Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31 2010

50 years of NZ TV

While New Zealand television is not normally covered on this blog, we would like to extend congratulations across the Tasman on the occasion of 50 years of television in New Zealand. New Zealand’s first TV station, AKTV2 Auckland, signed on at 7.30pm on 1 June 1960.  Transmission was initially limited to two nights a week …

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May 30 2010

1990: May 5-11

Love is on the air! The frustrated relationship between nurse Lucy Gardiner (Georgie Parker) and Wandin Valley vet Matt Tyler (John Tarrant) takes a new turn when, in episodes to air this week, Tyler decides to propose marriage when presenting his “Valley Vet” radio show.  But, despite the engagement, marriage for the pair (pictured) is …

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May 30 2010

1990: April 28-May 4

Cover: Linda Hartley and ‘Bouncer’ (Neighbours) ‘It started as an innocent relationship…’ Former Neighbours star Rachel Friend has spoken publicly for the first time about her relationship with former co-star Craig McLachlan.  The TV Week Logie award-winning actress said the relationship started very innocently.  “Going to the pictures, that sort of thing.  People picked up …

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May 27 2010

C31 switches on digital transmission

Melbourne community TV station C31 tomorrow flicks the switch on its new digital transmission. A two-week test transmission begins at 9.00am tomorrow with the official digital launch on 11 June. The launch of digital transmission for C31 is the result of a lengthy battle to gain broadcasting spectrum while the national and commercial broadcasters were …

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May 24 2010

1990: April 21-27

Tragedy shatters Summer Bay Which original cast member of Home And Away has quit the series and is to written out for good?  That is the question facing fans of the popular Seven Network series as a car accident in Summer Bay tragically kills one of the characters – but with four characters in the …

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May 24 2010

Online revival for classic TV fare

NineMSN’s catch-up TV website, FIXPlay, is set to expand its program offerings to include a back catalogue of classic TV titles – including family favourites like Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo and Thunderbirds. The website, launched only six weeks ago, is reported to have already clocked up its one millionth visitor with …

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May 22 2010

TV turns 50 in Tasmania

Monday 23 May 1960 marked the official opening of Tasmania’s first TV station, TVT6 in Hobart – the culmination of over a decade of planning which started when the station was formed in 1950 in a board room at Hobart radio station 7HO. The launch of TVT6 meant that every Australian state now had at …

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May 22 2010

Kylie jokes about Neighbours return

Could Ramsay Street’s most famous daughter be talking of a return to the neighbourhood? Kylie Minogue, who turns 42 next week, has joked to UK newspaper The Sun about reprising her 1980s Neighbours character, tomboyish Charlene Robinson: “The other day I thought how much fun it would be to do it after years of saying …

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May 20 2010

New regional channels on the way

The expansion of digital television across the country will get an extra boost with the licencing and launch of digital-only channels in remote and regional Australia. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has licenced a digital-only commercial television service to Central Television Pty Ltd to serve the Remote Central and …

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May 10 2010

TelevisionAU Update 10-May-10

http://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #54: The behind-the-scenes workings of a fashion magazine formed the basis of the Seven Network’s 1972 drama Catwalk, a 13-part spin-off of the former ABC series Dynasty.  Heading the cast was British actor John Forgeham as the magazine’s fiery-tempered editor.  The cast line-up also included John Wood (pictured), Cecily Polson, Cornelia Frances …

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