November 2009 archive

Nov 15 2009

Rove calls it a day

In opening last night’s season finale for Rove, host Rove McManus announced that he is winding up the show after ten years on air: “It was a difficult call to make but after ten years it felt like time to step away from the show and take a break to properly reflect on what I …

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Nov 11 2009

1979: November 3-9

Sammys golden night out The fourth annual Australian TV and Film Awards, the Sammys, have been presented at Sydney’s Seymour Centre.  Winning the Gold Sammy awards, for excellence in performance during the year, were daytime TV host Mike Walsh and singer and TV presenter Marcia Hines.  For Walsh it is his second Gold Sammy and …

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Nov 04 2009

Community TV gets a ticket to digital!

It has finally happened – the Government has taken some positive action in allowing the Community TV sector a transition to digital! Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced that the Government will make available temporary capacity to allow Community TV channels the chance to broadcast on the digital …

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Nov 04 2009

ABC3: The first two days

ABC’s new children’s channel ABC3 has issued its first program guide. The new digital channel starts with a one-hour Countdown To 3 at 5pm on Friday 4 December on ABC1, including performances by Cassie Davis, Short Stack and ABC3’s CJ the DJ and an appearance by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who will launch the new …

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Nov 02 2009

The race that stopped the station

Viewers will tomorrow (Tuesday) take for granted that many major sporting events, such as the Melbourne Cup, will be televised in some form. However, this wasn’t always the case.  Even though television flickered on for the first time in Australia in 1956, it would be another 22 years before Melbourne television viewers could see live-to-air …

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Nov 02 2009

Back to the first day at Summer Bay

The Seven Network’s new digital channel 7TWO has a couple of Aussie soap classics from the archives. Starting tomorrow morning (Tuesday 3 November) at 9.30am, 7TWO presents the two-hour pilot of Home And Away. Produced during 1987, the pilot provides the background on foster family the Fletchers, their move from the city to the coastal …

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Nov 02 2009

Young Talent Time headed for return?

The wave of nostalgia triggered by the recent return of Hey Hey It’s Saturday and the passing of Don Lane has sparked talk of the return of a family TV favourite. Johnny Young, the host and producer of Young Talent Time and now back in his former home town of Perth as a breakfast announcer …

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Nov 01 2009

50 years of BTQ7, ABQ2

This weekend marks yet another television station’s 50th anniversary.  Brisbane’s BTQ7 was launched on 1 November 1959.  It was Brisbane’s second TV channel, following QTQ9 that had launched in August of that year. Brisbane also didn’t have to wait long to get their third TV channel, as national broadcaster ABC opened its Brisbane channel, ABQ2, …

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