The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television by Albert Moran, Chris Keating

By Albert Moran, Chris Keating

Australians became more and more noticeable outdoor of the rustic as audio system and actors in radio and tv, their media moguls have often received up international businesses, and folks world wide were in a position to get pleasure from such Australian productions because the Flying medical professionals, Neighbours, and Kath and Kim. The origins, early improvement, and later variations of radio and tv exhibit how Australia has long past from being a minor and quite parochial participant to being an important a part of the foreign scene. The A to Z of Australian Radio and tv offers crucial proof and knowledge about the Australian radio and tv undefined. this can be entire by using a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on administrators, manufacturers, writers, actors, tv and radio sequence, and tv and radio stations.

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The government allocates the Brisbane and Adelaide licenses to press interests, rejecting the ABCB’s recommendations. TV News (becoming TV News Times and subsequently TV Times) is first published. ATN-7 takes delivery of the country’s first Ampex 2 videotape machines, with GTV-9 following suit in early 1959. ABCB recommends that only one commercial license be awarded in the smaller advertising market of Brisbane. The PMG refuses this and orders that two licensees be selected. Bandstand, hosted by Brian Henderson, begins on television.

The term “Commonwealth” refers to the federation of Australian states and territories. ” The states are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, and Western Australia, while the two territories are the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The currency used up until 1966 was the Australian sterling (pounds, shillings, and pence) and, since then, the Australian dollar. Occasionally, other currencies are mentioned and are indicated by the standard prefix—for example, US$.

Ray Martin wins the Gold Logie for the second year in a row. Frontline begins on the ABC. Aggregation of commercial television services is completed in Tasmania, with TASTV and Southern Cross Television. The Commonwealth Games from Victoria, Canada, are televised on Ten. Community television trials begin in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. SBS commences transmission in Darwin. The Halifax fp telemovies begin on Nine. Optus and Continental Cablevision announce a joint venture to build a cable TV network.

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