Tag: Foxtel

SBS starts up STVDIO

SBS has announced the launch of its new pay-TV channel, STVDIO, dedicated to entertainment and the arts. The new channel will debut on 1 April as a replacement for the Ovation Channel which is to close after not being renewed by Foxtel and Austar in favour of the new channel to be run by PAN …

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Going to party like it’s 1990…

Each week for the past two years we’ve been documenting the events of Australian TV during the corresponding week of thirty years ago – 1978 and 1979 – as reported in TV Times magazine. Now, sadly, we have to bring that sequence of posts to an end as we do not have a weekly archive …

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Foxtel makes move against Freeview

Foxtel, in one of its biggest ever launches, is firing its next shot in the battle for Australia’s TV viewers. Foxtel CEO Kim Williams yesterday announced a significant milestone for the company with the launch of 30 additional channels (including 12 specific-themed channels, 10 high-definition channels and 8 timeshift channels) to come this year.  The …

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TV Week Logie Awards 2009

Packed To The Rafters star Rebecca Gibney has won the TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV. The hit Seven Network series won a total of six awards in tonight’s presentation, including two for new talent Jessica Marais and Gibney also winning the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress. The Nine …

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Ten and Foxtel off to the Commonwealth Games

The Ten Network and pay-TV operator Foxtel have announced that they have secured the exclusive Australian rights to televise the 2010 Commonwealth Games from Delhi, India. The deal gives both Ten and Foxtel access to live coverage of all events. Both Ten and Foxtel will have rights to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies – but …

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Clinton Grybas

Television and radio presenter Clinton Grybas has died today. He was 32. A well-regarded sporting commentator, Grybas started in radio as a sports commentator for ABC radio in the mid-1990s – covering sports such as NBL, AFL and the 2000 Sydney Olympics.He later moved to commercial radio, as a member of Melbourne 3AW‘s sporting line-up, …

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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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Nine and Foxtel score Olympic win

The Nine Network and Foxtel have announced that they have secured the exclusive Australian broadcast rights to the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Olympics from London. It is the first time Nine has televised the Summer Olympics since it shared coverage rights with ABC and Seven in 1976. Seven has had …

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