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At the close of 1958, Melbourne readers of TV WEEK were invited to vote for their favourite TV personalities and programs. Graham Kennedy and Panda Lisner from GTV-9's In Melbourne Tonight were voted Melbourne's most popular TV personalities. Kennedy then named the awards the Logies, after the inventor of television, John Logie Baird.
TV WEEK expanded publication as television launched in other capital cities and regional areas across Australia.
In 1980, TV WEEK merged with rival publications TV Times and the Australian version of TV Guide. The revamped publication continued to be known as TV WEEK and was now a joint venture between Kerry Packer's Australian Consolidated Press (who had bought out the former TV Times from the ABC) and Southdown Press (later Pacific Publications ), with the latter publishing the magazine on behalf of both parties.
In 2002, Packer effectively bought TV WEEK out of the joint venture. A legal battle over the custody of the magazines Logie Awards followed as both Australian Consolidated Press and Pacific Publications claimed ownership. Pacific wanted to use the Logies to promote their new rival TV listing What's On Weekly . Packer won the battle and the Logies stayed connected to TV WEEK.
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