Tag: Digital TV

Lachlan Murdoch exits Ten

Lachlan Murdoch has stepped down as a Director and Chairman of the Ten Network to take up a co-chairman role at News Corp and its sister company 21st Century Fox, working alongside his father, Rupert. For the younger Murdoch it’s a return to the family business since they parted ways in 2005. Murdoch’s tenure at …

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ABC1 to be a kids free zone

ABC has announced upcoming changes to its broadcast of children’s programs now that Australia free-to-air television is completely digital. From Sunday 2 February any children’s programs currently broadcasting on ABC1 on Sunday morning (6.30am-9.00am) and weekday afternoons (3.00pm-5.00pm) will be shifted to ABC3 or ABC4Kids (ABC2 daytime). The transmission of schools programs on weekday mornings …

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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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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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Analogue TV… the final farewell

After almost 60 years of mostly reliable service, today marks the final switch off of analogue television in Australia. From around 9.00am (local time) today the Melbourne and Remote Central and Eastern Area markets will have their analogue signals switched off — marking the end of a 13-year transition from analogue to digital television across …

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ATN7’s vintage farewell to analogue

Sydney’s ATN7 has signed off its analogue signal this morning after 57 years and one day of service (the station launched 2 December, 1956) with a flashback to its nightly shutdown — the song My City Of Sydney performed by Tommy Leonetti, an American entertainer who hosted a variety show for the channel in the …

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Sydney switches off analogue

Today marks the end of analogue television transmissions in Sydney and the Central Coast region of New South Wales. The switch-off, scheduled for 9.00am, will affect local analogue transmissions of ABC1, Seven (ATN), Nine (TCN), Ten (TEN) and SBS One as well as Central Coast transmissions of Prime7 (NEN) and NBN. Southern Cross Ten (NRN) does …

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SBS expands regional coverage

SBS will be made available to around 95 remote communities — many for the first time — in the television network’s biggest expansion since its inception in 1980. The expansion, including the installation of new transmitter sites as well as replacing community-owned facilities with fully-funded digital services, will bring the suite of SBS digital TV …

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Switching off analogue in Darwin

Australia’s top end capital city Darwin today switches off analogue television. The switch off affects local transmissions of ABC1, Southern Cross Television (TND), Nine (NTD) and SBS One. Analogue television has been in operation in Darwin since 1971 — making it the last capital city in Australia to receive television. The first local station was ABD6 …

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