AFL Grand Final to get HD broadcast

The Seven Network has announced that it will be broadcasting next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final in high definition on 7mate as well as in standard definition on the primary Seven channel. The announcement is a win for fans who have long campaigned for the AFL to be returned to high definition broadcast. The last time the Grand …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2015/09/afl-grand-final-to-get-hd-broadcast.html

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2012/07/nine-starts-3d-trial-for-olympics.html

The last bounce for Ten’s AFL

Network Ten has announced that it will walk away from AFL coverage at the end of this year’s season as it will not seek to enter into an agreement to take over any of the Seven Network’s commitment to the game from next year. Network sports director David Barham told The Age: “It is a …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2011/06/the-last-bounce-for-tens-afl.html

Ten reworks ‘unsustainable’ One HD

Two years ago the Ten Network took on a brave gamble when it launched Australia’s first full-scale digital commercial channel, the sports-themed One HD.  It was a niche channel that while it rated well against the pay-TV sports channels, it had to also take on the broadly-themed commercial networks, a situation made even more difficult …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2011/04/ten-reworks-unsustainable-one-hd.html

A decade of digital TV

Australian television first entered the digital age on 1 January 2001 – a decade ago today. On that day all five networks – ABC, Seven, Nine, Ten, SBS – commenced full-time standard-definition digital transmission in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as part of the initial roll-out of digital television.  High-definition signals were not to …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2011/01/decade-of-digital-tv.html

WIN SA gets digital upgrade

The regional South Australian branch of WIN Television has been assigned additional broadcast capacity to enable it to provide local viewers with the commercial networks’ multi-channels after the switch-off of analogue transmissions. WIN currently has a commercial monopoly in the Mount Gambier and Riverland markets – currently providing local signals of the Seven, Nine and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2010/12/win-sa-gets-digital-upgrade.html

Regional viewers offered digital equality

The Federal Government has partnered with regional broadcasters to ensure that viewers in remote and regional areas will have access to the same amount of channels as their capital city counterparts. In a media release issued today, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announced that the Government will provide …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2010/11/regional-viewers-offered-digital-equality.html

Digital channel update: SA, Broken Hill, Darwin

Some developments today in the rollout of digital television services in some of the smaller markets. Darwin’s Nine Network station, NTD,  has today officially switched on local relays of digital channels GO! and GEM – hence completing the rollout of both channels to all capital cities either via Nine or WIN.  The new channels can …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2010/10/digital-channel-update-sa-broken-hill-darwin.html

GEM’s last minute scratching

Viewers expecting to see the debut of the Nine Network’s new digital channel GEM at midday yesterday (Friday) were left underwhelmed when the channel failed to appear. When Nine originally announced GEM almost two weeks ago, it was always clear that the channel was to officially launch this Sunday but, in a move designed to …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2010/09/gems-last-minute-scratching.html

Southern Cross rolls out more channels

Regional broadcaster Southern Cross Media has announced the launch of new digital channels for Darwin, Tasmania and Spencer Gulf/Broken Hill markets. Southern Cross Television will be providing the Seven Network’s new digital channel, 7mate, in Darwin (on digital channel 70) and Tasmania (digital channel 60) from 24 October.  The channel launches on the Seven Network …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2010/09/southern-cross-rolls-out-more-channels.html