Tag: TV Week Logie Awards

TV Week sets June date for Logies

TV Week has announced that the 61st annual TV Week Logie Awards will take place on Sunday 30 June. The awards will again be held at The Star Gold Coast and for the 24th consecutive year will be broadcast on the Nine Network. TV Week has this year announced the return of two popular vote …

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Classic TV Guides: Eyewitness News

Since its inception in 1964, Melbourne’s ATV0 had struggled to get a significant hold of audiences when it came to news. Different formats, timeslots, newsreaders and titles were all tried and often without much success. A revamp to a one-hour bulletin in 1978 was another in its string of casualties. But there were high hopes …

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TV Week Logie Awards revives ad category

In the 1960s and 1970s, the TV Week Logie Awards featured categories to recognise television commercials. Some of the past winners in this category have included Mobil Oil, Alka Seltzer, soft drink brands Coca Cola, Fanta and Export Cola,  deodorant Uncle Sam and cigarette companies like Craven A , Cambridge, Winfield and Kingford. (Cigarette advertising was …

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TV At 60: The first TV Week Awards

It was the issue of TV Week dated 1 January 1959 that announced the winners of the first TV Week Awards — what would become the Logie Awards. During 1958, TV Week had invited Melbourne readers of its magazine to vote for their TV favourites for the year. There was no glamorous ceremony for handing …

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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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The 8th AACTA Awards

ABC and Foxtel were the big winners in the television categories of the 8th annual AACTA Awards, held at the The Star Event Centre in Sydney over two events — a non-televised presentation held on Monday afternoon (pictured above), hosted by Kat Stewart and Nazeem Hussain, and the televised ceremony on Wednesday night, hosted by …

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Flashback to ‘The Entertainment Network’

This week’s re-brand of the Ten Network is the first major image revamp for the network since January 1991. The last time Ten had a major image refresh it was in receivership after two years of falling ratings, staff cutbacks and management and financial instability amid the “recession we had to have”. The viability of …

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Bill Collins steps down from Fox Classics

Bill Collins this weekend presented his last Golden Years Of Hollywood for Fox Classics, handing over the reins to actor, writer and TV critic Graeme Blundell. Making his TV debut as a film reviewer for ABC program Roundabout in 1963, Collins went on to become presenter and movie reviewer for TCN9 in Sydney, later moving …

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A Country Practice headed for a re-boot?

Media gossip today suggesting that the classic 80s and 90s soap A Country Practice could be coming back. Reports indicate that production company Fremantle has bought the rights to the series that ran for over a decade on the Seven Network and also had a brief reprisal on Ten. Fremantle has of course had success …

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