Network 10 (commonly known as Channel 10 or simply 10) is an Australian commercial television network. One of five national free-to-air networks, 10's owned-and-operated stations can be found in the state capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, while affiliates extend the network to regional areas of the country. The network is owned by Ten Network Holdings, a subsidiary of CBS Studios International.
|Launched||1 August 1964|
|Owned by||Ten Network Holdings|
CBS Studios International
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9|
1080i (HDTV) 16:9
|Audience share||17.4% nationally (2018 ratings year, )|
|Slogan||TV With A Twist|
|Broadcast area||Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth|
|Headquarters||Sydney, New South Wales|
|1573 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|1589 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|TVQ Brisbane/Gold Coast|
|1605 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|1621 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|1669 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|Freeview Ten owned (virtual)||10|
|Freeview Ten HD (virtual)||13|
|Freeview WIN regional (virtual)||8/88|
|Freeview SCA Spencer Gulf/Broken Hill (virtual)||5|
|1061 @ 12094 MHz|
(Foxtel Optus D3)
|1031 @ 12094 MHz|
(Foxtel Optus D3)
|1011 @ 12094 MHz|
(Foxtel Optus D3)
|VAST (virtual)||5 or 10|
|10 Play live|
From the introduction of TV in 1956 until 1965 there were only two commercial television networks in Australia, the National Television Network (now the Nine Network) and the Australian Television Network (now the Seven Network), as well as the public Australian Broadcasting Commission. In the early 1960s, the Australian Government began canvassing the idea of licensing a third commercial television station in each capital city. This decision was seen by some as a way for the government to defuse growing public dissatisfaction with the dominance of imported overseas programming and the paucity of local content. The first of these "third" licences was granted to United Telecasters Sydney was granted on 4 April 1963.
Structurally, the Australian television industry was closely modelled on the two-tiered system that had been in place in Australian radio since the late 1930s. One tier consisted of a network of publicly funded television stations run by the ABC, which was funded by government budget allocation and (until 1972) by fees from television viewer licences. The second tier consisted of the commercial networks and independent stations owned by private operators, whose income came from selling advertising time.
The network was launched as ATV-0 in Melbourne opened on 1 August 1964 and was owned by the Ansett transport and media group, which at the time owned one of Australia's two domestic airlines. TEN-10 in Sydney, which opened on 5 April 1965, was originally owned by United Telecasters Sydney Ltd (UTSL), which also in July that year opened TVQ-0 in Brisbane, Queensland. Also opened later that month was SAS-10, serving the city of Adelaide in South Australia.
The new television network was initially dubbed the "Independent Television System" or ITS, but in 1970 adopted the title "The 0/10 Network", which reflected the names of the first two stations launched in the group, ATV and TEN.
Melbourne's ATV was the first station of the network to stage colour broadcasts in 1967, the broadcast was that of the Pakenham races which was seen by network and RCA executives and invited members of the media and press. This would the first of many test colour telecasts for the station, and in tribute to this event, the 0-10 Network adopted the First in Colour slogan in 1974, within months before 1 March 1975 transition to colour broadcasting.
For its first five years, the 0/10 Network led a hand-to-mouth existence. By the beginning of the 1970s the network was in a precarious financial position and there were predictions that it would fail.
In 1971, the 0/10 Network first aired Young Talent Time, which was a huge ratings success, and ran for 17 years.
However, the network's true financial reprise came about due to the controversial adult soap opera serial Number 96, which premiered in March 1972 on the night that "Australian TV lost its virginity". The series broke new ground for Australian television and captured the imagination of viewers like few programs before or since. For the next three years it was consistently Australia's top-rating television program and, not surprisingly, its huge popularity attracted advertisers to Ten en masse, with the result that its revenue increased significantly from A$1 million in 1971 to more than A$10 million in 1972.
However, the pattern of ratings dominance was already set, and for most of the next five decades from the mid-1960s there was little deviation from the prevalent rankings, with the Nine Network typically in first place, the Seven Network second, 0/10 third and ABC fourth.
The gradual evolution of Network Ten into its current form has its origins in the ongoing attempts by media mogul Rupert Murdoch to acquire a prized commercial television licence in Australia's largest capital city market, Sydney. This began when Murdoch's News Limited purchased the Wollongong station WIN Television in the early 1960s, around the same time he bought Festival Records. In 1977, frustrated by regulatory blocks that prevented him from expanding into the Sydney market, Murdoch sold WIN and purchased a 46% share in Ten Sydney.
