Tag: Network Ten

YouTube: You gotta start somewhere..!

Paul Bongiorno is well known as Network Ten‘s chief political correspondent and Canberra bureau chief. But what is perhaps not so well known about Ten’s man in Canberra is that a much younger Bongiorno was heading down a different career path as a priest in country Victoria in the early ’70s. Realising the priesthood was …

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More of Mal Walden’s YouTube moments!

Network Ten‘s Melbourne newsreader Mal Walden is becoming something of a YouTube regular with some recent well ad-libbed spots on Ten News: Plus a vintage clip from the vaults of Channel Seven from the early ’80s: YouTube videos: Moe, Autopenguin, Upweyguy

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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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The Year That Was… #9: Game shows sing, spell and con through ’07

Game shows are a staple in any TV network’s diet, but this year saw an absolute gluttony on the genre as new titles were unleashed onto the viewing public. The game show battle started in January when Seven launched The Rich List hosted by Andrew O’Keefe (pictured), already of Deal Or No Deal fame. The …

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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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The Year That Was… #5: The dawn of HD

New Year’s Day 2007 marked a change to Australia’s digital television landscape. From that day on, commercial stations were permitted to open a dedicated high-definition (HD) channel with content separate to the analogue or standard-definition channels (or the core channels as ACMA identifies them) Didn’t hear about it? You weren’t alone. We all thought the …

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The Year That Was… #3: Telling it how it really is…

For over thirty years, Mal Walden has been a journalist and news presenter on Melbourne television – so he is perhaps justified to speak his mind when something just isn’t right: … referring to an earlier story in the news bulletin about former air hostess Lisa Robertson doing a sexy photo shoot for mens magazine …

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TenHD takes off

Three months after it was announced – and with enticing promotion in the meantime – Network Ten‘s high-definition channel is ready to launch and has unveiled its first week’s programming. The new channel TenHD will offer a combination of time-shifted content from the main Ten channel as well as its own HD-only programming that won’t …

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For Sale! Another TV icon

Following the recent announcement of the sale of Nine‘s studios in Sydney and Melbourne, and even BBC selling off its iconic Television Centre in London – another historic TV property is now on the market – the Global Television Studios in the Melbourne suburb of Nunawading. When transport tycoon Reg Ansett secured the licence to …

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Ten’s not-so-Young Doctors

One of Australia’s first long-running soaps The Young Doctors, could be making a comeback twenty-five years after the last patient checked out of the mythical Alfred Memorial Hospital. Network Ten is believed to be in negotiation with FremantleMedia, whose predecessor Reg Grundy Productions was responsible for the original The Young Doctors, about putting together a …

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