Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 31 2014

Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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Jul 29 2014

ATV0: The Channel 0 Viewers’ Club

[Part II of this week’s tribute to 50 years of the Ten Network. Part I can be found here] Television stations of all kinds have always had to come up with ways to entice viewers to tune in and sample their wares. In the case of Melbourne’s new ATV Channel 0 upon its launch in 1964 …

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Jul 29 2014

ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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Jul 28 2014

1994: July 23-29

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Jimeoin swings back! As his comedy show Jimeoin returns for a second series, the Irish comedian has just returned from a working holiday in the United Kingdom. He admits he is “having discussions” with the production company behind the acclaimed UK sitcom Drop The Dead Donkey about the prospect of a …

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Jul 23 2014

Obituary: Stephanie Quinlan

Former Western Australian television presenter Stephanie Quinlan has died at the age of 74. Quinlan’s TV career began in the mid-1960s on programs including Shopping Guide and Televisit. She later hosted her own morning show, The Today Show, for Perth’s TVW7 in the 1970s and early 1980s, winning a TV Week Logie Award in 1979 …

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Jul 19 2014

1994: July 16-22

Cover: Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210) Game to be mad The Nine Network is looking to make a local adaptation of the hit English game show Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush. The show gives studio audience members the chance to fly out to an exotic destination straight after the show. Our House co-host Graeme ‘Shirley’ Strachan …

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Jul 17 2014

Obituary: John Walton

John Walton, one of the original cast members of The Young Doctors, has died at the age of 62. The Sydney-born actor featured in the 1973 ABC telemovie adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew and had studied at NIDA. In 1976 he was appearing in a theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing when he was …

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Jul 15 2014

Hunter TV denied access to broadcast

Hunter TV, an aspirant community broadcaster for the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, has been denied access to a broadcast frequency by the communications watchdog. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has denied the application citing the current re-stack of frequency allocations following the analogue shutdown plus “policy uncertainty”. ACMA clarified that its decision was …

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Jul 15 2014

Les Murray signs off from SBS

Les Murray, one of the first presenters on SBS, has made his final sign-off from the network as its coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has wound up. A newspaper journalist in the early 1970s, Murray had been a commentator of the Philips Soccer League when the former 0-10 Network had broadcast rights in the late …

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