Tag: Imparja

On This Day — 2 January

2 January 1963: Richie Benaud 2 January 1988: Guy Pearce and Annie Jones (Neighbours) 2 January 1993: Scott Michaelson (Neighbours) and Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) 2 January 1999: Magda Szubanski 2 January 2010: Margot Robbie and Sam Clark (Neighbours) 2 January 1988: Imparja Television, the remote commercial television service (RCTS) covering outback regions in …

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Obituary: Brian Davies

Brian Davies, a former journalist and TV producer turned refugee advocate, has died at the age of 86. His career started at age 18, when he joined ABC in Sydney in the mid-1950s. He started in radio but made the move to ABN2 soon after it commenced transmission. Over the next twenty years he worked …

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Nine launches new channel 9Rush

The Nine Network has announced that it will launch a new channel, 9Rush, at 7.00pm on Sunday 5 April. The new channel, with a focus on reality and adventure programming from Discovery Inc, will broadcast on channel 96. 9Rush will launch with the premiere of the new series of Top Gear UK. Other programs to …

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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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9HD and 9Life launched today

The Nine Network has today (Thursday) launched its new lifestyle channel 9Life and commenced high definition of its main channel as 9HD. The changes, along with channels GEM and GO being re-named 9Gem and 9Go respectively, took place early this morning on Nine’s broadcast signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Nine Darwin is …

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Aussat: Dawn of TV’s satellite age

Australia’s domestic communication networks entered the space age 30 years ago today, with the launch of the Aussat satellite. The concept of a domestic satellite was first raised in 1977 with a proposal from Kerry Packer‘s Australian Consolidated Press, owner of TCN9 Sydney and GTV9 Melbourne. Packer, who at the time was masterminding his rebel World Series …

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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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Analogue TV… the final farewell

After almost 60 years of 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 Australia. Today’s …

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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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Aggregation anniversaries: NNSW and VIC

It is twenty years since the final stages of the aggregation of regional markets were launched in the eastern states – finally bringing viewers in those areas the same amount of choice of commercial television as their capital city cousins. Following implementation in Southern NSW and Canberra (1989) and Regional Queensland (1990) came the aggregation …

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