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The use of mobile broadband is growing quickly, driven by consumers powered with smartphones and connected laptops. According to market researcher Telsyte, Australia’s consumer mobile broadband spending will double from $160 million in 2008 to $320 million in 2012.It’s very competative with the telecommunications companies busy selling internet-enabled USB keys to connect subscribers to the […]

How and why there is piracy of popular content.

Posted by ken On February - 7 - 2010

Historical Aspect Our cinemas and television stations are experiencing challenges never encountered fifty years ago. There was a considerable lag between a movie being seen in the US and in a Perth cinema during the 1950s. The movies shown in the suburban cinemas could be years behind the US first release date. The same was […]

Is there an unrealistic trend today where people expect things free through the internet? Or is there something fundamentally flawed with our information and entertainment business model, in this rapidly changing world? The newspapers wish to introduce a fee for reading their publications on line at a time when internet users have an expectation that […]

World changing technology…

Posted by ken On January - 31 - 2010

When TV began in WA the equipment was primitive by today’s standards. Almost everything was thermionic valve driven, bulky, power hungry and in constant need of adjustment and a higher maintenance risk. Each time TVW took the PYE image orthicon cameras out on an outside broadcast there was a high likelihood of component faults. TVW’s […]

Ongoing Media Challenges

Posted by ken On January - 24 - 2010

The media is constantly undergoing transition ever since the invention of paper and the Gothenburg printing press took over from monks in an abbey, each working with ink, paint, brush and pen. This was an important first step towards the democratisation of knowledge. The invention of photography, the telegraph, telephone, motion pictures, radio, television, satellites, […]

Being paid to have fun by Tom Creamer TVW 1965 – 1996

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Thirty One of the Past Fifty Years 1965 – 1996 ( Being paid to have fun ) By Tom Creamer I joined TVW7 in December 1965. I’d recently migrated from England and was looking for work. I phoned the station on the off chance they might have a vacancy and was lucky enough to be […]

Ahh not again” When I arrived at Epsom Ave in Belmont, there was, as far as the eye could see, dozens and dozens of Swan taxis and police cars down the whole length of the ave….called back to Darcy…and he sent Don H. … We ended up in Gnagarra pine plantation to where Robinson had escaped, and spent the night with TVW 4 wheel drive with generator and lights on the roof searching for the villain…..continued through to the following afternoon and he was eventually captured in a bush block in Beechboro ?

Today’s Directors, starting out, don’t know how lucky they are with the modern “Tools” at their disposal. One of the original 3 inch black and white PYE cameras used on the Opening Night of TVW on October 16th, 1959 When I started Directing in 1967 the Black and White Cameras were equipped with a Turret […]

Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 11 - 2009

Sue Ammon was the secretary to John Quicke in Engineering from 1963 to 1967. Lizzie Kirkham (nee Sorley), Frank Moss, Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) and Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) (Photo courtesy of Joy Campbell) Jim Cruthers was terrifyingly intelligent and a stickler for “no rubbing out” on those foolscap six strike (duplicates) pages, which I […]

Vic Jones reflects on the early days of Audio

Posted by ken On October - 1 - 2009

Vic Jones (TVW 1960-1966, 1983-1995, 2006 ‘till now) reflects on the early days of Audio. Vic Jones remembers back when things were a “bit different”. People say how great things were back in the 60’s…I say how great things are now. In those early days basically “good sound” was when you could make out what […]


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