This was one of the two shows that replaced The Big Arvo when it was axed in May 2005, the other being the Simon Reeve-hosted It’s Academic. If I remember correctly, it was the latter show that premiered on 9 May 2005, with that and Go Go Stop alternating in the weekdays 4:00pm timeslot every two-to-three months.
Both Reeve and Tobin would be regulars on Weekend Sunrise in the 2010s, until the former was made redundant in 2020.
I have noticed that, on YouTube, I saw a 2004 advertisement promoting an Australian talk show, “The Panel”. It ran on Network Ten for seven years (1998 to 2004) and in 2004, “The Panel” poked fun at the benefits of digital television and its key features, such as:
multiple camera angles (including Skycam);
breaking news/sport/weather tickers;
desk heights; and
on-demand content (e.g. replays, video updates).
I would like to give credit to @Zampakid for the re-upload of that clip, as shown below. As mentioned in the description, all free-to-air television has gone digital worldwide and viewers push a button on their remotes to record their votes, or to interact - as citizens, consumers or viewers - with television programmes. In the digital TV world, every broadcaster encourages viewers to watch a wider range of channels and to interact with them.
This clip in the State Library of WA’s archives looks like a test of the first satellite transmissions from Australia to the UK. You can see the Goonhilly Radio Station slide at 5:30 in the video, which indicates this was probably recorded at one of the BBC or ITV facilities after having been relayed through Goonhilly.
Speaking on Ten, here’s the final edition of the TNQ local news from Cairns/Townsville. Posted on the forum a few years back but posting again because it’s quite interesting how the news of their axing was reported.
Interesting to see the graphics looked different to what Ten was using at the time, and the fact it was branded as “Ten Local News”. A video from 1998 of Ten News Cairns on YouTube shows that at one point, the entire bulletin was basically a metro-quality bulletin, the only differentiation that it was at 6pm, like 10 Capital News. When did Ten North Queensland change the graphics to be different?