Tag: Digital TV

HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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Analogue TV… the final farewell

After almost 60 years of mostly reliable service, today marks the final switch off of analogue television in Australia. From around 9.00am (local time) today the Melbourne and Remote Central and Eastern Area markets will have their analogue signals switched off — marking the end of a 13-year transition from analogue to digital television across …

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ATN7’s vintage farewell to analogue

Sydney’s ATN7 has signed off its analogue signal this morning after 57 years and one day of service (the station launched 2 December, 1956) with a flashback to its nightly shutdown — the song My City Of Sydney performed by Tommy Leonetti, an American entertainer who hosted a variety show for the channel in the …

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Sydney switches off analogue

Today marks the end of analogue television transmissions in Sydney and the Central Coast region of New South Wales. The switch-off, scheduled for 9.00am, will affect local analogue transmissions of ABC1, Seven (ATN), Nine (TCN), Ten (TEN) and SBS One as well as Central Coast transmissions of Prime7 (NEN) and NBN. Southern Cross Ten (NRN) does …

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SBS expands regional coverage

SBS will be made available to around 95 remote communities — many for the first time — in the television network’s biggest expansion since its inception in 1980. The expansion, including the installation of new transmitter sites as well as replacing community-owned facilities with fully-funded digital services, will bring the suite of SBS digital TV …

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Switching off analogue in Darwin

Australia’s top end capital city Darwin today switches off analogue television. The switch off affects local transmissions of ABC1, Southern Cross Television (TND), Nine (NTD) and SBS One. Analogue television has been in operation in Darwin since 1971 — making it the last capital city in Australia to receive television. The first local station was ABD6 …

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Regional WA switches off analogue

Today marks the switch off of analogue television signals across Western Australia outside of the Perth metropolitan area. The switch off affects local transmissions of ABC1, GWN7, WIN and SBS1.  Ten West has been operating digital-only since its launch in 2010. Analogue signals were switched off in Perth in April. According to the latest Digital …

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Brisbane’s farewell to analogue

While most TV stations in shutting down their analogue signals have tackled the event with the mere flicking off a switch at the transmitting tower without any fanfare, Brisbane’s BTQ7 managed to broadcast a brief sign-off sequence, effectively flashing the previous 54 years before our own eyes before settling on a reconstructed black-and-white test pattern …

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SE Queensland switches off analogue

South East Queensland — including Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast — will be switching off analogue TV today affecting local transmissions of ABC1, Seven (BTQ), Nine (QTQ), Ten (TVQ) and SBS1. Also affected will be Sunshine Coast transmissions of Seven Queensland (STQ), WIN (RTQ) and Southern Cross Ten (TNQ) and Gold Coast …

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Perth says farewell to analogue

The national shutdown of the analogue signal reaches its next stop — Perth — today (Tuesday). The switch off affects local transmissions for ABC1, Seven (TVW), Nine (STW), Ten (NEW) and SBS1. With a market population of 1,926,000 (source: OzTAM), Perth is the largest capital city to date to lose analogue television. In the latest …

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