Tag: Network Ten

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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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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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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Nine signs $300m tennis deal

The Nine Network has announced it has signed a five-year deal with Tennis Australia. The $300 million deal, effective from 2020, will include broadcast, streaming, mobile, digital and social platforms for premier tennis events including the Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart Internationals, the Hopman Cup in Perth and the Australian Open in Melbourne. In a press statement …

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TV in ’73 on Australia’s Action Station

Flashback to February 1973 — and Melbourne’s ATV0 has published a glossy 8-page magazine liftout to promote its big-ticket line-up for the new TV season. American shows take top-billing in the glossy pages… with new shows MASH, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Waltons, The Delphi Bureau, Jigsaw and The Sixth Sense. All these years later, …

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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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Adelaide’s Great TV Channel Swap

On the evening of Saturday 26 December 1987, newsreaders of Adelaide’s Seven National News on ADS7 signed off the bulletin with a reminder to viewers to tune in the following night to Channel 10. At around the same time, the rival Eyewitness News on SAS10 was prompting its viewers to pop over to Channel 7. …

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The Making of ATV Channel 0

It is not often that we can witness the construction of a television station. However, thanks to rare footage that has come to light, we now get a close-up glimpse at the formation, construction and early days of Melbourne’s third commercial station ATV Channel 0 (now the Melbourne branch of Network Ten). The licence to operate …

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