In 1979, Murdoch made an unsuccessful takeover bid for the Melbourne-based The Herald and Weekly Times media group, which originally owned HSV-7. Although the bid failed, he gained a 50% stake in Ansett, which thus gave him control of channel 0 in Melbourne.
In 1979, 0/10 first aired the soap opera Prisoner, which was a huge ratings success.
On 20 January 1980, the 0/10 Network became known as Network Ten to reflect ATV moving from channel 0 to channel 10 – although the Brisbane station continued to broadcast as TVQ-0 until 10 September 1988 when the station changed to TVQ-10. In 1987 Adelaide's Network Ten affiliate (SAS-10) and Seven Network affiliate (ADS-7) successfully negotiated to exchange affiliation rights and channel frequencies due to ownership problems. On 27 December 1987, the exchange came into effect and ADS-7, owned by the same owners as the main Network Ten stations, became ADS-10 with SAS-10 converting to SAS-7, operated by TVW-7 in Perth.
When Murdoch became an American citizen in 1985 so that he could expand his media empire in the United States, Australia's media ownership laws obliged him to dispose of the flagship television stations, which were sold to The Northern Star, an offshoot of the Westfield Group conglomerate controlled by property tycoon Frank Lowy. However, Westfield was badly hit by the stock market crash of 1987, and in 1989 sold Network Ten to a consortium led by Charles Curran and former television journalist Steve Cosser.
The network became fully national in 1988 with the launch of NEW-10 in Perth, after the introduction of satellite facilities made it economical for the network to broadcast to Western Australia. Northern Star officially took hold of TVQ-10 later in the year because of swapping frequencies with neighbouring DDQ-0 in Toowoomba and rebranded CTC Canberra under the network banner in time for aggregation.
In 1989, Ten's ratings were in decline, so on 23 July 1989, recently recruited network boss Bob Shanks relaunched the network and introduced several new programs, including four new prime time game shows. However, by the end of 1989 the ratings had failed to improve and most of the new programs were cancelled, except for its Eyewitness News newscasts, Neighbours and E Street (debuting in late 1988).
Meanwhile, owners Northern Star Holdings were having financial and regulatory problems. The company was subject to an inquiry by the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal in relation to media ownership rules and had run into financial difficulties following the 1987 stock market crash two years earlier. On 1 September 1989, Northern Star Holdings announced a major restructure to pay off debts and help restore profitability. The proposals included selling off the network's three smaller stations; ADS Adelaide, NEW Perth and CTC Canberra to Charles Curran's Capital Television Group. The sale was complete on 27 October 1989, effectively splitting Northern Star's Network Ten in half.
In September 1990, Northern Star filed for receivership and in January 1991 Ten was relaunched yet again with the first version of its famous ten watermark logo. The network entered liquidation in May 1991. In 1992, the network's flagship stations were sold to the Canadian-based Canwest media group, which held a controlling stake in the network until 2009. Also in 1992, the network commenced a strategy of targeting younger audiences. The Adelaide and Perth stations were re-acquired by the network in 1995.
With the network having financially recovered, Ten Network Holdings floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1998. At this time, Ten had affiliate broadcasting agreements with Southern Cross Broadcasting in southern New South Wales, regional Victoria and Tasmania, and with Telecasters Australia in northern New South Wales and regional Queensland.
In 2001, Ten opened its doors to the Big Brother Australia house and with it reality television, the opening night of Big Brother became the most watched programs of the night. The trend was then followed by launching the Australian version of reality singing competition format Idols called Australian Idol in 2003. Australian Idol was a hit for several years, lasting until 2009.
In 2004, Network Ten enjoyed its best year since the 1970s, winning two ratings weeks (out of 40) and finishing second nationally only behind the Nine Network and well ahead of the Seven Network. This was a departure from previous years, in which it typically places third behind Nine and Seven in most other ratings years since 2000.
In 2005, Canwest was in discussions with newspaper publisher John Fairfax Holdings about a possible sale of the network, after the federal government indicated it may consider relaxing Australia's media cross-ownership laws. Previously, newspaper owners could not own television stations in the same city. Fairfax owned the Seven Network until 1988, and had been looking for a way back into television for a long time.
On 27 October 2005, Network Ten announced that its long-running morning talk-variety program Good Morning Australia would be cancelled at the end of the year after a fourteen-year run. This ended Newtons 14 year association with Network Ten , although he was offered ongoing employment with the network, he announced that he would be returning to the Nine Network. 9am with David & Kim replaced GMA as Ten morning Program from 2006 - 2009.
