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May 09 2016

Obituary: Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy, the radio announcer who went on to become one of Australia’s most successful television producers, has died at the age of 92. His media career began in the 1950s as a sports commentator on Sydney radio station 2SM. This led to him developing and hosting radio game shows, the most successful being Wheel …

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Jul 01 2015

Ten Brisbane turns 50

Ten Brisbane is 50 years old today. As well as being Brisbane’s third commercial station it was also the third station to launch in the Independent Television System — the network now known as Network Ten. The licence to operate the new channel was awarded to Universal Telecasters (Queensland) Limited in February 1964. But only a few weeks …

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Apr 05 2015

TEN10… from Arcade to E Street

Continuing the early history of TEN10, Sydney. Refer also to Part I and Part II. Leading into the ’80s, TEN10 and the newly-relaunched Network Ten had its hopes stacked on its new soapie — Arcade. With a $3 million budget, the main studio decked out to portray a shopping mall, an impressive cast of fresh and mature talent …

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Mar 15 2015

1995: March 4-10

Cover: Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue Kimberley swaps sides Hey Hey It’s Saturday‘s plans to secure Kimberley Joseph for an on-air role (reported two weeks ago) have come undone. The former Paradise Beach star had already taped a segment ahead of Hey Hey‘s scheduled return for 1995, but two days before the show was to return to …

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Jul 29 2014

ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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Jul 08 2014

Ten’s 50 Years Young

Network Ten is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the special, 50 Years Young. Hosted by The Project’s Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar the special will look at the memorable shows and moments from Ten’s 50 years on air. “I’m thrilled to be co-hosting 50 Years Young with Peter Helliar. As a child I used to …

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Jul 01 2014

What’s your favourite Ten show?

Network Ten will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary with a special, 50 Years Young. The program will feature an all-star cast of past and present Ten personalities, including Rove McManus, Bert Newton, Dr Chris Brown, Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Sandra Sully, Johnny Young, Chrissie Swann, Denise Drysdale, Claudia Karvan, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Samuel Johnson, Osher …

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Aug 24 2012

Ten loses programming chief

The Ten Network’s failed post-Olympics program line-up has triggered the resignation of longtime Chief Programming Officer David Mott (pictured). Mott’s resignation, which was effective immediately, comes only days after the cancellation of talent show Everybody Dance Now after only four episodes.  The big-budget series, hosted by Sarah Murdoch (wife of Ten chairman Lachlan Murdoch) and …

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