Tag: Nine Network

Sep 16 2016

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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Sep 11 2016

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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Sep 07 2016

“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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Sep 03 2016

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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Jul 03 2016

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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Jul 01 2016

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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May 23 2016

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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May 01 2016

Nine switches ties to Southern Cross

The biggest shake-up in Australian regional television since aggregation is set to unfold with the announcement that Southern Cross Austereo has secured a five-year affiliation deal with the Nine Network — essentially bringing an end to the 27-year partnership that Nine has had with WIN for carrying Nine’s programs to much of regional eastern Australia. The …

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Mar 25 2016

WIN South Australia turns 50

The launch of SES8 — South Australia’s first regional commercial station and now part of the WIN network — took place 50 years ago today, 25 March 1966. But the station’s debut was meant to happen much earlier. The channel had originally planned to launch in November 1965 but an accident during construction of the transmission tower on …

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Feb 23 2016

Ten’s HD message blurring definition

Network Ten has announced that it will be launching a high definition simulcast of its main Ten channel on Wednesday 2 March. The announcement, which relates to Ten’s signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, follows the Nine Network‘s move to simulcast its main channel in high definition back in November — with ABC set …

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