Tag: Foxtel

Oct 17 2016

1996: August 31-September 6

Cover: Fran Drescher (The Nanny) ‘Death by misadventure’ Actors and media identities have criticised Prime Minister John Howard‘s recent announcement to strip the ABC of $70 million in funding over the next two years. “The ABC had such great promise and I don’t see why we buried her,” actor Steve Bisley, starring in ABC’s GP, …

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Aug 28 2016

1996: July 13-19

Cover: Catherine McClements (Water Rats) Torn between two Selinas Home And Away newcomer Ben Unwin was excited to be having his first screen kiss on the soap — but it was a kiss that could have put him out of action for weeks. While Unwin, as Jesse, was in the throes of teenage passion with …

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Sep 24 2015

Obituary: Mike Gibson

Journalist Mike Gibson, best known from the Nine and Ten networks during the 1980s and 1990s, has died at the age of 75. With a background as a newspaper reporter, Gibson worked in radio in the 1970s, including a successful stint co-hosting the top rating morning show on Sydney station 2SM. He later worked at rival stations 2GB …

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Aug 18 2015

AFL locks in Seven, Foxtel, Telstra for $2.5b

The AFL has locked in the Seven Network, Foxtel and Telstra as broadcast partners for the league for the 2017 to 2022 seasons, collecting around $2.5 billion in the process. The value of the six-year deal is well above the existing rights package which was valued at $1.25 billion for the 2012 to 2016 seasons. The …

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Aug 09 2015

1995: August 5-11

Cover: Kevin Costner Cameron F/X a comeback Cameron Daddo, the former Perfect Match host who moved to the US to pursue an acting career, has landed a leading role in the TV pilot F/X. The new show, based on the films F/X and F/X2, is being filmed in Toronto as a two-hour pilot which producers …

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Jul 27 2015

Ten chief Hamish McLennan steps down

Network Ten has announced that Hamish McLennan (pictured), who has filled both CEO and Chairman roles for the company, will be stepping down from the network effective immediately. He joined Ten as Chief Executive Officer in February 2013 and was elected by the board to add the role of Executive Chairman in March 2014, following the departure of …

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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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Jan 01 2015

Paying for TV’s new Galaxy

For years we’d been getting TV “free” — although we’d been paying for it all along with our taxes and indirectly through mark ups on anything we bought. But on 1 January 1995 — twenty years ago — television expanded into a new galaxy… literally. Pay TV had finally arrived. Like with most other media in …

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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 01 2014

Seven wins 2014

The television ratings have ended for another year. While Seven has claimed the main prize, it is a contest where Nine and Ten also find something to celebrate. Nine claims it has won the contest for the advertiser-friendly younger demographics and for the 6.00pm news battle. Ten, which just scraped ahead of ABC after being beaten by them last …

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