TV WEEK is an Australian magazine , issued weekly, first published as
a Melbourne -only publication in December 1957 (as TV-Radio Week), and
bearing a strong affiliation to television station Channel Nine GTV .
The publication is still publishing weekly. In its current format it
previews upcoming storylines for popular television programs,
particularly soap operas, dramas and reality shows airing in
Australia, and reports on some musical acts. As well as featuring
interviews and a full weekly program guide with highlights.
* 1 History
* 2 Criticism
TV Week Soap Extra
* 3.1 History
* 4 References
* 5 External links
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The first issue to be published covered the week 5–11 December
1957, with popular GTV-9 performers Geoff Corke and Val Ruff featured
upon the cover. In 1958, the title was shortened to
TV Week and
circulation expanded to
Sydney , then the only other TV market in
Australia, in June. At the close of that year, Melbourne readers of TV
Week were invited to vote for their favourite TV personalities and
Graham Kennedy and Panda Lisner from GTV's In Melbourne
Tonight were voted Melbourne's most popular TV personalities. Kennedy
then named the awards the Logies , after the inventor of the first
working television system,
John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird .
Rival publication Television Preview, produced by the Television
Owners Club of Australia, was launched in 1957. By June 1958,
Television Preview had a competitor, TV News, published by the
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), and a fortnight later
Australian Consolidated Press (ACP) launched its own guide, TV Times .
TV Week added a
Sydney edition in July 1958 and continued to expand
publication as television launched in other capital cities and
regional areas across Australia.
It was thought that four television titles in the market was
unsustainable, so ACP entered into a co-publishing deal with the ABC,
which saw their respective magazines merged to become TV News-Times
(soon simplified to TV Times). By the end of the year, Television
Preview was incorporated into TV Week, leaving two rival publications
in the market for the next two decades.
TV Week introduced colour internal pages in 1962, moving to gloss
colour covers and internal pages in 1967. As a final evolutionary
stage, the magazine doubled size from A5 to A4 in July 1968.
TV Week merged with rival publications TV Times and the
Australian version of TV Guide. The revamped publication continued to
be known as TV Week, and was now a joint venture between Kerry Packer
Australian Consolidated Press (who had bought out the former TV
Times from the ABC) and Southdown Press (later
Pacific Publications ),
with the latter publishing the magazine on behalf of both parties. In
2002, Packer effectively bought
TV Week out of the joint venture. A
legal battle over the custody of the magazines Logie Awards followed
Australian Consolidated Press and
Pacific Publications claimed
ownership. Pacific wanted to use the Logies to promote their new rival
TV listing What\'s On Weekly . Packer won the battle and the Logies
remain connected to TV Week.
TV Week received criticism from former
Kym Valentine for not giving
Neighbours as much coverage as their
Home and Away . Valentine tweeted to TV Week, saying:
"Why don't you give
Neighbours as much coverage as Home and Away? The
fans are asking for it? Bring back the love xx".
TV WEEK SOAP EXTRA
TV Week Soap Extra
31 July 2014
29 October 2015
Bauer Media Group
TV WEEK SOAP EXTRA was an Australian fortnightly television magazine
that was published on a Thursday and cost $4.50. It was a sister
TV Week and was originally launched in January 2014 as a
one-off special. The magazine featured exclusive teasers and
first-look photos of upcoming storylines, reviews, and interviews with
the stars from local and international soap operas screening in
Australia. The final issue of Soap Extra was released on 29 October
2015. Following the magazine's closure, all of their coverage for soap
operas moved back to TV Week, which includes an additional six-page
special of Soap Extra content.
In January 2014, Bauer Media published a one-off special of TV Week
Soap Extra, which previewed the 2014 storylines from various soap
Home and Away , and The Bold and the
On 14 July 2014, Bauer Media confirmed that they would be launching
TV Week Soap Extra as a fortnightly magazine dedicated to the
storylines of Australian and overseas soaps and dramas. The decision
came after Bauer Media had identified a gap in the market for a
contemporary magazine that covered television soaps and dramas. TV
Week deputy editor Erin McWhirter told
TV Tonight , "The one-off
TV Week Soap Extra we produced and launched in January was
a huge success. Off the back of that, as well as TV Week's reputation
as a known and trusted brand, it was evident there was enough room in
the magazine market for
TV Week Soap Extra as an ongoing offering."
The 66 page magazine was edited by McWhirter, published on a Thursday
and cost $4.50. The first issue was available from 31 July 2014. TV
Week Soap Extra featured exclusive teasers and first-look photos of
upcoming storylines, reviews, and interviews with the current and
former stars of soap operas screening in Australia, including
Neighbours, Home and Away,
Days of Our Lives , The Bold and the
The Young and the Restless . Other soaps included in
its content were
Coronation Street ,
Hollyoaks , and
Shortland Street .
The final issue of Soap Extra was released on 29 October 2015.
Following the release of the magazine's last issue, their coverage of
soap operas moved back to TV Week. McWhirter told TV Tonight, "Whilst
Soap Extra has attained a loyal following since launch, due to the
relative size of the soap market the business decision has been made
that the popular content from Soap Extra is better placed within TV
Week. After the last issue of Soap Extra,
TV Week magazine will have
an additional six page special of Soap Extra content."
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