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Jan 26 2016

Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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Jan 25 2015

Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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Dec 18 2013

1993: December 18-24

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Andrew to join beach party Actor Andrew McFarlane is returning to television after three years working in the theatre. The former The Flying Doctors star is making a three-week guest appearance in Nine‘s Paradise Beach. “I’m going to play high-powered book publisher Gordon Fleet, a love interest for Zoe …

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Dec 11 2011

Obituary: Harold Hopkins

Australian acting veteran Harold Hopkins has died in a Sydney hospital from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. The 67-year-old actor was diagnosed several months ago and is believed to have contracted the cancer from his first job after finishing high school, where he worked with asbestos sheeting as an apprentice carpenter in Queensland in the early …

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Aug 31 2010

Victoria Longley

Actress Victoria Longley has died in Sydney at the age of 49 after a battle with breast cancer. It was her second bout with the illness. An accomplished actress on stage, film and television, Longley was awarded best actress at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2006 for her performance in the stage production The Goat, …

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Jul 18 2010

1990: July 7-13

Cover: Sharyn Hodgson, Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Confrontation! The Ten Network’s long-awaited return of The Comedy Company is about to hit screens as the ratings underdog up against Nine’s 60 Minutes.  “I don’t think it will be that hard to make up lost ground on 60 Minutes,” producer Ian McFadyen told TV Week.  The …

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