July 2010 archive

Jul 31 2010

1990: July 28-August 3

‘There’s no point in denying it any longer.’ TV Week Gold Logie winner Craig McLachlan has announced his engagement to former Neighbours colleague Rachel Friend.  “We are very, very happy.  It’s obvious we are in love.  There’s no point in denying it any longer,” he told TV Week.  The marriage will be the first for …

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Jul 29 2010

Remembering Seven’s Epping era

The Sunrise team earlier this week posted a picture via their Twitter feed showing the demolition (“using Gladiator props as wrecking balls?”) of the Seven Network’s former studios in Sydney. The studios, in the suburb of Epping, were barely completed when the ribbon across the Studio B doors was cut on ATN7’s opening night – …

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Jul 26 2010

MasterChef delivers a master win

When Network Ten announced in 2008 that it had purchased the MasterChef franchise to replace Big Brother as a major reality format, there were more than a few people that scoffed.  Who would want to watch a cooking competition in prime-time?  After all, the benchmark of cooking contests on Australian TV had been set with …

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Jul 24 2010

1990: July 21-27

Hey Sister! While 18-year-old Beth Buchanan prepares to move into TV’s most famous neighbourhood, her older sister, Simone, is looking forward to moving on from TV’s most famous Aussie family.  After more than five years in the role of Debbie Kelly, there are strong hints that Simone will not be renewing her contract with Hey …

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Jul 20 2010

ABC News 24 programming unveiled

The initial program schedule for ABC’s news channel, ABC News 24, has been unveiled just a few days before the channel’s launch. The new channel, broadcasting on high-definition channel 24, kicks off at 7.30pm AEST this Thursday. The launch special will air in simulcast with ABC1 at 7.30pm (local time). The prime-time schedule for the …

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Jul 19 2010

1990: July 14-20

‘By the time my son is a teenager I’ll be in a sewing circle’ A Current Affair host Jana Wendt (picture), mother of two-and-a-half-year-old Daniel, says that if he was to get a younger brother or sister then she would reconsider her role on television.  “I think two children is a very large number if …

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Jul 18 2010

1990: July 7-13

Cover: Sharyn Hodgson, Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Confrontation! The Ten Network’s long-awaited return of The Comedy Company is about to hit screens as the ratings underdog up against Nine’s 60 Minutes.  “I don’t think it will be that hard to make up lost ground on 60 Minutes,” producer Ian McFadyen told TV Week.  The …

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Jul 17 2010

Game over for Wimbledon

Nine’s Wide World Of Sports just got a little bit smaller with news today that the network plans to end its long-term association with the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Nine has cited falling viewer support for the event in recent years as the reason for the move and as a result has decided it would rather …

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Jul 13 2010

ABC News 24 to launch 22 July

ABC has finally announced the launch date for its new 24-hour news channel, ABC News 24. The new channel, broadcasting Australia-wide on digital channel 24, will launch at 7.30pm (AEST) on Thursday 22 July. In an email to ABC staff, General Manager Mark Scott acknowledged the effort in getting the channel to air and looked …

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Jul 12 2010

Prime shuts down regional studios

Prime Television, the regional Seven Network affiliate servicing New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and Western Australia, is reported to be closing down two of its studio facilities as it faces the cost of digital conversion. The Australian reports that Prime is set to close down its studios in the NSW towns of Orange and …

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