April 2015 archive

Apr 05 2015

TEN10… from Arcade to E Street

Continuing the early history of TEN10, Sydney. Refer also to Part I and Part II. Leading into the ’80s, TEN10 and the newly-relaunched Network Ten had its hopes stacked on its new soapie — Arcade. With a $3 million budget, the main studio decked out to portray a shopping mall, an impressive cast of fresh and mature talent …

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Apr 04 2015

TEN10… Sex and the Seventies

Continuing the history of TEN10, Sydney. Part I can be found here. The Seventies began with TEN10 still in a precarious financial situation. Profits were small and both the channel and the renamed 0-10 Network were yet to have a break out hit after over five years on air. The network’s first attempt at serious drama, the …

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Apr 03 2015

TEN10… the Sixties and all that!

This Sunday, 5 April, marks the 50th birthday for Sydney’s TEN10. Today and over the weekend we’ll take a look at the channel’s formative years. Following the launch of ATV0 in Melbourne in 1964, the year 1965 saw the new Independent Television System (ITS) network extend to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Sydney joined the network with the …

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Apr 03 2015

TEN Sydney turns 50

This Sunday, 5 April, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of TEN10, Sydney. Today and over the weekend, we will take a look back at the channel’s formative decades — how the station began and how it fared as the new kid on the TV block. The shows that worked… and the ones that …

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Apr 01 2015

What is 40 years in metric time?

Every year, media outlets around the world see how much they can do outdo each other for the most preposterous April Fool’s Day gag. It was 40 years ago that ABC‘s This Day Tonight program unveiled a corker which attracted national attention at the time and more recently has gone global! Nigel Starck, in 1975 a reporter for …

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