From 2006 to 2008, Ten was the official broadcaster of Sydney New Year's Eve. The rights returned to the Nine Network from 2009.
On 7 August 2007, Network Ten and Foxtel signed a new agreement allowing Ten's digital signal to be transmitted via Foxtel's cable and satellite services. Prior to this, Ten was only transmitted via cable on Foxtel in an analogue format and Austar in standard definition digital via Mystar. Similarly in October 2007, Network Ten and Optus announced that Ten's digital signal would be available on its cable network from 1 December 2007.
On 16 December 2007, Ten HD was officially launched as a breakaway channel, becoming the first new commercial television channel in metropolitan areas of Australia since 1988. Ten HD ceased broadcasting on 25 March 2009 when it was replaced by what was a sports-only High Definition channel, One HD.
On 24 September 2009, Canwest announced that it was selling its 50.1% stake in Ten Network Holdings for A$680 million, to pay down its significant debt. In late 2009, Canwest filed for creditor bankruptcy protection, due to C$4 billion mounting debt across radio, television broadcasting and publishing assets in several countries.
On 20 October 2010, four years after he sold shares in PBL Media to private equity firm CVC Asia Pacific, James Packer purchased 16 per cent of Ten.
Network Ten launched a new digital channel, Eleven, on 11 January 2011. The channel is aimed at a "distinctly youthful" audience between the ages of 13 and 29. Neighbours and The Simpsons were high-profile programs migrating from Ten to the new channel. The channel was a joint venture with CBS Studios International, which owned a 33% stake.
In 2012, Ten unsuccessfully launched many new programs. This led to Ten's ratings dropping to fourth place behind ABC for over thirty straight nights. The poor performance resulted in Chief Programming Officer David Mott's resignation.
In late 2012, Ten reported a loss of $12.9m as it battled poor advertising markets and failed to hold larger audience numbers. They made positions at the station redundant and said that production may become centralised.
Analog broadcasts ceased on 10 December 2013.
On 15 June 2015, Foxtel (co-owned by News Corp) bought 15% shares in Ten Network Holdings, pending the approval from the ACCC. Prior to the acquisition, Discovery backed out from bidding partnership with Foxtel. In July 2015, Paul Anderson was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer.
On 29 April 2016, the Nine Network pulled its regional affiliation with WIN Television over a lawsuit involving its catch-up service 9Now, and announced a new affiliation agreement with Southern Cross Austereo, Ten's then-primary regional affiliate. Ten subsequently negotiated a five-year affiliation deal with WIN; the new affiliations took effect on 1 July, with WIN becoming the carrier of Network Ten programming in regional Queensland, Northern NSW, Southern NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and the Gold Coast. WIN owner and Ten's largest shareholder Bruce Gordon positioned himself to increase his ownership stake in Ten, subject to changes to media ownership laws being passed.
Following Ten Network Holdings reporting a $232 million half year loss, billionaire shareholders Lachlan Murdoch, Bruce Gordon and James Packer withdrew support for $250 million guaranteed loan that would help keep Ten out of receivership. This loan was intended to replace an existing guaranteed $200 million loan that expires in December. On 13 June, Ten asked the Australian Securities Exchange that their stock be placed in a 48-hour trading halt while it assessed its options concerning receivership. It went into voluntary administration the following day.
On 28 August 2017, Ten's administrators announced that US media company CBS Corporation (which had a 33% share in the multichannel Eleven and was Ten's largest creditor) had entered into a binding agreement to purchase the company for $123 million. CBS refinanced Ten's existing debt including guarantor fees to billionaire shareholders James Packer, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, and existing loans from the Commonwealth Bank. Shareholders in Ten Network Holdings lost their investment.
Gordon and Murdoch had also placed their own joint bid for the company, which was not endorsed by the administrators. At a meeting held on 12 September, Ten's creditors overwhelmingly voted in support of CBS' bid, citing concerns over Murdoch's previous management of Ten and talk of mass job cuts in the news department under Murdoch/Gordon ownership.
Following the CBS acquisition, the network became a division of CBS Studios International. Ten moved to commission more Australian content. The additional programs were financed by the savings from the dissolution of Ten's output agreement with 21st Century Fox. CBS also moved to re-establish an in-house advertising sales department for 2019, bringing to an end Ten's four year period with the Foxtel-affiliated Multi Channel Network. This brought Ten into line with the other CBS networks. One reason CBS acquired Ten was to assist the company to launch its CBS All Access streaming service in the Australian market. The service launched in December 2018 and was branded 10 All Access in the local market.
