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OFFLINE   NewsWorld #1381

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (T-Mac @ Jan 17 2007, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am going offtopic with this post. Move this to the TV History thread if necessary.

QUOTE (TelevisionAU @ Jan 17 2007, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
this can be moved to "TV History" too - it is OT

And so it is...

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:57 PM

It was on January 19, fifty years ago today, that Melbourne's second commercial TV station GTV Channel 9 was officially opened by Governor of Victoria, Sir Dallas Brooks - although the channel had been in test transmission mode since September 1956 and (not willing to let their newly established rivals HSV7 and ABV2 have Olympic glory all to themselves) managed to get away with incorporating live coverage of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games as part of "test" programming.

http://televisionau....gtv9_launch.jpg - GTV9 advertisement from The Argus newspaper. The Argus was a shareholder in GTV9 but ironically ceased publication the day that GTV9 launched

Other GTV9 milestones

May 1957 - the first In Melbourne Tonight hosted by a 23-year old Graham Kennedy, up until then best known only as sidekick to "Nicky" (Clifford Nicholls) on radio 3UZ

1958 - Eric Pearce (later Sir Eric Pearce) and Jack Little form the first "double-header" newsreading team

1959 - 3XY and HSV7 presenter Bert Newton accepts an offer to go to GTV9 initially to host the channel's daytime show but presenting a live commercial with Graham Kennedy sparks a prime time career that would last at GTV until 1985.

1960 - GTV9 is sold to Frank Packer's Consolidated Press, which owns TCN9

1962 - GTV9 changes affiliation from ATN7 to TCN9 and forms part of the National Television Network

1963 - the coaxial cable laid between Sydney and Melbourne enables instant sharing of news stories and programs between GTV9 and TCN9

1964 - GTV9 opens Studio 9 - a state of the art television studio made specifically for In Melbourne Tonight and, it is said, to have been in response to the building of the new rival station, ATV0.

1968 - GTV9 launches a local version of Today with Mike Walsh and Bobo Faulkner

1969 - GTV9's continuous telecast of the moon landing enters the record books as the longest continuous live television broadcast

1971 - the first Hey Hey It's Saturday with Daryl Somers and VFL footballer Peter McKenna

1974 - first test colour transmission

1975 - GTV9 officially launches in colour, the first program aired at 12.00am on 1 March is the movie California (1946)

1976 - GTV9 begins 24 hour transmission, the first Melbourne channel to do so

1976 - News Centre Nine a joint Sydney-Melbourne news bulletin, has a less than successful run - presented by Peter Hitchener in Melbourne, and Brian Henderson in Sydney

1979 - newsreader Brian Naylor moves to GTV9 after twenty years at HSV7

1979 - GTV9 takes over as host broadcaster for Carols By Candlelight

1980 - Sale Of The Century begins

1984 - Hey Hey It's Saturday moves to prime time

1985 - National Nine News moves from 6.30pm weeknights to 6.00pm and pilots a one-hour bulletin

1993 - Eddie McGuire joins GTV9 from ATV10, to host the The Footy Show (AFL)

1998 - Brian Naylor retires and replaced by former deputy Peter Hitchener

2001 - GTV begins digital transmission on channel 8, in simulcast with the analogue channel 9 signal

2002 - GTV9 becomes joint partner in AFL telecasts for the first time since 1974.

2006 - Bert Newton returns to GTV9 twenty years after being sacked by the Nine Network

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 12:01 PM

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1993 - Eddie McGuire joins GTV9 from ATV10, to host the The Footy Show (AFL)


And the rest! wink.gif

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (T-Mac @ Jan 17 2007, 07:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Absolutely. From old TV guides that I've seen on Google Groups, the ABC also used to show the NBA and college basketball in the early 90s.


And the NFL on Tuesday nights and EPL on Monday nights.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE (Bluenoser @ Jan 16 2007, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HSV7 Melbourne
10.30 NBC Nightly News


Seven used to broadcast American news during the day?

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE (Firetorch @ Jan 21 2007, 01:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seven used to broadcast American news during the day?


Yes. Around the same time, Nine aired ABC World News Tonight in a similar timeslot.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE (Firetorch @ Jan 21 2007, 01:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seven used to broadcast American news during the day?


Sure did. And it continued IIRC until about 1997. It was clearly a hangover from the coverage of the 1991 Gulf War. In a way it was good because if there was a major world story coming out of Australia (not many of those) you could see it from an American perspective.

OFFLINE   Herb #1388

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 04:24 PM

I have a question that's been bothering me for a while. Is it true that on Thursday, September 9, 1999, Nine had a special ident that showed the date (like the '9' logo) and had a v/o that said something like 'On September 9, 1999, this is Channel Nine'?
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE (Herb @ Jan 22 2007, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question that's been bothering me for a while. Is it true that on Thursday, September 9, 1999, Nine had a special ident that showed the date (like the '9' logo) and had a v/o that said something like 'On September 9, 1999, this is Channel Nine'?


I recall something along those lines, but the exact details elude me right now. wink.gif
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OFFLINE   9_rules #1390

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:36 PM

Here is the TV guide listing for Sydney from Monday 28th August 1961.



