Tag: Seven Network

TV At 60: TV comes to Adelaide

After Brisbane‘s official launch of its first television stations, Adelaide became the fourth city in Australia to receive television. Like with other cities, Adelaide was to be served by national broadcaster ABC and two commercial channels. The two successful applicants for commercial licences in October 1958 were Southern Television Corporation Ltd and Television Broadcasters Ltd. …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Brisbane

Although Brisbane was the site of some of Australia’s earliest experimental television transmissions in the 1930s, television in Australia was officially launched in 1956 in the two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. In September 1957, the Postmaster-General announced plans for the second stage in the introduction of television in Australia — covering Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth …

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Obituary: Bruce Webster

Bruce Webster, veteran broadcaster and newsman for ABC and the Seven Network, has died at the age of 92. Born in Melbourne and having had “average schooling”, Webster got his first job at ABC as a messenger boy in 1947. A year later he was invited to fill in for a radio announcer who had …

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Openshop coming to Channel 75

Openshop, the latest shopping channel to come to free-to-air television, is ready to open on 1 August. The new channel will broadcast on the Seven Network‘s broadcast signal on Channel 75, covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Regional Queensland. Openshop’s parent company is Hyundai Home Shopping Network Corporation, which operates Korea’s largest shopping channel. …

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Ratings 2018: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2018. 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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2018: Switches, surprises and goodbyes

There were lots of big TV news stories this year, but the news that will have had the biggest impact on viewers comes down to sport. And there has been a lot of movement and dollars splashed around in that department this year. The swapping of Australia’s two biggest summer sports between networks has brought …

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Seven wins 2018

For the twelfth year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 11 February to 1 December, and excluding the weeks around Easter and the Commonwealth Games — Seven scored 30.4%, followed by Nine (27.4%), Ten (17.4%), ABC …

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Southern Cross Television to become Seven

Southern Cross Austereo has announced that its Southern Cross Television brand will become Seven from 1 July. The change affects Southern Cross Television in Darwin, central Australia and Tasmania and Southern Cross GTS-BKN in South Australia — all Seven Network affiliates. Southern Cross News in Tasmania will become Seven News Tasmania. No changes to staffing …

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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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Seven, Foxtel in $1.2b cricket rights deal

Two weeks ago the Nine Network had announced that it had committed $300 million to a five-year deal with Tennis Australia — taking the game from the Seven Network, which had broadcast events such as the Australian Open for decades. At the time it was unclear what the outlook was for Nine’s future in cricket. …

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