Tag: Australia Live

Sep 25 2016

TV At 60: Hey Hey tops readers poll

The votes are in and have been counted… and readers of this website have voted Hey Hey It’s Saturday as their favourite program from 60 years of Australian television. Meanwhile, three titles not included in the original top 60 were voted in enough numbers to get into the list — Wheel Of Fortune, Matlock Police …

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Sep 12 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part II

Continuing the countdown of the top 60 Australian TV shows. Numbers 60 to 51 were published yesterday. Feel free to share or comment and there will be a poll later in the week. 50. This Fabulous Century (Seven, 1979) Billed at the time as the most expensive documentary project ever undertaken by Australian TV, This …

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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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Dec 31 2013

The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Apr 05 2013

Obituary: Tommy Tycho

Musician, composer and conductor Tommy Tycho has died aged 84 after suffering complications of pneumonia. Born in Hungary, Tycho started his career as a pianist for ABC radio in the 1950s.  With the advent of television Tycho moved to Sydney channel ATN7, performing on the station’s opening night program in December 1956. By 1957 he …

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Jan 01 2013

Australia Live: The Celebration Of A Nation

New Year’s Day 25 years ago was marked by a landmark television event to signify the start of the year-long celebration of 200 years of European settlement in this country. Australia Live: The Celebration Of A Nation was a massive technical exercise in a rare joint venture between three networks — ABC, SBS and Nine …

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May 29 2011

TelevisionAU Update 29-May-2011

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #58: Although swimming champion Ian Thorpe (pictured) was still winning medals and breaking records in 2002, he took a brief diversion into television as the host of the Seven Network‘s Undercover Angels, a short-lived series that saw Thorpe’s ‘angels’ – actress Simone Kessell, Katie Underwood (from the pop group Bardot manufactured by Seven’s …

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Aug 07 2010

Ray Martin on Talking Heads

Ray Martin makes a return to the 6.30pm timeslot in a couple of weeks – but it’s not on A Current Affair, the show that he hosted for many years, but rather as a guest on ABC’s Talking Heads. Martin talks candidly to host Peter Thompson about his early childhood life – a life of …

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