Tag: Sunrise

Ten to stage Family Feud revival

Family Feud, the classic game show format, is set for a revival on Network Ten. While the format revival is not a huge surprise — it had been circulating around the industry rumour mill for some time — the choice of host is an unlikely one. Former Sunrise weatherman and Seven Network host Grant Denyer (pictured) …

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Ten puts Wake Up to sleep, axes news jobs

Network Ten‘s hopes of entering the breakfast TV market have been dashed for a second time, with Wake Up to make its final appearance this Friday. Also to finish up at the end of the week are Ten’s early, morning and late news bulletins. As many as 150 jobs are expected to be cut following a …

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Jack Benny and JO’K in 1964 Good Friday Appeal

Legendary American comedian Jack Benny (pictured) was the special guest at the Sporting Globe-3DB-HSV7 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal in March 1964. Benny, visiting Australia for a series of stage shows in Sydney and Melbourne plus a TV special, appeared on the annual telethon during the afternoon as well as being the star attraction for …

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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Seven wins 2013

For the seventh year in a row the Seven Network has claimed victory at the completion of the last official OzTAM ratings survey for the year. The Seven group of channels — Seven, 7TWO and 7Mate — recorded a prime time share of 30.7% (up from 30.6% in 2012), followed by Nine/GO!/Gem on 28.6% (28.3% …

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Morning Show tribute to 57 years of Seven

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the official launch of HSV7, Melbourne, the first station in what we now know as the Seven Network. The channel, operated by the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group, was officially opened at 7.00pm on Sunday 4 November 1956 by the Victorian Premier Henry Bolte and Melbourne Lord Mayor …

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Ten to launch Wake Up and Studio 10 on 4 November

Network Ten has announced Monday 4 November as the launch date for its new morning line-up, the bold initiative from former Sunrise producer Adam Boland. The schedule starts at 5.30am with an early edition of Ten Eyewitness News presented by Matt Doran, Magdalena Roze and Scott Mackinnon. The new breakfast program Wake Up, hosted by James …

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Peter Meakin joins Ten

Peter Meakin, the man who led Nine and then Seven to news and current affairs domination, is joining Network Ten as Executive Director of News and Current Affairs. For 71-year-old Meakin it is a return to a former employer.  In the 1970s he was news director for TEN10 in Sydney. At the Nine Network he …

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Wake Up heads Ten’s winter launch

The announcement of Ten‘s long-awaited new breakfast show headed the network’s winter season launch in Sydney last night. Wake Up, the brainchild of former Seven Network producer Adam Boland, will be fronted by James Mathison (Australian Idol), Natarsha Belling, Natasha Exelby and Nuala Hafner (Sunrise, Seven News, Sydney Weekender). The program will be hosted from …

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Melissa Doyle leaving Sunrise

Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle surprised viewers this morning with the announcement that she is stepping down from the program. She will be taking on a new role at Seven as part of a yet-to-be-announced prime time news venture. In a statement issued today, Doyle is enthusiastic about the next phase in her career: “I’ve cherished …

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