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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.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Criticism

* 3 TV Week
TV Week
Soap Extra

* 3.1 History

* 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

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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
TV Week
and circulation expanded to Sydney
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 programmes. 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
TV Week
added a Sydney
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
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.

In 1980, TV Week
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 's 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
TV Week
out of the joint venture. A legal battle over the custody of the magazines Logie Awards followed as both 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.

CRITICISM

In 2013, TV Week
TV Week
received criticism from former Neighbours
Neighbours
actress Kym Valentine for not giving Neighbours
Neighbours
as much coverage as their long-time rival, Home and Away . Valentine tweeted to TV Week, saying: "Why don't you give Neighbours
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
TV Week
Soap Extra September 2014

EDITOR Erin McWhirter

YEAR FOUNDED 2014

FIRST ISSUE 31 July 2014

FINAL ISSUE 29 October 2015

COMPANY Bauer Media Group

COUNTRY Australia
Australia

LANGUAGE English

WEBSITE tvweeklogieawards.com.au/soap-extra/

TV WEEK SOAP EXTRA was an Australian fortnightly television magazine that was published on a Thursday and cost $4.50. It was a sister magazine to TV Week
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.

HISTORY

In January 2014, Bauer Media published a one-off special of TV Week Soap Extra, which previewed the 2014 storylines from various soap operas, including Neighbours
Neighbours
, Home and Away , and The Bold and the Beautiful .

On 14 July 2014, Bauer Media confirmed that they would be launching TV Week
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 special of TV Week
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
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 Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless . Other soaps included in its content were Coronation Street , EastEnders
EastEnders
, Emmerdale , 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
TV Week
magazine will have an additional six page special of Soap Extra content."

REFERENCES

* ^ http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/9548170 * ^ Lallo, Michael (17 October 2013). "Axed Neighbours
Neighbours
star Kym Valentine takes \'long hard fight\' to Twitter". The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald . Retrieved 3 June 2014. * ^ " TV Week
TV Week
Soap Extra – Magazine". Bauer Media. Retrieved 3 October 2014. * ^ Idato, Michael (9 January 2014). "Prisoner X series on the way". The Age . Retrieved 8 January 2014. * ^ A B C Sinclair, Lara (14 July 2014). "Bauer eye on extra soap for TV lovers". The Australian . Retrieved 15 July 2014. * ^ A B Knox, David (15 July 2014). " TV Week
TV Week
to launch Soap Extra mag". TV Tonight . Retrieved 3 October 2014. * ^ Robinson, Luke (14 July 2014). "Bauer to launch TV Week
TV Week
Soap Extra". B&T. Retrieved 3 October 2014. * ^ " TV Week
TV Week
Soap Extra". Mag Shop. Retrieved 3 October 2014. * ^ " TV Week