Monthly Archive: March 2010

Mar 29 2010

Hey… who would have thought…?

When Hey Dad! finished up production back in 1994, who would have ever imagined that 16 years later the show would become the biggest topic on tabloid current affairs shows, newspapers and all over the internet… and would spark a police investigation? The Hey Dad! controversy started a couple of weeks ago when Sarah Monahan, …

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Mar 29 2010

TV Week Logie Award nominees announced

TV Week has announced its list of nominees for this year’s TV Week Logie Awards, to be held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino on 2 May. On the short list for the Gold Logie are last year’s winner Rebecca Gibney, three-time Gold Logie winner Rove McManus, Home And Away stalwart Ray Meagher, ABC hosts Adam Hills …

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Mar 28 2010

NITV risks shutdown without funding

The National Indigenous Television network (NITV) is warning that it will be forced to close by 30 June 2010 if it does not get a commitment for continued government funding. NITV, launched in 2007, currently broadcasts on a range of free-to-air and pay-TV platforms – including digital free-to-air in Sydney (on the trial Digital Forty …

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Mar 27 2010

One year of ONE

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the launch of Australia’s first free-to-air sports channel, One HD. The channel, an off-shoot of the Ten Network, marked the first genuine commercial multi-channel with a full 24/7 schedule and unique branding that offered clear differentiation from the primary channel. In its first year, One has secured rights to …

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Mar 20 2010

1990: March 10-16

Logies 1990: Who’ll grab the glittering prize? Last year’s TV Week Gold Logie winner Daryl Somers has been nominated for the 1990 TV Week Gold Logie, but has some tough competition – Nine Network colleagues Jana Wendt (A Current Affair) and Ray Martin (Midday), and soapie heart-throb Craig McLachlan (Neighbours).  Somers has already won three …

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Mar 20 2010

1990: March 3-9

‘I want to show the real me!’ Sale Of The Century hostess Alyce Platt (pictured) wants to dump her conservative, quiz-show image.  The former Sons And Daughters star is now in her fourth year on the Nine Network quiz show and is daring to bring a new daring look to the long-running program.  “It was …

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Mar 17 2010

Neighbours: 25 today!

When Daphne Lawrence (Elaine Smith, pictured) was doing her striptease at the buck’s night for Des Clarke (Paul Keane) on the eve of his marriage to Lorraine Kingham (Antionette Byron) on the premiere episode of Neighbours, nobody’s wildest predictions would have foreseen that the show would survive to see its 25th anniversary. Even the most …

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Mar 16 2010

The VCR isn’t dead, says Freeview

Reports on the death of the VCR have been greatly exaggerated. Yesterday it was reported that Freeview was about to embark on a campaign to declare “the VCR is dead” – presumably to promote the technological advantages of switching to Freeview-branded equipment for managing the viewing of digital broadcasts. Today, Freeview has responded to these …

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Mar 15 2010

Nine Perth and Adelaide get their dots back

For the first time in over two years, the Nine Network now has a uniform logo (pictured, right) across the five major capital cities. When Nine re-instated its famous ‘dots’ to its logo in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin in 2008, the Perth and Adelaide stations, owned by regional broadcaster WIN, opted to stay with …

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Mar 15 2010

R.I.P. Video Cassette Recorder

Freeview, the free-to-air networks’ digital platform, is to unveil a new advertising campaign declaring that “the VCR is dead” as new technologies such as personal video recorders (PVRs) are being adopted by households in growing numbers. The Australian reports that around 100,000 digital tuners are being sold every month – as Australia converts from analogue …

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