13 November 2010 archive

Eric Fullilove

Film and television producer and director Eric Fullilove, one of the names behind legendary series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo and a pioneer producer for SBS, has died at the age of 85. An established film producer with many years’ experience, English-born Fullilove first came to Australia with the Royal Navy in 1952 to film the detonation …

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US stars head to Telethon

US actors John Travolta (pictured) and Carrie Fisher head the list of guest stars to appear at this year’s Telethon, taking place this weekend in Perth. Travolta, in Australia for Qantas’ recent 90th anniversary, and Fisher, who’s been performing her play Wishful Drinking across Australia, will be joined by stars from various Seven Network programs, …

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New digital channels for Spencer Gulf, Broken Hill

Southern Cross Media has announced the digital channels that it will be launching in the Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill regions in 2011 after the shutdown of local analogue transmissions. As part of the recent arrangements between regional broadcasters and the Federal Government in extending the commercial networks’ digital multi-channels to remote and regional areas, …

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Digital conversion goes up slightly

The latest Digital Tracker survey for 2010, covering the period June to September, has shown that 75 per cent of Australian households have made the switch to digital television. This is up from 74 per cent in the previous quarter and 56 per cent in the same quarter last year. The biggest increase this quarter …

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