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Victorian towns in analogue switch-off

Regional Victoria is not scheduled to lose analogue transmissions until May next year, but a handful of towns have been the exception and have already had their analogue signals switched off – with more towns to follow in the new year. Local analogue transmissions in the Mansfield Shire towns of Howqua and Bonnie Doon were …

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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 …

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New regional channels on the way

The expansion of digital television across the country will get an extra boost with the licencing and launch of digital-only channels in remote and regional Australia. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has licenced a digital-only commercial television service to Central Television Pty Ltd to serve the Remote Central and …

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NITV gets funding lifeline… for now

Indigenous broadcaster NITV recently issued a plea for support to gain a commitment for Government funding after the current funding period which is due to expire on 30 June 2010. The Federal Government has now committed $15 million in funding to keep NITV broadcasting for the next 12 months. NITV chairperson Ms Terri Janke has …

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New deal for remote digital TV

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced a landmark deal that will see digital TV made available to viewers in remote and regional parts of Australia not accessible by terrestrial digital television. A joint venture company, Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST), has been formed between Macquarie Southern Cross Media …

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Imparja news signing off

Imparja Television, Australia’s last independently-owned regional TV operator, is reported to be closing down its regional news and current affairs unit. ABC reports that the Alice Springs-based, indigenous-owned broadcaster is closing its local news operations in a round of cost cutting.   Already seven jobs are believed to have been cut with more to follow. The …

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Imparja says ta-ta to Ten

Central Australian TV viewers will now lose a few regular programs from their schedules with the Alice Springs-based Imparja Television now aligning itself solely to the Nine Network for its national programs. For almost the last decade, Imparja has had program supply from both the Nine and Ten networks. Prior to the aggregation of Imparja’s …

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Imparja turns 20

Today – 2 January – marks the twentieth anniversary of Imparja Television, Australia’s only indigenous-owned commercial TV station. The path to launch day was less than a smooth ride. When the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal (the predecessor to today’s ACMA) invited potential licencees to apply to operate the remote commercial television service (RCTS) for the Northern …

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