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Prime Media shareholders vote for Seven takeover

Shareholders in regional broadcaster Prime Media Group have voted in favour of acquisition of the company by Seven West Media. The vote, conducted at an Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday, saw 99.9% of shareholdings agree to the Seven West Media offer, reported to be worth $132 million. It was a second attempt at Seven buying …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Regional Victoria

Television was given a staged introduction in Australia. Stage One was the commencement of ABC and commercial television stations in Sydney and Melbourne. Stage Two saw the same extend to Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. Stage Three was the licencing and establishment of ABC and commercial television services in thirteen country areas across the eastern …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards were meant to happen this Sunday 28 November. While the awards will not be taking place — for a second year in a row — we continue the annual rundown of past Logies presentations to coincide with what would have been this year’s Logies weekend. Today it’s back to 1996 — …

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Obituary: David Evans

David Evans, former regional television and ABC radio presenter, died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 78. He began his media career at radio station 2VM in Moree, NSW, in the early 1980s. He moved to television in 1984, as newsreader at NEN9 (now Prime7) in Tamworth in 1984. He stayed in the …

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Seven West Media to merge with Prime

The changing, challenging and shrinking media landscape has seen some significant deals in recent times. In 2017, Network Ten was in receivership and was rescued by a takeover from American network CBS. Last year, the Nine Network completed a merger with Fairfax Media to create a giant of online and print media, radio and television. …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Ray Martin won his third Gold Logie as Most Popular Personality On Australian Television at the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s World Congress Centre on Sunday 17 April 1994 and telecast on the Nine Network. It was the first time since the 1960s that the awards were presented …

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WIN moves Tasmania news to NSW

WIN Television has announced that it will be shifting presentation of its evening WIN News for Tasmania to centralised facilities on the mainland. The final WIN News to be presented from the Hobart studios will go to air on Friday 17 August. From the following day, WIN in Tasmania will broadcast Ten Eyewitness News‘ national …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Nine Network‘s Midday host Ray Martin won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on 19 March 1993 and telecast on Network Ten. For Martin (pictured on TV Week‘s front cover with Silver Logie …

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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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Perth Telethon raises $36m

Seven Perth’s Telethon has celebrated its 50th annual fundraiser with a record-breaking total of $36,431,381. The total is the culmination of a 26-hour telethon hosted at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre, and broadcast through Seven in Perth and GWN7 in regional Western Australia and streamed online. As well as local personalities from Seven in …

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