General TV History

Just stumbled on this 2017 segment from 3AW’s Nightline, with guests Annette Allison and Roy Hampson who were hosts of Good Morning Melbourne for ten years from 1979 to 1988 but both had been in TV long before then.

Lots of reminiscing about the old days of Channel 0, as Roy was there from before the channel launched in 1964

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A documentary airing in 2012 celebrating TNT’s 50th anniversary. Capture by @RetroTvVideos

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From a Facebook group, Allan Hawley


No, it’s just not cricket!

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I thought ABC dropped regional news in 1985, #myfriends ???

The reason why “citation needed” is beside that statement is because someone has questioned the accuracy of it. I say the statement is not correct as ABC was producing regional news up until early 1985 before The National commenced.


Well I didn’t know why they are doing reconstruction very well #myfriends - considering this one is in PNG and there are very rare archive about this station #myfriends !!!

There’s also some more AU regional TV logo in PNG - please go to Logopedia #myfriends



There’s a lot of Australian TV logos at Logopedia, not just for regional TV.

That board game is one of my favourite TV show board games ever. Played it as a kid.


This is the Living your kind of Life(BTV/GMV 6) in English and Cantonesse version on the ATV in Hong Kong 1982


they had the same owner from 1970 to 1979-ish so it’s probably to be expected

And that there’s not much you can do with the Number 0 for a logo!

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Universal Telecasters, right #myfriends ???

Almost #myfriend.

TVQ0’s licencee was Universal Telecasters, which after the licence was issued in 1964 was subject to an aggressive takeover attempt by Reg Ansett who owned Austarama Television (ATV0) in Melbourne. Ansett ended up with around 49% share in Universal Telecasters. (It was probably no coincidence that Ansett also happened to be an unsuccessful applicant for the Brisbane Channel 0 licence, so he was clearly determined to get it one way or another)

By 1970, Ansett bought Universal Telecasters outright and owned it up until about 1980 when it was sold off to a joint venture between Ampol and radio station 2SM. (About a year or so after he had sold ATV0 to Rupert Murdoch)

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WTF is this? The red colour? The dodgy “TEN” font. The all-caps “BRISBANE STYLE” in Arial font.

Hard to take Logopedia all that seriously when people just put up poor mock ups based on fiction


So many companies that owned completely different things to what they were most well known for.

If u wanna make some changes to that page, go right ahead.

Yep, I agree.

While Logopedia seems to have some really good quality logos, there are others which are very dubious IMO.


True. I think that was particularly the case for the 0-10 channels, given that and 7s and 9s and a lot of regional channels were likely to be majority owned or linked to local newspaper publishers / radio broadcasters.

Ten in Sydney was launched by a consortium that included AWA, NRMA, Bank Of NSW, JC Williamson Theatres and Colonial Sugar Refineries (CSR).

Reg Ansett who owned ATV0 and TVQ0 as above also had investments in SAS10 Adelaide and STW9 Perth. He was determined to build a TV empire of some sort!

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