Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 31 2010

Victoria Longley

Actress Victoria Longley has died in Sydney at the age of 49 after a battle with breast cancer. It was her second bout with the illness. An accomplished actress on stage, film and television, Longley was awarded best actress at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2006 for her performance in the stage production The Goat, …

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Aug 31 2010

New channels on Tassie waiting list

The recent announcements of new digital channels 7mate and 11 have yet to be followed up with confirmation from local affiliates that they will be carried in Tasmania. Craig Davies, Tasmanian general manager for Southern Cross Media (representing both Southern Cross Television and Tasmanian Digital Television), told The Mercury that neither of the new channels …

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Aug 29 2010

WIN rediscovers Homicide

When it debuted in October 1964, Homicide marked a significant milestone in the development of Australian television drama.  There had been earlier attempts at drama series, soap operas, mini-series and televised plays but many struggled to gain a high profile in Australia’s early television landscape.  After all, it was so much cheaper to buy US …

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Aug 26 2010

Ten to launch new channel – Eleven – in 2011

The Ten Network has today unveiled two major strategic moves.  The first will be the launch of its new standard-definition channel – 11 – early in 2011.  The new channel continues Ten’s strategy of building independently-focused identities, following the launch last year of One HD, while maintaining the Ten brand on its main channel. 11, …

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Aug 25 2010

Prime welcomes 7mate aboard

Regional broadcaster Prime Television has today announced that it will be carrying the Seven Network’s new high-definition channel, 7mate, starting on the same day as its launch on Seven’s digital platform. The decision to air 7mate from day one contrasts last year’s situation where 7TWO was broadcast on Seven for almost two months before it …

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Aug 22 2010

TV names battle it out in federal election

Last night’s Federal Election might not have returned a clear result but there were some familiar faces along the way. Sarah Henderson (pictured), representing the Liberal Party, had contested the Victorian marginal seat of Corangamite, including areas surrounding Geelong.  Henderson will be familiar to television viewers from her work as a newsreader and reporter at …

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Aug 21 2010

Comment sought over GTV9 redevelopment

The company redeveloping the GTV9 studio site at 22 Bendigo Street, Richmond, is seeking community consultation over plans to convert the 102-year-old building into an eight-storey apartment block. Vivas Lend Lease, which bought the building for an estimated $50 million earlier this year, is planning to build 550 apartments plus low-rise townhouses on the three …

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Aug 20 2010

1990: August 25-31

‘I could have given them a real pregnancy!’ Now back on the set of Home And Away after her brief honeymoon, Nicolle Dickson (pictured) has a tough workload ahead as Summer Bay’s Bobby Simpson faces death threats, a new romance and a baby on the way.  “I could have given them a real pregnancy,” the …

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Aug 19 2010

Grand Final to kick start 7mate

The Seven Network earlier today made a surprise announcement of the launch of its new digital channel, 7mate. The new channel, to broadcast in high-definition on digital channel 73, is designed to target male audiences aged 16-49 – a demographic that advertisers can sometimes find hard to target. 7mate will launch on 25 September with …

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Aug 18 2010

Eric Walters

Ten News has tonight reported the death of former newsreader Eric Walters at the age of 73, after a three-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Starting his career in the 1950s on radio in regional NSW, Walters later went to Perth where he worked in radio and television, including a stint as newsreader at TVW7, before …

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