Tag: Southern Cross

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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Jun 11 2015

Southern Cross Ten axes Weeknights program

Southern Cross Ten has today (Thursday) announced the cancellation of its local news and current affairs program Weeknights in Shepparton. The locally-based program, which debuted in March 2011, offered an alternative local news program to the Shepparton and Goulburn Valley market in regional Victoria. The only other local news program broadcast in the region is WIN News, presented …

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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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Jan 23 2015

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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Sep 19 2014

What we watched: June 2000

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 3 June 2000. We’d fought off the Y2K bug and the GST was just around the corner. The Games Of The XXVII Olympiad in Sydney were a few short months away. And we were still watching analogue TV. The Nine …

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Jun 19 2014

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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Apr 30 2014

Aggregation on the Apple Isle

  The Government’s plan for aggregation of regional television markets enabled viewers in the more populated regional areas of New South Wales (including ACT), Queensland and Victoria to have the same level of choice of commercial television as their major city cousins. Once these states were completed the next stage was to introduce the scheme to …

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Mar 31 2014

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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Jan 01 2014

Ten years for Ten affiliates

There are a number of Network Ten regional outlets hitting their first decade on air this new year. On 31 December 2003 the Spencer Gulf (SA) and Broken Hill (NSW) market first received its new station, Southern Cross Ten. The new signal was a secondary licence accompanying the existing local Southern Cross station, Central GTS/BKN. Because South …

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