Category: Ten Turns 50

May 04 2014

ATV Channel 0’s first programs

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first programs to be broadcast on Melbourne’s third commercial station, ATV0, in the lead up to its official launch in August 1964. The station had been broadcasting a test pattern since Thursday, 2 April 1964 but from Monday, 4 May 1964 had commenced a daily schedule of test programs. The …

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Jan 12 2014

Counting down to Channel 0

Fifty years ago, January 1964, the countdown was on to the launch of Melbourne’s new TV station, ATV Channel 0 (now Ten), scheduled for August that year. Melbourne was to be the first city in Australia to have access to a fourth television station — with new channels still up to a year away in Sydney, …

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