April 2013 archive

The retune is coming

By the end of 2013 all free-to-air television in Australia will be digital-only — but that’s not quite the end of our transition to digital television. Coming up is the retune! As analogue television is switched off in each area the broadcast spectrum will be re-organised, or ‘re-stacked’, to make better use of the frequencies …

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Tasmania turns off analogue today

The phase out of analogue television across the country continues, with Tasmania becoming digital-only as of today, bringing to an end over 50 years of analogue television in the state. The shutdown will affect statewide transmissions of ABC1, Southern Cross Television (TNT), WIN (TVT) and SBS1 — although some localities have already made the full switch …

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The 55th TV Week Logie Awards

Actress Asher Keddie has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 55th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held Sunday night at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Centre. It was Keddie’s third Gold Logie nomination and she also collected a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress for her role of Nina Proudman in Offspring. Although Keddie …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Network Ten personality Rove McManus was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 45th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at the Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne, on Sunday, 11 May 2003. He had beaten fellow nominees Georgie Parker (winner for the previous two Gold Logies), John Wood, Libby Tanner …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Neighbours star Kylie Minogue created Logies history on the night of the 30th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins on Friday, 11 March 1988. The 19-year-old became the first person to claim four Logie trophies on the one night — including the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian …

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Mass For You at a new home

In the history of television there are some titles we instantly recall as being survivors — Four Corners, Play School, Neighbours and Home And Away, to name a few. But there is one program that is often omitted from the history books — Mass For You At Home. The weekly Mass has featured on the …

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Adelaide’s smashing farewell to analogue

At 9.00am on Tuesday 2 April all analogue television signals in Adelaide were switched off. The end of over 50 years of analogue television went largely without incident — the news story that went to air on Ten News that evening showed that as far as Ten was concerned everything went smoothly out at the …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Four Corners host Michael Charlton was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 5th annual TV Week Logie Awards — but the lavish showbiz ceremony that was to take place at Sydney’s Chevron-Hilton Hotel on Saturday, 23 March 1963 was not to be. The Awards’ overseas guest, British comedian …

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Obituary: Tommy Tycho

Musician, composer and conductor Tommy Tycho has died aged 84 after suffering complications of pneumonia. Born in Hungary, Tycho started his career as a pianist for ABC radio in the 1950s.  With the advent of television Tycho moved to Sydney channel ATN7, performing on the station’s opening night program in December 1956. By 1957 he …

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