Category: Ten Turns 50

Jul 01 2015

Ten Brisbane turns 50

Ten Brisbane is 50 years old today. As well as being Brisbane’s third commercial station it was also the third station to launch in the Independent Television System — the network now known as Network Ten. The licence to operate the new channel was awarded to Universal Telecasters (Queensland) Limited in February 1964. But only a few weeks …

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Apr 05 2015

TEN10… from Arcade to E Street

Continuing the early history of TEN10, Sydney. Refer also to Part I and Part II. Leading into the ’80s, TEN10 and the newly-relaunched Network Ten had its hopes stacked on its new soapie — Arcade. With a $3 million budget, the main studio decked out to portray a shopping mall, an impressive cast of fresh and mature talent …

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Apr 04 2015

TEN10… Sex and the Seventies

Continuing the history of TEN10, Sydney. Part I can be found here. The Seventies began with TEN10 still in a precarious financial situation. Profits were small and both the channel and the renamed 0-10 Network were yet to have a break out hit after over five years on air. The network’s first attempt at serious drama, the …

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Apr 03 2015

TEN10… the Sixties and all that!

This Sunday, 5 April, marks the 50th birthday for Sydney’s TEN10. Today and over the weekend we’ll take a look at the channel’s formative years. Following the launch of ATV0 in Melbourne in 1964, the year 1965 saw the new Independent Television System (ITS) network extend to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Sydney joined the network with the …

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Apr 03 2015

TEN Sydney turns 50

This Sunday, 5 April, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of TEN10, Sydney. Today and over the weekend, we will take a look back at the channel’s formative decades — how the station began and how it fared as the new kid on the TV block. The shows that worked… and the ones that …

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Aug 01 2014

Ten: 2000 to now

[Part V marks the conclusion of this week’s tribute to Network Ten on its 50th anniversary. Refer to earlier posts Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Network Ten’s 50th anniversary special 50 Years Young screens Sunday 3 August, 6.30pm] The new millennium saw Ten sign up comedian Rove McManus (pictured), whose late …

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Jul 31 2014

Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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Jul 29 2014

ATV0: The Channel 0 Viewers’ Club

[Part II of this week’s tribute to 50 years of the Ten Network. Part I can be found here] Television stations of all kinds have always had to come up with ways to entice viewers to tune in and sample their wares. In the case of Melbourne’s new ATV Channel 0 upon its launch in 1964 …

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Jul 29 2014

ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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