Monthly Archive: January 2008

Jan 30 2008

ABC logo change sparks national fear!

Well haven’t things got into a spin for our national broadcaster Aunty ABC? There has been speculation for some time that ABC was planning a visual revamp of its two television channels – the traditional channel known to many simply as ‘Channel 2’ but branded as ABC, and the relatively new digital-only channel ABC2. With …

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Jan 25 2008

1978: January 28-February 3

Cover: How Ken James keeps hopping: Actor Ken James, formerly from the soap The Box and now in the new series Glenview High, reminisces about his days as the park ranger’s son in the iconic children’s drama Skippy The Bush Kangaroo – including the times when the show’s marsupial star would cut from a scene …

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Jan 23 2008

Heath Ledger

Australian-born Hollywood actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment this morning, Australian time. The 28-year-old actor was born and grew up in Perth and began acting at the age of 15. The teenage actor scored a role in the children’s drama Ship To Shore, and in 1996 appeared as an aspiring …

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Jan 21 2008

What is ABC up to?

ABC viewers would have seen station promotions featuring the phrase “There’s a change ahead”. So what does this mean? Teaser campaigns like this are nothing new – last year the Ten Network ran a two-month campaign to promote “a change is coming” to veteran soap Neighbours. And some will remember when Ten also ran a …

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Jan 20 2008

ABC remembers Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy was the Queen of Melbourne television and radio in the 1960s and 1970s – through regular appearances on In Melbourne Tonight, co-hosting the long-running variety show The Penthouse Club, and presenting a popular afternoon show on radio 3AW. Her popularity was acknowledged with several TV Week Logie awards for most popular Victorian personality …

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Jan 20 2008

1978: January 21-27

Cover Story: Marcia – The hard road to the hits: Queen of Pop Marcia Hines has taken her show on a tour around Australia, with 86 concerts performed in as many towns and cities over fourteen weeks – claiming to be the biggest tour ever undertaken in Australia. In this double-page article, Hines’ manager Peter …

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Jan 19 2008

TelevisionAU Website Update 19-Jan-08

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #44: English-born comedian Ugly Dave Gray was a regular on GTV9’s In Melbourne Tonight in the 1960s, and was a host of the program in 1970. He later turned to acting, appearing as nightclub owner Bunny Howard in The Young Doctors in 1976, before taking a position on the celebrity panel of top-rating …

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Jan 19 2008

More of Mal Walden’s YouTube moments!

Network Ten‘s Melbourne newsreader Mal Walden is becoming something of a YouTube regular with some recent well ad-libbed spots on Ten News: Plus a vintage clip from the vaults of Channel Seven from the early ’80s: YouTube videos: Moe, Autopenguin, Upweyguy

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Jan 16 2008

Ten and Foxtel off to the Commonwealth Games

The Ten Network and pay-TV operator Foxtel have announced that they have secured the exclusive Australian rights to televise the 2010 Commonwealth Games from Delhi, India. The deal gives both Ten and Foxtel access to live coverage of all events. Both Ten and Foxtel will have rights to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies – but …

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Jan 14 2008

The new Nine

Today saw the launch of the new-look Nine Network with its iconic balls (or discs as they now appear to be) re-instated. The new logo has also extended across all areas of network presentation and also marked a minor redesign of its news portfolio. The logo made a quiet debut just after midnight this morning, …

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