November 2015 archive

1995: October 28-November 3

Cover: Adam Willits, Tempany Deckert (Home And Away) Steven’s towering stunt! Police Rescue star Steve Bastoni is set to cap off his five years with the show by dangling off Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower. “It’s by far the scariest stunt I’ve performed,” Bastoni told TV Week. “I can’t describe the excitement. I’m buzzing!” In the scene, …

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Nine chief David Gyngell steps down

Nine Entertainment Co — owner of the Nine Network — has announced the resignation of CEO David Gyngell and the appointment of Hugh Marks (pictured) as his successor. Marks, with 20 years’ senior management experience in broadcasting and production, joined the Board at Nine in 2013. His previous experience includes senior roles at the Australian Communications and …

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TV Week announces 2016 Logie Awards

The 58th annual TV Week Logie Awards will be held on Sunday 8 May 2016 at the Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room in Melbourne. The awards will be telecast on the Nine Network. TV Week has announced some changes for the upcoming Logies. Viewer-voted awards will now be known as Best Awards, while industry-voted categories will …

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Seven launches Toowoomba news

In this era of shrinking regional television, the Seven Queensland network has bucked the trend with the launch of Seven Local News in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region. Reporters are based in the Toowoomba region but the bulletin is presented from Seven’s Maroochydore studios, with newsreaders Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond (pictured). The Toowoomba bulletin will also feature a regular …

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1978 Melbourne Cup makes TV history

Today (Tuesday) marks the 155th running of the Melbourne Cup — one of the world’s most famous Thoroughbred horse races. Thousands will be at Flemington Racecourse to witness the ‘race that stops a nation’, while millions will be watching on television across Australia and around the world. Flashback to 1978… and it was a significant …

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Don’t forget… it’s Movember!

Movember is a month-long charity event that started in Australia and has since spread worldwide. For the month of November men are being asked to grow a moustache and gain sponsors to raise funds and awareness for men’s health initiatives – such as those targeting prostate cancer and depression. So please either grow a mo’ …

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