February 2008 archive

ABC1: It happens this Friday

ABC Director of Television Kim Dalton has announced today at a media launch in Sydney that the revamp of its main channel to ABC1 will happen at midday this Friday.The new ABC1 logo was meant to be kept under wraps until Friday’s launch but was leaked to the internet ten days ago, and published in …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2008/02/abc1-it-happens-this-friday.html

It’s Logie voting.. with a new twist

It is that time of year again – voting has opened for the TV Week Logie Awards, but this year there’s a new twist to proceedings. For the first time in its 50 year history, you don’t need to buy a copy of TV Week to have your vote. As well as the magazine publishing …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2008/02/its-logie-voting-with-a-new-twist.html

YouTube: Girls Next Door

Found on YouTube, a sketch from the D-Generation‘s The Late Show that I’d always remembered fondly and even now viewing it so many years later still raises laughs. Teen pop groups are a pretty easy target for sketch comedy but there is still plenty to like about The Late Show‘s mockumentary-styled sketch on a group …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2008/02/youtube-girls-next-door.html

Imparja says ta-ta to Ten

Central Australian TV viewers will now lose a few regular programs from their schedules with the Alice Springs-based Imparja Television now aligning itself solely to the Nine Network for its national programs. For almost the last decade, Imparja has had program supply from both the Nine and Ten networks. Prior to the aggregation of Imparja’s …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2008/02/imparja-says-ta-ta-to-ten.html

1978: February 4-10

Cover Story: Inside the Game Show business:TV Times talks to producer Reg Grundy, the radio game show host of the 1950s that went on to head a TV production empire worth around $6 million (in 1978 dollars) turnover a year. Famous for taking US game show formats and franchising them for local audiences, Grundy had …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2008/02/1978-february-4-10.html