July 2009 archive

Jul 26 2009

Nine releases Go! schedule

Details of the schedule for the first week of Nine’s new digital channel Go! has been published online on MediaSpy and TV Tonight. The new channel is set to launch at 6.30pm on Sunday 9 August. Go! will be an entertainment-themed channel with titles including Gossip Girl, Weeds, The Hills, Moonlight, Fringe, Entertainment Tonight, TMZ, …

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Jul 26 2009

Hey Hey ready for revival

Almost a decade after its demise, Hey Hey It’s Saturday is set to come back – at this stage in the form of two reunion specials to air on the Nine Network later this year. If the specials rate well then it may trigger negotiations for a revived ongoing series. Daryl Somers, who hosted HHIS …

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Jul 20 2009

TVS extends digital plea

Sydney community TV channel TVS has campaigned the Prime Minister for access to the digital television platform. The DVD campaign, fronted by TVS presenter Joy Hruby and fans of her long-running program Joy’s World, makes the plea: “We just want TVS to be given the same opportunity as the others.  All the other channels have …

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Jul 19 2009

1979: July 21-27

TV’s bravest star Being confined to a wheelchair has had little effect on the enthusiasm of actress Louise Philip.  Since her car accident, in late 1972 while on a break from the long-running series Bellbird, Philip has been paralysed from the waist down.  In a recent national magazine poll, Philip was ranked third as one …

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Jul 15 2009

Nine’s ready to Go!

After months of rumour and speculation, Nine Network chief David Gyngell has finally confirmed the name and launch date for its new digital channel – Go! The new channel will launch on 9 August, promising a line-up of youth-oriented programming in a bold tackle against youth-focused Network Ten and pay-TV channel Fox8. The new channel …

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Jul 11 2009

1979: July 14-20

Prisoner’s key women TV Times talks to three of the stars of the popular new series Prisoner about their roles and what the show means to them. Elspeth Ballantyne, who plays prison warder Meg Jackson, said that Prisoner has proven that women can handle a show on their own.  “Prisoner is a very good series.  …

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Jul 05 2009

Seven to check out from All Saints

The Australian is reporting that, while the Seven Network has not made any official statement, the long-running series All Saints will not be renewed for 2010. The medical drama, launched in February 1998 as a starring vehicle for Georgie Parker, still commands strong audience figures but is a costly production taking into account the location …

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Jul 04 2009

1979: July 7-13

Skyways taxis for take-off The Seven Network’s long-awaited airport drama series, Skyways, debuts this week in Sydney and Melbourne. With on-location filming conducted at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport, the series is based on a fictional airport, Pacific International, and features its own airlines, Federal Airlines and Trans Asia. Producer Hector Crawford has described it as “strong …

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Jul 01 2009

Jeff Newman calls it a day

West Australian personality Jeff Newman has decided to retire from Perth’s TVW7 – over forty years after joining the channel and just a few months shy of TVW’s fiftieth birthday celebration. A former radio announcer, Newman started in television at STW9 in the mid-‘60s before joining TVW7 in 1967.  A presenter of various programs including …

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