Tag: Today

The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/12/the-year-that-was-2017.html

Nine axes Perth newsreaders

The Nine Network has handed its Perth newsreaders a sobering Christmas present by giving them both the flick. It was revealed in an internal email, leaked to the media late last week, that Tim McMillan and Emmy Kubainski had not been re-signed for 2018. “This is difficult news to pass on, but I want to …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/12/nine-axes-perth-newsreaders.html

CBS completes Ten acquisition

US broadcaster CBS Corporation has completed its takeover of Ten Network Holdings. The deal gives the company Network Ten’s broadcast channels Ten, One and Eleven and online platform TenPlay. In a media statement issued earlier today, Network Ten CEO Paul Anderson said:  “We are delighted that the purchase of Ten by CBS Corporation, one of the largest and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/11/cbs-completes-ten-acquisition.html

Lisa Wilkinson joins Network Ten

Surprise announcement from Network Ten is that it has signed up Today‘s Lisa Wilkinson for 2018. Ten’s announcement came shortly after Wilkinson and the Nine Network had announced that she was leaving Today effective immediately. She had joined Today in 2007, at a time when it was recovering from a ratings fallout following the short-lived tenure …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/10/lisa-wilkinson-joins-network-ten.html

Remembering Listener In, TV Scene

It is 30 years ago this week that Melbourne’s TV Scene ceased publication after 62 years. It began as a radio magazine, Listener In, in 1925. By 1937 it had converted to a newspaper format. With television arriving in 1956, the Listener In showed it was adapting with the times… by adding “TV” to the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/06/remembering-listener-in-tv-scene.html

TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has announced its nominees for the upcoming 59th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The nominees for the awards’ highest honour — the Gold Logie — are The Project‘s Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar,  actors Jessica Marais (The Wrong Girl, Love Child), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor and The Doctor Blake Mysteries) and Samuel Johnson (Molly), and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/03/tv-week-logie-awards-nominations-5.html

TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2016/12/tv-at-60-where-was-the-party.html

TV At 60: ATN7 switches on in Sydney

The opening night of Sydney’s second commercial channel ATN7 was under threat from not happening at all. On Sunday, 2 December 1956, just hours before ATN was to make its official debut, a massive thunderstorm swept through Sydney. The weather brought power down across a number of suburbs — including Epping, where the new ATN “Television …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2016/12/tv-at-60-atn7-switches-on-in-sydney.html

1996: September 28-October 4

Cover: Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) and Tania Zaetta (Who Dares Wins) Tony’s above par The Seven Network‘s decision to dump John Burgess as host of Wheel Of Fortune after 12 years in the role was met with widespread disapproval. Viewers were unhappy with the signing of Tony Barber to the hosting role as well as other changes being …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2016/10/1996-september-28-october-4.html

1996: June 8-14

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century), Sam Newman (The Footy Show, Melbourne) Damian’s alcohol abuse warning This week’s episode of Blue Heelers sees Constable Adam Cooper (Damian Walshe-Howling) deeply distressed by the alcohol-related death of a teenage boy. “A group of young people, bored with living in a country town, get stuck into the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2016/06/1996-june-8-14.html