Tag: WIN

9HD and 9Life launched today

The Nine Network has today (Thursday) launched its new lifestyle channel 9Life and commenced high definition of its main channel as 9HD. The changes, along with channels GEM and GO being re-named 9Gem and 9Go respectively, took place early this morning on Nine’s broadcast signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine Darwin is …

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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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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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Obituary: Pat O’Shea

Former WIN Television sports presenter Pat O’Shea has died at the age of 64, following bowel cancer surgery last Monday. He had been placed on a breathing machine as part of his post-operation recovery, but upon receiving pathology reports his family made the difficult decision to turn off the life support. “Even if he made it through the …

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WIN to move out of Canberra site

WIN Television is moving its Canberra operations from Kingston to a new site in the industrial suburb of Fyshwick. The Kingston site, 1786 square metres in size and less than one kilometre from the Canberra GPO, is to be auctioned by Colliers International on 3 September. WIN has occupied the Wentworth Avenue address since it debuted in Canberra in …

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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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Calls to protect historical TV footage

Almost 50 years of local history is feared to be lost as regional TV newsrooms are being shut down and archived material is not being kept. This is a situation that would be common across most regional areas where TV news production is being centralised and heritage studios are being sold off — but it has …

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Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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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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Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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