Television in Australia

  1. Australia's 'Video Hits' TV Show Canceled After 24-Years On-Air

    July 06, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Australian TV's Network Ten television has confirmed its long-running music clip show "Video Hits" has been canceled after a 24-year run. Since airing for the first time on Feb. 15, 1987, "Video Hits" has helped further th ...

  2. Jay Dee Springbett, Australian Idol Judge, Sony A&R Exec, Found Dead

    July 01, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Jay Dee Springbett, a former judge on "Australian Idol" and senior director of A&R at Sony Music Australia, has been found dead in his Sydney apartment. He was aged just 36. Police officers found Springbett unconscious in his flat la ...

  3. Bravado Launches Bieber Merch In Australia

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber posters already adorn the walls of thousands of Australian teenage fans. Now they can buy the accompanying backpacks, pillow cases and t-shirts, thanks to a retail partnership unveiled today between the Target Australia chain and the ...

  4. 'Australian Idol' Taking 2010 Off: Report

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Australian Idol" TV talent quest will take a break from the airwaves this year, if unconfirmed reports are to be believed. Network Ten, the free-to-air TV station which last year dumped its coverage of the annual ARIA Awards, is und ...

  5. Shannon Noll Departs Sony Down Under

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian multi-platinum, chart-topping regular Shannon Noll has parted ways with Sony Music Australia, drawing curtains on a six-year association which yielded an estimated 1.2 million album sales. Noll's star rose when he contested the 200 ...

  6. ARIA Awards TV Ratings Drop

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The TV broadcast of Australia's 2009 ARIA Awards drew lower-than-expected ratings for its first outing with new broadcast partner Channel Nine. While psychedelic alt-rock act Empire of the Sun revelled in the occasion with four awards on the ...

  7. Billboard, Fox Partner On New Year's Eve TV Special

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard and Fox will ring in 2010 with "Billboard's New Year's Eve Live," a special broadcast of musical performances from the Las Vegas Strip by hot acts on the Billboard charts. The live broadcast from 11 p.m. ET – 12:30 a. ...

  8. Australian 'Idol' Judge Sacked

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Shock jock" Kyle Sandilands has been sacked from his role as a judge on TV talent show “Australian Idol” after participating in a controversial breakfast radio stunt Down Under. The July 29 incident, which has since been reported around ...

  9. Yunupingu, Hines Take Australia Day Honors

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Marcia Hines are among a handful of musicians and singers recognized in the government's official Australia Day awards. Yunupingu, the ARIA Award-winning, blind indigenous artist from Elcho Island, near Darwin, ...

  10. Aus Idol Singer Dies In Fall

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The family of an Australian Idol contestant who fell to his death on the weekend are denying the incident was a suicide. Levi Kereama died in Brisbane on Saturday night just hours after performing at the Parklife Festival, in the city's Botan ...

  11. Noise Pollution Fine For Big Day Out

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia's annual Big Day Out festival has been fined for excessive noise levels. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Creative Festival Entertainment A$5,500 ($5,186.47) after the festival organizers twice allowed the volume to ...

  12. Former Warner Oz Chief James Heads For Pay TV

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shaun James, one-time chairman and CEO of Warmer Music Australia, has been appointed head of music channels at pay TV production company XYZ Entertainment. Jointly owned by pay-TV networks Austar and Foxtel, XYZ produces music channels V, V2, Max ...

  13. Australian H1 Biz Value Slumps Despite Digital Boost

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry fell 13.64% in value in the first half of 2007, despite continuing strong sales of domestic repertoire and digital music. According to Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) figures released today (Monday), total ...

  14. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten Network a 32.4% share of viewers for t ...

  15. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten N The grand final of the fourth series ...

  16. Worldwide Ent Signs Aussie Noll

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide Entertainment Group, Inc. has signed Australian singer songwriter Shannon Noll for representation, effective immediately. New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide E ...

