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Digital TV turns 20

It is 20 years today since Australian television first entered the digital age with the commencement of digital transmission in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Digital television marked the most significant change in television viewing since the introduction of colour in 1975. With the advent of high definition, widescreen television, there was a lot …

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ABC’s Sixty-One, Here We Come!

Sixty years ago, as we were coming to an end to 1960, ABC was planning an ambitious variety special to welcome 1961. Sixty-One, Here We Come! was a 65-minute program produced at the studios of ABV2, Melbourne, and in a rare technical feat was relayed via microwave links for direct broadcast in Sydney. American-born actress …

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Nine wins 2020

The Nine Network has claimed victory the ratings year for 2020 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). It is Nine’s second consecutive yearly win. Meanwhile, ABC overtook Ten to take out third place both in network and primary channel shares. For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 9 February to 28 November, and …

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Nine farewells Willoughby studios

This weekend marks the shift of Nine‘s Sydney operations to a new address in North Sydney — ending 64 years at Artarmon Road, Willoughby. The move comes five years after Nine sold the Willoughby site for $147.5 million, with Nine holding a lease while it prepared to move to the new address. The Willoughby studios …

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What we watched: August 2003

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 2 August 2003. The new reality series The Block was the latest breakout hit, there was tragedy in Neighbours, and we were introduced to the first batch of budding pop stars in a new format called Australian Idol. The Nine Network …

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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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Ratings 2019: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2019. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs, Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs …

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Nine wins 2019

The Nine Network has claimed victory the ratings year for 2019 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). It is Nine’s first win since 2006 and ends the Seven Network‘s 12-year run of overall wins. For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 10 February to 30 November, and excluding the weeks around Easter — …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Adelaide

After Brisbane‘s official launch of its first television stations, Adelaide became the fourth city in Australia to receive television. Like with other cities, Adelaide was to be served by national broadcaster ABC and two commercial channels. The two successful applicants for commercial licences in October 1958 were Southern Television Corporation Ltd and Television Broadcasters Ltd. …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Brisbane

Although Brisbane was the site of some of Australia’s earliest experimental television transmissions in the 1930s, television in Australia was officially launched in 1956 in the two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. In September 1957, the Postmaster-General announced plans for the second stage in the introduction of television in Australia — covering Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth …

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