On 31 October 2018, the network unveiled a new logo, replacing the "ten" wordmark used since 1991 with a stylised circle 10, and the network now referred to in text as "Network 10". The new brand is used across all of Network 10's platforms and services, and was intended to reflect the broadcaster's positioning as an "adventurous alternative" with a "sense of fun". 10 also relaunched its multichannels Eleven and One as 10 Peach and 10 Boss, with Boss focusing on dramatic programming and targeting an older adult audience, and Peach continuing to be targeted towards young adults. 10 Boss was renamed 10 Bold on 10 December 2018 due to trademark conflicts with Fairfax Media.
Ten's current Australian program line-up consists of series such as: Bondi Rescue, Neighbours, Australian Survivor, I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, All Aussie Adventures, Chris & Julia's Sunday Night Takeaway, Gogglebox Australia, Show Me the Movie!, Changing Rooms, Pointless, Studio 10, The Project, The Living Room, Dancing with the Stars, MasterChef Australia, The Bachelor Australia, The Bachelorette Australia, Bachelor in Paradise Australia, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Hughesy, We Have a Problem.
Current US programming that airs on Ten and its digital multichannels is sourced from Ten's deals CBS Television Studios / CBS Studios International / Paramount Television, Paramount Home Media Distribution / Paramount Animation (now elapsed; moved on Nine), Nickelodeon (now elapsed; moved on 9Go!), DreamWorks / DreamWorks Animation (now elapsed; moved on Nine), Beyond Home Entertainment (now elapsed; moved on 9Go!), Roadshow Films, Miramax Films (shares with Nine), Sony Pictures Television International (selected some films only; shares with Nine and Seven) Disney Media Distribution (Touchstone films only; shares with Seven), Warner Bros. International Television (selected some films only; shares with Nine and Seven) and Transmission Films.
When it was independent, Ten had a long-standing relationship with CBS Studios International for Australian rights to its content.
On February 3rd 2019 Ten Revived their rights for Sony Pictures Television International because the studio now allows new Broadcast rights but they share with (Nine and Seven) 10 allows free to air first Movies And others they aired Catalogue Titles Which on Free To Air Television Before And allows Movie Premieres.
On 30 October 2017, the network ceased its output deal as a side effect of the network's bankruptcy and CBS acquisition. 20th Century Fox, losing the networks rights to The Simpsons (Ending after 27 years), Modern Family and Life in Pieces, among many others.
The network formerly broadcast catalogue movie and television titles with Paramount from 1990s to 2014 and Nickelodeon from 2000 to 2014. Paramount and Nick now belong to Nine Network, Nine revived Paramount and Nickelodeon broadcast rights, currently the ownership of Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
In 2009, 10 lost the rights to Universal Pictures after more than 20 years of movies and film broadcasting when the Seven Network won the $500 billion and long-term deal with the movie and television studio broadcast rights later moved to Nine Network, including in 2015 Nine was currently revived Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
From 2015 onwards, rival film and television with Marvel and Star Wars is currently owning the rights by Disney and they both moved to Seven Network, Seven revived Marvel and Star Wars broadcast rights, but also later was shared with Nine in 2019 which includes presented as the part of The Wonderful World of Disney celebration. DreamWorks now returns on Nine Network, Nine revived DreamWorks broadcast rights again, currently the ownership of Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
From 2017 onwards, rival film and television rights with 20th Century Fox produced in 2008 prior to 2017 and Regency Enterprises from 2015 to 2017. Fox and Regency now belong to the Seven Network, Seven revived 20th Century Fox and Regency broadcast rights.
Network 10's news service is called 10 News First (previously Ten News & Ten Eyewitness News). It produces local bulletins each weeknight and national bulletins on weekends.
The news service also produces nightly panel show The Project.
Ten has access to CBS News stories for international news coverage.
In November 2006, Network Ten struck a deal with CBS, reportedly worth A$6 million a year. This allows Network Ten the rights to air all CBS News footage, as well as access to its 60 Minutes, Dr. Phil, Late Show with David Letterman and 48 Hours programs. This deal occurred after CBS's talks with the Nine Network broke down, with Nine refusing to pay A$8 million a year to continue its 40-year deal with CBS. Ten in turn struck a cheaper deal, and has onsold CBS's 60 Minutes stories to Nine.
On 31 July 2012, Entertainment Tonight was picked up by Network Ten after airing since 1982 till 30 June 2012 on the Nine Network following cutbacks on overseas purchases.
