Seven scores 20 Logie nominations

By SEVEN, Seven West Media

More than any other commercial network

The Seven Network has triumphed in the TV Week Logie Awards nominations this year, securing 20 nominations ahead of the much-anticipated return of Australian television’s night of nights after a two-year hiatus.
Seven’s nominations range across 15 categories, including highly-coveted Gold Logie nominations for Sonia Kruger and Home and Away’s Ray Meagher.

Some of Seven’s biggest and most popular shows are up for awards, with hit programs 7NEWS, The Voice, Home and Away, SAS Australia, The Front Bar and Better Homes and Gardens all securing nominations.
The TV Week Logie Awards celebrate the nation’s best-loved shows and stars.
Here are Seven’s nominations in full:


TV Week Silver Logie Most Outstanding Drama SeriesRFDS
Most Outstanding Entertainment or Comedy ProgramThe Voice
Most Outstanding Reality ProgramSAS Australia
Most Outstanding News Coverage or Public Affairs Report7NEWS – War In Ukraine
Most Outstanding Sports Coverage2021 AFL Grand Final
Most Outstanding Sports CoverageOlympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020


TV Week Gold Logie – Most Popular PersonalityRay Meagher Sonia KrugerHome and Away Big Brother, Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, Holey Moley, The Voice
TV Week Silver Logie Most Popular ActorRay Meagher Stephen PeacockeHome and Away RFDS
TV Week Silver Logie Most Popular ActressAda Nicodemou Sophie DillmanHome and Away Home and Away
TV Week Silver Logie Most Popular PresenterSonia KrugerBig Brother, Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, Holey Moley, The Voice
Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New TalentMatt EvansHome and Away
TV Week Logie Most Popular Drama Program Home and Away RFDS
TV Week Logie Most Popular Entertainment Program The Voice
TV Week Logie Most Popular Panel or Current Affairs Program The Front Bar
TV Week Logie Most Popular Reality Program SAS Australia
TV Week Logie Most Popular Lifestyle Program Better Homes and Gardens

Be sure to get behind our Most Popular nominees by casting your vote now at tvweeklogiesvote.com

Face to Face with Margherita McAuliffe

By SEVEN, Seven West Media

Introducing Sales Executive based in Adelaide, Margherita McAuliffe as she shares what motivates her and tips to relax and unwind.

Q1. Tell us about your career to-date and your path to becoming Sales Executive at Seven’s Adelaide office?

I have been in the media industry for 30+ years, working in radio, advertising agencies and TV in New Zealand and Australia.   

When I moved back to Australia in 2010, I accidentally bumped into an old Rep of mine at Seven and he told me there was a job going at the Network; I applied, and 12 years later, I’m still here!

Q2. What’s your favourite part of the role and why?

I enjoy being in a fun and energetic team environment who strive to do their best – I also love entertaining clients as part of my role – and being fortunate enough to do lots of cool things people in other jobs don’t have the opportunity to do.

Q3. What motivates you and what would you say has been the key to your success?

Great outcomes for clients and ensuring they are happy with every aspect of their television and digital campaigns. I also enjoying winning big pieces of business (and get grumpy when I don’t).   The key to my success is being very thorough, attentive, servicing my clients as best as I can and forging good relationships with them.

Q4. 2022 is a huge year for content. What are you most excited to watch?

Big Brother – I love this show. All the twists and turns and colourful characters, I believe this year is going to be the best ever!

Q5. How do you relax and unwind?

I love reading a good book as well as going for a sneaky massage once-in-a-while. I also enjoy baking cakes and catching up with family and friends.

Q6. What does a typical weekend look like for you?

Sport, sport and more sport! My 8 year-old plays Soccer, Athletics and Basketball and my 15 year-old competes in Triathlons, Duathlons and Athletics.  Between playing and training, there doesn’t leave much room for anything else – but I love it and wouldn’t change a thing!

Face to Face with Stephen Johnston

By SEVEN, Seven West Media

In this weeks’ Face to Face, we meet Sport Sales Manager, Stephen Johnston as he shares insights about the consumption of live sport, plus some tips to coaching Under 6s AFL!

Q1. How did you venture into the world of sport sales?

I started my career in Melbourne at Nine followed by Prime7. I moved to Sydney in 2007 where I was fortunate to lead the Prime7 sport sales team. I transitioned over to the 7Sport sales team about 6-7 years ago.

Q2. Tell us about a typical working day for you.

I drop my eldest at school. Catch up on trade press. Meet with my team mates and review ongoing partner campaigns. Present 7Sport opportunities to brands. Commonwealth Games go to market and is currently in full swing. Plenty of external & internal online meetings – looking forward to getting out and about for face to face meetings.

Q3. If you could give your 20-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be?

Invest in something prior to loading up on overseas travel.

