January 2017 archive

Jan 31 2017

SCA, WIN in negotiation over NRN

Southern Cross Austereo has announced that it has entered into talks with WIN Corporation about selling its northern NSW television assets. SCA operates station NRN (Northern Rivers Television Pty Ltd) as a Network Ten outlet (formerly as Southern Cross Ten) which is opposite to its outlets in regional Victoria, regional Queensland, Southern NSW and ACT where it aligns …

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Jan 26 2017

Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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Jan 26 2017

Ten downsizes newsreading teams

As the 2017 ratings year approaches, Network Ten has announced that it will be chopping three newsreaders from its network line-up. From Monday 13 February, Ten Eyewitness News First At Five will revert to a single-newsreader format in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Adelaide and Perth newscasts already operate with single news presenters — with Rebecca …

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Jan 19 2017

TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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Jan 07 2017

Retro Month returns to Rage

The annual tradition that is Rage‘s Retro Month kicks off again this weekend. As has happened every January for many years now, Retro Month delves into the ABC archive of music and pop culture. The first Saturday night instalment, which actually kicks of 12.05am Sunday 8 January, features five episodes of Countdown: 12:00am COUNTDOWN February …

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Jan 01 2017

New Year, New Classic TV Guides

TCN9, Australia’s first TV station, was launched on Sunday, 16 September 1956. The station’s first week of programs feature in the latest additions to Classic TV Guides. TCN9’s first week of programming was a limited affair. The period from the station’s opening night in September through to the end of October was seen largely as …

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