Category: TV AT 60

Ten Adelaide turns 60

One of the quirks in Australia’s television history is that the Ten Network celebrated its 50th anniversary just a few years ago. However, today, its Adelaide station — ADS Ten — turned 60. The anomaly has come about as ADS originally began as ADS7 on 24 October 1959 (You can read more about that here). …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Perth

Perth was the third of the four cities in Stage 2 of the introduction of television in Australia. Like with Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, Perth was to be covered by both the national broadcaster ABC and commercial television. While the other cities had established two commercial channels each, Perth was ultimately allocated one commercial …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Adelaide

After Brisbane‘s official launch of its first television stations, Adelaide became the fourth city in Australia to receive television. Like with other cities, Adelaide was to be served by national broadcaster ABC and two commercial channels. The two successful applicants for commercial licences in October 1958 were Southern Television Corporation Ltd and Television Broadcasters Ltd. …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Brisbane

Although Brisbane was the site of some of Australia’s earliest experimental television transmissions in the 1930s, television in Australia was officially launched in 1956 in the two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. In September 1957, the Postmaster-General announced plans for the second stage in the introduction of television in Australia — covering Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth …

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TV At 60: Operation Kangaroo

It could be said that the only reason Australia got television when it did was because of sport. The launch of television in 1956 was conveniently just in time for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and had it not been for the Games we could have been waiting a lot longer! For the first few …

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TV At 60: The first TV Week Awards

It was the issue of TV Week dated 1 January 1959 that announced the winners of the first TV Week Awards — what would become the Logie Awards. During 1958, TV Week had invited Melbourne readers of its magazine to vote for their TV favourites for the year. There was no glamorous ceremony for handing …

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TV At 60: In Melbourne Tonight

In Melbourne Tonight, one of the most significant shows in Australia’s early TV history, started 60 years ago today. The program was the brainchild of Norman Spencer, program manager at Melbourne’s new channel GTV9. He had produced a popular variety show, The Happy Gang, on radio for a number of years. He was keen to adapt …

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TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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Studio 10 repeats 60 years tribute

Studio 10 will be presenting a re-run of its special episode commemorating 60 years of Australian television. While the Seven, Nine and ABC networks have all but swept their respective 60th birthdays under the carpet with barely a mention, Studio 10 put together a three-and-a-half hour tribute to Australian television, remembering many of the famous …

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