Tag: Nine Network

The Year That Was… #5: The dawn of HD

New Year’s Day 2007 marked a change to Australia’s digital television landscape. From that day on, commercial stations were permitted to open a dedicated high-definition (HD) channel with content separate to the analogue or standard-definition channels (or the core channels as ACMA identifies them) Didn’t hear about it? You weren’t alone. We all thought the …

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Merry Christmas from QTQ9! (1967)

Brisbane QTQ9‘s Christmas wishes to TV Week readers in 1967. The angel at the top of the tree is QTQ9 presenter Annette Allison. Children’s presenter ‘Captain Jim’ (Jim Iliffe) is left on the middle row, and newsreaders Don Seccombe (centre) and Brian Cahill (right) on the bottom row.

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The Year That Was… #1: Nine’s The Catch-Up

Some strange programming choices came out of the Nine Network this year. One – actually, two – that was a little puzzling this year was their afternoon line-up. In years gone by, Nine was the unbeatable leader in daytime TV – their rock-solid lineup of The Mike Walsh Show (later The Midday Show) followed by …

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The balls are back in town

Since the passing of Kerry Packer on Boxing Day 2005, his pride and joy the Nine Network has been in a state of uncertainty as the network that he so confidently steered to top of the ratings for thirty years was suddenly out of control. His son James did not appear to possess the same …

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Nine now recruits The Young Doctors

Two weeks ago, the word around town was that Network Ten was ready to revive the ’70s soap opera drama The Young Doctors – with Australian Idol judge, and cast member of the original Young Doctors series Mark Holden ready to sign up to the revived series. However, the story has changed somewhat since then. …

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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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More moves in the TV neighbourhood

As we know by now, the Nine Network has put its 50-year-old studios in Sydney and Melbourne on the market – but it seems that it is not only Nine that is selling up its history to raise a few dollars into the bank account… The BBC‘s iconic Television Centre, located in London’s west, has …

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Nine and Foxtel score Olympic win

The Nine Network and Foxtel have announced that they have secured the exclusive Australian broadcast rights to the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Olympics from London. It is the first time Nine has televised the Summer Olympics since it shared coverage rights with ABC and Seven in 1976. Seven has had …

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Moving house is never easy

Anyone that has packed up and moved house will know that it is never always a smooth ride – and it is somewhat comforting to know that even the mighty Nine Network is not immune to these sorts of problems. The Australian reports that the network was hoping to attract a buying price of around …

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Nine gets Gyngell, and says “me too” to HD

For those at the Nine Network there must be a sigh of relief as the network announces the return of former chief David Gyngell to the fold after three years in the United States. Gyngell’s return comes after some high-profile executive departures including the stepping-down of former CEO Eddie McGuire and resignation of news chief …

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