Q4. What has been your biggest challenge from the last year and what do you do to stay motivated?

The beauty of media sales is there is rarely any downtime and there is always a challenge. We’ve come off a massive 12 months from a sport content perspective with Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, the Ashes, AFL and more. The Commonwealth Games is less than 75 days away so we are full steam ahead planning.

I am lucky to form part of a high achieving Sport Sales team who keep each other motivated.

Q5. Have you noticed a shift with audience behaviour in the way that they consume live sport or sports content?

Absolutely yes over a number of years but Tokyo 2020 on 7plus was a game changer with how the audience was handed ultimate control over which sport they watched, when and on what platform. I’m excited to see how that consumption evolves for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Q6. We’ve heard you’re a big AFL fan, who is your favourite team?

Western Bulldogs. Slow start to the year for the dogs. My dad in Melbourne isn’t too happy with their performance so far. I enjoy taking my kids to see the GWS Giants and Sydney Swans.

I am lucky – my three young fellas are keen to go to all sport – footy, cricket, supercars, horse racing, anything really.

Q7. Lastly, we learned that you coach AFL on the side (including your kids). What do you think makes a good coach?

Yes the under 10s and under 6s at the mighty Glebe Greyhounds junior club! It’s very serious stuff, especially the under 6s. If we lose a game the Johnston household isn’t a pleasant place to be on Saturday nights. I had hair prior to taking on this responsibility. For proper strategic coaching tips, I suggest you interview my colleague Peter Quinn.

2022 Good Friday Appeal raises $22 million


Record-breaking result for The Royal Children’s Hospital

Some of the biggest names in television and entertainment gathered on Friday for the Seven Network’s annual Good Friday Appeal, helping raise a record-breaking $22,328,154 for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

The Good Friday Appeal is an institution that unites Victorians like few others to raise much-needed funds for the hospital. This year marked the 65th year that Seven had broadcast the iconic event and the network is proud to have continued the tradition on Channel 7 in Melbourne and 7plus.

It was an honour and a privilege to bring the sheer joy and heart-warming stories of the Good Friday Appeal to Australians, on a truly special day on the Victorian calendar.

To see Victorians rally together and dig deep to support the Good Friday Appeal, after an incredibly difficult two years during the pandemic, proves how special The Royal Children’s Hospital is to all of us.

The Appeal is a great partnership between The Royal Children’s Hospital, Channel 7 and the Herald Sun, and we’re rapt by how Victorians responded this year.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

Hosts Peter Mitchell, Jane Bunn, Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor from 7NEWS kicked off the telecast at 12.00pm, sharing the inspiring stories of children and their families who have been touched by the life-changing work of the team at The Royal Children’s Hospital, including this year’s faces of the Appeal, Alex and Isla.

Football fans across Victoria were treated to a half-time goal shoot-out between Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne legends, Doug Hawkins and Brent Harvey, with the pair raising much needed funds for the Appeal.

Seven launches 7Connect

By SEVEN, Seven West Media

New ad solution to maximise national reach

The Seven Network today announced the launch of a significant new advertising product to turbocharge marketers’ national reach across Seven, 7plus and 7news.com.au.

7Connect gives clients the ability to simultaneously place one television commercial at the same time in all capital city and regional markets, plus parallel placements across 7plus and 7news.com.au.

7Connect will come to life on Sunday 17 April during 7NEWS at 6.00pm with the official launch of Hyundai’s major new “We’re not waiting for the future | Imagine that” campaign.

The first of its kind ad solution in Australia, 7Connect is part of Seven’s ongoing strategy to deliver unmatched national total video trading for commercial partners and brands.

Following the acquisition of Prime, Seven is the largest premium video content company in the country and we’re focused on creating easier and more effective ways for advertisers to connect with the scale of our unrivalled audience.

7Connect is a new product within Seven’s Enhanced Advertiser and Viewer Experience [E.A.V.E.] initiative and was developed to help brands easily maximise reach across capital city and regional markets on our broadcast and premium digital channels.

7Connect is the best place for brands to achieve fast and effective reach across Australia’s most-watched network and we are thrilled that Hyundai and its media agency, Hearts & Science, are the first to take up the opportunity and we can’t wait to see their new brand spot up in lights this Sunday.

Georgie Nichols, Seven NSW Sales Director

Hyundai Motor Company demonstrates and delivers leadership in innovation. Locally in Australia we excite with the innovative products on sale today. At Hyundai, we believe innovation comes in more forms than just product, it’s the product and services that are available. What better way to demonstrate such attributes than by launching the campaign via another innovative and exciting platform such as 7Connect?” Hearts & Science Business Director, Gail Halbert, said: “We are proud to be partnering with the Seven Network to launch 7Connect. Hyundai’s shift to brand marketing is a game changer and our campaign needed unmissable media moments to showcase Hyundai as the most progressive automotive brand in Australia. A nationwide 6pm news roadblock across linear TV and digital screens is the perfect platform to launch Hyundai’s new brand messaging into market.

