Tag: Seven Network

Mar 25 2016

WIN South Australia turns 50

The launch of SES8 — South Australia’s first regional commercial station and now part of the WIN network — took place 50 years ago today, 25 March 1966. But the station’s debut was meant to happen much earlier. The channel had originally planned to launch in November 1965 but an accident during construction of the transmission tower on …

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Feb 23 2016

7flix: The first week

The Seven Network has released the first schedule for its new channel, 7flix, which is due to open on Sunday 28 February. The schedule promises an emphasis on movies — with a movie every night at 8.30pm, vintage movies at 3.00am and movie marathons every Friday and Saturday night. 7flix debuts with eight episodes of …

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Feb 23 2016

Ten’s HD message blurring definition

Network Ten has announced that it will be launching a high definition simulcast of its main Ten channel on Wednesday 2 March. The announcement, which relates to Ten’s signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, follows the Nine Network‘s move to simulcast its main channel in high definition back in November — with ABC set …

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Feb 08 2016

New channel 7flix debuts 28 February

During last night’s debut screening of mini-series Molly, the Seven Network unveiled its new channel, 7flix. 7flix, to broadcast on channel 76, debuts on Sunday 28 February. The channel promotes a heavy emphasis on movies with some TV titles thrown in — including Once Upon A Time, The Amazing Race, Grey’s Anatomy, The Muppets and Seinfeld. …

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Feb 01 2016

TV Extra bumps into magazine market

New Idea magazine has today announced the launch of TV Extra, a 16-page TV magazine insert devoted to covering the latest TV gossip and previews. The first issue of TV Extra includes features on My Kitchen Rules (a key promotional partner in TV Extra) and new dramas Wanted and Molly — all productions of the Seven …

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Jan 09 2016

Ratings 2015: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2015. 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 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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Nov 30 2015

Seven wins 2015

The ratings year has come to an end. While the Seven Network claims the overall contest (6pm-12mn, 5 cities), as usual each of the players have claimed various prizes and achievements of their own. The Nine Network, coming second overall in prime time, has claimed to have victory over the advertiser-friendly demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. …

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Nov 03 2015

Seven launches Toowoomba news

In this era of shrinking regional television, the Seven Queensland network has bucked the trend with the launch of Seven Local News in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region. Reporters are based in the Toowoomba region but the bulletin is presented from Seven’s Maroochydore studios, with newsreaders Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond (pictured). The Toowoomba bulletin will also feature a regular …

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Oct 14 2015

Obituary: Sir James Cruthers

Sir James Cruthers, the man who launched Western Australia’s first TV station, has died at the age of 90. Cruthers was working at West Australian Newspapers in 1958, when he was ordered by the company’s managing director to go to Melbourne to investigate television. “I was a newspaper man. I had never seen television,” he recalled many …

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