Tag: Melbourne Cup

Flashback to ‘The Entertainment Network’

This week’s re-brand of the Ten Network is the first major image revamp for the network since January 1991. The last time Ten had a major image refresh it was in receivership after two years of falling ratings, staff cutbacks and management and financial instability amid the “recession we had to have”. The viability of …

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Network Ten confirms Melbourne Cup rights

Network Ten and the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) have confirmed media reports from last week that they have signed an agreement that will see the Melbourne Cup Carnival live broadcast on Ten for five years from 2019. It marks the return of the Melbourne Cup Carnival to Ten, which was previously telecast rights holder from …

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Melbourne Cup returns to Network Ten

Network Ten is set to take over as the TV broadcast partner of the Melbourne Cup Carnival from 2019. Media reports have stated that Ten is the preferred bidder for the four-day racing carnival, outbidding the Seven Network which has been telecast partner for the event since 2002. Reports suggest that Ten has offered up …

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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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The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

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Seven wins 2017

For the eleventh year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 29.6%, followed by Nine (28.1%), Ten (18.0%), ABC (17.1%) and SBS …

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Quest ’77 off to the Melbourne Cup

It’s not a day at races until you can make a song and dance of it! ABC‘s variety series Quest 77 took to Flemington Racecourse for some special Melbourne Cup-themed production numbers for broadcast in the lead up to the 1977 Melbourne Cup. One production number — described by TV Times as “spectacular” — featured …

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Ratings 2016: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2016. 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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TV At 60: HSV7, First in Melbourne

Melbourne’s first television station had its beginning in April 1955, when newspaper publisher The Herald And Weekly Times (HWT) was successful in gaining a licence to operate one of two commercial licences available for Melbourne. By July, the company that was to be registered as Herald-Sun TV Pty Ltd (named after HWT’s two major newspapers) was …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin (pictured) is a surprise nomination — and the first ever for SBS — for the Gold Logie at the 58th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Nominations for the event were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne last night. Also nominated for Gold this year are The Project’s Carrie Bickmore and Waleed …

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