21 November 2009 archive

Analogue shutdown starts in 220 days

MySpace-Countdowns The countdown is now officially on. The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has set a date for the first shutdown of analogue TV services. Mildura, in Victoria’s North West, will be the first region in Australia to lose analogue television when its switch-off occurs on 30 June 2010. …

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1979: November 24-30

Sisters: For better and worse! Although Rebecca Gilling and Diana McLean (pictured, with co-star Peter Lochran) are only sisters on-screen, as Nurse Liz Kennedy and Sister Vivienne Jeffries in The Young Doctors, their friendship off-screen has similar characteristics.  “On camera, I have a similar relationship with Diana as with my own sister Tracy, in that …

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Today is World Television Day

The United Nations says so: In 1996, the General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day, commemorating the date on which, in 1996, the first World Television Forum was held at the United Nations.  States were invited to observe the Day by encouraging global exchanges of television programmes focusing on issues such as peace, …

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