June 2015 archive

Jun 30 2015

1995: June 24-30

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) How Sale sank the soaps! It was meant to be the battle of the soaps — Seven‘s Home And Away versus Ten‘s new Echo Point — but the winner of the 7.00pm timeslot has been Sale Of The Century! Ten’s new effort has debuted to ratings that have …

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Jun 30 2015

1995: June 17-23

Cover: Kylie Minogue The hour is nigh! After months of speculation it now appears that Nine‘s Jana Wendt is to move to New York to appear on the US version of 60 Minutes. Her contract with Nine expires at the end of the year — and through Nine’s output arrangements with the US it will still …

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Jun 29 2015

1995: June 10-16

Home And Away home wrecker! “I’ve never wanted to play a goody-two-shows character,” Home And Away star Isla Fisher (pictured) told TV Week as her character, Shannon, sets her sights on the recently-married Shane (Dieter Brummer). “I’m not there to have the entire population fall in love with my character — that’s unrealistic. I think …

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Jun 28 2015

1995: June 3-9

Cover: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny (The X Files) Nicolle returns to her old haunts! Former Home And Away favourite Nicolle Dickson is returning to the series… two years after her character, Bobby, was killed off! In upcoming episodes, Ailsa (Judy Nunn), who is approaching a nervous breakdown, has visions of her dead friend, Bobby. “It’s …

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Jun 26 2015

Channel 78 is off and racing…

Another channel has just joined our free-to-air ranks. Channel 78, formerly the home of infomercial channel Fresh Ideas TV, has relaunched as a racing station from the Seven Network in association with Racing Victoria. As part of its broadcast rights agreement with Racing Victoria (RV) and as an interim measure following the cessation of Victorian …

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Jun 16 2015

Chris Bath to exit Seven

After 20 years with the Seven Network, Sydney newsreader Chris Bath has decided to walk away. Bath, who reads the Friday and Saturday night Seven News and hosts current affairs program Sunday Night, will leave Seven at the end of July. In a statement issued by the network, Bath said: “This has been a very …

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Jun 12 2015

Nine Perth turns 50

Happy Birthday to Perth’s STW Nine which turns 50 years old today. The licence to operate Perth’s second commercial station was awarded to Swan Television in February 1964. Among the shareholders in Swan Television was Ansett Transport Industries — the company which had been awarded the licence to operate Melbourne’s third commercial station, ATV0, and …

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Jun 11 2015

Southern Cross Ten axes Weeknights program

Southern Cross Ten has today (Thursday) announced the cancellation of its local news and current affairs program Weeknights in Shepparton. The locally-based program, which debuted in March 2011, offered an alternative local news program to the Shepparton and Goulburn Valley market in regional Victoria. The only other local news program broadcast in the region is WIN News, presented …

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