Tag: Prime

Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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Perth Telethon raises $36m

Seven Perth’s Telethon has celebrated its 50th annual fundraiser with a record-breaking total of $36,431,381. The total is the culmination of a 26-hour telethon hosted at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre, and broadcast through Seven in Perth and GWN7 in regional Western Australia and streamed online. As well as local personalities from Seven in …

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Prime7 to launch 7Flix

Regional network Prime7 will be launching a local broadcast of the Seven Network‘s 7Flix channel. The movies and entertainment channel will be broadcast across Prime7 in Northern NSW, Southern NSW, Regional Victoria, ACT and the Gold Coast from Sunday 3 September. 7Flix will be available on Channel 66, broadcasting in MPEG4 format. The new channel …

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WIN buys Ten Northern NSW

WIN Corporation has purchased Northern Rivers Television (NRN), the Northern NSW-Gold Coast affiliate of the Ten Network currently owned by Southern Cross Austereo. The deal, worth $45 million plus another $10 million to be paid in a year, will see WIN finally get a foot into the lucrative market of an estimated 2.163 million viewers. The company …

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GWN7 turns 50

Today marks 50 years since the Western Australian network now known as GWN7 was officially opened.The station was originally BTW3, operated by South Western Telecasters Ltd and declared open by WA Governor Sir Douglas Kendrew at 7pm on Friday 10 March 1967. Based in Bunbury with a staff of 12, it was the first commercial television …

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Nine News Regional ready for launch

Nine News Regional, the joint venture between the Nine Network and regional Southern Cross, kicks off this Monday. The first of 15 bulletins to roll out for the network is Nine News Canberra, debuting Monday 6 February at 6pm, presented by former ABC News Breakfast presenter Vanessa O’Hanlon (pictured) The one-hour bulletin, presented from Nine’s …

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Nine and SCA in regional news expansion

The Nine Network and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) have confirmed plans to expand regional news coverage across Queensland, Southern NSW/ACT and Victoria. The introduction of 15 regional news bulletins was agreed between Nine and SCA as part of their new programming affiliation agreement, effective from July this year, with Nine covering the necessary employee and capital …

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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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1996: April 27-May 3

Ray grabs Gold again! A Current Affair host Ray Martin has won his fifth Gold Logie — and now an unprecedented four in a row — and has lashed out at his critics, specifically media commentator Phillip Adams and Media Watch host Stuart Littlemore. “Gee, Phillip Adams is going to be upset now, and there’ll be …

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