Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 26 2013

Shock Horror Aunty revisits sleazy 70s

It’s hard to imagine that today’s politically-correct ABC back in the mid-1970s put together some saucy promos in order to boost its profile. Although, given the most popular shows at the time were sexy sagas Number 96 and The Box, it’s probably no wonder that ABC hopped on the bandwagon somewhat. There were 25 of …

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Nov 25 2013

Home And Away tops Studio 10 poll

Long-running soap Home And Away has topped a poll of Studio 10 viewers and TV Week readers for their Top 25 shows of all time. The show’s overall ranking is reflective of its overall popularity across multiple generations and is still a strong ratings performer for Seven after almost 26 years. Other Australian shows to …

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Nov 25 2013

1993: November 27-December 3

Cover: Michelle Pfeiffer Jana’s back After a year away from television Jana Wendt has made a return as host of a 60 Minutes debate. “After 10 months on holiday it’s good to be back,” she told TV Week. “Even studying, it was still a holiday.” The debate, titled The Media: A Question Of Trust, was the final edition of 60 Minutes for the …

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Nov 23 2013

Australians woke up to JFK news

While the assassination of US President John F Kennedy took place in Dallas, Texas, in the afternoon on Friday 22 November 1963, the time difference meant that Australians woke up to the news on the Saturday morning. Australian TV was only seven years old at the time and never before had it needed to pull …

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Nov 20 2013

Early shake up for Wake Up

Less than three weeks since its launch, Network Ten‘s Wake Up has made a change to its line-up with the removal of Natasha Exelby (pictured) from the program. No announcement has been made regarding a replacement third co-host to sit beside Natarsha Belling and James Mathison. The network announced the decision in a statement issued this …

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Nov 19 2013

1993: November 20-26

Cover: Nicole Kidman (obscured by cricket supplement!) Keyte flies into prime time Seven‘s Melbourne newsreader Jennifer Keyte is set to host her own prime time show. The new show, tentatively titled The Jennifer Keyte Show, will feature current affairs and interviews with high profile identities. The new project marks a return to a national profile …

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Nov 19 2013

The future of TV is looking Healthy?

Seven West Media (the Seven Network) has announced it is entering the world of Hybrid broadband TV (HbbTV) with a new channel being produced in partnership with Brand New Media. The new channel, Healthy ME TV, promises to cover a range of health and lifestyle topics, including exercise and fitness programs, health news, medical insights, nutrition advice and healthy …

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Nov 15 2013

The battle for breakfast, 1960s style

Much has been written in the press and online about Ten‘s expensive new morning TV ventures Wake Up (pictured) and Studio 10. Huge amounts have been spent on infrastructure, particularly for Wake Up‘s custom-built studio in Manly, and big names like Ita Buttrose. Interesting to note, however, that this is far from the first time that …

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Nov 14 2013

Good Friday Appeal moves to new home

Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal will be based at a new home from next year. For the last 11 years the Appeal has been based at Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome) in Melbourne’s Docklands. From 2014 it will be staged at The Plenary, the 2500-seat auditorium at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre …

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Nov 13 2013

Sandy Roberts leaving Seven after 40 years

Veteran sports presenter and commentator Sandy Roberts (pictured) is leaving the Seven Network after 40 years. He is reported to be moving to Fox Footy, a move that was rumoured in press reports earlier this year. Roberts’ departure from Seven News was announced via newsreader Peter Mitchell on Twitter:   OUT: S.Roberts (unrestricted free agent, traded) …

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