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“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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Mass For You loses in WIN changeover

The recent changes in regional television affiliations have seen one of Australia’s longest running shows slip through the cracks. Network Ten‘s Sunday morning program Mass For You At Home has not been picked up by the network’s new regional partner WIN, even though it had been screening through its previous affiliate Southern Cross Ten. WIN, which covers regional Queensland, …

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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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Southern Cross to feature 9HD from 1 July

The transition of Southern Cross Austereo‘s regional network from Ten to Nine affiliation in regional Queensland, Southern NSW/ACT and Victoria will now include a local broadcast of 9HD in those markets from 1 July. It was originally anticipated that 9HD, currently broadcast in those areas via WIN up until 30 June, would not be available …

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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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Ten and Southern Cross renew for Northern NSW

The Ten Network and Southern Cross Austereo have renewed their programming partnership in the Northern New South Wales market for the next five years. The agreement, effective 1 July, will see SCA maintain its Network Ten programming in the region despite recently forming ties with the Nine Network for other regional areas in the eastern states. …

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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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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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WIN and Nine have a Happy New Year

The Nine Network and WIN Television have reached a short-term agreement to extend the regional network’s access to Nine’s programming. WIN’s prior contract to the Nine Network expired on New Year’s Eve and both parties had been negotiating for months over the terms of a renewed affiliation. This included setting the share of advertising revenue that …

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