March 2018 archive

Nine signs $300m tennis deal

The Nine Network has announced it has signed a five-year deal with Tennis Australia. The $300 million deal, effective from 2020, will include broadcast, streaming, mobile, digital and social platforms for premier tennis events including the Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart Internationals, the Hopman Cup in Perth and the Australian Open in Melbourne. In a press statement …

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Southern Cross News gets a refresh

Last week Tasmania’s Southern Cross News received a much needed and long awaited refresh in shifting to a new, more modern studio. The news had been presented from a set that dates back to the Nineties and a studio that dates back to when the station debuted as TNT9 in 1962. At the close of …

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Obituary: Nigel Dick

Nigel Dick AM, one of Australia’s first and widely experienced TV executives, has died at the age of 89. Born in the UK in 1928, he came to Australia in the 1940s and by the early 1950s was working in sales for Frank Packer‘s Consolidated Press. When Packer, who owned TCN9 in Sydney, bought Melbourne’s …

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The Mike Walsh Show goes online

In the early 1970s Mike Walsh sought to prove that housewives and retirees, who made up the majority of daytime TV audiences, deserved better content in daytime TV than re-runs, cheap game shows and segments on housekeeping. For over 2000 episodes, The Mike Walsh Show not only brought variety and the showbiz elite to afternoons but …

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Southern Cross GTS-BKN turns 50

This week has marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of South Australian regional station GTS4. Spencer Gulf Telecasters was awarded a licence to operate the commercial channel for the Spencer Gulf North region in 1967 — providing a local competitor to national broadcaster ABC, which had been in the area for two years already. …

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