April 2011 archive

Apr 09 2011

ACA casts an eye over Big Brother

Nine’s A Current Affair continues to tap the well of classic TV shows for a bit of nostalgia.  While TV shows featured to date have mostly been from the last century – including Young Talent Time, The Sullivans, A Country Practice and Prisoner – the show’s latest TV feature is from a much more recent …

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Apr 07 2011

Ten reworks ‘unsustainable’ One HD

Two years ago the Ten Network took on a brave gamble when it launched Australia’s first full-scale digital commercial channel, the sports-themed One HD.  It was a niche channel that while it rated well against the pay-TV sports channels, it had to also take on the broadly-themed commercial networks, a situation made even more difficult …

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Apr 03 2011

TV Week Logie Awards – race for Gold begins

TV Week has announced the nominations for the upcoming 53rd annual TV Week Logie Awards. This year saw an increase in the amount of votes received for the Awards due to the voting process being held entirely online and over a longer period than in previous years. The night’s major award, the Gold Logie for …

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Apr 03 2011

1991: March 30-April 5

Cover: Sophie Lee (The Bugs Bunny Show) Christopher nudges himself out! Actor Christopher Truswell dropped a bombshell on the producers of Seven’s Hey Dad! by announcing that he would quit the show at the end of the current series which is due to complete production soon.  Frantic last-minute negotiations have since seen Truswell agree to …

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Apr 02 2011

ABC2 gets a new look

Following the rebranding of ABC1 earlier this year, the national broadcaster has now launched new branding for digital channel ABC2. It is the first visual revamp for the channel since 2008. Adopting the slogan ‘Always Brighter’, ABC2 is taking on a brighter, quirkier image and aiming at a more contemporary audience than its more conservative …

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