Tag: Imparja

Nov 26 2015

9HD and 9Life launched today

The Nine Network has today (Thursday) launched its new lifestyle channel 9Life and commenced high definition of its main channel as 9HD. The changes, along with channels GEM and GO being re-named 9Gem and 9Go respectively, took place early this morning on Nine’s broadcast signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine Darwin is …

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Aug 27 2015

Aussat: Dawn of TV’s satellite age

Australia’s domestic communication networks entered the space age 30 years ago today, with the launch of the Aussat satellite. The concept of a domestic satellite was first raised in 1977 with a proposal from Kerry Packer‘s Australian Consolidated Press, owner of TCN9 Sydney and GTV9 Melbourne. Packer, who at the time was masterminding his rebel World Series …

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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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Dec 10 2013

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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Jan 05 2013

Imparja turns 25

Imparja Television, Australia’s indigenous-owned commercial TV network, is celebrating 25 years of broadcasting this year. The first transmission — a Test Cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka — was broadcast on 2 January 1988.  The channel was officially opened two weeks later. For viewers in the central Australian region, including remote towns Alice Springs, …

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Dec 31 2011

Aggregation anniversaries: NNSW and VIC

It is twenty years since the final stages of the aggregation of regional markets were launched in the eastern states – finally bringing viewers in those areas the same amount of choice of commercial television as their capital city cousins. Following implementation in Southern NSW and Canberra (1989) and Regional Queensland (1990) came the aggregation …

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Dec 06 2011

Regional Qld ready for digital… almost?

At around 9.00am (EST) today, analogue television transmissions in the Regional Queensland aggregated market will be switched off. The switch-off will affect local transmissions for ABC, Seven Queensland (STQ), WIN (RTQ), Southern Cross Ten (TNQ) and SBS in the markets of Cairns/Far North Queensland, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Maryborough/Wide Bay and Toowoomba/Darling Downs/Southern Downs – covering …

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Nov 10 2011

Nine Darwin – 40 years today

Although television started in Sydney and Melbourne in 1956 it wasn’t too much longer before other capital cities joined in – Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in 1959, Hobart in 1960, Canberra in 1962 – but for people in Australia’s smallest and most isolated capital city it was a much longer wait. It was 1971 before …

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May 01 2011

Alice Springs and Mt Isa ready for digital

Viewers in the capital cities may take for granted that their main commercial channels have been broadcasting in digital for over a decade, and that a range of other channels have since sprung up to offer some more viewing alternatives – but for viewers in the more remote parts of Australia those options are only …

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Nov 29 2010

Victorian towns in analogue switch-off

Regional Victoria is not scheduled to lose analogue transmissions until May next year, but a handful of towns have been the exception and have already had their analogue signals switched off – with more towns to follow in the new year. Local analogue transmissions in the Mansfield Shire towns of Howqua and Bonnie Doon were …

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