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Cable Guy – the Ted Turner story

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Ted Turner is a legendary media mogul who has had an incredible impact on global broadcasting

 
He was born in 1938 in Cincinnati and began his career in the 1960s as a business executive at his father’s advertising company.

In 1970, Ted Turner purchased an Atlanta UHF station that would become the beginning of the Turner Broadcasting System.

He knew that taking a small town, fourth-placed network to the national level would change the industry.

In 1980, Turner launched the Cable News Network, revolutionising the news industry by providing 24-hour coverage that was both comprehensive and timely.

It began in an old Jewish club. Network executives worked on the top floor, and CNN was in the basement.

Turner’s ambition pushed him and his team at CNN beyond conventional expectations and into uncharted territory.

Then on June 1, 1980, television news changed forever.

For its first few years, Ted’s fledgling network struggled in the ratings, struggled to make money, and struggled to be taken seriously.

The networks called their little cousin ‘chicken noddle news’.

But shaking off its reputation had to wait until the beginning of the gulf war.

When CNN was the network Americans, and even the networks turned to, for coverage live, on the ground.

Throughout his life Ted Turner has been recognised for his extraordinary contributions to broadcasting.

A strong, complex and determined figure who created an icon, and became one himself.

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Diversifying and enhancing payment methods

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American Express reveals Australian homeowner bill payment insights

In response to the growing trend of card and tap-and-go payments, organisations are adapting their systems to accommodate diverse payment options.

American Express recently conducted research shedding light on homeowner sentiments towards local councils, with a focus on Australian attitudes and behaviours related to bill payments.

Vice President and General Manager of Global merchant services at American Express, Robert Tedesco, provides his insights.

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Explosive growth and dominance of the audio industry

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Global radio market hits staggering $143 billion valuation, cementing audio industry’s dominance

The audio industry continues to assert itself as a formidable force, with the 2023 global radio market reaching a substantial value of $143 billion.

The podcast market has surged to an impressive worth of $18.52 billion, showcasing a compound annual growth rate of 27.6%.

Tony Simmons, CEO and founder of Sonnant, discusses how the audio industry can be made even better.

Presented by VentureCrowd – To find out more about Conscious Investing, head to www.venturecrowd.com.au

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Nick Kyrgios shocks fans with surprise OnlyFans announcement

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Tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios sent shockwaves through the sports and entertainment world today as he revealed a surprising career move.

The Australian athlete, known for his fiery on-court antics and charismatic personality, has announced his entry into the world of OnlyFans, a platform typically associated with adult content creators.

In an unexpected turn of events, Kyrgios took to social media to share the news with his followers. He stated, “I’ve always enjoyed pushing boundaries and breaking the mold. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining OnlyFans to share exclusive content and connect with my fans in a new way.”

The announcement has left fans and pundits alike wondering what kind of content Kyrgios will be sharing on the platform.

The decision has sparked a debate about the intersection of sports and social media, as well as the evolving landscape of content creation.

Some fans are eagerly anticipating behind-the-scenes glimpses of Kyrgios’s life, while others are questioning the potential impact on his professional tennis career.

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