June 2018 archive

Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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Southern Cross Television to become Seven

Southern Cross Austereo has announced that its Southern Cross Television brand will become Seven from 1 July. The change affects Southern Cross Television in Darwin, central Australia and Tasmania and Southern Cross GTS-BKN in South Australia — all Seven Network affiliates. Southern Cross News in Tasmania will become Seven News Tasmania. No changes to staffing …

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Paradise Beach, where sand gets in the soap

The Eighties and Nineties sure brought some soapie clunkers to the otherwise top-rating Nine Network. After the demise of former hit series The Young Doctors and The Sullivans, each year brought the promise of a new arrival that would, inevitably, die a ratings death and play out its remaining episodes in the summer non-ratings period. …

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Community TV granted two year extension

Community television is celebrating the granting of a further two year extension to its broadcast licences. Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield has granted stations C31 (Melbourne), 44 (Adelaide) and WTV (Perth) an extension to broadcast to 30 June 2020. The extension follows a recent round table discussion between the Government and the community television stations. …

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