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Dec 31 2017

The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

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Dec 04 2017

Seven wins 2017

For the eleventh year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 29.6%, followed by Nine (28.1%), Ten (18.0%), ABC (17.1%) and SBS …

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Nov 29 2017

The Dream Factory pays tribute to Ripponlea

ABC this week pays tribute to its legendary Ripponlea studios in the documentary The Dream Factory. The studios, based in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick and named after the historic homestead which is adjacent to it, were officially opened in May 1958, eighteen months after ABC’s Melbourne channel ABV2 began broadcasting. The studios continued to …

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Oct 31 2017

ABC Comedy: The first week

Following  news over the weekend that ABC2 will change to ABC Comedy from 4 December, ABC has now released details for the channel’s first week. Programming includes re-runs of familiar titles such as Spicks And Specks (shifting from 7.00pm to 7.30pm), Upper Middle Bogan, Ronny Chieng: International Student, Stop Laughing This Is Serious, The Ex-PM …

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Oct 29 2017

ABC2 to become ABC Comedy

YouTube: ABCTV ABC‘s re-branding of its multi-channels continues, with plans to replace ABC2 with ABC Comedy. The new channel, to launch 4 December, as the name implies will replace the prime-time entertainment and documentary channel with a line-up dedicated purely to comedy — drawing heavily on ABC’s existing library of content plus some new program …

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Jun 25 2017

Australia goes live to Our World

YouTube: watvhistory Only weeks after Australia was seeing Expo 67 live from Canada, the nation was once again linked to the Northern Hemisphere for a satellite television event. Our World was a two-hour real-time snapshot of a day in the life of 14 countries. Featuring live reports, beamed to the control centre at BBC in …

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Jun 05 2017

Expo 67: Satellite TV makes history

Television by satellite came to Australia in the mid-1960s — with two special event programs that brought the world to bleary eyed Australians in the early hours of the morning. The first such program was a live coverage of Australia’s contribution to Expo 67, being held in Montreal, Canada. Tuesday, 6 June 1967 was “Australia …

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Feb 04 2017

Ratings 2016: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2016. 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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Dec 31 2016

TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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Nov 28 2016

Seven wins 2016

For the tenth year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 7 February to 26 November, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 30.2%, followed by Nine (26.7%), Ten (18.8%), ABC (17.6%) and SBS …

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