Tag: Network Ten

Feb 04 2018

TV in ’73 on Australia’s Action Station

Flashback to February 1973 — and Melbourne’s ATV0 has published a glossy 8-page magazine liftout to promote its big-ticket line-up for the new TV season. American shows take top-billing in the glossy pages… with new shows MASH, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Waltons, The Delphi Bureau, Jigsaw and The Sixth Sense. All these years later, …

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Feb 01 2018

Ratings 2017: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2017. 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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Dec 31 2017

The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

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Dec 26 2017

Adelaide’s Great TV Channel Swap

On the evening of Saturday 26 December 1987, newsreaders of Adelaide’s Seven National News on ADS7 signed off the bulletin with a reminder to viewers to tune in the following night to Channel 10. At around the same time, the rival Eyewitness News on SAS10 was prompting its viewers to pop over to Channel 7. …

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Dec 19 2017

The Making of ATV Channel 0

It is not often that we can witness the construction of a television station. However, thanks to rare footage that has come to light, we now get a close-up glimpse at the formation, construction and early days of Melbourne’s third commercial station ATV Channel 0 (now the Melbourne branch of Network Ten). The licence to operate …

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Dec 04 2017

Seven wins 2017

For the eleventh year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 29.6%, followed by Nine (28.1%), Ten (18.0%), ABC (17.1%) and SBS …

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Nov 16 2017

CBS completes Ten acquisition

US broadcaster CBS Corporation has completed its takeover of Ten Network Holdings. The deal gives the company Network Ten’s broadcast channels Ten, One and Eleven and online platform TenPlay. In a media statement issued earlier today, Network Ten CEO Paul Anderson said:  “We are delighted that the purchase of Ten by CBS Corporation, one of the largest and …

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Oct 16 2017

Lisa Wilkinson joins Network Ten

Surprise announcement from Network Ten is that it has signed up Today‘s Lisa Wilkinson for 2018. Ten’s announcement came shortly after Wilkinson and the Nine Network had announced that she was leaving Today effective immediately. She had joined Today in 2007, at a time when it was recovering from a ratings fallout following the short-lived tenure …

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Aug 28 2017

US media giant CBS buys Ten

CBS Corporation, owner of the CBS television network in the US, has announced its agreement to buy the business and assets of Ten Network Holdings. The deal, which includes CBS taking over Ten, Tenplay and supplementary channels One and Eleven, follows a competitive sales process that was also reported to include a rival bid by …

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Jul 01 2017

Receivers called in to Network Ten

Receivers have been called in to Network Ten, two weeks after the company was placed in voluntary administration. PPB Advisory has advised that Christopher Hill, Phil Carter and David McEvoy have been appointed as Receivers and Managers to Ten Network Holdings. The company says that it will be business as usual at Ten while the …

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