Tag: Today Tonight

What we watched: June 2000

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 3 June 2000. We’d fought off the Y2K bug and the GST was just around the corner. The Games Of The XXVII Olympiad in Sydney were a few short months away. And we were still watching analogue TV. The Nine …

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Today Tonight axed on east coast

The Seven Network has today announced the axing of the two east coast editions of Today Tonight, effective immediately. Adelaide and Perth editions of the program will continue. The announcement was made to Seven staff via email this morning. Staff linked to the program will continue to be employed, contributing to network news features and …

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Seven News in a conundrum

The Seven Network appears to be in a great state of indecision and instability with Seven News at the moment. It is quite a fall from grace when only a few years ago Seven News and Today Tonight were the ratings leaders in their respective timeslots. Last Monday, Seven News unceremoniously dumped its longtime news …

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Helen Kapalos steps down from Today Tonight

Helen Kapalos has stepped down as host of the Melbourne-Sydney edition of Today Tonight. The journalist, who stepped in to the host’s chair a year ago after being made redundant by Ten News in Melbourne, is moving onto a new reporting role with Seven‘s weekly current affairs program Sunday Night. Her move from Today Tonight …

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Hour news is good news for Nine

The Nine Network last night extended its 6.00pm Nine News in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to a one-hour format following an extended trial of the format in Sydney. Both Seven and Nine have experimented with one-hour bulletins in recent times, in particular on days of major news events and on Saturdays, prompting Nine to …

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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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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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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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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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Special: Australian TV History Timeline Pt 2

SPECIAL: Today after 45 years Days Of Our Lives departs Australian television as the longest running continuous drama on our screens. To mark the occasion Television.AU joins with TV Tonight in this special joint post, to recognise enduring television programs that have survived the volatile world of television (excluding News / Sport). DK:  David Knox, tvtonight.com.au AB:  Andrew Bayley, televisionau.com Special: …

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