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Dec 31 2015

And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Nov 22 2015

50 years of TV in Mildura

The Mildura district in north west Victoria was the last in the state to receive television. Like most other regional areas in the heavily populated eastern states, Mildura was to have two television stations — a national service from the ABC and a local commercial channel. Plans to establish television in the region began as early as 1953, three …

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Nov 03 2015

Seven launches Toowoomba news

In this era of shrinking regional television, the Seven Queensland network has bucked the trend with the launch of Seven Local News in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region. Reporters are based in the Toowoomba region but the bulletin is presented from Seven’s Maroochydore studios, with newsreaders Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond (pictured). The Toowoomba bulletin will also feature a regular …

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Jul 28 2015

Prime7 extends racing channel coverage

Prime7 has today commenced transmission of Victorian horse racing. The new service, a simulcast of the online stream from racing.com, is operating on Channel 68 within Prime7’s coverage areas of regional New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia (GWN7), the ACT and the Gold Coast. Local viewers may need to do a re-scan of their tuner …

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Jul 06 2015

Obituary: Bill Marsden

Bill Marsden, founding general manager of Wagga Wagga television station RVN2, has died at the age of 90. Formerly manager of Young radio station 2LF, Marsden was appointed to the Board of Riverina Television Pty Ltd upon it gaining the licence to operate the TV station in the Riverina and South Western Slopes district in 1962. He was …

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Jun 16 2015

Chris Bath to exit Seven

After 20 years with the Seven Network, Sydney newsreader Chris Bath has decided to walk away. Bath, who reads the Friday and Saturday night Seven News and hosts current affairs program Sunday Night, will leave Seven at the end of July. In a statement issued by the network, Bath said: “This has been a very …

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Apr 24 2015

Prime7 signs off from Tamworth studio

It was the end of an era tonight as Prime7 presented its last news bulletin from its Tamworth studios. Local reporters will still be working from within the region but from Monday the half-hour bulletin will be presented from Prime7’s studios in Canberra. Fiona Ferguson (pictured), who has presented the Tamworth-based bulletins for 17 years, will remain …

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Apr 10 2015

Prime7 Tamworth turns 50

Tamworth television station NEN9, now representing the Prime7 network to Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, was opened 50 years ago today. Television New England Ltd obtained the licence to provide a commercial television service to Tamworth and the Upper Namoi region in October 1962. NEN9 was opened at 6.00pm on Saturday 10 April 1965 …

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Jan 23 2015

50 years for Northern Rivers television

Northern Rivers Television, now part of the Southern Cross Ten regional network, was officially launched 50 years ago today. The licence to operate the commercial station in the Grafton-Kempsey market, incorporating Coffs Harbour, was granted unopposed to Northern Rivers Television Limited in October 1962. It was part of the fourth stage of the introduction of …

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