June 2021 archive

50 years since Pick-A-Box ended

It is 50 years ago today that Pick-A-Box ended an era as Australian television’s first long-running quiz show. It was not the first quiz show on Australian television — though its existence as a radio program pre-dated television by several years — but it was the first to capture a significant national following and it …

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Southern Cross confirms Ten deal

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced that it has confirmed a two-year deal with Network Ten for program supply to its outlets in Regional Queensland, Regional Victoria and Southern NSW/ACT. The deal will see SCA’s outlets in those markets switch from a Nine Network feed to Ten, including channels 10, 10 Bold, 10 Peach and …

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Ten and WIN confirm Northern NSW deal

The Ten Network and WIN Television have extended their affiliation agreement for the regional Northern NSW market for the next five years. The deal will see WIN continue to provide programming from channels 10, 10 Bold and 10 Peach to the Northern NSW region, which includes the Gold Coast. Jarrod Villani, Chief Operating and Commercial …

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Community TV gets a three-year extension

Some common sense prevails… for a while anyway. Community TV stations C31 Melbourne and 44 Adelaide have managed to secure a further three-year extension to their free-to-air broadcast licences. The decision, granted by the Federal Government, comes just days before both channels were scheduled to go off-air following the previous 12-month extension granted last year. …

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Obituary: Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey, former ABC and Seven Network weather presenter, has died in hospital, surrounded by family, after a recent illness. He started as a cadet journalist at ABC in 1968 before leaving in 1972 for ATN7, Sydney, as news reporter and weather presenter. He returned to ABC as weather presenter in Sydney in 1985. He …

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Obituary: Dinah Shearing

Dinah Shearing, veteran actress from Australian film, stage, radio and television, has died peacefully at the age of 95. Born in Sydney to English parents while they were visiting Australia, Shearing was twelve before she was to return with her family to settle in Sydney. Despite an early interest in art and working as a …

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Judi Farr in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Veteran Australian actor Judi Farr has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for “significant service to the performing arts as an actor”. With a career across film, stage and television, Farr came to fame as Rita Stiller in the 1960s sitcom My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours? (pictured above with co-stars Gordon Chater …

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Obituary: Peter Sharp

Peter Sharp, prominent television and football identity in Tasmania, has died peacefully at the age of 78. Born in Tasmania, Sharp’s early career was in Melbourne — as a sports commentator and reporter at ATV0 in the  1960s and ’70s. He was soon to return to Tasmania, where he appeared as a presenter and commentator …

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Obituary: John Gregg

John Gregg, veteran actor on film, stage and television, has died at the age of 82. Born in Tasmania, Gregg was set to take over running the family farm but instead wound up scoring an audition at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Hobart. He had a season with the Melbourne Theatre Company …

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