TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has this afternoon announced the nominations for the 57th annual TV Week Logie Awards — to be held in Melbourne on Sunday 3 May. As per usual custom the awards are divided between Most Popular (publicly-voted) and Most Outstanding (industry-voted) categories. The recipient of this year’s TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall Of Fame is …

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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Imparja turns 25

Imparja Television, Australia’s indigenous-owned commercial TV network, is celebrating 25 years of broadcasting this year. The first transmission — a Test Cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka — was broadcast on 2 January 1988.  The channel was officially opened two weeks later. For viewers in the central Australian region, including remote towns Alice Springs, …

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And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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NITV: First day on SBS4

The schedule for the first day’s transmission of NITV on SBS‘ digital channel 34 (SBS4): Wednesday 12 December: 12pm From The Heart Of Our Nation: The historic free-to-air launch of NITV, a dedicated Indigenous television service that will made be available to all Australians for the first time.   2pm Living Black: Your Stories Your Voice: This …

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NITV goes free-to-air everywhere

Australia’s national indigenous broadcaster NITV gets a new lease on life when it begins broadcasting via SBS in December. NITV has been in operation since 2007 with coverage limited to remote free-to-air sites and pay TV in other areas, and its future has never really been assured until this year’s federal budget which allowed for …

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SBS scores jackpot in federal budget

SBS might not have had a ticket in last night’s OzLotto $70 million jackpot but it has won an even greater prize… more than $158 million over the next five years, as announced in the Federal Budget. The funding boost is in contrast to the 2009 round of triennial funding which saw SBS denied funds …

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TV4 coming to the Seven Network

The Seven Network has announced that it will be broadcasting the datacast channel TV4 on its digital signal from early December. TV4, operated by marketing and production company Brand New Media, has been broadcast on the digital signal of Seven’s regional affiliate Prime7 since 18 September. The channel promises “information rich content around lifestyle, finances, …

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TV names battle it out in federal election

Last night’s Federal Election might not have returned a clear result but there were some familiar faces along the way. Sarah Henderson (pictured), representing the Liberal Party, had contested the Victorian marginal seat of Corangamite, including areas surrounding Geelong.  Henderson will be familiar to television viewers from her work as a newsreader and reporter at …

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NITV gets funding lifeline… for now

Indigenous broadcaster NITV recently issued a plea for support to gain a commitment for Government funding after the current funding period which is due to expire on 30 June 2010. The Federal Government has now committed $15 million in funding to keep NITV broadcasting for the next 12 months. NITV chairperson Ms Terri Janke has …

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