Tag: Commonwealth Games

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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1992: November 1-7

Lights, camera… Kieren! Swimming champion Kieren Perkins (pictured far right) has signed a two-year deal with Network Ten as a station personality and star of its Commonwealth Games coverage in 1994.  The 19-year-old who laughs at his perceived public image of “the boy next door… superhero” says there is little chance of getting too confident of …

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Obituary: David Fordham

Respected sports commentator David Fordham has died in Brisbane after a battle with prostate cancer and heart disease. The 62-year-old had previously battled prostate cancer, undergoing quadruple by-pass surgery and chemotherapy.  He also battled Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and underwent a bone marrow transplant. Growing up in Newcastle, Fordham started his media career at regional network …

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Seven wins 2010

The Seven Network has won the ratings battle for the fourth consecutive year – but all three commercial networks will have something to smile about. Seven won the ratings year (which concluded yesterday) with an overall audience share of 28.7 per cent (6pm-12mn, 5 cities), followed by Nine (27.7), Ten (21.2), ABC (16.9) and SBS …

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The Games were run… but, for Ten, not won!

The XIX Commonwealth Games have come to a close – and while India will be congratulating itself for a successful 11 days of competition, back in Australia the Ten Network might be quietly licking a few wounds. Not that Ten’s effort in broadcasting the Games was of any inferior nature – in fact, the network …

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1990: April 21-27

Tragedy shatters Summer Bay Which original cast member of Home And Away has quit the series and is to written out for good?  That is the question facing fans of the popular Seven Network series as a car accident in Summer Bay tragically kills one of the characters – but with four characters in the …

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