April 2010 archive

Apr 29 2010

1990: April 14-20

‘I didn’t think I would ever get married’ Home And Away star Nicolle Dickson (pictured, with co-star Craig McLachlan) is soon to walk down the aisle to marry her fiance James Bell, but confesses that she had never considered the thought of ever being married:  “It’s nothing I ever really thought about before now.  I’m …

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Apr 28 2010

State Of Origin to kickstart 3D TV

The Nine Network has boasted that its upcoming telecasts of the Harvey Norman State Of Origin will be the world’s first live sporting event on free-to-air television to be broadcast in 3D. It had previously been tipped that the FIFA World Cup would be the first free-to-air sporting event to employ 3D technology, but the …

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Apr 27 2010

1990: April 7-13

‘No candlelit dinners, please!’ While Georgie Parker’s character in A Country Practice, Lucy Gardiner, is at crossroads at her relationship with Matt Tyler (John Tarrant) with dreams of romantic dinners and phone calls, the actress has admitted that in real life she couldn’t be more opposite.  “I’m not romantic at all.  I’m not at all.  …

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Apr 26 2010

1990: March 31-April 6

Tammy’s springing into movies! Tammy McIntosh’s career is set to leap even further than she had imagined.  The former Perth girl (pictured, with Andrew McFarlane) went from children’s program C’mon Kids to prime-time drama as nurse Annie Rogers in The Flying Doctors – and has drawn praise from Nine drama chief Alan Bateman:  “I really …

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Apr 19 2010

Mark Holden on Talking Heads

Mark Holden bailed out of his university studies in the 1970s to become a pop star and soapie star – collecting three TV Week Logie awards on the way, including Best New Talent in 1977.  Then he was a 1980s songwriter and record producer – with a brief TV hosting gig on the ill-fated The …

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Apr 17 2010

NITV gets funding lifeline… for now

Indigenous broadcaster NITV recently issued a plea for support to gain a commitment for Government funding after the current funding period which is due to expire on 30 June 2010. The Federal Government has now committed $15 million in funding to keep NITV broadcasting for the next 12 months. NITV chairperson Ms Terri Janke has …

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Apr 15 2010

1990: March 24-30

Kate bows out on a high A fear of heights and a brewing thunderstorm ensured that Kate Raison’s final scenes in A Country Practice would be her most terrifying.  The wedding between Raison’s character, Cathy Hayden, and new love John Freeman (William McInnes) was filmed on a clifftop with a wild storm headed its way.  …

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Apr 14 2010

New deal for remote digital TV

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced a landmark deal that will see digital TV made available to viewers in remote and regional parts of Australia not accessible by terrestrial digital television. A joint venture company, Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST), has been formed between Macquarie Southern Cross Media …

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Apr 14 2010

Logies to consider commercial category

Advertising and media industry publication B&T has reported that next year’s TV Week Logie Awards could include a category for viewers to vote for their favourite commercial. Rob Belgiovane, executive creative director at ad agency BWM and a regular contributor on advertising matters on Nine’s Today, has raised the idea of a Logie for commercials …

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