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2006 In Australian Television
Events * 1 January – Mildura Digital Television, a joint venture between WIN Television STV-8, Mildura and Prime Television, goes on air in the Mildura, Victoria, Mildura area of Victoria (Australia), Victoria as a Network Ten digital television, digital-only affiliate. * 2 January – The Seven Network, Seven, Foxtel and Network Ten, Ten Networks outbid Nine Network, Channel Nine and are awarded the rights to broadcast the AFL from 2007 to 2011 for a record $780 million. Also around this time, Seven announce that they have won the rights to broadcast the V8 Supercars from 2007 to 2014. * 30 January – Channel Nine launches a new logo and major revamp, dropping the famous dots and replacing it with a stand-alone nine in a blue box. * 9 February – The Nine Network announces Eddie McGuire in his new role as the network's new CEO. * 20 February – Television Sydney formally launches after three months of testing, giving Sydney Community television in Australia, community t ...
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Mildura Digital Television
MDV is a joint venture television station between Prime Media Group and WIN Corporation. Based in Mildura, Victoria, Australia, it is a digital television, digital-only Network 10 affiliate run under the company name ''Mildura Digital Television Pty Ltd'', and began broadcasting on 1 January 2006. On 1 July 2016, due to WIN Television becoming the Network Ten affiliate in the region, MDV switched its affiliation to the Nine Network and remained there until 2021. Availability The station is a Nine Network affiliate, which is jointly owned by Prime Media Group and WIN Television. MDV is available on Logical channel number, LCN 5 in the Mildura and Sunraysia area in standard-definition. Nine's multichannels 9Gem (in High-definition television, high definition) and 9Go! were previously available on LCN 50 and LCN 55 respectively. Before MDV's affiliation change on 1 July 2016, Ten's multichannels 10 Bold, 10 Bold and 10 Peach, Eleven were available on LCN 50 and LCN 55 respectively. ...
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Australian Football League
The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent and only fully professional A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns a living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowled ... men's competition of Australian rules football Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called "Aussie rules", "" or "footy", is a played between two teams of 18 players on an , often a modified . Points are scored by kicking the between the middle g .... Through the AFL Commission AFL may refer to: Sport * Arena Football League The Arena Football League (AFL) was a professional arena football, indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987 Arena Football League season, 1987, making it t ..., the AFL also serves as the sport's governing body and is responsible fo ...
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Neighbours
''Neighbours'' is an Australian television soap opera A soap opera or ''soap'' for short is a radio or television serial Serial may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media The presentation of works in sequential segments * Serial (literature), serialised fiction in print * Serial (publishing), p ... that was first broadcast on the Seven Network The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air Television broadcasting in Australia, television network. It is owned by Seven West Media, Seven West Media Limited, and is one ... on 18 March 1985. It was created by television executive Reg Watson Reginald James Watson (27 August 1926 – 8 October 2019) was a pioneering Australian television producer and screenwriter, best known for creating '' Crossroads'', described as Britain's "first true soap opera", and Australian serials such as ' .... Seven decided to commission the show following the success of ...
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Australian Dollar
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Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield ( ) is a market town and Civil parishes in England, civil parish within the unitary authority of Buckinghamshire, England, boxing the compass, WNW of central London and SSE of Aylesbury. Three towns are within five miles: Gerrards Cross, Amersham and High Wycombe. The town is adjacent to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a wide area of Georgian architecture, Georgian, neo-Georgian style (Great Britain), neo-Georgian and Tudor Revival architecture, Tudor revival high street architecture, known as the Old Town. It is known for the Bekonscot, first model village in the world and the National Film and Television School. History and description The parish comprises Beaconsfield town and land mainly given over arable land. Some beech forest remains to supply an established beech furniture industry in High Wycombe, the making of modal (textile), modal and various artisan uses. Beaconsfield is recorded in Feet of fines, property returns of 118 ...
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Tracy Grimshaw
Tracy Grimshaw (born 3 June 1960) is an Australian journalist and television presenter. She is currently the host of ''A Current Affair (Australian TV series), A Current Affair'' and was a co-host of ''Today (Australian TV program), Today'' for nine years. Career Grimshaw's career began in 1981 when she joined ''Nine News, National Nine News'' in Melbourne as a reporter. In 1985 she began presenting news bulletins and by 1987 had been appointed as the presenter of ''Nine News, National Nine Morning News''. Through the early 1990s, Grimshaw reported on overseas events for the Nine Network, as well as reporting for ''A Current Affair (Australian TV series), A Current Affair'' and hosting the program over the summer non-ratings period. In 1995, Grimshaw appeared as co-host of ''Midday (television show), The Midday Show'' with David Reyne. The following year she was host of ''Today (Australian TV program), Today on Saturday'' and ''Animal Hospital''. In November 1996, Grimshaw wa ...
