January 2014 archive

Helen Kapalos steps down from Today Tonight

Helen Kapalos has stepped down as host of the Melbourne-Sydney edition of Today Tonight. The journalist, who stepped in to the host’s chair a year ago after being made redundant by Ten News in Melbourne, is moving onto a new reporting role with Seven‘s weekly current affairs program Sunday Night. Her move from Today Tonight …

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96 mix-up confuses viewers!

Foxtel‘s Arena channel has had to apologise to viewers for a recent incident where episodes of US soap The Young And The Restless were played out of sequence. The programming glitch sparked a reminder of a similar occurrence that happened here no less than 40 years ago. Human error was to blame for an incident …

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1994: January 15-21

Cover: Sofie Formica (The Great Outdoors) Sarah snares Australia’s most wanted job Journalist Sarah Henderson says that her new role hosting Australia’s Most Wanted could not be more appropriate — she is currently in her fourth year of law studies. “Joining Australia’s Most Wanted is fantastic for me, because it combines what I love about …

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Revisiting Video Village

For many of a certain age the mention of Video Village will conjure up some fond memories. Video Village was a popular game show of the 1960s, produced by Crawford Productions for HSV7 in Melbourne and screened on a number of interstate stations. Launched in July 1962, Video Village was hosted by “mayor” Danny Webb, a presenter at …

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Counting down to Channel 0

Fifty years ago, January 1964, the countdown was on to the launch of Melbourne’s new TV station, ATV Channel 0 (now Ten), scheduled for August that year. Melbourne was to be the first city in Australia to have access to a fourth television station — with new channels still up to a year away in Sydney, …

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Ratings 2013: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2013. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show  ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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Hour news is good news for Nine

The Nine Network last night extended its 6.00pm Nine News in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to a one-hour format following an extended trial of the format in Sydney. Both Seven and Nine have experimented with one-hour bulletins in recent times, in particular on days of major news events and on Saturdays, prompting Nine to …

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1994: January 8-14

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) Sex, guys and videotape! Elle McFeast (Libbi Gorr) is going to some extreme depths for her upcoming ABC documentary, Male Sexuality. One scene called for her to take a camera underwater to film just what happens to a male when he stands waist deep in cool …

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Rage goes retro for January

Rage‘s traditional January retro month starts again tomorrow (Saturday) night. Every Saturday night through the month of January Rage digs through the ABC archives and dishes up some pop music programs from long ago as well as a range of retro hits. This weekend’s playlist includes six episodes of Countdown from the 1980s and one …

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1994: January 1-7

Cover: Simon Baker-Denny, Lisa Lackey (Home And Away) Home And Away: The Movie! Long-running series Home And Away is set to appear on the big screen. The Seven Network is expected to start pre-production on Home And Away: The Movie this month. “Final details are still being sorted out, but yes we’re doing a feature …

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