Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 31 2010

2010: We remember…

Brian James Monica Maughan Ken Austin John McCallum Murray Nicoll Michael Schildberger Adriana Xenides Tedd Dunn Eric Walters Victoria Longley Veronica Overton-Low Malcolm Gray Rex Heading Eric Fullilove Norman Hetherington Gus Mercurio James Dibble 2009: We remember… 2008: We remember… 2007: Farewells

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Dec 31 2010

Farewell 2010… and “hello” to ‘11

It’s New Year’s Eve and another year comes to a close.  We saw the launch of more digital channels – 7mate, GEM, ABC News 24.  There was another hit season of MasterChef Australia, joined this year by Junior MasterChef.  Hey Hey It’s Saturday was back for a longer run but failed to match the ratings …

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Dec 30 2010

Queensland TV stirred up by aggregation!

North Queensland is known to get hit by cyclones over the summer months – but in December 1990 its local television station was well and truly stirred up by a fierce wind of another sort. The Federal Government’s aggregation policy of expanding choice of commercial television services in eastern states regional areas was about to …

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Dec 28 2010

1990: December 29-January 4

Summer Bay was never like this! Home And Away’s Mat Stevenson and Emily Symons, who play lovebirds Adam and Marilyn in the series, had a few days at Great Keppel Island during a production break for the Seven Network series.  Stevenson is now holidaying in America while Symons is doing a pantomime in the UK …

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Dec 28 2010

1990: December 22-28

Cover: Three Men And A Little Lady ‘I have no intention of staying in E Street for seven years…’ Joan Sydney doesn’t know much about the character she is going to play in Network Ten’s E Street, except for one thing – she won’t be anything like Maggie Sloan, the matron she played in A …

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Dec 25 2010

Eleven: Southern Cross SA joins in

News of the roll-out of Ten’s new digital channel Eleven continues with Southern Cross Media announcing that the channel will launch in the Spencer Gulf, SA, and Broken Hill, NSW, markets on 11 January. The news makes a nice Christmas present for local viewers and will particularly benefit fans of Network Ten programs The Simpsons …

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Dec 23 2010

Tasmania to get Eleven

The Tasmanian affiliate of the Ten Network, Tasmanian Digital Television (TDT), has announced that it will carry Ten’s new digital channel, 11, from 11 January – the same day that it will launch on Ten. TDT general manager Stephen Giles announced the decision to The Examiner earlier today. The news comes almost two weeks after …

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Dec 16 2010

1990: December 15-21

Cover: Georgie Parker (A Country Practice), Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Hey Dad… meet your new co-star! Rachael Beck, fresh from her role as Craig McLachlan’s sister in Home And Away, is set to join the cast of Hey Dad!  The former Family And Friends star impressed Home And Away producers enough that they offered …

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Dec 15 2010

D-Day for regional SA

The second stage of the national phase-out of analogue television takes place today (Wednesday) at 9.00am (CDT) when analogue transmissions are switched off in regional South Australia – affecting local broadcasts for ABC, SBS, WIN and WIN Ten (Mount Gambier and Riverland) and Southern Cross GTS/BKN and Southern Cross Ten (Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill). …

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Dec 13 2010

Obituary: James Dibble

James Dibble, one of Australia’s first television newsreaders, has died from cancer at the age of 87. A former radio announcer, Dibble made history when he presented ABC’s first television news bulletin on the opening night of ABN2, Sydney, on 5 November 1956. As ABC’s principal newsreader in Sydney, he also read the broadcaster’s first …

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