Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

Farewell Friday #3: Seven

As well as today’s public farewells from Ten and Nine, the Seven Network‘s Matt White (pictured) has announced he is stepping down as host of the east coast edition of Today Tonight. In a statement issued today, White says he is looking forward to new challenges at Seven: “It’s time for me to take on other challenges …

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Nov 30 2012

Farewell Friday #2: Nine

While the Ten Network has said farewell to a number of staffers as it ends the ratings year, the Nine Network‘s Perth newsroom also had a departure tonight. Newsreader Greg Pearce has announced his resignation from the news desk at STW9 in Perth after a five-year stint. In a statement published by News Limited, Pearce …

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Nov 30 2012

Farewell Friday #1: Ten

The final weekday of the 2012 ratings year has brought with it a number of farewells. The worst affected by the end-of-year exit has been Network Ten which today (Friday) farewelled more staff as the fallout from the recent bout of redundancies continue. Ron Wilson, a newsreader at TEN10 Sydney since the early ’80s, presented …

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Nov 27 2012

1992: November 29-December 5

Cover: Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) Sun sets on Morning Although no official announcement has been made, it seems that the axe is to fall on Good Morning Australia (Ten), currently hosted by Ron Wilson and Sandra Sully.  A revamped morning line-up for Ten in the new year is believed to include a one-hour news …

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Nov 27 2012

Northern NSW goes digital-only

The rollout of the analogue shutdown continues with the scheduled closure of remaining analogue services in the Northern NSW market today (Tuesday). The shutdown will affect local transmissions for ABC, Prime7 (NEN), NBN, Southern Cross Ten (NRN) and SBS — although some towns have already had their analogue services closed down to accommodate the digital …

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Nov 23 2012

Obituary: Len Mauger

Len Mauger, one of Australia’s first and longest serving television executives, has died in Sydney at the age of 89. Mauger had worked in radio, including as an announcer at Melbourne station 3AW, before becoming a senior executive at ATN7, Sydney’s second commercial station which launched in December 1956. In September 1963, transport chief Reg …

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Nov 20 2012

1992: November 22-28

Cover: Jo Bailey (Sale Of The Century) Goodbye Fast Forward! This week’s series final of Fast Forward (Seven) is set to be the last of the popular sketch comedy series after four years, as some of the show’s stars pursue other interests.  However, various cast members of Fast Forward will be maintaining ties with producers …

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Nov 15 2012

1992: November 15-21

Cover: Woody Harrelson, Jackie Swanson (Cheers) Here comes the bride… twice! A Country Practice comes to the end of the 1992 season with a wedding between town vet Anna Lacey (Anne Looby) and Sgt Tom Newman (Jon Concannon).  In typical soap wedding style, not everything goes to plan.  Anna’s mother Barbara (Olivia Hamnett) arrives in …

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Nov 12 2012

Ten axes Breakfast and newsreaders

It was only a matter of time.  Network Ten has earlier today announced that it will axe its much-derided morning show Breakfast at the end of the month. The final edition is scheduled for Friday, 30 November — the last weekday of the 2012 ratings season. The decision to axe the program comes after months …

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Nov 10 2012

ABC to launch a 5.30 report

ABC1 is expanding its news coverage next year by launching a national 5.30pm bulletin, reports The Australian. The new bulletin, to be produced from ABC‘s Perth studios and presented by Perth newsreader James McHale, will be a rival to late-afternoon bulletins offered by Seven and Nine, while Ten‘s flagship news hour, Ten News At Five, is …

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