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Nine to sell Willoughby studios

For almost 60 years it has hosted some of Australian TV’s most successful personalities and productions. Today, the Nine Network announces that it has sold its studio property in the Sydney suburb of Willoughby for $147.5 million. Nine advises that the property has been bought by Hong Kong-based Euro Properties, with the sale expected to …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Bobby Limb (pictured), compere of the variety show Sound Of Music, was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 6th annual TV Week Logie Awards in 1964. The awards were held on the cruise ship Marconi Liber, docked in Sydney, but did not receive TV coverage. Even TV Week‘s own …

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Cable signalled a new era in television

It was fifty years ago this month that saw the completion of the installation of the coaxial cable between Sydney and Melbourne, via Canberra. The cable was a major milestone in Australia’s developing communications infrastructure.  It was five years in the making and cost £5 million to complete.  Its prime purpose was to boost the …

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