November 2015 archive

Nov 30 2015

Seven wins 2015

The ratings year has come to an end. While the Seven Network claims the overall contest (6pm-12mn, 5 cities), as usual each of the players have claimed various prizes and achievements of their own. The Nine Network, coming second overall in prime time, has claimed to have victory over the advertiser-friendly demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. …

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Nov 29 2015

1995: November 25-December 1

Maggie makes her move The long-time simmering attraction between Blue Heelers cops PJ and Maggie (Martin Sacks and Lisa McCune, pictured) finally results in their first kiss as the series comes to a close for the year. But in a surprising development, given PJ’s usual forward manner with women, it is Maggie who makes the first …

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Nov 29 2015

1995: November 18-24

‘I’m looking forward to leaving!’ After three years as Home And Away‘s Angel, Melissa George (pictured) is preparing to say goodbye to the series that has made her famous. It is an exit that has brought mixed emotions for the young star. “I am looking forward to leaving next June. But it’s going to be …

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Nov 27 2015

Community TV on air through 2016

The Australian Community Television Alliance has announced that four of its member stations — C31 Melbourne, 44 Adelaide, 31 Digital Brisbane and WTV Perth — have accepted an offer from the Government to have their broadcast licences extended until the end of 2016. The community TV sector was informed last year that its access to …

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Nov 26 2015

9HD and 9Life launched today

The Nine Network has today (Thursday) launched its new lifestyle channel 9Life and commenced high definition of its main channel as 9HD. The changes, along with channels GEM and GO being re-named 9Gem and 9Go respectively, took place early this morning on Nine’s broadcast signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine Darwin is …

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Nov 23 2015

Obituary: Robin Stewart

Robin Stewart, the British actor who worked for many years in Australia, passed away over the weekend at the age of 69. Born in India to a Czechoslovakian father and English mother, Stewart’s acting career began as a child, having appeared in various stage productions in the UK and in the US by the time he …

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Nov 22 2015

50 years of TV in Mildura

The Mildura district in north west Victoria was the last in the state to receive television. Like most other regional areas in the heavily populated eastern states, Mildura was to have two television stations — a national service from the ABC and a local commercial channel. Plans to establish television in the region began as early as 1953, three …

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Nov 17 2015

1995: November 11-17

Ay, caramba! Simpsons poll shock! The votes are in. TV Week readers have responded to the magazine’s poll inviting them to nominate their top ten programs of all time. Only one Australian program (Home And Away) made the final top ten, with seven titles being American and two British. Vintage sitcom The Brady Bunch made tenth …

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Nov 10 2015

1995: November 4-10

Cover: Eliza Szonert (Neighbours) Mike Munro, this is your past life! This Is Your Life host Mike Munro has revealed this his own life has something of a colourful background, including a change to his name. Among his ancestors were Irish-born bushrangers, brothers Patrick and James Kenniff (though their original surname before settling in Australia …

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Nov 10 2015

SBS Food Network’s launch schedule

SBS has announced the opening schedule for its new food and lifestyle channel, Food Network. Food Network launches at 1.00pm AEDST on Tuesday 17 November but is now running a promo reel on Channel 33. Programming consists largely of titles sourced through an output deal with US packager Scripps Network Interactive, interspersed with repeat segments of …

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