October 2008 archive

Ten HD becomes One HD

For those of you who have enjoyed watching your favourite Network Ten programs in high-definition – shows like House, Thank God You’re Here, Rove, Neighbours, Australian Idol and even Ten News, Neighbours and 9am – your days may soon be numbered because, while Ten are no doubt grateful for your support, from April next year …

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Tanya Halesworth

Tanya Halesworth, one of ABC’s first female television presenters, died earlier this month at the age of 73. Born in Brisbane in 1935, Halesworth moved with her family to Sydney and after finishing school became involved in small theatre companies and appeared in early TV commercials. In 1958, the 23-year-old successfully beat 200 other applicants …

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NITV goes to Sydney

Australia’s national indigenous broadcaster, National Indigenous Television (NITV), is expanding its coverage by gaining access to Sydney’s Digital 44 free-to-air service. NITV commenced operation in July last year, initially broadcasting via the Optus Aurora satellite and re-transmitted through the facilities of Imparja Television in remote areas.  The channel is also available via Foxtel, Optus, Austar, …

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Denton’s had enough of Rope

After six seasons and almost 200 episodes, Andrew Denton (pictured) has decided it’s time to move on from his weekly interview show Enough Rope With Andrew Denton. Beginning on ABC in March 2003, Enough Rope With Andrew Denton marked a return to television after seven years for Denton.  His TV career began in 1988 as …

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1978: October 28-November 3

Sammys Golden Night It was a Who’s Who of Australian Showbusiness when 800 stars, producers and writers gathered at Sydney’s Seymour Centre on 11 October for the third annual Sammy Awards.  The awards, held in partnership between TV Times, the Variety Club of Australia charity and the Seven Network, honour the Australian film and television …

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Melbourne’s Guide turns 18

The Herald Sun Guide has been a weekly supplement in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper since October 1990. Though it could be said that the Guide actually had its origins as Melbourne’s Listener In which began as a radio listing back in 1925 and continued publication until 1987, ending its days as TV Scene. The Sun …

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TV Guide goes for a dollar

TV Guide is an icon of the American magazine publishing industry.  Since it was first published in 1953, TV Guide has followed the progress of television, its programs and celebrities on a weekly basis.  The stars that have featured on TV Guide front covers over the last fifty-five years are a Who’s Who of popular …

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Digital deadlines mapped out

Following news that Mildura has been selected as the pilot market for phasing out analogue television transmission, Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy has mapped out the timetable for conversion from analogue for the rest of the country: 2010: January-June: Mildura VIC* July-December: Regional SA, Broken Hill NSW 2011: January-June: Regional VIC July-December: Regional QLD 2012: …

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Mildura to lead digital switch

The north-west Victorian city of Mildura is set to lead the state into the world of digital-only television. The Age reports today that Mildura is to be earmarked as the first region to have analogue signals switched off in early-2010, with the rest of the state to follow a year later. Mildura has been selected …

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1978: October 21-27

Jimmy’s still playing the game In 22 years of TV, Jimmy Hannan has hosted more than twenty shows – including Celebrity Squares, Spending Spree, Split Second, Say When, Generation Gap, The Jimmy Hannan Show, Saturday Date and Let’s Make A Deal – but since Nine axed Let’s Make A Deal a year ago, the “eyes …

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