Tag: Digital TV

New channel to improve rural health

Australia’s first national free-to-air channel dedicated to presenting programs relating to health matters has been launched. The Rural Health Channel (RHC Channel 600), which has been broadcasting since 21 May, was officially opened in Canberra yesterday (Tuesday) by federal ministers Tanya Plibersek, Stephen Conroy (pictured) and Warren Snowdon. The new channel is an initiative of the Rural Health …

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Digital switchover dates for 2013

The Minister for Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced the dates that the markets that still have analogue television services will convert to digital-only transmission during 2013. The proposed schedule will see Melbourne as potentially the last market in Australia to have access to analogue television, with Sydney switching to …

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Southern NSW and ACT farewell analogue

For around 1.5 million viewers in the southern and central western regions of NSW, including the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, and the Australian Capital Territory, 9.00am today marks the end of analogue television transmission after over 50 years. The switch-off will affect all local analogue transmissions of ABC1, Prime7 (CBN), WIN, Southern Cross Ten (CTC) and …

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50 years of TNT9 Launceston

Another half-century celebration for regional television this week with Launceston-based TNT9 having commenced official transmission on Saturday, 26 May 1962 for viewers across north and north-western Tasmania.  It was Tasmania’s second commercial television station, two years after TVT6 launched in Hobart. The licence to operate the new channel was granted in 1960 to Northern Television …

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SBS scores jackpot in federal budget

SBS might not have had a ticket in last night’s OzLotto $70 million jackpot but it has won an even greater prize… more than $158 million over the next five years, as announced in the Federal Budget. The funding boost is in contrast to the 2009 round of triennial funding which saw SBS denied funds …

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WIN goes for Gold

Today – 1 May – sees regional broadcaster WIN launch its own digital datacast channel, following from the recent launches of TV4ME (via the Seven and Prime7 networks) and Extra (broadcasting via Nine in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and NBN in Northern NSW). WIN Gold promises much the same sort of limited-appeal content as its …

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Now for something Extra

Inevitably when one starts the other one follows. Last year the Seven and Prime7 networks launched datacast channel TV4 – now TV4ME – featuring predominantly a mix of infomercials and niche programming. Now it appears Nine is set to follow suit with the launch of Extra. The new channel is now broadcasting a test signal …

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Northern NSW going digital in November

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced 27 November 2012 as the date for the switch-off of analogue television services in the Northern NSW coverage area (pictured). The switch-off will affect local transmissions of ABC, Prime7 (NEN), NBN, Southern Cross Ten (NRN) and SBS in the Northern NSW regions …

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C31 joins early analogue switch-off

C31, Melbourne’s community television channel, is soon to join its Sydney counterpart TVS in an early shutdown of its analogue signal – well ahead of the scheduled shutdown of other analogue services in their respective cities. On their website, C31 advises that it will cease analogue transmission (from UHF 31 and from UHF 64 in …

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Aussie TV classics on 7TWO – including an ABC favourite

Although the Seven Network’s digital channel 7TWO tends to feature a line-up heavy in classic British fare of drama, comedy and lifestyle shows, the channel manages to squeeze in some classic Australian content. With its coverage of the minor tennis tournaments now out of the way – and the Australian Open about to start on …

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