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'Video Hits' airs for last time in Australia

'Video Hits' airs for last time in Australia
Video Hits has aired in Australia for the last time. The music show's presenters Dylan Lewis and Faustina Agolley bid farewell to viewers in the final episode this weekend, thanking them and the Ten Network for their support during 24 years on television, The Daily Telegraph reports. Lewis said: "Thank you to Channel Ten for letting us be on air for 24 years, thank you to all the bands and record companies and artists who have appeared on the show, thank you for watching." Video Hits was the world's second longest-running music show after the Eurovision Song Contest. In July this year, Ten's head of corporate communications Jeanette McLachlan hinted at change when she said (more)
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Faustina Agolley: 'Video Hits axing is sad'

Faustina Agolley: 'Video Hits axing is sad'
Faustina Agolley has described the cancellation of Video Hits as "sad". The Australian television personality, who presents the long-running music show, said that she is not surprised that it was axed during a Ten Network "restructure" recently because the television industry is constantly changing. Agolley told the Herald Sun: "Change is inevitable in the landscape of television. It is sad for the show and the viewers. I'm not sad about this job that I love coming to an end. With my perspective, this is nothing compared to some of the stuff I have had to deal with in my personal life." She revealed that she is looking forward to finding more work and would love to do "something more cerebral where I don't say 'dude' every few minutes". (more)
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Network Ten axe Video Hits

After 24 years Network Ten has axed flagship music program Video Hits.

Current hosts Faustina Agolley and Dylan Lewis will officially sign off on the final show, Saturday 6 August with a retrospective from the best moments from the past two decades.

Video Hits premiered on Ten on 15 February 1987, originally as a video-clip based program before evolving to include interviews, hosts, live music events and presenting partners and tours to its format.

The Australian reports Sports Tonight is also cancelled and across the network 60 editorial, engineering and operations roles have been cut while up to 40 non-contract staff have told they were no longer needed.

The newspaper also reports that no presenters have been axed but the roles of George Negus and Sandra Sully remain uncertain. Ten also closed down its publicity and marketing departments in Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
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