Tag: Foxtel

Brian Henderson for Logies’ Hall of Fame

Former Sydney TV newsreader Brian Henderson is to be inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall of Fame. New Zealand-born Henderson, a Gold Logie winner in 1968 (pictured), had joined TCN9 in the late 1950s.  He dominated Sydney television for over 40 years as newsreader at TCN and was known nationally as host of pop …

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And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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Foxtel scores Brian Henderson return

Retired Sydney newsreader Brian Henderson (pictured) is returning to TV after ten years… but don’t expect to see him on screen. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 81-year-old is coming out of retirement to narrate a documentary for Foxtel based on the 1977 Granville train disaster.  It is a news story he remembers well, not …

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Nine dodges receivers’ bullet

A little over 56 years ago Bruce Gyngell announced “Good evening, and welcome to television” on Sydney’s — and Australia’s — first television station, TCN9. For the past few days, his son David Gyngell, as CEO of Nine’s parent company Nine Entertainment Co., was at the forefront of the company’s bid to stay out of receivership despite it …

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Wentworth reinvents Prisoner

Foxtel has announced the cast for its upcoming production Wentworth, a modern rewrite of the classic series Prisoner. The 10-episode series, which begins production in Melbourne next week, will star New Zealand-born actress Danielle Cormack (East West 101, Rake, Underbelly: Razor) in the key role of Bea Smith, the character initially made famous by Val …

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Nine sells off ACP Magazines division

ACP Magazines, the magazine publishing arm of the Nine Entertainment Co. (NEC) and publisher of 85 titles including TV Week and Foxtel magazine, has been sold to German group Bauer for an undisclosed sum. The sale brings an end to an era in publishing which dates back to 1936 with the formation of Consolidated Press, …

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What we watched: September 2001

A bit of a random snapshot of what we were watching on TV back in September 2001. It was almost eleven years ago… digital TV was very much in its infancy, Big Brother had not long finished its first series, the Seven Network had just broadcast its last AFL match before handing the broadcast rights …

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Return To Eden: An ’80s saga coming back

The Nine Network may have taken the recent US revival of ’80s super soap Dallas (which is due to screen on Nine later this year) as the cue to lunge into its own remake of an ’80s soapie saga, the former Network Ten series Return To Eden. The re-telling of Return To Eden comes only a …

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Nine starts 3D trial for Olympics

The Nine Network today (16 July) starts test transmissions in 3D in the lead-up to the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games. The network will be conducting the transmissions in Sydney (UHF Channel 35), Melbourne (UHF35), Brisbane (UHF31), Adelaide (UHF31), Perth (UHF38) and the Gold Coast (UHF50). Viewers with compatible tuners — and 3D glasses …

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Prisoner re-make to focus on Bea Smith

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Foxtel has signed a deal with FremantleMedia to re-tell the tale of life inside the fictional Wentworth Detention Centre. The deal, which comes after months of negotiations, is to lead to Wentworth, a modern take on the TV classic Prisoner.  To be produced in Melbourne, the new show’s premise …

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