In late 2012, Ten reported a loss of $12.9m as it battled poor advertising markets and failed to hold larger audience numbers. They made positions at the station redundant and said that production may become centralised.
The network is a major player in Australian sports broadcasting. All sports broadcasts on 10 and its multichannels are labelled under the 10 Sport brand.
The network holds the free-to-air broadcast rights to the A-League (since 2017), Socceroos (since 2018) and Wallabies (since 2013) games, the Melbourne Cup Carnival (beginning 2019), the Supercars Championship (since 2015), Formula One (since 2003) and MotoGP (since 1997).
In 2002, Ten combined with the Nine Network to acquire free-to-air broadcast rights for the Australian Football League, the elite Australian rules football competition, displacing the Seven Network which had held the rights for more than 40 years. Ten broadcast Saturday afternoon and Saturday night games and had exclusive rights for all finals games. Along with the Seven Network, Ten placed a successful $780 million bid to jointly broadcast the game from 2007 to 2011. Under this deal, Ten continued to broadcast the Saturday component of the competition. However, unlike the previous deal, Ten did not hold the exclusive rights to the finals series. Instead, the networks shared the broadcasting of the finals series and alternated the broadcast of the grand final. In the years when Ten did not televise the Grand Final (2008 and 2010), it telecast the Brownlow Medal presentation. Ten ended AFL broadcasting at the conclusion of the 2011 season.
In 2003, Ten started broadcasting the Formula One World Championship after the Nine Network dropped the rights in 2002 after more than twenty years of coverage.
Big Bash League games was broadcast in Australia by Ten. In 2013, Ten paid $100 million for BBL rights over five years, marking the channel's first foray in elite domestic cricket coverage. Ten previously held the broadcast rights to the Indian Premier League.
Ten acquired broadcast rights to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia for AUD$20 million after all three major commercial networks pulled out of bidding on rights to both the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games due to cost concerns. The Nine Network had lost AUD$22 million on its joint coverage of the 2012 Games with Foxtel, and the Seven Network's bid was rejected for being lower than what Nine/Foxtel had previously paid.
In 2018, 10 signed the rights to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, after the Seven Network ended the rights for 17 years.
Network 10 is available in standard definition and in 1080i high definition. Core programming is fibre fed out of ATV Melbourne to its sister stations and regional affiliates with TEN Sydney providing national news programming. The receiving stations and affiliates then insert their own localised news and advertising which is then broadcast in metropolitan areas via Network 10's owned-and-operated stations TEN Sydney, ATV Melbourne, TVQ Brisbane, ADS Adelaide, and NEW Perth. The network's programming is also carried into regional Australia by various affiliate stations, most of which are part of the WIN Television network.
The network's free video on demand and catch up TV service is called 10 Play. tenplay (as it was then known) launched on 30 September 2013, replacing the network's old website that offered limited catch-up TV services. The service is available on the web and via apps for mobile devices, smart TVs, set-top boxes and video game consoles.
Live streaming of Network 10's primary channel commenced on 21 January 2016, although it was available only during selected hours. 24 hour live streaming of the main channel commenced on 26 January 2018. A live stream of 10 Bold was available on a part-time basis until Feb 2019. On 21 February 2019, 10 Bold switched to an 24 hour live stream and 10 Peach added on 10 Play live stream service.
10 News First during Olympics and Commonwealth Games, Movies and Supercars Championship are not accessible through 10 Play live streaming service due to the digital broadcast rights being owned by IOC rights and Telstra for Supercars.
10 All Access is an advertising-free subscription streaming service. It is a rebranded, localised version of CBS All Access. The service offers programming from 10 and CBS's libraries, original programming and the ability to watch CBS programs prior to their broadcast on 10's channels. It launched on 4 December 2018.
For the 2006 series of Big Brother, Ten appointed two censors to review the show instead of one. The Federal Minister for Communications, Senator Helen Coonan, was reported to have said that she would be keeping a "close watch on the show's 2006 series". This controversy resulted in Big Brother Uncut being renamed Big Brother: Adults Only for the 2006 season of Big Brother. In two separate findings, the Australian Communications and Media Authority determined Network Ten breached clause 2.4 of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice. These two breaches were in relation to the broadcast of Big Brother Uncut on 30 May, 13 June and 4 July 2005. The broadcast material was not classified according to the Television Classification Guidelines.
