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On This Day — 1 March

1 March 1980: Sinan Leong and Adrian Bernotti (Arcade) 1 March 1980: Graham Kennedy 1 March 1985: Rowena Wallace 1 March 1997: Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) 1 March 2003: Delta Goodrem and Jay Bunyan (Neighbours) 1 March 2008: Callan Mulvey, Indiana Evans, Mark Furze (Home And Away) 1 March 1968: New TV Station — GTS4, …

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On This Day — 1 January

1 January 1959: Graham Kennedy and Panda Lisner (In Melbourne Tonight) 1 January 1972: Bellbird 1 January 1977: Jacki Weaver 1 January 1994: Simon Baker-Denny and Lisa Lackey (Home And Away) 1 January 2000: Kimberley Cooper (Home And Away) 1 January 2005: Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Stefan Dennis (Neighbours) 1 January 1959: Newsreader Eric Pearce presents …

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On This Day — 7 September

7 September 1974: Gerard Kennedy (Rush) 7 September 1991: Toni Pearen and Melissa Tkautz (E Street) 7 September 2002: Dan Paris and Kym Valentine (Neighbours) 7 September 1963: RTQ7, Rockhampton, is officially opened. 7 September 1964: AMV4, Albury, is officially opened — Prime Albury turns 50 [2014] 7 September 1975: ABC debuts the historical drama …

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TV At 60: TV comes to regional NSW

The official opening of NBN3, Newcastle, on 4 March 1962, marked the beginning of television in regional New South Wales. Construction of the station’s premises in Mosbri Crescent, Newcastle, had been 18 months in the planning – culminating in a two-studio complex capable of producing large-scale “live” production as well as news bulletins, women’s and …

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TV names in Australia Day Honours

The Australia Day 2022 Honours List recognises 1040 Australians for their achievements in various fields including community service, science and research, industry, sport and the arts. Some of this year’s recipients with connections, past or present, to television: OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Dylan Alcott OAM — “For distinguished …

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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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