February 2012 archive

Feb 29 2012

1992: March 1-7

State of shock! Unlike most young Australian actors, E Street star Bruce Samazan (pictured) is in no hurry to work in the US – in fact he has no plans to ever visit there again.  Making his first trip to the US, staying with friends in Texas during a production break for E Street, Samazan …

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Feb 23 2012

Breakfast battle takes on an early start

The Ten Network’s new Breakfast show debuts today (Thursday) following news last night of the resignation of Kevin Rudd from the position of Foreign Minister. The new program was originally scheduled to launch on Monday. Breakfast co-host Paul Henry (pictured, second from left) confirmed the sudden programming change on Ten’s The Project last night: “This …

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Feb 22 2012

Prime7 backs down on Tamworth axe

The Prime7 television network has backed down from last month’s decision to relocate production of its Tamworth-based news bulletins to Canberra. Prime7 chief Doug Edwards told Tamworth staff that the news production unit of around 14 staff will now stay in Tamworth as opposed to the previous plan which was to see some production staff …

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Feb 21 2012

Northern NSW going digital in November

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced 27 November 2012 as the date for the switch-off of analogue television services in the Northern NSW coverage area (pictured). The switch-off will affect local transmissions of ABC, Prime7 (NEN), NBN, Southern Cross Ten (NRN) and SBS in the Northern NSW regions …

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Feb 11 2012

C31 joins early analogue switch-off

C31, Melbourne’s community television channel, is soon to join its Sydney counterpart TVS in an early shutdown of its analogue signal – well ahead of the scheduled shutdown of other analogue services in their respective cities. On their website, C31 advises that it will cease analogue transmission (from UHF 31 and from UHF 64 in …

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Feb 10 2012

Ten’s ready to rise for Breakfast

Network Ten’s new breakfast news program, creatively titled Breakfast, is set to debut on Monday, 27 February at 6.00am. Breakfast will be fronted by Andrew Rochford (The Block, The Project and recently breakfast co-host at Mix 106.5 in Sydney), Kathryn Robinson (Ten News), Magdalena Roze (The Weather Channel, Ten News) and outspoken New Zealand presenter …

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Feb 08 2012

1992: February 8-14

‘Don’t call me Betty!’ While Hey Dad! star Julie McGregor (pictured, centre, with co-star Rachael Beck) loves playing the role of ditzy secretary Betty Wilson in the long-running sitcom (“I’m not sure that there is anything around that would be as rewarding to do,” she says) don’t ask her to “do a Betty” when she’s …

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Feb 05 2012

Humphrey rescued from receivers

Humphrey B. Bear is set to entertain a new generation of children with the rights to the character being bought by an Adelaide company. A feature of the Nine Network for over 40 years, Humphrey was feared to be gone forever with his former owner Banksia Productions going into liquidation three years ago. Last year, …

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