July 2013 archive

Jul 30 2013

Switching off analogue in Darwin

Australia’s top end capital city Darwin today switches off analogue television. The switch off affects local transmissions of ABC1, Southern Cross Television (TND), Nine (NTD) and SBS One. Analogue television has been in operation in Darwin since 1971 — making it the last capital city in Australia to receive television. The first local station was ABD6 …

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Jul 28 2013

1993: July 25-31

Rivals or friendly neighbours? Neighbours star Scott Michaelson gives a hint as to what new colleague Bruce Samazan can expect when he joins the show.  “I’ll probably put those things in his coffee, those little things that make you go to the toilet — Laxettes, that’s them,” Michaelson says with a laugh. “That will keep …

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Jul 26 2013

Southern Cross renews Ten ties

Regional broadcaster Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has renewed its affiliation agreement with the Ten Network. The broadcaster, which operates Southern Cross Ten in regional markets in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT, will now pay Ten up to 35 per cent of advertising revenue for access to Ten’s program schedule over …

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Jul 21 2013

SBS signs ten-year Tour de France deal

SBS has secured a landmark deal to maintain exclusive access to coverage of the Tour de France for the next ten years. The deal, which includes online, pay TV and mobile rights, will keep the popular event on SBS until 2023.  Also included in the agreement are the rights to Vuelta, Paris-Roubaix, Liege Bastogne Liege, Fleche Wallonne, …

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Jul 20 2013

1993: July 18-24

The great soap exodus! Aussie dramas Neighbours, A Country Practice and Home And Away are expected to lose a number of key cast members over the coming months as their contracts expire.  Neighbours is set to lose cast member Lochie Daddo, while co-stars Scott Michaelson, Simone Robertson and Rachel Blakely have yet to renew their …

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Jul 19 2013

Wake Up heads Ten’s winter launch

The announcement of Ten‘s long-awaited new breakfast show headed the network’s winter season launch in Sydney last night. Wake Up, the brainchild of former Seven Network producer Adam Boland, will be fronted by James Mathison (Australian Idol), Natarsha Belling, Natasha Exelby and Nuala Hafner (Sunrise, Seven News, Sydney Weekender). The program will be hosted from …

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Jul 15 2013

1993: July 11-17

A flowering friendship Hey Dad! co-stars Rachael Beck and Ben Oxenbould (pictured) are not just colleagues but are the best of friends.  “To a certain extent our relationship is an escape,” Oxenbould told TV Week.  “Because we do get on so well, we can talk about anything to each other.  The writers of Hey Dad! have …

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Jul 14 2013

The Curiosity Show stages online comeback

The Adelaide-based children’s show The Curiosity Show has returned to a new generation of viewers. The show’s original presenters Dr Deane Hutton and Dr Rob Morrison have always owned a half-share of the rights but the remainder was tied up with producers Banksia Productions which has been in liquidation. Hutton and Morrison have bought out …

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Jul 10 2013

ACMA investigates regional TV content

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is undertaking an investigation into the provision of local programming by regional networks. The investigation, as directed last month by the former Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy, will examine the effectiveness of local content conditions placed on regional broadcasters. Since 2003 the Broadcasting Services …

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Jul 07 2013

1993: July 4-10

Summer Bay’s hot teen lovers Despite their on screen bickering Home And Away‘s Angel and Shane (Melissa George and Dieter Brummer, pictured) are headed for romance. But the thought of kissing on camera doesn’t look like upsetting the young stars.  Brummer, 17, just shrugs it off as part of the job. “You muck around and there’s …

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