Tag: Melbourne Cup

1978 Melbourne Cup makes TV history

Today (Tuesday) marks the 155th running of the Melbourne Cup — one of the world’s most famous Thoroughbred horse races. Thousands will be at Flemington Racecourse to witness the ‘race that stops a nation’, while millions will be watching on television across Australia and around the world. Flashback to 1978… and it was a significant …

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Obituary: Clem Dimsey

Clem Dimsey, best known as a former race caller for the Ten Network, has died at the age of 74. With a keen interest in horse racing, Dimsey called his first race at the age of 17 over the public address system at a race meeting in the small Victorian town of Quambatook. His media career started …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has this afternoon announced the nominations for the 57th annual TV Week Logie Awards — to be held in Melbourne on Sunday 3 May. As per usual custom the awards are divided between Most Popular (publicly-voted) and Most Outstanding (industry-voted) categories. The recipient of this year’s TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall Of Fame is …

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Who remembers the Australia Games?

We might have done okay at the Olympic Games and better at the Commonwealth Games… but it seems we still had to have a Games to call our own. The inaugural Australia Games were held in Melbourne in 1985. The competition was timed to feature in Victoria’s 150th anniversary celebrations. But despite the name it …

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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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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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1994: October 29-November 4

Cover: Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Home Improvement), Mark Curry (Hangin’ With Mr Cooper) Byrne hot for Real Life Rumours around the television industry indicate that former 60 Minutes reporter and Sydney radio 2BL presenter Jennifer Byrne is set to return to TV as host of Seven‘s Real Life, replacing Stan Grant. Adding fuel to the speculation is …

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Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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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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