Tag: Ten News

Obituary: Charles Slade

Former television journalist and newsreader Charles Slade has passed away. After a successful career in aviation, Slade made the move to media in the early 1980s. He started at Melbourne’s Fox FM before joining Network Ten‘s Good Morning Australia and Eyewitness News in Melbourne. YouTube: Rewind The Cassette After leaving Ten he moved to ABC …

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Adelaide’s Great TV Channel Swap

On the evening of Saturday 26 December 1987, newsreaders of Adelaide’s Seven National News on ADS7 signed off the bulletin with a reminder to viewers to tune in the following night to Channel 10. At around the same time, the rival Eyewitness News on SAS10 was prompting its viewers to pop over to Channel 7. …

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The Making of ATV Channel 0

It is not often that we can witness the construction of a television station. However, thanks to rare footage that has come to light, we now get a close-up glimpse at the formation, construction and early days of Melbourne’s third commercial station ATV Channel 0 (now the Melbourne branch of Network Ten). The licence to operate …

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Obituary: Rob Astbury

Former journalist and TV presenter Rob Astbury has died at the age of 69. For over 20 years, Astbury was a multi-award winning investigative sports journalist and at one point was the highest-paid sports journalist in Australia. He worked across all three commercial channels in Melbourne — initially at ATV0 (Ten), then Nine and later …

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Laurie Oakes announces retirement

After more than 50 years in journalism — and most of those covering politics from the Canberra Press Gallery — Nine Network political editor Laurie Oakes has announced his retirement. The 73-year-old, pinching the tagline from the famous 1972 federal election campaign, says “It’s time”. His last day with Nine News will be 18 August, …

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Network Ten in administration… and viewers show the love

Lots of uncertainty but lots of love for the Ten Network as the network goes into voluntary administration. The announcement of the appointment of administrators comes after trading in Ten shares was halted on Tuesday. In a media release issued earlier today, Ten stated: “The Directors of Ten regret very much that these circumstances have …

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Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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Ten downsizes newsreading teams

As the 2017 ratings year approaches, Network Ten has announced that it will be chopping three newsreaders from its network line-up. From Monday 13 February, Ten Eyewitness News First At Five will revert to a single-newsreader format in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Adelaide and Perth newscasts already operate with single news presenters — with Rebecca …

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Ten Perth to launch from new studio

On Monday, Network Ten in Perth commences operation from its new state of the art premises in the suburb of Subiaco. The relocation marks the end of an era as Ten has been broadcasting from studios in Cottonwood Crescent, Dianella, since it first went to air in 1988. The first program to air from NEW10 on …

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Nine and SCA in regional news expansion

The Nine Network and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) have confirmed plans to expand regional news coverage across Queensland, Southern NSW/ACT and Victoria. The introduction of 15 regional news bulletins was agreed between Nine and SCA as part of their new programming affiliation agreement, effective from July this year, with Nine covering the necessary employee and capital …

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