Despite toning down Big Brother: Adults Only significantly in comparison to 2005, the series continued to attract controversy. After Big Brother: Adults Only was abruptly cancelled several weeks early, a subsequent incident of alleged sexual assault in the house saw the removal of two housemates and a huge public outcry calling for the series to be cancelled entirely. This incident generated significant publicity for the show, even prompting the Prime Minister of Australia to call on Network Ten to "do a bit of self-regulation and get this stupid program off the air."
Just prior to the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Network Ten broadcast 911: In Plane Site, a documentary that examined conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks. Federal Labor politician Michael Danby demanded that the programming director of the station be sacked.
On 8 October 2008, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found Network Ten guilty of breaching the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice by using subliminal advertising during the broadcast of the 2007 ARIA Music Awards on 28 October 2007. Network Ten had inserted single frames (lasting 1/25th of a second) into the program broadcast. This was exposed on ABC's Media Watch program.
From 1964 to 1984 Network Ten's four stations – ATV-0/ATV-10 Melbourne, TEN-10 Sydney, TVQ-0 Brisbane and SAS-10 Adelaide – used different logos to identify themselves. There had also been a number of network-wide logos used from the mid-1960s through to the early 1980s.
By late-1985 ATV-10, SAS-10 and TEN-10 were all using the same logo – a circle with "TEN" in the centre, somewhat in the style of a neon sign. This logo had been introduced by TEN-10 on 16 January 1983, was adopted by ATV-10 in June 1984 and by SAS-10 in November 1985. The logo was also similar to the new logo adopted by Brisbane's TVQ-0 in April 1983, when that station became branded as TV0 – a neon sign-style circle with "TV" in the centre.
Kicking off several years of branding upheaval, on 24 January 1988 ATV-10, ADS-10 and TEN-10 all adopted the "X TEN" logo, followed by Perth's NEW-10 when the station launched in May of that year, and finally TVQ-0 on 10 September, when the station changed frequency and became TVQ-10. On 23 July 1989, the network rebranded again to "10 TV Australia".
On 13 January 1991, the network introduced a new logo featuring a lowercase "ten" in a circle; four variations of this logo would appear over the next 27 years. The first version consisted of a white, silver or metallic ring enclosing a blue circle with "ten" in yellow lower case text. A revision of the logo with a yellow ring was introduced with the “Give Me Ten” ident campaign in 1995, but the white/silver/metallic ring was reintroduced with the network’s 1997 indents. It wasn’t until 1 October 1999 when the "Electric" ident was launched that the ring became yellow permanently.
In January 2008, the logo was enhanced for HD with a glossy "ball" effect similar to the logo of the US ABC. On 22 June 2013, when the ring and lettering became blue as well.
On 31 October 2018, Ten unveiled a conpletely new logo, in its first major rebranding since 1991. The new branding replaced the "ten" wordmark with a numeric 10 in a circle.
10 News First is an Australian television news and current affairs service, produced by Network Ten.
The network's hour-long news program airs at 5pm each evening as five state-based editions in the capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, covering local, national and world news, including sport and weather. Local traffic reports are broadcast live into Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from a regular reporter in a helicopter via the Australian Traffic Network. Weekend editions are presented nationally from Network Ten's studios at Pyrmont in Sydney.
Ten's news division also assists in the production of the current affairs program The Project. It draws upon the resources of CBS News (whose parent company also owns Network 10), ITN, APTN and Reuters for select international coverage.10 Peach
10 Peach is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel operated by Network 10. The channel launched on 11 January 2011 as Eleven. It is owned by ElevenCo, which was established as a joint venture between Ten Network Holdings and CBS Studios International; the latter would ultimately acquire Network Ten in 2017. The channel's name has been widely derided in the Australian press and across social media, and is said to have significantly weakened Network 10's brand identity.
The channel focuses primarily on programming targeting a young adult audience, and is the current home of Neighbours—the longest-running drama series on Australian television.A Country Practice
A Country Practice is a multi-Logie award-winning Australian television soap opera/serial. It ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes at 7.30 pm Monday and Tuesday nights, from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was produced at both ATN-7's production facility at Epping, New South Wales with exterior locations filmed in Pitt Town and Oakville in the outskirts of Northwest Sydney. Several of the regular cast members became highly popular celebrities through their roles in the series. It also featured a number of native Australian animals, particularly the iconic Fatso, the Wombat adding to its enduring appeal both domestically and internationally. After the series was cancelled by the Seven Network in 1993, a reworked version of the series ran briefly on Network Ten in 1994. At the time of its cancellation, A Country Practice was the longest running Australian TV drama; however, it was soon surpassed by Neighbours. At its height, the show attracted 8–10 million viewers weekly, when the population of the time was a mere 15 million, and was sold to 48 countries.Australian Survivor
Australian Survivor (also known as Australian Celebrity Survivor during season two) is an Australian reality game show based on the popular international Survivor format.
