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TV WEEK is a weekly television magazine in Australia, first published as a Melbournemarker-only publication in 1957 (as TV-Radio WEEK), and bearing a strong affiliation to television station GTVmarker.

The publication is still publishing weekly. In its current format it previews upcoming storylines for popular television programs shown in Australia, and reports on some musical acts.

History

In 1958, the title was shortened to TV WEEK and circulation expanded to Sydneymarker, then the only other TV market in Australia. 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. TV WEEK continued to expand publication as television launched in other capital cities and regional areas across Australia. By 1959, TV WEEK had a competitor, TV Times, published by the Australian Broadcasting Commissionmarker (ABC).

In 1980, 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 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.

Personnel



Blogs

  • Reality Blog (Mary Kiley): http://tvweek.ninemsn.com.au/section.aspx?sectionid=1905&sectionname=reality [125951]
  • Home and Away Blog (Carolyn Stewart): http://tvweek.ninemsn.com.au/section.aspx?sectionid=1904&sectionname=hotplots&subsectionid=80475&subsectionname=blog [125952]


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