Tag: Nine Network

TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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Seven wins 2016

For the tenth year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 7 February to 26 November, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 30.2%, followed by Nine (26.7%), Ten (18.8%), ABC (17.6%) and SBS …

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Nine Perth opens new CBD studio

Perth’s STW Nine has officially opened its new studio premises located in the CBD at 253 St Georges Terrace. The new complex, which occupies approximately 2500 square metres of office space across three buildings for its 130 staff, includes a fully digitised and automated studio which is the most modern in Australia. The new studio, which is a window-front …

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TV At 60: TCN9, Australia’s first channel

After decades of experiments and government investigation, television was finally to come to fruition in 1956. The government had determined that television shall take the form of a two-tier system, similar to radio, where there would be a government-owned service (operated by ABC) plus commercial services. Television was initially to be introduced in Sydney and …

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Obituary: Ken Sparkes

Ken Sparkes, for many years the “voice” of the Nine Network, has died at the age of 76. It is reported that Sparkes died overnight (Australian time) of a heart attack while hosting a river cruise in France. His career began in radio as a sixteen-year-old in country radio, but it was only a few …

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“Top of the Nation Station” turns 50

Fifty years ago, viewers in Cairns and the Far North Queensland region were witness to the launch of Australia’s 40th commercial television station — FNQ10. Dubbed “the Top of the Nation Station”, FNQ10 made its debut from studios located at Aumuller Street with an official function at the House on the Hill restaurant. Opening night …

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History on show for Nine Perth

Nine Perth is celebrating its history with a free exhibition in association with the Museum Of Perth. STW9, Perth’s second commercial station, opened in 1965. Nine Perth 1965 To Now takes a stroll down memory lane with a micro cinema playing highlights from the archives of Nine Perth; genuine vintage broadcast equipment including cameras and tape …

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Regional WA gets its Nine back

West Digital Television, the regional WA operation that had its programming disappear on Friday, was last night back on the air with programs. The station, a joint venture between regional networks Prime and WIN, had previously carried Network Ten programming but WIN’s deal to take over Ten affiliation from 1 July saw West Digital have to …

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Regional TV winners and losers

Image: Southern Cross Austereo At midnight last night television history was made with the biggest upheaval to regional television since aggregation kicked off almost 30 years ago. The catalyst for the change was Southern Cross Austereo, which operated a Network Ten affiliate in much of the eastern states, had signed a deal to change its …

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Ten and WIN announce affiliation deal

In news that doesn’t really surprise anyone, the Ten Network has announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with WIN to supply the regional network with programming for its markets covering Queensland, Southern NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT. The deal, effective 1 July, comes as Ten’s current regional partner, Southern Cross Austereo, …

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