February 2018 archive

Feb 19 2018

TV Week announces 2018 Logie Awards

TV Week has announced details of this year’s TV Week Logie Awards. This year, for the first time, the awards will be hosted in Queensland, at The Star Gold Coast, and will take place on Sunday 1 July. It is the first time in the awards’ 60 years history that they are being presented from …

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Feb 12 2018

Obituary: Sir Nicholas Shehadie

Sir Nicholas Shehadie, former chairman of SBS, has died at the age of 92. Born in Sydney of Lebanese descent, Shehadie developed an early interest in sport and was picked for the Randwick Rugby Club at age 15. He went on to play 30 Tests and 100 games for Australia, and captained the Wallabies. After …

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Feb 05 2018

Skippy turns 50

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, possibly Australian television’s first great export, made its Australian debut 50 years ago this month — starting first in Sydney and Melbourne on 5 February 1968, with other states to follow. Ninety-one episodes over three series were made between 1966 and 1969.  Following the adventures of the Waratah National Park ranger’s youngest …

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Feb 04 2018

TV in ’73 on Australia’s Action Station

Flashback to February 1973 — and Melbourne’s ATV0 has published a glossy 8-page magazine liftout to promote its big-ticket line-up for the new TV season. American shows take top-billing in the glossy pages… with new shows MASH, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Waltons, The Delphi Bureau, Jigsaw and The Sixth Sense. All these years later, …

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Feb 01 2018

Ratings 2017: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2017. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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