Tassie’s discovery channel

Travel series Discover Tasmania returned to Tasmanian television screens yesterday following a two-month season in other states.

“Produced in partnership with Southern Cross Television, the Tasmanian travel series was hosted by Australian celebrities Fast Eddie Halmagyi from Better Homes and Gardens, and former Home and Away star, Tim Campbell,” Tourism Minister Paula Wriedt said. That’s really former, Minister…..what about Dancing with the Stars, National Bingo Night and Wheel of Fortune?

“The half-hour show – which was screened from October to December 2007 – was so successful it won all but one of its 10 Tasmanian timeslots, averaging 75,000 viewers each episode and a total of 844,823 viewers across the series,” she said.

“The series is currently screening on the Seven Network in NSW and averaging more than 218,000 viewers each episode. And Seven Network affiliates in other mainland states have also shown interest in the Tasmanian-made production.”

But since Campbell is now strong associated with the Nine Network, will Tassie Tourism get its way?

The Discover Tasmania series formed part of the intrastate tourism campaign launched in September last year, developed by Tourism Tasmania in partnership with the tourism industry.

Discover Tasmania screens 5:30pm Saturdays on Southern Cross.

Source: tas.gov.au

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