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A Current Affair (Australian TV Series)
''A Current Affair'' (or ''ACA'') is an Australian current affairs program airing weeknights and Saturday nights on the Nine Network. The program is currently hosted by Tracy Grimshaw on weeknights, and Deborah Knight on Saturday nights. History 1970s ''A Current Affair'' was first broadcast on 22 November 1971, with Mike Willesee, screening week nights at 7:00 p.m., and was broadcast for GTV-9. For part of its early run, the comedian and actor Paul Hogan had a comic social commentary segment. Under Willesee, ACA was a Transmedia production for the Nine Network. When Willesee left Nine in 1974 to move to the rival Network Ten, 0–10 Network, journalist Mike Minehan took over presenting ''ACA''. Other hosts included Sue Smith, Kevin Sanders and Michael Schildberger. The original ''A Current Affair'' was cancelled on 28 April 1978, followed by strong competitions in the 7:00 p.m. timeslot from ''Willesee at Seven'' on Seven Network and Graham Kennedy's ''Blankety ...
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Todd Russell
Todd Norman Dwayne Russell (born December 22, 1966) is a Canadian Canadians (french: Canadiens) are people identified with the country of Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its Provinces and territories of Canada, ten provinces and three territories extend from the At ... politician and was the Liberal Liberal or liberalism may refer to: Politics *a supporter of liberalism, a political and moral philosophy **Liberalism by country *an adherent of a Liberal Party Arts, entertainment and media *''El Liberal'', a Spanish newspaper published betw ... member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency An electoral district, also known as an election district, legislative district, voting district, constituency, riding, ward, division, (election) ... for the riding of Labrador , nickname = "The Big Land" , etymology ...
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Brant Webb
The Beaconsfield gold mine Mine collapse, collapsed on 25 April 2006 in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia. Of the seventeen people who were in the mine at the time, fourteen escaped immediately following the collapse, one was killed and the remaining two were found alive on the sixth day by miners Pat Ball and Steve Saltmarsh. These two miners were rescued on 9 May 2006, two weeks after being trapped nearly a kilometre below the surface. Mine collapse At 9:26 p.m. (Time in Australia, Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 25 April 2006 a small earthquake triggered an underground rock fall at the Beaconsfield gold mine in northern Tasmania. Geoscience Australia said that the earthquake had a magnitude of 2.3 on the Richter scale, at a shallow depth at coordinates . Earlier speculation had suggested that mine blasting had caused the collapse. Three of the miners working underground at the time were trapped, and early reports suggested that 14 miners who ...
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Dancing With The Stars (Australian TV Series)
''Dancing with the Stars'' is a Logie Award-winning, Australian light entertainment reality show which originally aired on the Seven Network from 2004 to 2015 and on Network Ten, Network 10 from 2019 to 2020. When it was on the Seven Network, it was broadcast live from the HSV-7 studios (now Global Television studios) in Melbourne; on Network Ten, Network 10 it aired live from Fox Studios Australia in Sydney and Docklands Studios Melbourne, Docklands Studios in Melbourne. The show is based on the British BBC Television series ''Strictly Come Dancing'' and is part of BBC Worldwide's international ''Dancing with the Stars'' franchise. The show pairs celebrities with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other in a dance-off to impress a panel of judges and ultimately the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination. Through telephone and SMS voting, viewers vote for the duo they think should remain in the competition. Judges' scores are co ...
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Dancing With The Stars (Australian Season 4)
The fourth season of the Australian ''Dancing with the Stars (Australian TV series), Dancing with the Stars'' TV series premiered on Tuesday 21 February 2006 and concluded on Tuesday 9 May 2006. Grant Denyer and his partner Amanda Garner won the series, with Kostya Tszyu and his partner Luda Kroitor as runner-up. Couples The following celebrities competed. Scoring chart :''Red numbers'' indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week. :Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week. : indicates the couple (or couples) eliminated that week. : indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two. : indicates the winning couple. : indicates the runner-up couple. : indicates the third-place couple. Averages This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 40-points scale. Highest and lowest scoring performances The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 40-point scale are as follows (guest jud ...
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Grant Denyer
Grant Craig Denyer (born 12 September 1977) is an Australian television and radio presenter and motor racing driver living in Bathurst, New South Wales, Bathurst, who has worked for several television networks, including Seven Network and Network 10, mostly serving as a presenter. In 2018, he won a Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. Television career In 1997, Denyer began his career in the media with a position at Prime Television in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Wagga Wagga as a news reporter and journalist. He moved to Sydney to work as V8 Supercar pit reporter for Network Ten, when he caught the eye of television producer Adam Boland. Boland saw the potential in Denyer and offered him full-time position as the weather presenter on the relaunched ''Sunrise (Australian TV program), Sunrise'' program from 2004 until the end of 2006. Denyer left this position in December 2006 due to wanting to spend more time with his family, though he remai ...
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