Tag: Commonwealth Games

1994: August 27-September 2

Daniel’s lonely road to stardom When you’re Home And Away‘s latest heart-throb it can be easy to let your ego get ahead of you, but 15-year-old Daniel Amalm (pictured with co-star Laura Vasquez), who plays Jack, is playing it cool. “If you are not careful you can let it go to your head,” he told …

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Seven to cover 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Seven Network has signed a deal to secure the Australian media rights to the XXI Commonwealth Games, to be held on the Gold Coast in 2018. The deal, which comes just after the network secured rights to the Olympic Games through to 2020, includes all rights in Australia including free-to-air broadcast television and subscription television rights, online, …

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1994: August 13-19

Cover: Nicole Kidman Heelers heals Richard’s blues After a year of unemployment, former E Street and Neighbours star Richard Huggett was so keen to work he even accepted a six-week role on the ill-fated soap Paradise Beach. “I hadn’t done anything for a year,” he told TV Week. “I suppose I took it because it …

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Ten: 2000 to now

[Part V marks the conclusion of this week’s tribute to Network Ten on its 50th anniversary. Refer to earlier posts Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Network Ten’s 50th anniversary special 50 Years Young screens Sunday 3 August, 6.30pm] The new millennium saw Ten sign up comedian Rove McManus (pictured), whose late …

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Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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Mike Munro among Queen’s Birthday Honours

Newsreader Mike Munro (pictured), TV vet Dr Harry Cooper, sporting commentators Ray Warren and Phil Gould, members of The Seekers and TV presenter Richard Wilkins are among those to be awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014. OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Professor Paul Grabowsky — “For distinguished service to …

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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Ten scores 2014 Winter Olympics

Network Ten‘s Hamish McLennan has scored his first win for the network since taking on the role of CEO less than two months ago. Media reports indicate that Ten has been the successful bidder for the Australian TV rights to televise the XXII Olympic Winter Games to be held in Sochi, Russia, in February next year. …

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Farewell Friday #1: Ten

The final weekday of the 2012 ratings year has brought with it a number of farewells. The worst affected by the end-of-year exit has been Network Ten which today (Friday) farewelled more staff as the fallout from the recent bout of redundancies continue. Ron Wilson, a newsreader at TEN10 Sydney since the early ’80s, presented …

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1992: November 22-28

Cover: Jo Bailey (Sale Of The Century) Goodbye Fast Forward! This week’s series final of Fast Forward (Seven) is set to be the last of the popular sketch comedy series after four years, as some of the show’s stars pursue other interests.  However, various cast members of Fast Forward will be maintaining ties with producers …

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