Tag: Network Ten

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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Charmaine Dragun

Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun has been found dead today in Sydney. Ms Dragun’s body was reportedly found in Sydney’s The Gap around 4.00pm this afternoon. Originally from Western Australia, Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in Perth before moving to the east to co-present Ten’s Perth news bulletin, which is based in …

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No news is good news for Thiele

TVQ10 Brisbane newsreader Marie-Louise Thiele has announced she is leaving Ten News after 17 years so she can spend more time with her family. A former print journalist, the mother of three is signing-off from the Brisbane bulletin for the last time in December. Ms Thiele began reading the 6.00pm Ten Eyewitness News bulletin for …

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A new channel… seriously!

Exciting news in the world of digital television with the Ten Network announcing that they are going to be the first commercial network in Australia to offer a separately-programmed high-definition channel. TEN HD, to commence in December, will offer programs currently simulcast with the analogue and standard-definition channels, but significantly also promises 50 hours per …

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Do you know… ??

I received an email from an overseas visitor to the website asking the following: “My question, and I hope you can point me in the right direction for further research if you don’t know the answer, is this: There was a short run musical mini-series on, probably in late ’76 – I think it was …

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Suddenly… it’s 20 years…….

Hard to believe, but this Sunday 1 July marks the 20th anniversary of the famous Neighbours wedding of Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) and Charlene Ramsay (Kylie Minogue). The Romeo-and-Juliet-type romance of Scott and Charlene, which essentially brought together the two neighbouring (and sometimes feuding) families in Ramsay Street, was a major drawcard during the show’s …

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“The night Australian TV lost its virginity……….”

It was thirty five years ago tonight, 13 March, that Australian TV ‘lost its virginity’ with the tell-all tales of life in a suburban block of flats in Sydney – Number 96.The critics hated it, the censors constantly monitored it, and the viewers couldn’t get enough of it – as Number 96 became compulsive viewing …

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