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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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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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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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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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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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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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Obituary: Stephen Phillips

Veteran sports journalist, writer and producer Stephen Phillips has died at the age of 62. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. His career started covering sport, primarily football, for the print media in the 1970s. He joined HSV7 in 1979 as a reporter and presenter, appearing on programs including Seven National News …

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1995: January 21-27

Cover: Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) Beauty and the beast Getaway reporter Tina Dalton‘s documentary Flight Of The Rhino is to screen on the Nine Network this week. The documentary shows both the efforts to save the African black rhinoceros, which is being hunted for its precious horns, and the horrifying, yet necessary, steps to save them from the …

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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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And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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