Tag Archive: ABC

Feb 23 2016

Ten’s HD message blurring definition

Network Ten has announced that it will be launching a high definition simulcast of its main Ten channel on Wednesday 2 March. The announcement, which relates to Ten’s signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, follows the Nine Network‘s move to simulcast its main channel in high definition back in November — with ABC set …

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Jan 09 2016

Ratings 2015: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2015. 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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Jan 01 2016

Obituary: Brian Johns

Brian Johns, former managing director of ABC and SBS, has died in Sydney at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer. Queensland-born Johns was a journalist at newspapers including The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald and magazine The Bulletin. He went on to become Principal Adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and …

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Dec 31 2015

And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Nov 30 2015

Seven wins 2015

The ratings year has come to an end. While the Seven Network claims the overall contest (6pm-12mn, 5 cities), as usual each of the players have claimed various prizes and achievements of their own. The Nine Network, coming second overall in prime time, has claimed to have victory over the advertiser-friendly demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. …

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Nov 22 2015

50 years of TV in Mildura

The Mildura district in north west Victoria was the last in the state to receive television. Like most other regional areas in the heavily populated eastern states, Mildura was to have two television stations — a national service from the ABC and a local commercial channel. Plans to establish television in the region began as early as 1953, three …

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Oct 25 2015

Starting from zero… 35 years of SBS TV

This weekend marks 35 years since Bruce Gyngell (pictured) announced “Good evening, and welcome to multicultural television,” on the opening night of Channel 0/28 — the network that is now SBS. The birth of 0/28 and multicultural television came five years after the launch of ‘ethnic’ radio stations in Sydney and Melbourne that would eventually come under the …

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Aug 27 2015

Aussat: Dawn of TV’s satellite age

Australia’s domestic communication networks entered the space age 30 years ago today, with the launch of the Aussat satellite. The concept of a domestic satellite was first raised in 1977 with a proposal from Kerry Packer‘s Australian Consolidated Press, owner of TCN9 Sydney and GTV9 Melbourne. Packer, who at the time was masterminding his rebel World Series …

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Jul 22 2015

ABC News 24 turns 5

ABC News 24, Australia’s first free-to-air 24 hour dedicated news channel, turns five years old today. The channel, based at ABC‘s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney, launched on 22 July 2010 at 7.30pm (AEST) during the Federal Election campaign Although ABC News 24’s daily ratings share rarely lifts above a single per cent, the broadcaster claims that the channel has …

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Mar 25 2015

Seven signs 2016 Paralympics Games deal

The Seven Network has secured rights to broadcast the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The deal, which includes broadcast and subscription television, radio, online, mobile and Hybrid Broadband Broadcast, makes it the first time the Paralympic Games have been covered by Australian commercial television. They have traditionally been broadcast on ABC. Seven is promising 14 …

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