• Putting the Heart back into Nine

    The clouds are parting and Nine is looking to blue skies. Dwarfed by a reinvigorated Channel Nine logo, newly-installed boss David Gyngell last night launched the network’s new programming for 2008 in Melbourne. It followed a similar event in Sydney. “We Heart TV” was the message of the night and becomes the 2008 slogan (note: […]

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  • Walkley winners 2007

    SBS, the ABC and Channel Nine all picked up gongs at the 29th Annual Walkley Awards last night. Dateline, Sunday, Four Corners and Foreign Correspondent were all awarded. Tony Jones won the Broadcast Interview award for hosting Lateline. World News Australia reporter Brian Thomson won the Television News Reporting category for his series of reports […]

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  • TEN HD programming mixes old & new

    Network TEN has now released details of its new HD programming. The channel operates as a 24 hour mix of analogue and HD programming. The bulk of the schedule mirrors the analogue channel with some specialist HD-only viewing in afternoons and evenings. TEN will return some of its missing favourite shows to TEN HD, some […]

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  • Foxtel launches mobile Remote Record

    Foxtel has launched Remote Record, a new mobile phone functionality that allows the option to record TV programmes from phones. The new application most benefits subscribers with an iQ and 3G phone, giving them roaming freedom to control their favourite programmes -perfect if you are running late. Remote Record is initially compatible for iQ subscribers […]

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  • Nine 08: ‘We Heart TV’

    Lots of news surrounding Nine today. CEO David Gyngell is reported to be drawing a line in the sand following a disastrous handling of Christine Spiteri’s employment. “Gyngell is trying to put an end to all this business of people negotiating their contracts through fear – he’s drawing a line in the sand,” a source […]

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  • Drover Damage control

    It’s all coming unstuck for Bridie Carter very quickly. On Tuesday night after she won the Dancing with the Stars title, she commented to a newspaper that she wouldn’t be watching the end of McLeod’s Daughters. She said, “I don’t want to mar McLeod’s, but not everything was as it appears. I find it strange […]

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  • Airdate: Vicar of Dibley, Worst Christmas of My Life

    Two 2006 Christmas specials of Dawn French’s Vicar of Dibley will air on the ABC in December. The first screens at 8:35pm Wednesday December 12 with another a week later. These were intended as the final comedies in the series filmed by French until a short special was made for Comic Relief in March this […]

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  • Crash helmet voted best invention

    Don Morgan of Brisbane has won The New Inventors Grand Final prize with his Cone-Head motorcycle helmet. An emotional Morgan was barely able to thank host James O’Loughlin for the honour. He wins a business advice package worth thousands of dollars from IP Australia. Morgan spent over 20 years researching and designing the unique helmet […]

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  • Thank God launching in the UK

    ITV is to air a British version of TEN’s Thank God You’re Here. It follows the short-lived US version on NBC earlier this year. TEN is yet to re-sign the Working Dog team to a new local series, which it promises will be “bigger and better.” The host for the UK series will be improv […]

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  • Airdate: Moonlight, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

    Aussie hunk Alex O’Loughlin’s CBS series Moonlight will air over summer on Nine. The supernatural drama, which premiered in America in September, will premiere at 9:30pm Wednesday December 12. O’Loughlin plays “a private investigator whose bride turned him into a vampire on the couple’s wedding night 55 years prior; he struggles in the present day […]

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  • Returning: ER, 2 & Half Men, Til Death

    Put away the defibrilators, ER is back from the dead. Nine is returning the long-running drama to Wednesday nights at 8:30pm from December 12. In New South Wales and Queensland the episode “Heart of the Matter” will air. Victoria is one week behind, due to previous football commitments, and airs “Ames vs Kovac”, the first […]

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  • New presenter joins Can We Help?

    Perth radio broadcaster Geoff Hutchison will join the panel of the ABC’s Can We Help? for its 2008 season. Supervising Executive Producer Margot Phillipson said, “Geoff brings a high level of journalistic expertise to Can We Help?, along with his wonderful sense of humour and warmth.” The show hosted by Peter Rowsthorn resumes production next […]

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