Tag: Seven Network

Melbourne’s Good Friday for the kids

Aside from the Christian significance of Good Friday, for Victorians the day also marks the traditional Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The all-day telethon, telecast on HSV7 Melbourne and Prime Television in regional Victoria, with the support of radio stations 3AW and Magic 1278 and the Herald Sun newspaper, is the culmination of various …

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The Year That Was… #9: Game shows sing, spell and con through ’07

Game shows are a staple in any TV network’s diet, but this year saw an absolute gluttony on the genre as new titles were unleashed onto the viewing public. The game show battle started in January when Seven launched The Rich List hosted by Andrew O’Keefe (pictured), already of Deal Or No Deal fame. The …

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The Year That Was… #6: Drama makes a comeback

The year 2006 brought on all sorts of doom and gloom about TV drama production; ABC didn’t have money to make any, Seven had axed Blue Heelers after 12 years of loyal service, Ten had some luck with telemovies but Tripping Over didn’t fare so well, and their only ongoing production was the veteran soap …

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The Year That Was… #5: The dawn of HD

New Year’s Day 2007 marked a change to Australia’s digital television landscape. From that day on, commercial stations were permitted to open a dedicated high-definition (HD) channel with content separate to the analogue or standard-definition channels (or the core channels as ACMA identifies them) Didn’t hear about it? You weren’t alone. We all thought the …

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7HD creeps onto the screen

The Seven Network has undertaken possibly the quietest new channel launch in the history of television with its launch of the high-definition channel 7HD – quietly sneaking onto air at 10.30pm last night. In an industry which is more commonly known for making a song-and-dance of any minor achievement, the fact that a new channel …

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Telethon weekend hits Perth

This weekend, 13 and 14 October, Perth’s annual Telethon returns for its 40th year. The appeal, raising funds for various children’s charities in Western Australia, began on TVW7 in 1968 and is now a statewide event through TVW7 and its regional affiliate Golden West Network (GWN). The first Telethon raised $90,182. Since then over $74 …

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Kate’s leaving Summer Bay

The end of an era in soap-opera land with Kate Ritchie – a soap veteran at the age of 29 – deciding to leave Home And Away after twenty years playing former foster child Sally Fletcher. Ritchie, then aged 9, was part of the show’s original cast line-up and with fellow cast member Ray Meagher …

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Seven gets HD envy??

Nothing like a bit of healthy competition in the TV biz! No sooner has Network Ten announced their new high-definition channel to be launched later this year – the Seven Network has now announced that they will also be launching their own HD multi-channel in the coming months. While Ten has put a name to …

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Somebody else’s Sons & Daughters?

Last year, Seven decided to roll out early episodes of their hit ’80s soap Sons And Daughters in a daytime timeslot. The revival – loosely timed to coincide with the show’s 25th anniversary and DVD release – was short-lived as no sooner had lovers John (Peter Phelps) and Angela (Ally Fowler) been revealed to be …

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Number 96: Where are they now..?

Ever wondered what happened to the cast members of Number 96?Following from a recent reunion of cast members from The Young Doctors (1976-83), this week’s episode of Seven‘s Where Are They Now? features a reunion of former cast members of the saucy 1970s soap that was a ratings giant.Sadly, favourites like Ron Shand and Pat …

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