May 2011 archive

Hazel Phillips has got Talent

It was a brief stroll down memory lane on tonight’s edition of Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent when actress, performer and former TV host Hazel Phillips entered the stage. Phillips dates back to the earliest days of television, appearing in a TV talent quest before TV officially launched in Australia.  She concedes she didn’t win the …

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Boxer was a TV record breaker

Australian boxing legend Lionel Rose MBE died yesterday at his Warragul home at the age of 62. A champion boxer from the age of 15, Rose was the first Aboriginal to win a world title when he won the world bantamweight title in Tokyo in 1968.  He was also the first Aboriginal to be named …

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Obituary: James Elliott

In last Sunday’s TV Week Logie Awards’ tribute to those that have passed away, there was one name that was brought to our attention. Actor James Elliott, best known as “whingeing Pom” Alf Sutcliffe in 1970s drama Number 96, died in February from Lewy body dementia.  He was 82. Born in Scotland, Elliott came to …

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1991: April 20-26

Bye-bye baby! The announcement of the pregnancy of Carly (Sharyn Hodgson) in Home And Away is set to lead to the departure of her and husband Ben (Julian McMahon) from the popular series.  But news of the pregnancy is not plain sailing for the young married couple.  Ben wants to go back to the army, …

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Network stars unite for Freeview

Personalities from all the free-to-air networks have gathered for a new advertising campaign to promote the Freeview digital television platform. More than 40 on-air personalities have taken part in the campaign, including Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Les Murray, Gary Mehigan, Tom Williams (pictured, right), Scott Cam, Chrissie Swan (pictured, below) and Kayne Tremills. The new campaign – …

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Obituary: Noel Stanaway

Noel Stanaway, former Queensland television weatherman and local boating identity, has died from a stroke at the age of 76. A long-time presenter at Brisbane radio station 4KQ, Stanaway was a weather presenter for Brisbane television channels BTQ7 and TVQ10 during the 1980s. From the early ‘90s, Stanaway presented weather and fishing reports for Sunshine …

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Regional Victoria enters digital TV era

The largest shutdown of analogue television transmission in Australia to date takes place today as Regional Victoria becomes the next region to go entirely digital. The analogue shutdown is set to affect approximately 1.171 million viewers across the markets of Ballarat/Western Victoria, Bendigo/Central Victoria, Shepparton/Goulburn Valley, Gippsland/La Trobe Valley and Albury/Upper Murray. The Mildura/Sunraysia market …

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Regional Queensland gets digital deadline

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced the date that Regional Queensland viewers will lose all analogue  television transmission and will only be able to access free-to-air television via digital. On 6 December 2011 all local analogue transmissions for ABC, SBS, Seven Queensland (STQ), WIN (RTQ) and Southern Cross …

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The 53rd TV Week Logie Awards

Today host Karl Stefanovic (pictured) was last night awarded the TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at this year’s presentation of the TV Week Logie Awards. It is the Nine Network’s first Gold Logie win since Ray Martin last won the award in 1996. Stefanovic’s Gold win comes on the …

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Alice Springs and Mt Isa ready for digital

Viewers in the capital cities may take for granted that their main commercial channels have been broadcasting in digital for over a decade, and that a range of other channels have since sprung up to offer some more viewing alternatives – but for viewers in the more remote parts of Australia those options are only …

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