Channel 7

MORNING

7.00am Today
11.25am A Woman's View
11.30am Love And Marriage

AFTERNOON

12.00pm It Could Be You-Quiz
12.30pm Movie Matinee-Comedy (Sis Hopkins,1941)
2.00pm Danny Thomas Show
2.30pm Loretta Young show
3.00pm Your Home
4.00pm World Of Giants
4.30pm Small Time And Cartoons
5.00pm Wyatt Earp
5.25pm Crusader Rabbit
5.30pm Mackenzie's Raiders

EVENING

6.00pm Cartoons
6.30pm Mr Magoo
6.40pm News And Weather (With Kevin Sanders)
7.00pm BP Pick-A-Box -Quiz
7.30pm The Tom Ewell Show
8.00pm Maverick -Western
9.00pm The Detectives - Crime
9.30pm Shotgun Slade - Western
10.00pm Medic
10.30pm Highway Patrol
11.00pm Headline News
11.05pm Reflections - Religion

Channel 9

MORNING

10.30am Kindergarten Playroom
11.00am Doorway To Knowledge

AFTERNOON

12.00pm Midday Movie-Comedy (The Big Street,1942)
1.30pm Family
2.00pm Happy-Go-Lucky
2.30pm Concentration - Quiz
3.00pm Our Miss Brooks
3.30pm Wheel Of Fortune
4.00pm Assignment Underwater
4.30pm Ampol Junior Car Club
5.00pm Robin Hood
5.30pm Cartoons

EVENING

6.10pm Danger Is My Business
6.40pm News And Weather (With Chuck Faukner,Eric Baume)
7.00pm Tales Of The Vikings
7.30pm Stagecoach West
8.30pm I Love Lucy
9.00pm Witness - Drama
10.00pm Movietime Monday - Drama (Mobs Inc)

Channel 2

MORNING

10.00am Test Pattern And Music
11.30am Life Of Riley - Comedy

AFTERNOON

2.00pm Woman's World
2.30pm End Of The Line
4.45pm Kindergarten Playtime
5.00pm Monday Showcase

EVENING

6.00pm You Asked For It
6.30pm I Married Joan - Comedy
6.55pm Food Front
7.00pm News,Weather And Newsreel
7.30pm Michael Shayne - Comedy
8.30pm Sports Cavalcade
9.00pm University Of The Air
10.00pm Wells Fargo - Western
10.30pm News And Newsreel

Edited by 9_rules, 22 January 2007 - 07:38 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:22 PM

I was wondering if someone could post up some old idents and prmos from Channel Nine. Preferably idents from the "bouncy balls" age. Circa 2003-2005 I think.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

Requests? Isn't there a requests thread or something?

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 03:18 PM

Here are some caps from Station ID clips found on YouTube.
Much thanks goes to those that uploaded the clips.

1. QTQ9 - Come on Along.
2. ATV0 - There's Something Happening Everday on Channel 0.
3. ATV0 - MacArthur Park (1968).
4. ATV0 - It's 8am on Channel 0 (1968).
5. Test Transmission Test Pattern 1.
6. Test Transmission Test Pattern 2.
7. BTQ7 - Summer Fever (Summer 1978/79).
8. BTQ7 - We're Doing It For You (1981).
9. HSV7 - Summer is a Part of You (Summer 1981/82).
10. HSV7 1982 News Promo.

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Edited by Tane04, 25 January 2007 - 10:28 AM.



OFFLINE   remotemants #1394

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 03:45 PM

can you give us the links?

OFFLINE   The Big Walbowski #1395

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE (Tane04 @ Jan 24 2007, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here are some caps from Station ID clips found on YouTube.
Much thanks goes to those that uploaded the clips.

1. QTQ9 - Come on Along.
2. ATV0 - There's Something Happening Everday on Channel 0.
3. ATV0 - MacArthur Park (1968).
4. ATV0 - It's 8am on Channel 0 (1968).
5. Test Transmission Test Pattern 1.
6. Test Transmission Test Pattern 2.
7. BTQ7 - Summer Fever (Summer 1978/79).
8. BTQ7 - We're Doing It For You (1981).
9. HSV7 - Summer is a Part of You (Summer 1981/82).
10 - HSV7 1982 News Promo.


I believe they were posted by this YouTube user, and I hope I'm not violating any rules with this.

Edited by The Big Walbowski, 24 January 2007 - 04:52 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE (The Big Walbowski @ Jan 24 2007, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe they were posted by this YouTube user, and I hope I'm not violating any rules with this.


Nope! Thanks for the find! biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Big Dan @ Jan 24 2007, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, check out user btvgmv6. He has the entire BTV-6 25 years and ATV-0/10 30 years anniversary shows online, along with other goodies. biggrin.gif

A lot of good stuff there yes.gif

OFFLINE   Herb #1398

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:28 PM

While we're on still on YouTube finds, try out OZtvbloke, he has some good clips.

Edited by Herb, 24 January 2007 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:38 PM

just spent a few hours on youtube and am amazed at the content. I've now seen most of the above clips, but i just cant seem to find..
3. ATV0 - MacArthur Park (1968).
4. ATV0 - It's 8am on Channel 0 (1968).
5. Test Transmission Test Pattern 1.
6. Test Transmission Test Pattern 2.

does anyone have the links to this.
And im sure there's no rule breaking on posting links, thats why its on youtube ;-)

Edited by remotemants, 24 January 2007 - 07:38 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (remotemants @ Jan 24 2007, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
just spent a few hours on youtube and am amazed at the content. I've now seen most of the above clips, but i just cant seem to find..
3. ATV0 - MacArthur Park (1968).
4. ATV0 - It's 8am on Channel 0 (1968).
5. Test Transmission Test Pattern 1.
6. Test Transmission Test Pattern 2.

does anyone have the links to this.
And im sure there's no rule breaking on posting links, thats why its on youtube ;-)


I'll second those. silly.gif

Also, OzTVbloke has added some more classic WIN IDs....including the weirdest Channel 4 ID (it just keeps spinning, and spinning, and spinning.....) and the most boring WIN TV ID.
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