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Oct 07 2016

Obituary: Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson, sports journalist and former TV presenter, has died at the age of 54 after a private battle with breast cancer. Brisbane-born Wilson was the daughter of foreign correspondent Bruce Wilson and sister to Seven News sports presenter Jim Wilson. Her career started as a cadet journalist for the Courier Mail newspaper in Brisbane. She …

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Sep 11 2016

Obituary: Norman May

Norman May, legendary sports commentator for ABC, has died at the age of 88. May, a keen sports fan, had been working as an insurance clerk when a chance meeting with ABC sporting supervisor Dick Healey in 1957 led to an invitation to call the surf-lifesaving. From 1958, while television was still new, May officially …

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Aug 28 2016

1996: July 27-August 2

‘I’m no bad girl’ Home And Away star Isla Fisher (pictured) has responded to a magazine story that painted a sordid story to events from when she attended a showbiz party after the launch of Planet Hollywood in Sydney. “To be honest, I wasn’t amused initially because I found it very disturbing,” she told TV Week. “I’ve …

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Aug 28 2016

1996: July 20-26

Cover: Gillian Anderson (The X Files), Dieter Brummer (Shark Bay) Summer Bay shake-up! An earthquake is set to tear apart Summer Bay as Home And Away hits its 2000th episode. Alf (Ray Meagher) collapses from heart failure as his store is crumbling around him in the midst of the quake, and there is panic at …

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Jan 30 2016

Studio 10’s salute to ’77

Network Ten‘s morning show Studio 10 had a special episode on Friday to pay tribute to the year 1977. It was a time of loud fashions, glamorous hairstyles, disco music, emerging technology and some dubious facial hair. Studio 10‘s hosts — Natarsha Belling, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Ita Buttrose and Jessica Rowe (pictured) — and guest panellist, former pop star …

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Dec 31 2015

And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Sep 24 2015

Obituary: Mike Gibson

Journalist Mike Gibson, best known from the Nine and Ten networks during the 1980s and 1990s, has died at the age of 75. With a background as a newspaper reporter, Gibson worked in radio in the 1970s, including a successful stint co-hosting the top rating morning show on Sydney station 2SM. He later worked at rival stations 2GB …

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Aug 17 2015

Classic TV Guides: The 1959 Royal Tour

The 1959 Australian visit by Princess Alexandra (pictured) was cause for Sydney’s three TV channels to jointly cover some of the official events during her brief stay in Canberra. Covering events from the national capital was a considerable technical exercise for ABC in setting up local outside broadcast facilities and getting pictures sent direct from Canberra to Sydney …

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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 25 2015

Seven signs 2016 Paralympics Games deal

The Seven Network has secured rights to broadcast the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The deal, which includes broadcast and subscription television, radio, online, mobile and Hybrid Broadband Broadcast, makes it the first time the Paralympic Games have been covered by Australian commercial television. They have traditionally been broadcast on ABC. Seven is promising 14 …

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