Tag: The Circle

Oct 03 2016

Ernie Sigley diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Former radio and television personality Ernie Sigley (pictured) has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The family of the 78-year-old entertainer released a statement earlier today that he had been living with the disease for most of this year. The family released the statement after various approaches from media over the weekend with Sigley’s beloved Western Bulldogs winning …

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Aug 01 2014

Ten: 2000 to now

[Part V marks the conclusion of this week’s tribute to Network Ten on its 50th anniversary. Refer to earlier posts Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Network Ten’s 50th anniversary special 50 Years Young screens Sunday 3 August, 6.30pm] The new millennium saw Ten sign up comedian Rove McManus (pictured), whose late …

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Mar 27 2014

Lachlan Murdoch exits Ten

Lachlan Murdoch has stepped down as a Director and Chairman of the Ten Network to take up a co-chairman role at News Corp and its sister company 21st Century Fox, working alongside his father, Rupert. For the younger Murdoch it’s a return to the family business since they parted ways in 2005. Murdoch’s tenure at …

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Jan 26 2014

Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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Mar 02 2013

Adam Boland moves to Ten

Former Seven Network producer Adam Boland has ended months, if not years, of industry speculation by joining the Ten Network as its new Director of Morning Television. He starts at the network on 18 March, reporting to news director Anthony Flannery.  It happens to be the same date that incoming CEO Hamish McLennan takes on …

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Feb 23 2013

Ten dumps CEO James Warburton

Only fourteen months after stepping into the role of Network Ten CEO, James Warburton (pictured) has been stood down by Ten’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Warburton was a senior executive at the Seven Network before being recruited in 2011 by Ten Network chairman, and acting CEO, Lachlan Murdoch. Warburton’s transition from Seven to Ten was marred by legal action …

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Dec 31 2012

And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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Nov 12 2012

Ten axes Breakfast and newsreaders

It was only a matter of time.  Network Ten has earlier today announced that it will axe its much-derided morning show Breakfast at the end of the month. The final edition is scheduled for Friday, 30 November — the last weekday of the 2012 ratings season. The decision to axe the program comes after months …

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Oct 19 2012

Financial results open a can of worms for Ten

While the Nine Network has had some good news, their rivals at Ten are having a less cheerful time. Although Ten will still likely finish the year as the traditional third most-watched network, its post-Olympic relaunch has seen its ratings fall to fourth place behind the ABC for the first time in memory.  New Australian …

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Aug 24 2012

Ten loses programming chief

The Ten Network’s failed post-Olympics program line-up has triggered the resignation of longtime Chief Programming Officer David Mott (pictured). Mott’s resignation, which was effective immediately, comes only days after the cancellation of talent show Everybody Dance Now after only four episodes.  The big-budget series, hosted by Sarah Murdoch (wife of Ten chairman Lachlan Murdoch) and …

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