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SBS to relaunch SBS2 in April

SBS has announced plans to relaunch SBS2 in the channel’s first major revamp since its launch in 2009 as an extension of the SBS brand. The revamped SBS2 — with a new logo (pictured) to match — launches on 1 April.  It will broadcast a prime-time schedule, leaving alone the broadcaster’s daytime hours of foreign-language …

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Wentworth reinvents Prisoner

Foxtel has announced the cast for its upcoming production Wentworth, a modern rewrite of the classic series Prisoner. The 10-episode series, which begins production in Melbourne next week, will star New Zealand-born actress Danielle Cormack (East West 101, Rake, Underbelly: Razor) in the key role of Bea Smith, the character initially made famous by Val …

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Farewell 2010… and “hello” to ‘11

It’s New Year’s Eve and another year comes to a close.  We saw the launch of more digital channels – 7mate, GEM, ABC News 24.  There was another hit season of MasterChef Australia, joined this year by Junior MasterChef.  Hey Hey It’s Saturday was back for a longer run but failed to match the ratings …

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The 52nd TV Week Logie Awards

Home And Away actor Ray Meagher (pictured) has been awarded the TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.  Despite Meagher’s lengthy career, including 22 years on Home And Away, it is his first Logie award. Home And Away also won an award for actor Luke Mitchell as Most Popular New Male …

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TV icons of the Sunshine State

Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper has obtained a secret list of people, places and events nominated by Queensland politicians as icons of the state. The list is being prepared as part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations.  From the initial list of 700, a bipartisan panel of MPs will attempt to trim the list to 300 which …

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The Year That Was… #6: Drama makes a comeback

The year 2006 brought on all sorts of doom and gloom about TV drama production; ABC didn’t have money to make any, Seven had axed Blue Heelers after 12 years of loyal service, Ten had some luck with telemovies but Tripping Over didn’t fare so well, and their only ongoing production was the veteran soap …

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