Tag: Network Ten

Nov 22 2007

For Sale! Another TV icon

Following the recent announcement of the sale of Nine‘s studios in Sydney and Melbourne, and even BBC selling off its iconic Television Centre in London – another historic TV property is now on the market – the Global Television Studios in the Melbourne suburb of Nunawading. When transport tycoon Reg Ansett secured the licence to …

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Nov 03 2007

Ten’s not-so-Young Doctors

One of Australia’s first long-running soaps The Young Doctors, could be making a comeback twenty-five years after the last patient checked out of the mythical Alfred Memorial Hospital. Network Ten is believed to be in negotiation with FremantleMedia, whose predecessor Reg Grundy Productions was responsible for the original The Young Doctors, about putting together a …

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Nov 02 2007

Charmaine Dragun

Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun has been found dead today in Sydney. Ms Dragun’s body was reportedly found in Sydney’s The Gap around 4.00pm this afternoon. Originally from Western Australia, Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in Perth before moving to the east to co-present Ten’s Perth news bulletin, which is based in …

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Oct 20 2007

No news is good news for Thiele

TVQ10 Brisbane newsreader Marie-Louise Thiele has announced she is leaving Ten News after 17 years so she can spend more time with her family. A former print journalist, the mother of three is signing-off from the Brisbane bulletin for the last time in December. Ms Thiele began reading the 6.00pm Ten Eyewitness News bulletin for …

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Sep 14 2007

A new channel… seriously!

Exciting news in the world of digital television with the Ten Network announcing that they are going to be the first commercial network in Australia to offer a separately-programmed high-definition channel. TEN HD, to commence in December, will offer programs currently simulcast with the analogue and standard-definition channels, but significantly also promises 50 hours per …

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Aug 05 2007

Do you know… ??

I received an email from an overseas visitor to the website asking the following: “My question, and I hope you can point me in the right direction for further research if you don’t know the answer, is this: There was a short run musical mini-series on, probably in late ’76 – I think it was …

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Jun 30 2007

Suddenly… it’s 20 years…….

Hard to believe, but this Sunday 1 July marks the 20th anniversary of the famous Neighbours wedding of Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) and Charlene Ramsay (Kylie Minogue). The Romeo-and-Juliet-type romance of Scott and Charlene, which essentially brought together the two neighbouring (and sometimes feuding) families in Ramsay Street, was a major drawcard during the show’s …

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Mar 13 2007

“The night Australian TV lost its virginity……….”

It was thirty five years ago tonight, 13 March, that Australian TV ‘lost its virginity’ with the tell-all tales of life in a suburban block of flats in Sydney – Number 96.The critics hated it, the censors constantly monitored it, and the viewers couldn’t get enough of it – as Number 96 became compulsive viewing …

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Mar 01 2007

Whatever happened to …. ?

While watching the TV in the waiting room at the GP’s today, i was confronted by what is known as Good Health Television.. basically a “channel” of segments discussing various health topics. While this concept is nothing new, it has apparently been playing in doctors waiting rooms for 15 years, I was surprised to see …

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