Following the basic premise of other international versions of the format, the show features a group of contestants who are marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow contestants until only one remains and is awarded the title of "Sole Australian Survivor" and the grand prize of A$500,000.
The series first aired in 2002 on the Nine Network, who hold the Australian broadcast rights to the American edition. In 2006, a celebrity edition aired on the Seven Network. Both incarnations of the series only lasted one season due to low ratings.In November 2015, the Network Ten, at its network upfronts, announced that it would be reviving the series in 2016. The series commenced airing on 21 August 2016. Unlike its predecessors, the series was renewed by Network Ten for another season to air in 2017. The fifth season aired in 2018, with the theme "Champions v Contenders."Bachelor in Paradise (Australian TV series)
Bachelor in Paradise Australia is an Australian elimination-style reality competition television series which is an adaptation of the U.S. series of the same name. It is a spin-off of the Australian versions of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and features previous contestants who have been featured on those shows. The programme is hosted by Osher Günsberg and was first premiered on Network 10 on 25 March 2018.Big Brother (Australian TV series)
Big Brother was the Australian version of the international Big Brother reality television series. Big Brother was produced from 2001 and ran for eight seasons on Network Ten before the network cancelled it in July 2008 after experiencing audience erosion and controversy. Big Brother returned on 13 August 2012 with a ninth season on the Nine Network with repeats on 9Go!. The tenth season aired on Nine from 29 July 2013 to 6 November 2013 and the eleventh season ran from 8 September 2014 to 26 November 2014. All eleven previous seasons were produced by Endemol Australia and Endemol Southern Star.
From its first season until its seventh season in 2007 the show was hosted by Gretel Killeen. With a revamp of the series in 2008 she was replaced by radio duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O. From 2012 to 2014 it was hosted by Sonia Kruger.
Between 2001 and 2005 Big Brother Australia was also shown in New Zealand on TV2 and Prime. The show returned to New Zealand, as part of the TV3 summer line-up in November 2013. Series 10 ended in March 2014. Series 11 aired in New Zealand starting 3 November 2014.
Big Brother Australia joins The Block as reality shows screened across partnering networks Channel Nine in Australia and TV3 in New Zealand. The purpose built Big Brother house has been located in a compound at theme park Dreamworld, on the Gold Coast, Queensland, for its entire run.Fox Studios Australia
Fox Studios Australia is a movie studio in Sydney, occupying the site of the former Sydney Showground at Moore Park. The studio is owned by Walt Disney Studios and was opened in May 1998. It is one of the three film studios in Australia, the others being Village Roadshow Studios and Docklands Studios Melbourne.
Occupying a 32-acre-site, and 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD, the movie studio features eight sound stages, several production offices, workshops and around 60 independent entertainment industry businesses.
The studio has been involved in the production of a number of blockbusters, including The Matrix, Moulin Rouge!, Mission: Impossible 2, Star Wars Episodes II and III, and Superman Returns.Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
The Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, commonly referred to simply as the Gold Logie, is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. It was first awarded at the 2nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards, held in 1960 when the award was originally called Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. It was briefly renamed Best Personality on Australian Television in 2016-2017. For the 2018 ceremony, the award category name was reverted to Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. The winner and nominees of the Gold Logie are chosen by the public through an online voting survey on the TV Week website. Gold Logies were awarded for separate male and female categories in 1962, 1967, 1970, 1971, and between 1974 and 1977. Graham Kennedy and Ray Martin hold the record for the most wins with five awards each. The most represented programs are The Don Lane Show and Blue HeelersList of longest-running Australian television series
Below is a list of all the longest-running Australian television programs, both past and present, that have been broadcast for a minimum of 6 years or 6 seasons (or both).
All data is updated as of 12 March 2018.