Kevin Goult, Hyundai Marketing Director

A very Big 21st birthday


New housemates face off against Big Brother royalty

Hello Australia. Big Brother is back and ready to celebrate his 21st birthday with a thrilling new season and even more exciting guest list, coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus.

Twenty-one housemates will be invited into the Big Brother house; including some of the biggest, noisiest and most-loved housemates from the past facing off against a new breed of young, hungry housemate in the ultimate showdown.

One massive celebration every step of the way, this party promises an explosive mix of huge characters, heart-warming nostalgia and the devilish twists and turns of Big Brother’s modern game.

Everything that has ever happened has been leading to this. Can the new housemates outwit Big Brother royalty? Who will rise to become the greatest housemate of all time?

The Big Brother royalty include:

Dave Graham, 42 – 2006 housemate
Anthony Drew, 33 – 2013 housemate 
Estelle Landy, 33 – 2012 housemate
Layla Subritzky, 33 – 2012 runner-up
Reggie Bird, 42 – 2003 winner
Tim Dormer, 37 – 2013 winner
Trevor Butler, 48 – 2004 winner
Tully Smyth, 34 – 2013 housemate

The first five new housemates are:

Aleisha, 24 – Entrepreneur
Joel, 26 – Fitness fanatic
Johnson, 25 – Big Brother superfan
Josh, 32 – Ex international model 
Sam, 31 – Intimacy coach

Think you know Big Brother’s game? Think again.

Big Brother starts Monday 9 May on Channel 7 and 7plus

Get involved:

Guy Sebastian to headline Good Friday Appeal 2022


Live on 15 April from 12.00pm on Channel 7 and 7plus

Superstar singer-songwriter and The Voice coach Guy Sebastian will lead a cavalcade of Australia’s most-loved musicians including Human Nature and The Voice 2021 winner Bella Taylor Smith as part of this year’s Good Friday Appeal on Channel 7 in Melbourne and 7plus on Friday, 15 April.

The Good Friday Appeal is an institution that unites the people of Victoria and beyond like few others to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. This year marks the 65th year that Seven has broadcast the iconic event.

Viewers will be treated to a special performance by Guy of two hit songs from his latest album, Love On Display and Standing With You, before he embarks on his national T.R.U.T.H tour.

Human Nature will perform a medley of hit songs as part of their People Get Ready Again – Live 2022 Rebooted tour, while Bella Taylor-Smith will perform her single Nice To Know Ya.

I’m stoked to be part of the 2022 Good Friday Appeal. I’m in awe of the incredible work of our doctors, nurses and medical staff at The Royal Children’s Hospital and recognise how hard they all work to support families in their greatest time of need.

I am proud to be joining many great entertainers to help raise much-needed funding for medical research, education and equipment.

Guy Sebastian

The Good Friday Appeal is a truly special event. Most Victorians – and countless other Australians – have been touched in some way by the world-leading care The Royal Children’s Hospital has lovingly provided to our kids for more than 150 years.

Seven is proud to this year celebrate a milestone 65-year association with the Good Friday Appeal, and we are rapt to have Guy, Human Nature and Bella headline what is going to be an exciting line-up of live entertainment planned for the day and night. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Lewis Martin, Managing Director Seven Melbourne

We are thrilled to have the support of Guy Sebastian. We look forward to seeing Guy perform for families all across Victoria. I’m sure many families will be delighted to see an Australian icon throw his support behind one of the world’s best hospitals, The Royal Children’s Hospital. This is one you cannot miss, especially as the Appeal also celebrates an incredible 65 year milestone with Channel 7.

Rebecca Cowan, Executive Director of The Good Friday Appeal

Seven’s broadcast of the 2022 Good Friday Appeal will kick off live from 12.00pm on Channel 7 in Melbourne and 7plus.

The annual Good Friday AFL blockbuster takes centre stage at 4.00pm, when North Melbourne takes on the Western Bulldogs, followed by a jam-packed night of live entertainment from 7.30pm.

People can donate to the Good Friday Appeal:

Last year’s Good Friday Appeal raised more than $17 million.

Good Friday Appeal 2022 is Live on 15 April from 12.00pm on Channel 7 and 7plus

7NEWS welcomes Abbey Gelmi


Gelmi to join the 7NEWS Melbourne team

Australia’s #1 news service today announced Abbey Gelmi is joining Melbourne’s top-rating 7NEWS team, led by Peter Mitchell, Jane Bunn and Tim Watson.

From next Saturday, Gelmi will present sport on weekends alongside Rebecca Maddern,  Mike Amor and Sonia Marinelli.

