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Obituary: Basia Rendall (Bonkowski)

Basia Rendall (née Bonkowski), television producer and former presenter, had died following a battle with lymphoma. Born in Adelaide, she first became ill with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 17. The diagnosis led to her re-evaluating her interests and changed her studies from law to studying English, Literature and Drama at Flinders University. She …

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Obituary: John Tingle

John Tingle, former journalist and politician, has died at the age of 90. His daughter, ABC journalist Laura Tingle, paid tribute to her father on social media: John Saxon Tingle November 2 1931 – August 5 2022 Love you Dadda pic.twitter.com/ELmriRbmgy — Laura Tingle (@latingle) August 5, 2022 John Tingle was born in Sydney in …

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ABC celebrates 90 years

ABC has announced the special shows that will commemorate its upcoming 90th anniversary. ABC 90 Celebrate! A live two-hour special celebrating ABC’s 90th anniversary. HostsCraig Reucassel, Zan Rowe and Tony Armstrong (pictured) will lead a night filled with festivities, entertainment, and fun. With cast reunions, special guests, and performances from some of Australia’s biggest acts, …

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SBS WorldWatch to launch on 23 May

SBS has announced that its new world news channel, SBS WorldWatch, will launch on Monday 23 May. The new channel, not unlike the previous World News Channel that ran between 2002 and 2009, promises international news bulletins in more than 35 languages from 45 countries, including 16 new programs. SBS WorldWatch will also be the …

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Ratings 2021: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2021. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs, Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs …

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Seven wins 2021

The Seven Network has re-claimed the top ratings position from arch rival Nine, claiming victory for the ratings year for 2021 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). It is Seven’s first overall win since 2019. Meanwhile, Network Ten scraped in to reclaim third spot from ABC. For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from …

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SBS to launch Worldwatch channel

SBS has announced plans to launch its sixth free-to-air channel — Worldwatch. The new channel will feature news bulletins from around the world, covering over 30 languages, and will also be the broadcast home of SBS’ new Arabic and Mandarin language news programs. The new bulletins — SBS عربي News and SBS 中文 News — …

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Classic TV Guides: Meet Prince Philip

In March 1971, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, toured Australia as part of the golden jubilee celebration for the Royal Australian Air Force. The half-hour special Meet Prince Philip, was telecast live from Adelaide with the Prince interviewed by reporters from each of the four networks. Seven and Nine followed up the interview with a …

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Ratings 2020: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2020. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs, Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs …

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Lorrae Desmond in Australia Day Honours

Actress and performer Lorrae Desmond has been awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours List. Her honour is in recognition of “significant service to the performing arts as an actor, entertainer and singer”. Desmond, who was awarded a Member of the Order of …

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