Note: Programs with a shaded background indicate the program is still in production.List of programs broadcast by Network 10
The following list of programs are currently broadcast by Network 10 / 10 HD in Australia, across its digital channels 10 Peach and 10 Bold as well as regional affiliates WIN and Network 10 Regional, and online catch-up service 10 Play. Some affiliate stations have alternate schedules and may air programs at different times.List of programs broadcast by Nine Network
The following list of programs are currently broadcast by the Nine Network / 9HD, 9Go!, 9Gem, 9Life and their regional affiliates, including Channel Nine Regional and Imparja as well as catch-up service 9Now, with former programming on WIN Television (1989–2016). Some affiliate stations have alternate schedules and may air programs at different times.List of programs broadcast by Seven Network
The following list of programs are currently broadcast by the Seven Network / 7HD, 7TWO, 7mate, 7flix and RACING.COM as well as regional affiliates, including Prime7, GWN7 and Channel Seven Regional as well as catch-up services 7plus. Some affiliate stations have alternate schedules and may air programs at different times.MasterChef Australia
MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. It is produced by Shine Australia and screens on Network 10. Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston serve as the show's main judges. The show is premiered 7:30pm every Sunday–Thursday on Network Ten. The MasterChef Australia Kitchen is located in Flemington, Melbourne.
The series has also spawned four spin-off series: Celebrity MasterChef Australia, which featured celebrity contestants, Junior MasterChef Australia, which featured younger contestants, MasterChef Australia All-Stars, which featured returning contestants from the first three series, and MasterChef Australia: The Professionals, which features professional chefs as contestants. These spin-off shows did not air in 2014 after the producers of the show announced that they wanted to solely focus on the original version.Neighbours
Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk openly and solve their problems together. Seven decided to commission the show following the success of Watson's shorter-lived soap Sons and Daughters, which aired on the network. Although successful in Melbourne, Neighbours underperformed in the Sydney market and struggled for months before Seven cancelled it. The show was immediately bought by rival network Ten. After taking over production of the show, the new network had to build replica sets because Seven destroyed the originals to prevent its rival from obtaining them. Ten began screening Neighbours on 20 January 1986, beginning where the previous series left off and commencing with episode 171. Neighbours has since become the longest running drama series in Australian television and in 2005, it was inducted collectively into the Logie Hall of Fame.
The show's storylines concern the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The series primarily centres on the residents of Ramsay Street, a short cul-de-sac, and its neighbouring area, the Lassiters complex, which includes a bar, hotel, café, police station, lawyers' office and park. Neighbours began with three families created by Watson – the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes. Watson said that he wanted to show three families who are friends living in a small street. The Robinsons and the Ramsays had a long history and were involved in an ongoing rivalry. Pin Oak Court, in Vermont South, is the real cul-de-sac that has doubled for Ramsay Street since 1985. All of the houses featured are real and the residents allow the production to shoot external scenes in their yards. The interior scenes are filmed at the Global Television studios in Forest Hill.
Through its entire run in Australia, Neighbours has been screened as a twenty-two-minute episode each week night in an early-evening slot. Neighbours moved to Ten's digital channel, Eleven (later rebranded 10 Peach) on 11 January 2011, and it is currently broadcast each weeknight at 6:30 pm. The show is produced by FremantleMedia Australia and has been sold to over sixty countries around the world, making it one of Australia's most successful media exports. Neighbours was first screened in the United Kingdom in October 1986 on BBC1 where it achieved huge popularity among British audiences in the late 1980s and 1990s. In 2008, it moved to the UK's Channel 5. From 2018, the show became the first Australian drama to air all year round after securing a new deal with Channel 5.Rush (2008 TV series)
Rush is an Australian television police drama that first screened on Network Ten in September 2008. Set in Melbourne, Victoria, it focuses on the members of a Police Tactical Response team. It is produced by John Edwards and Mimi Butler for Endemol Australia, which was branded as the Southern Star Group during production of the series.
In late October 2011, text phrasing on the cover art of Entertainment One's DVD release of the fourth series first indicated Rush would not return for another series, meaning series four would be its last. Soon after, the production company, known at the time as the Southern Star Group confirmed with TV Tonight that a fifth series had not been commissioned. Network Ten did not issue any press releases stating the wrapping up of Rush, instead then Executive Producer of Drama and Production at Network Ten, Rick Maier, issued a statement on the shows official Facebook page, "While we don't discount a return series, it is not on the cards at this stage – but we do intend to finish season four with a bang, literally."Spree TV
Spree TV is an Australian free-to-air television channel launched on 17 September 2013 by Ten Network Holdings and Brand Developers. The channel broadcasts infomercials and home shopping.TVSN
TVSN (an acronym for "Television Shopping Network") is an Australian and New Zealand broadcast, cable television and satellite television network specializing in home shopping. It is owned by parent company Direct Group Pty Ltd, a home marketing and shopping company based in the Sydney suburb of Frenchs Forest, which also owns sister channel Expo.The channel broadcasts live every day from 08:30 to 21:30 AEST.
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