Tag: Community TV

Community TV granted two year extension

Community television is celebrating the granting of a further two year extension to its broadcast licences. Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield has granted stations C31 (Melbourne), 44 (Adelaide) and WTV (Perth) an extension to broadcast to 30 June 2020. The extension follows a recent round table discussion between the Government and the community television stations. …

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The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

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Government confirms the axe to Community TV broadcasting

Community television is set to go off the air at the end of this month. Melbourne’s C31 has issued a statement to say that the government, namely the Department of Communications and Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield, has denied the sector, which also includes channels in Adelaide and Perth, any extension beyond the current end …

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Brisbane’s 31 Digital goes off-air

Brisbane’s community TV channel 31 Digital is now off the air and has converted to online operation. The station, which was operating on UHF Channel 28 from Mount Coot-tha, closed its free-to-air broadcast on 28 February at 11.59pm (AEST), even though the Federal Government had given the community TV sector a further six month reprieve after the …

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Community TV allowed extra airtime

The Community TV sector has been given a last-minute reprieve from compulsory shutdown from the airwaves. Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield has allowed the Community TV stations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth an additional six months on air. Melbourne’s C31 tweeted the announcement earlier Monday evening: We just received notice from @SenatorFifield that CTV …

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And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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TVS has left the airwaves

Sydney’s community TV station TVS has ceased transmission after almost ten years on the air. Governments on both sides of politics have failed to adequately support the concept of community television, but the ultimate crippling blow came last year — when the then Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the sector it would need to vacate the airwaves by the …

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Community TV on air through 2016

The Australian Community Television Alliance has announced that four of its member stations — C31 Melbourne, 44 Adelaide, 31 Digital Brisbane and WTV Perth — have accepted an offer from the Government to have their broadcast licences extended until the end of 2016. The community TV sector was informed last year that its access to …

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Community TV offered broadcast extension

The community television sector has received an offer by the former Minister for Communications, now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull to have its broadcast licences extended by a further 12 months. The sector, comprising channels in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, was told twelve months ago that it would have its broadcast licences revoked from 31 December 2015. In …

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And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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