Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 29 2013

SBS expands regional coverage

SBS will be made available to around 95 remote communities — many for the first time — in the television network’s biggest expansion since its inception in 1980. The expansion, including the installation of new transmitter sites as well as replacing community-owned facilities with fully-funded digital services, will bring the suite of SBS digital TV …

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Aug 27 2013

Obituary: Bill Peach

Bill Peach, former journalist and TV and radio presenter, has died at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital at the age of 78. Born in the NSW town of Lockhart in 1935, Peach began his career as a cadet at ABC radio in the late 1950s.  After a stint working overseas at the BBC he returned to …

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Aug 24 2013

1993: August 22-28

Rebekah’s country comfort Former Home And Away star Rebekah Elmaloglou, returning to TV in a guest role in A Country Practice, says that her time out of regular employment has been a good learning experience. “Unemployment is one hell of an ego-basher,” she told TV Week. “I’ve now been through what a lot of my …

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Aug 18 2013

1993: August 15-21

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) The long goodbyes A Country Practice star Judith McGrath has been farewelled by her fellow castmates who presented her with a cake in the studio after she taped her last scenes. Her departure from the series has been well timed, with news from producer JNP that the series will …

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Aug 17 2013

Peter Meakin joins Ten

Peter Meakin, the man who led Nine and then Seven to news and current affairs domination, is joining Network Ten as Executive Director of News and Current Affairs. For 71-year-old Meakin it is a return to a former employer.  In the 1970s he was news director for TEN10 in Sydney. At the Nine Network he …

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Aug 10 2013

1993: August 8-14

Taking to catwalk to TV Kimberley Davies and Lisa Lackey might be soap opera rivals — with Davies in Neighbours and Lackey in Home And Away — but the pair (pictured) are close friends whose career paths have coincidentally matched.  They first met each other at a party hosted by a mutual friend, then both …

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Aug 09 2013

Seven Mackay turns 45

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the launch of MVQ6 in the north Queensland town of Mackay. The station is now part of the Seven Network and broadcasts as Seven Mackay. Although the station was launched on 9 August 1968 its history dates back as far as March 1960, when Mackay Television Development Pty Ltd …

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Aug 02 2013

1993: August 1-7

Cover: Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210) Olivia’s idea of paradise Olivia Newton-John is set to host her own show. The secret project is described as being focused on the environment. “Olivia is very passionate about the environment, children and animals, and this show embraces all of that,” producer Scott Young told TV Week. Young is …

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