Tag Archive: World Of Sport

Nov 04 2016

TV At 60: HSV7, First in Melbourne

Melbourne’s first television station had its beginning in April 1955, when newspaper publisher The Herald And Weekly Times (HWT) was successful in gaining a licence to operate one of two commercial licences available for Melbourne. By July, the company that was to be registered as Herald-Sun TV Pty Ltd (named after HWT’s two major newspapers) was …

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Sep 28 2016

Obituary: Max Walker

Max Walker, former Test cricketer and TV commentator, has died at the age of 68. Born in Tasmania, Walker’s sporting career began in Australian Rules football, playing 93 games for the Melbourne Football Club. He made his Test Cricket debut in 1973 and also played in seventeen one-day internationals. Following his retirement from cricket, Walker became a …

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Mar 25 2015

Obituary: Stephen Phillips

Veteran sports journalist, writer and producer Stephen Phillips has died at the age of 62. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. His career started covering sport, primarily football, for the print media in the 1970s. He joined HSV7 in 1979 as a reporter and presenter, appearing on programs including Seven National News …

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Jan 01 2015

Paying for TV’s new Galaxy

For years we’d been getting TV “free” — although we’d been paying for it all along with our taxes and indirectly through mark ups on anything we bought. But on 1 January 1995 — twenty years ago — television expanded into a new galaxy… literally. Pay TV had finally arrived. Like with most other media in …

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Nov 13 2013

Sandy Roberts leaving Seven after 40 years

Veteran sports presenter and commentator Sandy Roberts (pictured) is leaving the Seven Network after 40 years. He is reported to be moving to Fox Footy, a move that was rumoured in press reports earlier this year. Roberts’ departure from Seven News was announced via newsreader Peter Mitchell on Twitter:   OUT: S.Roberts (unrestricted free agent, traded) …

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Jun 13 2011

ABC boss in Queen’s Birthday honours

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott (pictured) has been named an named an officer of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list. Mr Scott, head of the national broadcaster since 2006, was recognised “for distinguished service to media and communications, and to the community through advisory and governance roles with a range …

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May 17 2011

Obituary: Bob Davis

Geelong Football Club identity and former commentator Bob Davis has died at the age of 82. A player for the Cats from 1948 to 1958, Davis later became captain and coach of the then VFL club.  He coached the team to their premiership in 1963 – their last Grand Final win for over 40 years.  …

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Mar 15 2009

Louie the footy TV legend

Despite retiring from the game of Australian rules in the 1950s, former Collingwood premiership captain Lou Richards (pictured) has become, unofficially at least, a legend of the game. Last week, Richards’ former football club put out a call to the AFL Commission to have his legend status officially recognised in the league’s Hall of Fame …

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Sep 29 2008

1978: September 30-October 6

Happy the War bride When Alice Morgan and Michael Watkins (Megan Williams and John Walton, pictured) walk down the aisle together on The Sullivans, the bride’s dress will bring back happy memories for one viewer, Mrs Emmett of Victoria, who wore the same dress on her own wedding day in 1943 and offered it to …

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Jun 28 2008

YouTube: Seven hit by Sydney cold-front!

Every city is parochial to some extent, but for some reason, Melburnians are just that little more precious about their city – especially if there are seen to be influences from Sydney. This attitude to all things local was never more evident than the year 1987 – when the media shake-up not only saw all …

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