Tag: Seven Network

Sep 26 2015

AFL Grand Final to get HD broadcast

The Seven Network has announced that it will be broadcasting next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final in high definition on 7mate as well as in standard definition on the primary Seven channel. The announcement is a win for fans who have long campaigned for the AFL to be returned to high definition broadcast. The last time the Grand …

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Aug 18 2015

AFL locks in Seven, Foxtel, Telstra for $2.5b

The AFL has locked in the Seven Network, Foxtel and Telstra as broadcast partners for the league for the 2017 to 2022 seasons, collecting around $2.5 billion in the process. The value of the six-year deal is well above the existing rights package which was valued at $1.25 billion for the 2012 to 2016 seasons. The …

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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 26 2015

Seven Adelaide turns 50

Adelaide’s SAS Seven today turns 50. The station has a history that has spanned two networks, initially launching as SAS10 — part of the Independent Television System (what is now Network Ten). SAS10’s arrival marked the completion of the roll-out of an additional TV station to each of the five major capital cities. The licence for the …

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Jun 26 2015

Channel 78 is off and racing…

Another channel has just joined our free-to-air ranks. Channel 78, formerly the home of infomercial channel Fresh Ideas TV, has relaunched as a racing station from the Seven Network in association with Racing Victoria. As part of its broadcast rights agreement with Racing Victoria (RV) and as an interim measure following the cessation of Victorian …

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Apr 10 2015

Seven Queensland turns 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now the Seven Queensland regional network. The licence to operate the commercial television service for the Wide Bay region, north of Brisbane, was awarded to Wide Bay-Burnett Television in October 1962. The company’s shareholders included local radio and print media outlets plus theatre owners Birch, Carroll …

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Mar 25 2015

Seven signs 2016 Paralympics Games deal

The Seven Network has secured rights to broadcast the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The deal, which includes broadcast and subscription television, radio, online, mobile and Hybrid Broadband Broadcast, makes it the first time the Paralympic Games have been covered by Australian commercial television. They have traditionally been broadcast on ABC. Seven is promising 14 …

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Feb 07 2015

HD? Not for Aussie TV!

Earlier this week the NFL Superbowl XLIX was played out to a television audience of millions, if not billions, around the world. It is one of the largest annual TV spectacles – but Australian viewers wishing to witness the event were tied down to watching it in standard definition on the Seven Network’s main channel instead of …

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Jan 08 2015

Ten years ago: Australia Unites

On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake off the Indonesian coast triggered a tsunami that caused massive devastation to a number of countries including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives and Somalia. Over 200,000 people were killed by the tsunami with many more injured or unaccounted for. Whole towns and villages were decimated. Two weeks after the …

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