Tag: ABC

Mar 31 2008

There’s an April fool born every centiday

April Fool’s Day invariably brings out all sorts of mockery from even the most serious news sources. But here’s an old one that we particularly loved. ABC‘s This Day Tonight in Adelaide proudly broke the news on 1 April 1975 that metric time was being introduced to Australia. The new metric time system would see …

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Feb 09 2008

Something’s in the air, again

The revamp of ABC2, while promising a range of new content, also appears to be bringing one or two titles out of the vaults. Starting Monday 11 February, ABC2 will be commencing a re-run of the rural soap-drama Something In The Air, which originally ran on ABC between January 2000 and May 2002. A production …

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Feb 08 2008

ABC. Redefining Television

From today at midday, ABC has ‘redefined television’ with the relaunch of its two TV channels in conjunction with promotion of their online TV. Now, the traditional ABC channel – broadcasting on analogue and standard definition digital – is ABC1 with the slogan ‘It begins with 1’. The second channel – on digital – is …

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Feb 06 2008

ABC1: It happens this Friday

ABC Director of Television Kim Dalton has announced today at a media launch in Sydney that the revamp of its main channel to ABC1 will happen at midday this Friday.The new ABC1 logo was meant to be kept under wraps until Friday’s launch but was leaked to the internet ten days ago, and published in …

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Feb 03 2008

YouTube: Girls Next Door

Found on YouTube, a sketch from the D-Generation‘s The Late Show that I’d always remembered fondly and even now viewing it so many years later still raises laughs. Teen pop groups are a pretty easy target for sketch comedy but there is still plenty to like about The Late Show‘s mockumentary-styled sketch on a group …

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Jan 30 2008

ABC logo change sparks national fear!

Well haven’t things got into a spin for our national broadcaster Aunty ABC? There has been speculation for some time that ABC was planning a visual revamp of its two television channels – the traditional channel known to many simply as ‘Channel 2’ but branded as ABC, and the relatively new digital-only channel ABC2. With …

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Jan 21 2008

What is ABC up to?

ABC viewers would have seen station promotions featuring the phrase “There’s a change ahead”. So what does this mean? Teaser campaigns like this are nothing new – last year the Ten Network ran a two-month campaign to promote “a change is coming” to veteran soap Neighbours. And some will remember when Ten also ran a …

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Jan 20 2008

ABC remembers Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy was the Queen of Melbourne television and radio in the 1960s and 1970s – through regular appearances on In Melbourne Tonight, co-hosting the long-running variety show The Penthouse Club, and presenting a popular afternoon show on radio 3AW. Her popularity was acknowledged with several TV Week Logie awards for most popular Victorian personality …

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Dec 22 2007

The Year That Was… #6: Drama makes a comeback

The year 2006 brought on all sorts of doom and gloom about TV drama production; ABC didn’t have money to make any, Seven had axed Blue Heelers after 12 years of loyal service, Ten had some luck with telemovies but Tripping Over didn’t fare so well, and their only ongoing production was the veteran soap …

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Dec 03 2007

Merry Christmas, ’76 style

Christmas 1976 – and Melbourne’s Sunday Observer TV magazine had it covered with Season’s Greetings from all the A-list stars of the year in TV. On the cover (above) was GTV9 reporter Mickie de Stoop offering her best wishes for the festive season: “Christmas is for kids, and I hope yours is wonderful no matter …

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