Tag: Foxtel

Sky News, WIN to launch new channel

Australian News Channel (ANC) and WIN Television have announced a content sharing agreement between ANC’s Sky News Australia and the regional WIN network. WIN will launch a new free-to-air channel, Sky News On WIN, featuring a mix of live and time-shifted content from Sky News Australia. In return, Sky News Australia will have access to …

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Bert Newton and Anne Wills in Emmys speech

Bert Newton and Adelaide personality Anne Wills were surprise mentions at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, held earlier this week at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. Days Of Our Lives stars Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, who have featured in the series on and off for almost 50 years and married both on and …

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Seven, Foxtel in $1.2b cricket rights deal

Two weeks ago the Nine Network had announced that it had committed $300 million to a five-year deal with Tennis Australia — taking the game from the Seven Network, which had broadcast events such as the Australian Open for decades. At the time it was unclear what the outlook was for Nine’s future in cricket. …

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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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1996: August 31-September 6

Cover: Fran Drescher (The Nanny) ‘Death by misadventure’ Actors and media identities have criticised Prime Minister John Howard‘s recent announcement to strip the ABC of $70 million in funding over the next two years. “The ABC had such great promise and I don’t see why we buried her,” actor Steve Bisley, starring in ABC’s GP, …

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1996: July 13-19

Cover: Catherine McClements (Water Rats) Torn between two Selinas Home And Away newcomer Ben Unwin was excited to be having his first screen kiss on the soap — but it was a kiss that could have put him out of action for weeks. While Unwin, as Jesse, was in the throes of teenage passion with …

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Obituary: Mike Gibson

Journalist Mike Gibson, best known from the Nine and Ten networks during the 1980s and 1990s, has died at the age of 75. With a background as a newspaper reporter, Gibson worked in radio in the 1970s, including a successful stint co-hosting the top rating morning show on Sydney station 2SM. He later worked at rival stations 2GB …

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AFL locks in Seven, Foxtel, Telstra for $2.5b

The AFL has locked in the Seven Network, Foxtel and Telstra as broadcast partners for the league for the 2017 to 2022 seasons, collecting around $2.5 billion in the process. The value of the six-year deal is well above the existing rights package which was valued at $1.25 billion for the 2012 to 2016 seasons. The …

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1995: August 5-11

Cover: Kevin Costner Cameron F/X a comeback Cameron Daddo, the former Perfect Match host who moved to the US to pursue an acting career, has landed a leading role in the TV pilot F/X. The new show, based on the films F/X and F/X2, is being filmed in Toronto as a two-hour pilot which producers …

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Ten chief Hamish McLennan steps down

Network Ten has announced that Hamish McLennan (pictured), who has filled both CEO and Chairman roles for the company, will be stepping down from the network effective immediately. He joined Ten as Chief Executive Officer in February 2013 and was elected by the board to add the role of Executive Chairman in March 2014, following the departure of …

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