Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 29 2011

Royal Weddings: 1981 and today

Tonight (Australian time), an estimated two billion viewers worldwide will be watching the long-awaited wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at London’s Westminster Abbey. The wedding marks the culmination of a media circus that has seen the world’s major broadcasters all converge on London to breathlessly bring viewers in their respective countries every known …

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Apr 28 2011

Seven, Foxtel kick AFL goal

It’s been months in the making but now, finally, the deal has been done to secure the rights to the AFL for the next five seasons. In a record-breaking $1.25 billion deal, the Seven Network has emerged as the major free-to-air broadcast partner for the 2012-2016 seasons – with Foxtel holding pay-TV rights and Telstra …

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Apr 23 2011

1991: April 13-19

‘I miss him very much’ A Country Practice star Georgie Parker (pictured) speaks to TV Week about the death of a close friend from AIDS and is angry at the myths, misunderstandings and misinformation surrounding the disease.  “We were very, very close and his work was magnificent,” she told TV Week of the friend, who …

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Apr 22 2011

Good Friday Appeal tradition continues

Flashback to 1972… and Temptation and Great Temptation hostess Barbara Rogers and Homicide star Leonard Teale (pictured) are promoting the Good Friday Appeal telethons for Melbourne’s HSV7 and Adelaide’s ADS7. The Adelaide telethon has long gone, but Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal continues to tap into the generosity of Victorians to raise funds …

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Apr 21 2011

ABC success sparks Nine spin-off

Just days after the resounding ratings and critical success of ABC’s two-part mini-series Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, the Nine Network has announced production of what is essentially a sequel. The new two-part mini-series, to commence production in 2012, is set to trace the rise of a young Kerry Packer, after the death of …

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Apr 20 2011

ABC For Kids becomes ABC 4 Kids

ABC’s channel re-branding continues, with ABC For Kids On 2 to be re-named ABC 4 Kids from Monday 2 May.  The new logo bears a resemblance to that of ABC’s children’s channel ABC3 which launched in 2009. The change is timed to coincide with the expansion of digital channel ABC2’s pre-school children’s line-up to include …

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Apr 18 2011

Laurie Oakes for Logies’ Hall of Fame

The Nine Network’s political editor Laurie Oakes is to be inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards’ Hall of Fame when the annual awards presentation takes place early next month. With a background in radio and newspaper reporting, Oakes made his television debut in the 1970s on the Willesee At Seven program.  He later became …

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Apr 17 2011

1991: April 6-12

‘My smile gives it away!’ All Together Now star Rebecca Gibney (pictured) was hesitant to talk to TV Week about her relationship with boyfriend, Southern Sons vocalist Jack Jones but has conceded, “I think my smile gives it away.” But the Logie Award-winning actress is guarded about revealing too much about her private life.  “I …

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Apr 16 2011

SBS gets new managing director

Australia’s second national broadcaster SBS has announced the appointment of Michael Ebeid (pictured) as its new managing director. Ebeid, who takes on his new position in June, replaces current managing director Shaun Brown who will be retiring after five years in charge of the multicultural broadcaster. Egyptian-born Ebeid joins SBS from rival national broadcaster ABC, …

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Apr 09 2011

ABC swaps early morning programming

National broadcaster ABC is about to make its anticipated swap of early morning programs between its primary channel ABC1 and digital channel ABC2. From Monday 2 May, ABC1’s weekday morning children’s programming block – 6.00am to 9.00am – will be shifting to ABC2.  At the same time, ABC2’s broadcast of ABC News Breakfast (hosted by …

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