A history of Australia’s sole surviving national television magazine is at TelevisionAU

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Nov 22 2007

For Sale! Another TV icon

Following the recent announcement of the sale of Nine‘s studios in Sydney and Melbourne, and even BBC selling off its iconic Television Centre in London – another historic TV property is now on the market – the Global Television Studios in the Melbourne suburb of Nunawading. When transport tycoon Reg Ansett secured the licence to …

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Nov 18 2007

Nine now recruits The Young Doctors

Two weeks ago, the word around town was that Network Ten was ready to revive the ’70s soap opera drama The Young Doctors – with Australian Idol judge, and cast member of the original Young Doctors series Mark Holden ready to sign up to the revived series. However, the story has changed somewhat since then. …

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Nov 03 2007

Ten’s not-so-Young Doctors

One of Australia’s first long-running soaps The Young Doctors, could be making a comeback twenty-five years after the last patient checked out of the mythical Alfred Memorial Hospital. Network Ten is believed to be in negotiation with FremantleMedia, whose predecessor Reg Grundy Productions was responsible for the original The Young Doctors, about putting together a …

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Nov 02 2007

Charmaine Dragun

Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun has been found dead today in Sydney. Ms Dragun’s body was reportedly found in Sydney’s The Gap around 4.00pm this afternoon. Originally from Western Australia, Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in Perth before moving to the east to co-present Ten’s Perth news bulletin, which is based in …

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