Tag: Digital TV

Oct 22 2015

Food Network launches 17 November

SBS has unveiled details of its new food channel, Food Network, which is to begin transmission on Tuesday 17 November. Food Network, to be available on digital channel 33, will feature locally-made product from SBS combined with programs sourced through a licencing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive — producer of food and lifestyle programs from around the …

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Jul 22 2015

ABC News 24 turns 5

ABC News 24, Australia’s first free-to-air 24 hour dedicated news channel, turns five years old today. The channel, based at ABC‘s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney, launched on 22 July 2010 at 7.30pm (AEST) during the Federal Election campaign Although ABC News 24’s daily ratings share rarely lifts above a single per cent, the broadcaster claims that the channel has …

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Mar 07 2015

ABC2 turns 10

ABC‘s secondary channel ABC2 turns 10 years old today. The new channel came two years after ABC had been forced to axe its previous digital channels ABC Kids and Fly TV due to budget cuts. ABC2 launched in a rather low key manner on the morning of Monday, 7 March 2005. Anyone watching to see the …

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Jan 25 2015

Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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Aug 01 2014

Ten: 2000 to now

[Part V marks the conclusion of this week’s tribute to Network Ten on its 50th anniversary. Refer to earlier posts Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Network Ten’s 50th anniversary special 50 Years Young screens Sunday 3 August, 6.30pm] The new millennium saw Ten sign up comedian Rove McManus (pictured), whose late …

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Apr 30 2014

Aggregation on the Apple Isle

  The Government’s plan for aggregation of regional television markets enabled viewers in the more populated regional areas of New South Wales (including ACT), Queensland and Victoria to have the same level of choice of commercial television as their major city cousins. Once these states were completed the next stage was to introduce the scheme to …

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Mar 27 2014

Lachlan Murdoch exits Ten

Lachlan Murdoch has stepped down as a Director and Chairman of the Ten Network to take up a co-chairman role at News Corp and its sister company 21st Century Fox, working alongside his father, Rupert. For the younger Murdoch it’s a return to the family business since they parted ways in 2005. Murdoch’s tenure at …

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Jan 20 2014

ABC1 to be a kids free zone

ABC has announced upcoming changes to its broadcast of children’s programs now that Australia free-to-air television is completely digital. From Sunday 2 February any children’s programs currently broadcasting on ABC1 on Sunday morning (6.30am-9.00am) and weekday afternoons (3.00pm-5.00pm) will be shifted to ABC3 or ABC4Kids (ABC2 daytime). The transmission of schools programs on weekday mornings …

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Jan 01 2014

Ten years for Ten affiliates

There are a number of Network Ten regional outlets hitting their first decade on air this new year. On 31 December 2003 the Spencer Gulf (SA) and Broken Hill (NSW) market first received its new station, Southern Cross Ten. The new signal was a secondary licence accompanying the existing local Southern Cross station, Central GTS/BKN. Because South …

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Dec 31 2013

The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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