Tag: TelevisionAU

Classic TV Guides: The 1959 Royal Tour

The 1959 Australian visit by Princess Alexandra (pictured) was cause for Sydney’s three TV channels to jointly cover some of the official events during her brief stay in Canberra. Covering events from the national capital was a considerable technical exercise for ABC in setting up local outside broadcast facilities and getting pictures sent direct from Canberra to Sydney …

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Classic TV Guides: 10 more added

Ten more TV listings have been added to the Classic TV Guides. Sydney’s TEN10 was officially launched on Monday 5 April 1965. Now the guides for the following four days have been added: Tuesday 6 April 1965 — SYDNEY  Wednesday 7 April 1965 — SYDNEY  Thursday 8 April 1965 — SYDNEY  Friday 9 April 1965 — …

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Who remembers the Australia Games?

We might have done okay at the Olympic Games and better at the Commonwealth Games… but it seems we still had to have a Games to call our own. The inaugural Australia Games were held in Melbourne in 1985. The competition was timed to feature in Victoria’s 150th anniversary celebrations. But despite the name it …

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Television.AU October Update

Some updates of new Classic TV Guides and reminders of some blog posts that appeared during September CLASSIC TV GUIDES: VICTORIA Thursday 1 January 1959 — MELBOURNE Wednesday 2 February 1972 — MELBOURNE An industrial dispute interrupting power supplies forces TV stations to rigid restrictions in broadcast hours. Saturday 13 December 1975 — MELBOURNE 1975 …

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Television.AU August Update

Some non-blog updates for the month. CLASSIC TV GUIDES: Saturday 26 September 1987 — VICTORIA VFL Grand Final Saturday 31 December 1988 — VICTORIA Tuesday 11 September 2001 — MELBOURNE Monday 20 October 1958 — SYDNEY Autumn Affair begins Saturday 22 April 1972 — SYDNEY Friday 24 October 1980 — SYDNEY Official Opening SBS0/28 Monday 9 February …

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VOTE NOW: Best Australian Blog Competition

TELEVISION.AU — The History Of Australian Television has been nominated in the Australian Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs Competition 2014. While the competition judges decide their winners of the competition, all blogs nominated are now open for voting in the People’s Choice Award. The TELEVISION.AU website was established in 2000 and expanded to include the …

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Television.AU March Update

Some non-blog updates to start the month. CLASSIC TV GUIDES Melbourne: 22 November 1956 (Opening Ceremony Melbourne Olympic Games, pictured) 7 July 1982 (The Mike Walsh Show celebrates 2000 episodes) 1 January 2000 Sydney: 22 April 1983 (25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards) Canberra: 22 April 1983 (25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards) Brisbane: 1 …

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Television.AU February update

Some non-blog updates to start the month. Classic TV Guides Melbourne: 16 May 2002 (Premiere: Kath And Kim, pictured) Sydney: 17 June 1959 (First televised Shakespeare in Australia) 4 November 1969 (Melbourne Cup) 19 October 1974 (First test colour programs — Sydney) Brisbane: 31 December 1979 16 August 1984 (QTQ9 celebrates 25 years) 13 July …

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January 1: A day for firsts

Television.AU wishes everyone a Happy New Year! For this New Year’s Day the Classic TV Guides section welcomes some new additions — because it has been a long time since the last update to that section. Being the first day of the year the common theme for the listings added today are all ‘first day’ …

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VOTE NOW: Best Australian Blog Competition

TELEVISION.AU — The History Of Australian Television has been nominated in the Australian Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs Competition 2013. While the competition judges decide their winners of the competition all blogs nominated are now open for voting in the People’s Choice Award. The TELEVISION.AU website was established in 2000 and expanded to include the …

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