Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 31 2015

1995: January 28-February 3

All fired up! Working in steamy Queensland, wearing heavy fire-fighting gear all day and filming among real flames, you can hardly blame Georgie Parker for describing the five-month making of her new series Fire as “a nightmare”. “It was extraordinarily difficult,” she told TV Week. “The conditions affected everyone’s mood. There were a lot of tempers …

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Jan 30 2015

The 4th AACTA Awards

Producer and writer Andrew Knight (pictured) has been awarded the Longford Lyell Award for his outstanding contribution to film and television at the 4th AACTA Awards, held last night in at The Star Event Centre, Sydney. Knight was writer and co-producer of comedy series Fast Forward, Full Frontal and The D Generation. His other television credits …

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Jan 26 2015

Who remembers the Australia Games?

We might have done okay at the Olympic Games and better at the Commonwealth Games… but it seems we still had to have a Games to call our own. The inaugural Australia Games were held in Melbourne in 1985. The competition was timed to feature in Victoria’s 150th anniversary celebrations. But despite the name it …

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Jan 25 2015

Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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Jan 23 2015

50 years for Northern Rivers television

Northern Rivers Television, now part of the Southern Cross Ten regional network, was officially launched 50 years ago today. The licence to operate the commercial station in the Grafton-Kempsey market, incorporating Coffs Harbour, was granted unopposed to Northern Rivers Television Limited in October 1962. It was part of the fourth stage of the introduction of …

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Jan 23 2015

Prime7 to close Tamworth studios, again

The regional Prime7 network has announced that it will be shutting down production at its Tamworth studios and will relocate the Tamworth and North Coast news bulletins to Canberra. The move comes three years after Prime7 reversed an earlier decision to shut down production at its Goonoo Goonoo Road site. At the time political pressure and …

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Jan 19 2015

1995: January 21-27

Cover: Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) Beauty and the beast Getaway reporter Tina Dalton‘s documentary Flight Of The Rhino is to screen on the Nine Network this week. The documentary shows both the efforts to save the African black rhinoceros, which is being hunted for its precious horns, and the horrifying, yet necessary, steps to save them from the …

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Jan 16 2015

TV Week Logie Awards: Who got my vote

Earlier this week, TV Week opened voting for the 57th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards are to take place at Crown Melbourne, on 3 May and be televised on the Nine Network. It will actually be Nine’s 20th consecutive coverage of TV’s ‘night of nights’ since Seven and Ten opted out of the …

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Jan 16 2015

1995: January 14-20

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) A Hall of Fame! TV Week has announced that the Melbourne Concert Hall at the Victorian Arts Centre will be host of the 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards, to be held in April and televised on the Seven Network. The Concert Hall, opened in 1982, …

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