December 2012 archive

1992: December 13-19

‘I would love to marry this girl!’ TV’s hottest couple Mat Stevenson and Toni Pearen (pictured) are optimistic that their relationship can sustain the pressures of showbusiness… with Pearen on the verge of a pop music career while Stevenson has just renewed with Home And Away with a contract that will see him in the series …

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NITV: First day on SBS4

The schedule for the first day’s transmission of NITV on SBS‘ digital channel 34 (SBS4): Wednesday 12 December: 12pm From The Heart Of Our Nation: The historic free-to-air launch of NITV, a dedicated Indigenous television service that will made be available to all Australians for the first time.   2pm Living Black: Your Stories Your Voice: This …

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Ratings 2012: The final scorecard

Following up last week’s year-end ratings results, ratings agency OzTAM has now issued their final scorecard for the year,  incorporating the last week of ‘consolidated’ data (i.e. programs watched on delay via PVR etc.) which was not available when the initial ratings results were announced — although these latest figures will not alter the finishing …

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1992: December 6-12

‘I don’t care if I don’t come back!’ Former Home And Away star Les Hill (pictured) has lashed out at the industry that had made him a popular teen star, claiming hurt and disillusionment.   Before joining the series as a 16-year-old, he thought he knew what to expect.  “I knew about all the photo shoots, …

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ABC celebrates 50 years from Canberra

Later this month it will be 50 years since ABC launched its television service in Canberra. On Tuesday, 18 December 1962 at 7.30pm, ABC3 was officially opened from the transmitter on Black Mountain and essentially operated as a rebroadcast of ABN2 from Sydney with some local content inserted. The station was the first in the ABC’s …

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Seven wins 2012

The Seven Network did not have two of TV’s biggest events this year — the Olympic Games and The Voice — but it has claimed ratings victory for the sixth consecutive ratings year. For the ratings year (Weeks 7 to 48, including the Olympic Games, 6pm-12mn, 5 cities), Seven claimed 30.6 per cent followed by …

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Gold Logie removed from sale

The TV Week Gold Logie awarded to actress Rowena Wallace in 1985 has been withdrawn from sale on Ebay. Bidding for the item had originally hit $18,900 but at the closing stages of the auction all pre-existing bids were cancelled, with the seller citing legal reasons, sending the price back to the initial reserve of …

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