Mid morning news from Expo
I am also reminded today that it was 30 April 1994 when aggregation came to Tasmania, with Tas TV (WIN) and Southern Cross Network (Seven Tasmania) launched statewide in competition with each other. Tas TV was the Nine affiliate, and Southern Cross had a joint Seven/Ten affiliation.
Tas TV changed it’s name to WIN Television in October of that year, as a result of WIN Corporation buying out ENT.
1 May 1960: The theatre production Seagulls Over Sorrento is adapted to a TV play, performed live to air from the studios of HSV7.
The play, directed by Alf Potter, marked Crawford Productions’ first foray into television drama, having produced radio dramas and serials since the 1940s.
The 90-minute production was videotaped for later broadcast in other states.
Source: TV Times
7/5/2006 Channel Nine journalist Richard Carleton dies after collapsing during a press conference in Beaconsfield.
I remember that day. I was in Melbourne on holidays and it was all over the news that afternoon.
On this day, 9 years ago, Channel 10 axed Wake Up alongside the early, morning, and late news:
A very bad time for Ten. It was like 1990 all over again.
2012 was the same. Breakfast, The Circle, Morning News and The Late News all gone. History repeats it self in 2014.
That actually ended in September 2011, the day before Ten’s final AFL telecast, though it was revived in a magazine format in June 2012 before reverting back to a standard news format until its (final) axing in May 2014.
The Late News and Sports Tonight with Sandra Sully and Brad McEwan was must-watch television every weeknight (except Fridays)! Or was it…?
On this day 9 years ago, Wake Up, Ten Eyewitness News Early, Ten Eyewitness Morning News, and Ten Eyewitness News Late aired for the final time:
Credit: South Coast tv
Credit: Media and transport channel
Credit: Melb TV
Credit: South Coast tv
Sadly, couldn’t find any footage of the last early news bulletin. Both Wake Up and Breakfast were wasted on 10. Axing Good Morning Australia has to be the biggest mistake, and the most stupid thing that channel 10 has ever made and done.
25/5/2021 Weakest Link returns to Australian television, with Channel Nine picking up the revival anchored by Magda Szubanski. The revival was badly received and only ten (or so) episodes aired before it was quietly axed.
26 May 1994: SCN in Victoria presents the last edition of its local news, News At Six. From the next day, the local news is replaced by The Simpsons on relay from Ten, and SCN is rebadged Ten Victoria.
Source: The Bendigo Advertiser
YouTube: Regional TV Australia Web Project
I’ve noticed that the regional Ten affiliates in Queensland QTV & in NSW NRTV, changed their names to Ten Queensland & Ten Northern NSW respectively at around the same period. Must have had to do with them being affiliated at the time with the 3rd ranked commercial network, because rivals WIN & Prime’s on air names lasted until 2021 & 2022 respectively.
Telecasters Australia which owned Ten QLD and NNSW had investment in the metro Ten Group so I think that led to QTV/NRTV adopting the Ten branding.
In the case of SCN, I think it was just pure cost cutting as it meant no longer having to cut their own promos/idents, etc., and just take everything from Ten without any modifications.