Tag: Bert’s Family Feud

Jan 19 2017

TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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Jun 22 2014

Bert Newton quietly exits Nine

The Nine Network has confirmed that it has not renewed ties with Bert Newton after his contract with the network quietly lapsed last year — potentially ending a TV career that began back in 1957, just months after TV began in Australia. The Daily Telegraph reports that industry speculation over Newton’s contract at Nine was triggered …

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Jun 01 2014

Ten to stage Family Feud revival

Family Feud, the classic game show format, is set for a revival on Network Ten. While the format revival is not a huge surprise — it had been circulating around the industry rumour mill for some time — the choice of host is an unlikely one. Former Sunrise weatherman and Seven Network host Grant Denyer (pictured) …

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Aug 13 2012

Bert in the Hot Seat… and Big Brother?

Although he has been under contract with the Nine Network since 2006, having returned after 20 years and a lengthy stint as host of Ten‘s former daytime flagship Good Morning Australia, Bert Newton has not made an appearance on the network since last hosting 20 To 1 in 2010. However, he will be making an appearance as a …

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Nov 22 2010

Turning the lights out at Television City

It started life at the turn of the 20th century as a piano factory, and then a soup factory. Then, in 1956, the building at Bendigo Street, Richmond, became part of the dawn of the new industry of television and went from producing 57 varieties of soup to a variety of a completely different kind. …

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Feb 27 2010

GTV9 sells off Hollywood-on-the-Yarra

The address of 22 Bendigo Street, Richmond, has been one of Australian TV’s most famous and iconic addresses.  The century-old building has for more than 50 years been home to GTV9 – a channel that began test broadcasts, covering the Melbourne Olympic Games, in 1956 before launching proper operation early in 1957. The building was …

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Oct 23 2008

Melbourne’s Guide turns 18

The Herald Sun Guide has been a weekly supplement in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper since October 1990. Though it could be said that the Guide actually had its origins as Melbourne’s Listener In which began as a radio listing back in 1925 and continued publication until 1987, ending its days as TV Scene. The Sun …

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Dec 28 2007

The Year That Was… #9: Game shows sing, spell and con through ’07

Game shows are a staple in any TV network’s diet, but this year saw an absolute gluttony on the genre as new titles were unleashed onto the viewing public. The game show battle started in January when Seven launched The Rich List hosted by Andrew O’Keefe (pictured), already of Deal Or No Deal fame. The …

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