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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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Seven wins 2017

For the eleventh year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 29.6%, followed by Nine (28.1%), Ten (18.0%), ABC (17.1%) and SBS …

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The Dream Factory pays tribute to Ripponlea

ABC this week pays tribute to its legendary Ripponlea studios in the documentary The Dream Factory. The studios, based in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick and named after the historic homestead which is adjacent to it, were officially opened in May 1958, eighteen months after ABC’s Melbourne channel ABV2 began broadcasting. The studios continued to …

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ABC Comedy: The first week

Following  news over the weekend that ABC2 will change to ABC Comedy from 4 December, ABC has now released details for the channel’s first week. Programming includes re-runs of familiar titles such as Spicks And Specks (shifting from 7.00pm to 7.30pm), Upper Middle Bogan, Ronny Chieng: International Student, Stop Laughing This Is Serious, The Ex-PM …

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ABC2 to become ABC Comedy

YouTube: ABCTV ABC‘s re-branding of its multi-channels continues, with plans to replace ABC2 with ABC Comedy. The new channel, to launch 4 December, as the name implies will replace the prime-time entertainment and documentary channel with a line-up dedicated purely to comedy — drawing heavily on ABC’s existing library of content plus some new program …

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Australia goes live to Our World

YouTube: watvhistory Only weeks after Australia was seeing Expo 67 live from Canada, the nation was once again linked to the Northern Hemisphere for a satellite television event. Our World was a two-hour real-time snapshot of a day in the life of 14 countries. Featuring live reports, beamed to the control centre at BBC in …

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