April 2010 archive

1990: March 17-23

Gold, silver… and a touch of brass! The 32nd annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins, honoured the most popular and outstanding achievements of Australian TV in 1989.  Hosted by Mark Mitchell, the presentation was attended by overseas guests John Travolta, Ernest Borgnine, Pauline Collins and John Alderton, with Australian actress …

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WTV launches in Perth

Yesterday saw the launch of Perth’s new community television station, WTV. The new channel launched at 10.00am (WST) after ten days of test transmissions. WTV, broadcasting solely on the digital platform, is replacing the former Access 31 which closed transmission in 2008 after financial assistance for the station was withdrawn. WTV can be found in …

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TelevisionAU Update 10-Apr-10

https://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #53 Production of the mini-series A Town Like Alice, based on Nevil Shute‘s novel of the same name, was first planned in 1979 for the Seven Network on the back of the success of their earlier historical epic, Against The Wind.  A Town Like Alice was a hit when it aired in …

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TEN… and TV Spells Magic

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the launch of Sydney’s third commercial station, TEN10. The new channel, operated by United Telecasters Sydney Limited (UTSL), was the second channel to launch in what was originally known as the Independent Television System (ITS) – a network comprised of ATV0 Melbourne, TEN10 Sydney and upcoming channels TVQ0 Brisbane …

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Ten to launch new entertainment channel

The Australian reports today that the Ten Network has given a broad outline of its plans to launch an additional digital channel in the second half of this year. Ten programming chief David Mott has told The Australian that the new channel will be focused on general entertainment but won’t rely on repeating content that …

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ABC turns 50 in Adelaide, Perth and Hobart

Last month Adelaide’s ABS2 celebrated its 50th anniversary.  The station, the fourth to launch for the national broadcaster and the third TV station in Adelaide, began on 11 March 1960 from studios in the suburb of Collinswood.  The launch of the station was timed to coincide with the Adelaide Festival of Arts and on its …

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Barry Humphries’ Flashbacks on 7TWO

The Seven Network’s digital channel 7TWO has scheduled in a re-run of an excellent ABC documentary series of the late ‘90s. Barry Humphries’ Flashbacks, originally screened on ABC in 1999 in the months leading up to Y2K, documents the various trends of Australian society and popular culture from the post-war ‘50s to the excessive ‘80s. …

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Good Friday Appeal on again

Good Friday in Victoria means another Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, raising funds for what is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals – caring for over 280,000 children each year from around Australia and overseas. This year marks the 80th year for the appeal which was started as a sporting carnival, organised by …

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