  17. Aussie Nostalgia Tour To Countdown The Hits

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sherbet, Mondo Rock, others reunite. Twenty-seven hit Australian acts from the 1970s and 1980s will go out on tour in the Aussie spring for the "Countdown Spectacular". The tour takes its name from the iconic Sunday night TV show "C ...

  18. Aussie Nostalgia Tour To Countdown The Hits

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sherbet, Mondo Rock, others reunite. Twenty-seven hit Australian acts from the 1970s and 1980s will go out on tour in the Aussie spring for the "Countdown Spectacular". The tour takes its name from the iconic Sunday night TV show "C ...

  19. MTV Confirms Second Oz VMAs

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Australia will host its second Video Music Awards on April 12 at the Sydney SuperDome. The show will be broadcast live on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus pay-TV platforms, and on the Austereo radio n MTV Australia will host its second Video Music ...

  20. Global Pulse

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Anthony Callea's exposure on "Australian Idol" boosts his self-titled Sony BMG set. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Anthony Callea's exposure on "Australian Idol" boosts his self-titled Sony BMG set. Read Tom Ferguso ...

  21. Local Acts Triumph At MTV Oz Awards

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards, held today (March 3) at Sydney's Luna Park. Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia ...

  22. Local Acts Triumph At MTV Oz Awards

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards, held today (March 3) at Sydney's Luna Park. Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia ...

  23. Oz Acts Post Strong Year-End Showings

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in more than a decade in 2004, according to year-end statistics released Dec. 27 by the Australian Record Industry Assn. Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in m ...

  24. Oz Acts Post Strong Year-End Showings

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in more than a decade in 2004, according to year-end statistics released Dec. 27 by the Australian Record Industry Assn. Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in m ...

  25. Teenager Donovan Wins 'Oz Idol'

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Casey Donovan, a 16-year-old Aborigine from Sydney, won the second series of "Australian Idol" in a three-hour finale yesterday (Nov. 21). Donovan beat bookmakers' favorite Anthony Callea, a 21-year-o Casey Donovan, a 16-year-old Ab ...

  26. ARIA Fetes 13 Aussie Chart Toppers

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) honored 13 chart-topping local acts at its Number One Chart Awards in Sydney yesterday. Altogether, the acts notched up 10 national No. 1 singles and The Australian Record Industry Association (ARI ...

  27. ARIA Fetes 13 Aussie Chart Toppers

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) honored 13 chart-topping local acts at its Number One Chart Awards in Sydney yesterday. Altogether, the acts notched up 10 national No. 1 singles and The Australian Record Industry Association (ARI ...

  28. MTV Aus Decides Awards Date, Venue

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Australia Video Music Awards (AVMAs) will take place March 2, 2005 at Sydney's Luna Park fun fair. The inaugural event will be telecast live from the 2,000-capacity Big Top. The MTV Australia Video Music Awards (AVMAs) will take place ...

  29. Chambers Sets Australian Chart Record

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers' third solo album "Wayward Angel" (EMI) has debuted at the crest of the ARIAnet Albums chart for the week commencing June 7. In doing so, Chambers becomes the Australian country singer Kasey ...

  30. Chambers Sets Australian Chart Record

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers' third solo album "Wayward Angel" (EMI) has debuted at the crest of the ARIAnet Albums chart for the week commencing June 7. In doing so, Chambers becomes the Australian country singer Kasey ...

  31. MTV Australia To Bow Awards In 2005

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Australia has unveiled plans to hold its inaugural awards gala in May 2005. Winners at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards will be chosen by viewer votes, and nominations determined by a voting b MTV Australia has unveiled plans to hold its i ...

  32. FremantleMedia Pacts With BMG Publishing

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deal covers all worldwide music administration. BMG Music Publishing and TV production company FremantleMedia, both units of media giant Bertelsmann, have inked a long-term music administration deal. Under the agreement, BMG Music Publishing will ...

  33. Aussie Music DVD Sales Up, CD Sales Flat

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australian recorded music market rose 5.98% year-on-year to a value of A$646 million ($478.75 million) in 2003, according to figures released today (March 17) by t Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australia ...