September 2010 archive

Sep 30 2010

1990: September 29-October 5

‘It’s a dream come true!’ Home And Away star Craig McLachlan (pictured) was hoping that his reduced profile on the series would make it easier to fit time in for his music career – but now it looks like the TV Week Gold Logie winner is going to be busier than ever.  The Seven Network …

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Sep 28 2010

Regional Victoria to go digital by May 2011

The conversion of analogue to digital television continues with the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announcing that all analogue television services in regional Victoria will be switched off by 5 May 2011. The switch-off will affect local transmissions of ABC, SBS, Prime, WIN and Southern Cross Ten in the …

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Sep 28 2010

1990: September 22-28

Cover: Tom Cruise On the brink of madness! In a chilling coincidence, actor Terry Serio was discussing with TV Week his latest role as a would-be mass murderer in GP just hours after five people were shot dead at a block of flats near TV Week’s Sydney offices.  “It doesn’t take much to push a …

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Sep 27 2010

Veronica Overton-Low

The WA TV History blog reports that Veronica Overton-Low, a former TV presenter in Perth and Adelaide, has died suddenly from a heart attack. Overton, 66, was an actress and had performed at Perth channel TVW7 before securing a job at rival channel STW9 not long after it launched in the mid 1960s.  She was …

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Sep 26 2010

Johnny Young for ARIA Hall of Fame

Johnny Young, the 60s pop star who created a generation of stars with the long-running Young Talent Time, is to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as recognition of his contribution to the Australian recording industry. Born in the Netherlands but raised in Perth, Young was a chart-topper with songs including Cara-Lyn and …

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Sep 25 2010

Eleven says ‘hello’

While the Nine Network’s new digital channel, GEM, has stumbled at the first hurdle and failed to make its planned debut yesterday, Network Ten has started its promotion for its new digital channel, 11, which is due to launch in 2011. The new channel already has a website and is ready to communicate with its …

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Sep 25 2010

Kerry O’Brien signing off from The 7.30 Report

After fifteen years as host of ABC’s The 7.30 Report, Kerry O’Brien (pictured) has decided it is time to move on. In a statement issued yesterday, O’Brien said: “Quite simply it’s time for a new chapter.  I’ve been in the pressure cooker of daily current affairs hosting and interviewing for 21 straight years including six …

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Sep 25 2010

GEM’s last minute scratching

Viewers expecting to see the debut of the Nine Network’s new digital channel GEM at midday yesterday (Friday) were left underwhelmed when the channel failed to appear. When Nine originally announced GEM almost two weeks ago, it was always clear that the channel was to officially launch this Sunday but, in a move designed to …

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Sep 22 2010

Southern Cross rolls out more channels

Regional broadcaster Southern Cross Media has announced the launch of new digital channels for Darwin, Tasmania and Spencer Gulf/Broken Hill markets. Southern Cross Television will be providing the Seven Network’s new digital channel, 7mate, in Darwin (on digital channel 70) and Tasmania (digital channel 60) from 24 October.  The channel launches on the Seven Network …

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Sep 20 2010

Derryn Hinch diagnosed with cancer

Melbourne radio host and former TV presenter Derryn Hinch (pictured) has told listeners of his 3AW drive-time program that he has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is to undergo “major surgery very soon”. Hinch, 66, said he will be told later this week when the surgery is to go ahead and that he expects …

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