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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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Prime7 to close Tamworth studios, again

The regional Prime7 network has announced that it will be shutting down production at its Tamworth studios and will relocate the Tamworth and North Coast news bulletins to Canberra. The move comes three years after Prime7 reversed an earlier decision to shut down production at its Goonoo Goonoo Road site. At the time political pressure and …

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1995: January 7-13

Summer Bay babes slam their critics Three of the teen stars of Home And Away are not letting the snide remarks and criticism of their jobs get them down. Isla Fisher, who plays Shannon, says: “At 18, we shouldn’t be making this amount of money. We wouldn’t earn this at Macca’s and we wouldn’t earn …

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And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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Prime7 Albury turns 50

The launch of Albury’s first TV station AMV4 — now known as Prime7 — sparked an unusual TV rivalry, albeit a friendly one. Because Albury did not have any local TV station prior to AMV4’s debut in September 1964, local viewers keen to access television had installed large antennas so they could receive Shepparton stations GMV6 and ABGV3 …

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RVN2 turns 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the official launch of station RVN2 (now a branch of the Prime7 network), based in Wagga Wagga and serving the Eastern Riverina and South Western Slopes districts of New South Wales. Television was not entirely unheard of in the region — as keen viewers could get distant signals from …

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Obituary: Paul Ramsay

Businessman and philanthropist Paul Ramsay, founder of Ramsay Health Care and the Prime Media Group, has died at the age of 78. He is reported to have suffered a heart attack whilst overseas and died on his return to Australia. Ramsay had founded the Ramsay Health Care group with a single hospital in 1964, with the …

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1994: April 23-29

Logies: Back to back Gold for Ray Ray Martin (pictured with Logies guest Michael Crawford) has won his third Gold Logie at the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “I’m very proud. To beat the likes of, especially people like Gary Sweet and Daryl Somers. I thought it was Gary’s year, so I’m very pleased,” Martin …

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25 years since Aggregation

It was 25 years ago — 31 March 1989 — that Canberra and Wollongong overnight went from having one commercial television channel to three. This was part of the implementation of the federal government’s aggregation policy — whereby individual regional areas of one commercial station would merge into one larger competitive market of three commercial …

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