Tag: NBN

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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Obituary: Godfrey Philipp

Godfrey Philipp, the co-creator of children’s programs The Magic Circle Club and Adventure Island, has died and this week has been remembered by former colleagues at a memorial service in Melbourne. Coming to Australia from the UK in the late 1950s, Philipp joined GTV9 as a production assistant, working on programs including In Melbourne Tonight.  …

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Ray Dinneen to sign off from NBN News

Veteran NBN newsreader Ray Dinneen has announced that he will be retiring from the newsdesk next month, ending a career spanning 36 years. He will present his final NBN News bulletin on 17 December.  Weekend newsreader Paul Lobb will take on the weekday newsreading role after Dinneen’s departure. NBN is the Nine Network’s regional broadcaster, …

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GEM’s last minute scratching

Viewers expecting to see the debut of the Nine Network’s new digital channel GEM at midday yesterday (Friday) were left underwhelmed when the channel failed to appear. When Nine originally announced GEM almost two weeks ago, it was always clear that the channel was to officially launch this Sunday but, in a move designed to …

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GEM: Friday and Saturday

Nine’s new digital channel, GEM, is to be officially launched next Sunday, 26 September, but just to get the edge over the launch of 7mate the channel starts programming this Friday, 24 September from 12.00pm: Friday 24: 12pm Movie: Singin’ In The Rain 2pm Movie: Gypsy 5pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rpt from Nine) 6pm …

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Regional update on digital channel roll-out

The Nine Network’s two major regional affiliates, WIN and NBN, have both announced that they will launch Nine’s new digital channel, GEM, in their respective regional markets on the same day as in the capital cities. GEM, providing an entertainment-based line-up aimed at female viewers aged 35+, will be available in WIN’s and NBN’s respective …

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Prime News goes less local

Regional network Prime Television is set to wind back its local news production with news that its various local bulletins, covering parts of NSW and North East Victoria, are to be centralised to the network’s main programming hub in Canberra. From 1 July, production will begin to be phased out from local studios, in towns …

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1979: October 13-19

TV’s Big Night Out TV Times presents a list of all the nominations for this week’s Australian Film and Television Awards – the Sammys – to be held at Sydney’s Seymour Centre and televised through the Seven Network. Among the television categories: Best Variety Program: The Don Lane Show, Hollywood (TV Follies), Julie Anthony’s Gold …

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Mike Leyland

Mike Leyland, the elder of the Leyland Brothers, has died at the age of 68 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. A former cameraman for regional television station NBN, Mike and his brother Mal produced a documentary on the Darling River that was sold to the Nine Network and subsequently sold worldwide. The pair later produced …

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Get ready to GO!

Tonight the Nine Network launches its long-awaited new digital channel GO! GO! kicks off at 6.30pm with Wipeout followed by two hours of The Big Bang Theory and the new series Aliens In America. GO! is available on digital channel 99 in Nine Network cities and on digital channel 88 in regional areas currently receiving …

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