Tag: Digital TV

The retune is coming

By the end of 2013 all free-to-air television in Australia will be digital-only — but that’s not quite the end of our transition to digital television. Coming up is the retune! As analogue television is switched off in each area the broadcast spectrum will be re-organised, or ‘re-stacked’, to make better use of the frequencies …

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Tasmania turns off analogue today

The phase out of analogue television across the country continues, with Tasmania becoming digital-only as of today, bringing to an end over 50 years of analogue television in the state. The shutdown will affect statewide transmissions of ABC1, Southern Cross Television (TNT), WIN (TVT) and SBS1 — although some localities have already made the full switch …

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Mass For You at a new home

In the history of television there are some titles we instantly recall as being survivors — Four Corners, Play School, Neighbours and Home And Away, to name a few. But there is one program that is often omitted from the history books — Mass For You At Home. The weekly Mass has featured on the …

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Adelaide’s smashing farewell to analogue

At 9.00am on Tuesday 2 April all analogue television signals in Adelaide were switched off. The end of over 50 years of analogue television went largely without incident — the news story that went to air on Ten News that evening showed that as far as Ten was concerned everything went smoothly out at the …

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D-Day: It’s Adelaide’s turn

The shutdown of analogue television across the country continues, with Adelaide’s analogue transmissions being closed for good tomorrow (Tuesday) — affecting local transmissions of ABC1 (ABS), Seven (SAS), Nine (NWS), Ten (ADS) and SBS1. Community TV channel 44Adelaide has been broadcasting exclusively in digital since May 2012. Adelaide becomes the first state capital city in Australia …

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SBS2 — the first week

SBS has announced its initial program listing for its revamped digital channel SBS2. The new-look channel launches on Monday 1 April with an emphasis on the 16-39 age group. SBS2 will continue to broadcast its various foreign-language news bulletins during the daytime (5.00am to 6.00pm), with the revamped program schedule starting each evening at 6.00pm. …

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SBS to relaunch SBS2 in April

SBS has announced plans to relaunch SBS2 in the channel’s first major revamp since its launch in 2009 as an extension of the SBS brand. The revamped SBS2 — with a new logo (pictured) to match — launches on 1 April.  It will broadcast a prime-time schedule, leaving alone the broadcaster’s daytime hours of foreign-language …

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Imparja turns 25

Imparja Television, Australia’s indigenous-owned commercial TV network, is celebrating 25 years of broadcasting this year. The first transmission — a Test Cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka — was broadcast on 2 January 1988.  The channel was officially opened two weeks later. For viewers in the central Australian region, including remote towns Alice Springs, …

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And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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NITV: First day on SBS4

The schedule for the first day’s transmission of NITV on SBS‘ digital channel 34 (SBS4): Wednesday 12 December: 12pm From The Heart Of Our Nation: The historic free-to-air launch of NITV, a dedicated Indigenous television service that will made be available to all Australians for the first time.   2pm Living Black: Your Stories Your Voice: This …

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