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Lorrae Desmond in Australia Day Honours

Actress and performer Lorrae Desmond has been awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours List. Her honour is in recognition of “significant service to the performing arts as an actor, entertainer and singer”. Desmond, who was awarded a Member of the Order of …

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ABC’s Sixty-One, Here We Come!

Sixty years ago, as we were coming to an end to 1960, ABC was planning an ambitious variety special to welcome 1961. Sixty-One, Here We Come! was a 65-minute program produced at the studios of ABV2, Melbourne, and in a rare technical feat was relayed via microwave links for direct broadcast in Sydney. American-born actress …

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WIN Mount Gambier studios sold

The historic studios and offices that have housed WIN in Mount Gambier for over 50 years have been sold. The 4000-square-metre property, located on John Watson Drive, has been bought by prominent Mount Gambier business operator Peter Gazzard and an undisclosed Melbourne-based partner. There are tentative ideas for re-development of the site over the longer …

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What we watched: August 2003

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 2 August 2003. The new reality series The Block was the latest breakout hit, there was tragedy in Neighbours, and we were introduced to the first batch of budding pop stars in a new format called Australian Idol. The Nine Network …

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Nine News Regional returns with job cuts

Earlier this year, Nine News suspended production of its regional news bulletins due to the coronavirus pandemic. The regional bulletins, broadcast through Southern Cross Austereo‘s Nine Network affiliated stations in Southern NSW/ACT, Regional Queensland and Regional Victoria, were replaced by a relay of the 6.00pm Nine News from their capital city. Nine, which produces the …

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Obituary: Rob Gaylard

Rob Gaylard, former TV and radio presenter and prominent racing identity, has died suddenly at the age of 70. He had been a sports presenter at BTV6 in Ballarat in the 1980s, later moving to National Nine News in Melbourne. YouTube: rubicon nz He also worked as a newsreader at Bendigo-based Southern Cross Eyewitness News …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Hobart

The launch of television in Tasmania in 1960 marked the completion of the Government’s second phase in introducing television across Australia — culminating in TV stations operating in each state capital city. The last of the cities from stage two, Hobart was to be served by national broadcaster ABC and one commercial station. Three bidders …

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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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WIN moves Tasmania news to NSW

WIN Television has announced that it will be shifting presentation of its evening WIN News for Tasmania to centralised facilities on the mainland. The final WIN News to be presented from the Hobart studios will go to air on Friday 17 August. From the following day, WIN in Tasmania will broadcast Ten Eyewitness News‘ national …

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Sky News On WIN announces launch date

Sky News Australia has announced the launch date for its entry into the free-to-air market. From 6.00am (AEST) on Sunday 2 September, Sky News On WIN will present a 24-hour channel via the WIN network consisting of programming from Sky News Australia including Credlin, The Bolt Report, Outsiders, Jones & Co, Richo, Politics HQ, Paul Murray …

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