Gelmi will continue her roles across the breadth of the 7SPORT schedule, including her work on Seven’s AFL coverage and the upcoming Commonwealth Games. She will host Seven’s Footy Central for the first time tonight.

Gelmi has quickly become one of Seven’s most versatile hosts, having presented across the AFL, cricket, horse racing, motorsport and, most recently, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 coverage with poise, grace and infectious enthusiasm. As the granddaughter of Australian middle-distance great Herb Elliott, sport is in Gelmi’s blood.

I’m thrilled to join Mike, Bec and the 7NEWS team while continuing my role across 7SPORT. The opportunity to work with and learn from the best is something I’ll never take for granted and that’s exactly what the Melbourne newsroom offers.

Abbey Gelmi

Abbey has established her sporting credentials across Seven’s AFL, Olympics, cricket and motorsport coverage. She’s a great fit for a great team and another reason to watch 7NEWS for Melbourne’s best coverage of news, sport and weather.

She will be front and centre of our sporting coverage on the weekends, with exclusive access to the grounds on match day, and she will continue to be in the middle of the coverage for 7SPORT.

Shaun Menegola, Director of 7NEWS Melbourne

7NEWS. Nightly at 6.00 on Channel 7 and streaming on 7plus

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Melissa Doyle to host This Is Your Life


Special event series coming to Seven in 2022

The Seven Network is proud to announce that acclaimed journalist and presenter Melissa Doyle will host the return of one of Australia’s longest running and most loved television series, This Is Your Life.

The new-look This Is Your Life will debut on Channel 7 and 7plus later this year as a series of special events.

This Is Your Life celebrates one iconic Australian at a time, offering revealing insights, emotional reunions and never-before-seen footage from their closest colleagues, friends and family, including international names and stellar surprise performers.

This Is Your Life was an iconic and incredibly successful show for many years. We can’t wait to bring the format into 2022 and to welcome Mel Doyle back to Seven as its host.

Mel is one of the best in the business. Intelligent, warm and engaging, she is the perfect person to present This Is Your Life and to celebrate the careers and achievements of some extraordinary Australians.

Angus Ross, Seven’s Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming

During her 25 years with Seven, Melissa hosted Sunrise, Sunday Night, 7NEWS, Today Tonight, The Zoo, Where Are They Now?, The Latest, and morning and afternoon news bulletins.

Melissa and the 7NEWS team were recognised with a Walkley Award, a TV Week Logie Award and three international Edward R. Murrow Awards for their coverage of the Lindt café siege in 2014.

She is also an accomplished radio presenter, National Patron for the Make A Wish Foundation and an Ambassador for World Vision, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Adopt Change. In 2016 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her “significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of charitable groups, and to the broadcast media”.

I am honoured to continue the legacy of such an iconic program as This Is Your Life. I can’t wait to present the Big Red Book to some of our most loved Australians and together celebrate their remarkable lives and the people and moments which mean so much to them – and to all of us.

Melissa Doyle

Making its original debut on Seven in 1975, hosted by Mike Willesee, This Is Your Life became one of the most popular shows on television over its six-year run on the network. It was also hosted by Digby Wolfe and Roger Climpson. The program ran on the Nine Network, on and off, from 1995 to 2011.

The new version will be produced for Seven by ITV Studios Australia. The format for This Is Your Life is owned by TIYL 2010, LLC whose authorised representative is Ralph Edwards Productions and is distributed by All3Media International.

ITV Studios Australia negotiated the deal with All3Media International after its acquisition of the DRG/Nent library.

This Is Your Life, hosted by Melissa Doyle, is coming to Channel 7 and 7plus in 2022

Hey Hey It’s 100 Years


Daryl Somers back by popular demand with star-studded new special

The 50th anniversary special was one of the most watched television events of 2021. Now Daryl Somers returns with Hey Hey It’s 100 Years: an all-new celebration of the iconic, long-running variety show Hey Hey It’s Saturday, coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus.

The outrageous new special showcases a cavalcade of stars who appeared on the original series of Hey Hey and features some of Daryl’s funniest memories from much-loved segments including Red Faces and Celebrity Head.

The television event features appearances from the original Wiggles, Delta Goodrem, Kate Ceberano, Lee Kernaghan, Tommy Emmanuel and plenty more.

Daryl will also present a special Hey Hey tribute to Shane Warne and The Amazing Johnathan.

The special is dedicated to the late, great Ernie Carroll aka “Ossie Ostrich”.

Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s trademark madness and mayhem was essential family viewing for an incredible 30 years, featuring some of the biggest names in show business, from Australia and overseas.

The 50th anniversary special, Hey Hey It’s 50 Years, was a television sensation and the fifth most-watched entertainment program in 2021 with a total TV audience of 2.11 million viewers.

Hey Hey It’s 100 Years is a Somers Carroll production for the Seven Network.

Hey Hey It’s 100 Years is coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus


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