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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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Mar 07 2015

ABC2 turns 10

ABC‘s secondary channel ABC2 turns 10 years old today. The new channel came two years after ABC had been forced to axe its previous digital channels ABC Kids and Fly TV due to budget cuts. ABC2 launched in a rather low key manner on the morning of Monday, 7 March 2005. Anyone watching to see the …

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Jan 08 2015

Ten years ago: Australia Unites

On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake off the Indonesian coast triggered a tsunami that caused massive devastation to a number of countries including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives and Somalia. Over 200,000 people were killed by the tsunami with many more injured or unaccounted for. Whole towns and villages were decimated. Two weeks after the …

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Jan 08 2015

Ratings 2014: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2014. 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 2014

And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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Dec 23 2014

Cyclone Tracy: ‘The day Darwin died’

Christmas Day 1974 is forever remembered as the day that Darwin was flattened by Cyclone Tracy. The destructive winds, measured to 200 km/h before the equipment itself failed, damaged or destroyed virtually every home and building in the tropical city. Seventy one people died and many more were injured. Much of the city’s 45,000 residents …

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