Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 27 2012

1992: June 28-July 4

Four of a kind! Four of TV’s hottest young stars also happen to be two off-screen couples.  Toni Pearen (E Street) and Mat Stevenson (Home And Away) had managed to dodge the cameras for months before finally going public with their relationship.  “It’s been going on for so long now (16 months) and it got …

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Jun 27 2012

New channel to improve rural health

Australia’s first national free-to-air channel dedicated to presenting programs relating to health matters has been launched. The Rural Health Channel (RHC Channel 600), which has been broadcasting since 21 May, was officially opened in Canberra yesterday (Tuesday) by federal ministers Tanya Plibersek, Stephen Conroy (pictured) and Warren Snowdon. The new channel is an initiative of the Rural Health …

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Jun 25 2012

Digital switchover dates for 2013

The Minister for Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced the dates that the markets that still have analogue television services will convert to digital-only transmission during 2013. The proposed schedule will see Melbourne as potentially the last market in Australia to have access to analogue television, with Sydney switching to …

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Jun 24 2012

1992: June 21-27

Georgie joins Acropolis Now! Former A Country Practice star Georgie Parker has made the surprising move of joining the cast of Seven‘s comedy series Acropolis Now.  The dual TV Week Silver Logie winner will play the character of airline stewardess Despina Hatzipapadopoulos, an old flame of Memo (George Kapiniaris).  The Seven Network has given the …

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Jun 23 2012

Who’s who in the media zoo

There have been some moves and changes happening at the big end of town in Australia’s media landscape — affecting television, radio and the print media — and it all weaves a tangled web. Fortunately, SBS World News Australia‘s Ricardo Goncalves has tried to map out just who owns what and who is buying who …

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Jun 22 2012

40 is a lotto years

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first Tattslotto draw. The numbers game had been a hit in Europe and on Thursday, 22 June 1972, it made its debut in Australia. The first Tattslotto draw, with a total prize pool of $168,450, was broadcast on HSV7 Melbourne, hosted by news man David Johnston and “Tattslotto girl” Lucy …

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Jun 17 2012

1992: June 14-20

Traumatic times for two young girls Some big storylines ahead for two of TV’s popular young stars.  In Neighbours (Ten), 17-year-old Beth Brennan (Natalie Imbruglia) shocks Ramsay Street with the announcement that she is engaged to Rod Baker (Chris Lloyds), a gentlemen she met on holiday in Brisbane — but who is old enough to …

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Jun 07 2012

1992: June 7-13

Cover: Tom Cruise Shirl crashes outWhen she decided to leave A Country Practice after more than ten years, Gold Logie winner Lorrae Desmond conceded that her character Shirley Gilroy had to be killed off but insisted that the death not be depicted on screen.  “You don’t get divorced in Wandin Valley,” she told TV Week.  …

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Jun 05 2012

Southern NSW and ACT farewell analogue

For around 1.5 million viewers in the southern and central western regions of NSW, including the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, and the Australian Capital Territory, 9.00am today marks the end of analogue television transmission after over 50 years. The switch-off will affect all local analogue transmissions of ABC1, Prime7 (CBN), WIN, Southern Cross Ten (CTC) and …

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Jun 02 2012

50 years of TV in Canberra

Canberra may be the national capital of Australia and the hub for the country’s political decision makers, but it was the second last capital city in Australia to receive television. Almost six years after television made its official debut in Sydney and Melbourne, television came to Canberra on 2 June 1962 with the official launch …

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