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Seven Gold Coast farewells Rod Young

Queensland newsreader Rod Young on Thursday night presented his last news bulletin for the Gold Coast edition of Seven News. His retirement ends a career spanning 45 years. He started in radio and made the move to television in 1987 (pictured) as chief newsreader for ABC News in Brisbane. He left ABC in October 2002, …

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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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Ratings 2020: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2020. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs, Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs …

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Digital TV turns 20

It is 20 years today since Australian television first entered the digital age with the commencement of digital transmission in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Digital television marked the most significant change in television viewing since the introduction of colour in 1975. With the advent of high definition, widescreen television, there was a lot …

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Shimmering Light took ABC to the surf

In the late 1970s, ABC entered into a joint venture with Trans-Atlantic Enterprises in the US to produce six telemovies for broadcast in Australia and for sale overseas. While the telemovies were filmed in Australia, they would feature American actors in lead roles — a common tactic to attract overseas interest in selling Australian-made productions. …

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Nine wins 2020

The Nine Network has claimed victory the ratings year for 2020 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). It is Nine’s second consecutive yearly win. Meanwhile, ABC overtook Ten to take out third place both in network and primary channel shares. For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 9 February to 28 November, and …

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ABC Comedy to become ABC TV Plus

ABC has announced its plans for 2021, including a raft of new dramas, factual series, comedy and entertainment shows and arts programming across its various channels and iView. YouTube: ABC TV & iView Included in the changes is the relaunch of prime-time secondary channel ABC Comedy as ABC TV Plus. In a statement issued on …

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50 years since Project Australia

The launch of the microwave link network between the east and west coasts of Australia in 1970 marked the most significant development in Australian domestic communication since the launch of the coaxial cable between Sydney and Melbourne eight years earlier. The network of microwave circuits formalised the facility for television programs to be relayed in …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Hobart

The launch of television in Tasmania in 1960 marked the completion of the Government’s second phase in introducing television across Australia — culminating in TV stations operating in each state capital city. The last of the cities from stage two, Hobart was to be served by national broadcaster ABC and one commercial station. Three bidders …

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