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TV 1959-2017

1959 – 2017 WA Television Timeline In many ways there has been a merging of the technologies as computers, the internet and digital technology reshapes the landscape. Younger generations no longer have a connection to the printed word that their parents experience. Emailing replaced letter writing, then social networking, online chat, forums, blogs, twitter and SMS messaging revolutionised communications. We now find that the Global internet giants are crushing Australian media. Newspapers, Television and to…

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The end of Channel Seven

  Thanks to WA TV History for the following information                                 WA TV History has provided a nostalgic look back on the commercial television stations that set up home on the Hill. But sadly, one by one they will be moving elsewhere, starting with Seven who began the trend of building TV studios on this high part of Perth. A Historic…

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Channel Nine’s New Home

Monday 19th September, 2016, is the first day of Channel Nine Perth’s operation from its new home at the top of St George’s Terrace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAiu0FqaZvE Preview YouTube video Highlights of First Day at Nine Perth’s New Studios Highlights of First Day at Nine Perth’s New Studios

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The End of TVW Seven

Thank you to Ken McKay, Andrew Bainbridge and the team at TV History for providing AMMPT with the following photos of the demolition of TVW Seven. AMMPT was able to to save some items for the Museum.                                                                              …

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Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV Screen

Engineering TVW7 in the 1960s and 1970s http://watvhistory.com/2015/03/life-and-work-on-the-other-side-of-your-tv-screen/ The Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) not only conduct the Sunday morning Classic Movies at the Cygnet Cinema once a month, but also have regular In Focus Presentations, where historians or veterans of cinema or television describe some facet of their respective industries. This month AMMPT was graced with the presence of John Quicke, a former Chief Engineer at TVW Channel 7, who oversaw…

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