Australian Survivor located in Samoa
Ten's Australian reboot of the hit US show Survivor will be located on the South Pacific islands of Samoa. The show, which attracted more that 15,000 applications, will be hosted by Australian actor Anthoy LaPaglia. Network Ten chief programming officer Beverley McGarvey described the location as "beautiful, remote, challenging and dramatic". "The 24 contestants we have selected will be transported to a unique and very different world, where they will have to outwit, outlast and outplay to become the ultimate survivor," she says. Samoa has two large islands and four smaller ones with a population of around 200,000 people.
TV mogul Reg Grundy dies
Reg Grundy, a pioneer of Australian television, has passed away at the age of 92. Grundy founded one of Australia's first entertainment groups and is famous for producing shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Neighbours, Prisoner, Sale of the Century, Sons and Daughters and a host of others. He passed away at his Bermuda home in the company of his wife Joy Chambers. Grundy, a Companion of the Order of Australia, will forever be synonymous with television shows in Australia.
Fairfax launches parenting network
Fairfax has launched Essential Parenting network to deliver ‘real parent power’ to advertisers. In the new trade marketing campaign, Fairfax promotes the “exclusive, unduplicated” audience of Essential Parenting – a network that brings together parenting sites Essential Baby and Essential Kids.
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