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SBS appoints new Managing Director

James Taylor has been appointed as the new managing director of SBS. He has been acting in the role since 2 October, following the departure of Michael Ebeid, and will be formally appointed effective 22 October for a five-year term. SBS chairman Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO said:  “The Board has great confidence in James’ …

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Nine in 2019: SeaChange returns

The Nine Network has unveiled its programming slate for the upcoming 2019 season at a launch held in Sydney. Leading the network’s programming announcements was news that the former ABC drama SeaChange is returning to TV after almost 20 years — with Sigrid Thornton reprising the lead role of lawyer Laura Gibson, and John Howard …

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Ian Henderson signs off… eventually!

ABC Melbourne newsreader Ian Henderson was intended to present his last bulletin on Thursday night. However, an attack of the gremlins came at the most inopportune moment. Just minutes into the 7.00pm bulletin, vision froze before ABC was forced to abruptly switch Victorian viewers to the Sydney-based bulletin read by Juanita Phillips with no acknowledgement …

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Ian Henderson to depart ABC News

Melbourne ABC newsreader Ian Henderson has announced that he is retiring from reading the 7.00pm ABC News. Henderson, who has been with ABC for almost 40 years, has been the chief newsreader for the Victorian bulletin since 1992 (pictured). In a statement issued by ABC, Henderson said: “After a long and rewarding career at the ABC, …

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Michelle Guthrie threatens to sue ABC

Sacked ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has threatened to sue the national broadcaster after the ABC board dismissed her only two years into a five-year term. Guthrie has publicly responded to her dismissal with a statement: “I am devastated by the board’s decision to terminate my employment despite no claim of wrongdoing on my part.  When …

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WIN moves Tasmania news to NSW

WIN Television has announced that it will be shifting presentation of its evening WIN News for Tasmania to centralised facilities on the mainland. The final WIN News to be presented from the Hobart studios will go to air on Friday 17 August. From the following day, WIN in Tasmania will broadcast Ten Eyewitness News‘ national …

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Behind The News celebrating 50 years

ABC‘s children’s current affairs program Behind The News is approaching its 50th birthday. It was long thought that Behind The News began in 1969, until it was realised that it actually began under a different title, Current Affairs, in June 1968. The first program was hosted by Peter Sumner.  YouTube: Behind The News To …

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When female newsreaders were “the good news”

The novelty of ABC‘s first female TV newsreader 40 years ago showed that attitudes to women on television were very different to now. “Australia’s newest sex symbol is not a naughty nurse from The Young Doctors. She’s not even a titillating teacher from Glenview High, or a passionate policewoman from Cop Shop. Believe it or …

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Ratings 2017: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2017. 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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The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

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