Tag: NBN

Helen Kapalos joins Today Tonight

Former Ten News presenter Helen Kapalos (pictured) has been reported as the new host for Today Tonight in Melbourne and Sydney.  She replaces Matt White who announced his departure from the program late last year. Kapalos was dismissed from Ten News on the eve of a planned holiday in November last year as part of the network’s …

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Farewell Friday #3: Seven

As well as today’s public farewells from Ten and Nine, the Seven Network‘s Matt White (pictured) has announced he is stepping down as host of the east coast edition of Today Tonight. In a statement issued today, White says he is looking forward to new challenges at Seven: “It’s time for me to take on other challenges …

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Northern NSW goes digital-only

The rollout of the analogue shutdown continues with the scheduled closure of remaining analogue services in the Northern NSW market today (Tuesday). The shutdown will affect local transmissions for ABC, Prime7 (NEN), NBN, Southern Cross Ten (NRN) and SBS — although some towns have already had their analogue services closed down to accommodate the digital …

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Nine dodges receivers’ bullet

A little over 56 years ago Bruce Gyngell announced “Good evening, and welcome to television” on Sydney’s — and Australia’s — first television station, TCN9. For the past few days, his son David Gyngell, as CEO of Nine’s parent company Nine Entertainment Co., was at the forefront of the company’s bid to stay out of receivership despite it …

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ABC tops logo poll

Australian blog Marketing has announced its list of the Top 10 Australian logos of all time. The list was the culmination of polling by readers of the website and its sister magazine Desktop, with the Top 10 decided by a panel of experts in the marketing and design community. The panel have concluded that the …

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What we watched: September 2001

A bit of a random snapshot of what we were watching on TV back in September 2001. It was almost eleven years ago… digital TV was very much in its infancy, Big Brother had not long finished its first series, the Seven Network had just broadcast its last AFL match before handing the broadcast rights …

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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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NBN celebrates 50 years

This year will be one of celebration for Newcastle-based regional network NBN as 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of its debut. Launching on Sunday, 4 March 1962, it was the first regional television station in New South Wales and the fourth nationally.  Construction of the station’s premises in Mosbri Crescent, Newcastle, had been 18 months …

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Prime7 shifts Tamworth news to Canberra

It’s another nail in the coffin of regional television production with news that Prime7 plans to shift production of Prime7 News’ Tamworth and Taree bulletins to Canberra. The move, due to happen in April, comes after the centralisation of production of the network’s other newscasts from Orange, Wagga Wagga and Albury to Canberra. With five …

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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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