Seven News receive award for Lindt Cafe siege coverage

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Seven News has been recognised with the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Television News Reporting for its coverage of the Lindt Café siege. Sydney’s Director of News Chris Willis accepted the award on behalf of the Seven News team at a gala ceremony in Sydney, dedicating the award to the memories of siege victims Katrina Dawson…

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The Governess and Andrew O’Keefe join The Chase Australia

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Seven has all but confirmed that they are launching a local version of The Chase. A new advertisement reveals that Anne Hegarty aka The Governess from the UK version will be one of the four chasers on the local program. The popular UK quiz show currently airs during daytime at 3pm, hosted by Bradley Walsh. She will be…

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Chris Bath to leave Seven, Mel Doyle to replace her

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After two decades with the network, newsreader Chris Bath is set to leave the network at the end of July. According to News Limited, the veteran journalist will step aside from her duties as presenter of Sunday Night and Seven News. “This has been a very big decision,” Bath said. “I’m very grateful for the past wonderful 20 years…

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No struggle for ratings for SBS

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While the commercial networks were once again pitting their noisy reality programs against one another last night, the biggest winner was actually SBS. The network’s newest observational series Struggle Street won it’s timeslot at 8:30pm last night with a sizeable 935,000 viewers tuning in. To put those ratings into context, last Wednesday night’s SBS programs Sacred Wonders of Britain and London’s Super Tunnel both struggled…

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Masterchef premiere scores big numbers for Channel Ten

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Masterchef Australia returned with a bang last night, netting 1.271 million viewers across its premiere episode. The food-inspired reality show filled the void of My Kitchen Rules effortlessly for Channel Ten, smashing renovation options Reno Rumble and House Rules on Channel 9 and Channel 7 respectively. Masterchef topped all the demos, and was the #1 trend on Twitter in Australia last night. At…

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Hugh Riminton joining the Ten News desk

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Ten senior journalist and Canberra correspondent Hugh Riminton will be joining Sandra Sully at the desk to co-anchor TEN Eyewitness News Sydney from next Monday. Sully had been presenting the bulletin solo since Bill Woods was sacked as part of Ten’s cost cutting regime back in 2012. There are swirling rumours Ten may also be adding…

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Today Tonight Axed on the East Coast

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Today Tonight has been axed on the East Coast, effective immediately. In its place will be a one hour bulletin of Seven News, followed by regular programming at 7pm. The move follows Nine’s decision to move A Current Affair to 7pm, and extend Nine News to one hour. With Ten and SBS already airing one…

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Grant Denyer for Million Dollar Minute

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Former Sunrise weatherman and current Slideshow presenter Grant Denyer will soon be fronting a new game show for Channel Seven called Million Dollar Minute. An all-new battle of general knowledge, where every correct answer is a step closer to the ultimate test: Can one person, in one minute, win one million dollars? In a format…

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