Tag: NBN

WIN buys Ten Northern NSW

WIN Corporation has purchased Northern Rivers Television (NRN), the Northern NSW-Gold Coast affiliate of the Ten Network currently owned by Southern Cross Austereo. The deal, worth $45 million plus another $10 million to be paid in a year, will see WIN finally get a foot into the lucrative market of an estimated 2.163 million viewers. The company …

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Nine News Regional ready for launch

Nine News Regional, the joint venture between the Nine Network and regional Southern Cross, kicks off this Monday. The first of 15 bulletins to roll out for the network is Nine News Canberra, debuting Monday 6 February at 6pm, presented by former ABC News Breakfast presenter Vanessa O’Hanlon (pictured) The one-hour bulletin, presented from Nine’s …

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SCA, WIN in negotiation over NRN

Southern Cross Austereo has announced that it has entered into talks with WIN Corporation about selling its northern NSW television assets. SCA operates station NRN (Northern Rivers Television Pty Ltd) as a Network Ten outlet (formerly as Southern Cross Ten) which is opposite to its outlets in regional Victoria, regional Queensland, Southern NSW and ACT where it aligns …

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Obituary: Ian Hill

Ian “Beat” Hill, former producer and presenter on NSW regional television, has died from cancer at the age of 65. Hill had always had an interest in conservation and wildlife but had been working as floor manager at Newcastle station NBN3 in the 1970s. It was after ten years at NBN that he had the …

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Nine switches ties to Southern Cross

The biggest shake-up in Australian regional television since aggregation is set to unfold with the announcement that Southern Cross Austereo has secured a five-year affiliation deal with the Nine Network — essentially bringing an end to the 27-year partnership that Nine has had with WIN for carrying Nine’s programs to much of regional eastern Australia. The …

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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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Seven launches Toowoomba news

In this era of shrinking regional television, the Seven Queensland network has bucked the trend with the launch of Seven Local News in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region. Reporters are based in the Toowoomba region but the bulletin is presented from Seven’s Maroochydore studios, with newsreaders Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond (pictured). The Toowoomba bulletin will also feature a regular …

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Chris Bath to exit Seven

After 20 years with the Seven Network, Sydney newsreader Chris Bath has decided to walk away. Bath, who reads the Friday and Saturday night Seven News and hosts current affairs program Sunday Night, will leave Seven at the end of July. In a statement issued by the network, Bath said: “This has been a very …

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1995: May 6-12

Ray’s super hat-trick A Current Affair host Ray Martin (pictured with Lois & Clark‘s Dean Cain) has become the first person to win three consecutive Gold Logies. The 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards also saw co-host Andrew Daddo become the youngest to host the Logies, while his on-stage partner Noni Hazlehurst was the first mum to …

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Prime7 to close Tamworth studios, again

The regional Prime7 network has announced that it will be shutting down production at its Tamworth studios and will relocate the Tamworth and North Coast news bulletins to Canberra. The move comes three years after Prime7 reversed an earlier decision to shut down production at its Goonoo Goonoo Road site. At the time political pressure and …

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