Tag: Digital TV

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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Northern NSW goes digital-only

The rollout of the analogue shutdown continues with the scheduled closure of remaining analogue services in the Northern NSW market today (Tuesday). The shutdown will affect local transmissions for ABC, Prime7 (NEN), NBN, Southern Cross Ten (NRN) and SBS — although some towns have already had their analogue services closed down to accommodate the digital …

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NITV goes free-to-air everywhere

Australia’s national indigenous broadcaster NITV gets a new lease on life when it begins broadcasting via SBS in December. NITV has been in operation since 2007 with coverage limited to remote free-to-air sites and pay TV in other areas, and its future has never really been assured until this year’s federal budget which allowed for …

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Townsville television turns 50

It is 50 years ago since television came to tropical north Queensland, when TNQ7 launched in Townsville on 1 November 1962. The station, owned by Telecasters North Queensland Limited, was the second regional television station in Queensland — following the launch of DDQ10 in Toowoomba earlier the same year. TNQ7’s studios and transmitter were initially …

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Home shopping comes to Ten

Another shopping centre is about to be plonked onto the television landscape. Following the launch of shopping-themed ‘datacast’ channels by the Seven Network, Prime7, Nine/NBN and WIN, it was only a matter of time before Ten — a network currently rating behind the ABC and probably in need of a dollar — followed suit with …

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Nine starts 3D trial for Olympics

The Nine Network today (16 July) starts test transmissions in 3D in the lead-up to the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games. The network will be conducting the transmissions in Sydney (UHF Channel 35), Melbourne (UHF35), Brisbane (UHF31), Adelaide (UHF31), Perth (UHF38) and the Gold Coast (UHF50). Viewers with compatible tuners — and 3D glasses …

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Happy 80th Birthday, ABC!

It was 80 years ago today (1 July 1932) that Australia’s national broadcaster — ABC — was officially opened by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons. The Australian Broadcasting Commission — as it was then — initially comprised of twelve existing radio stations, covering each State capital city as well as Newcastle, Corowa, Rockhampton and Crystal Brook …

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