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WIN moves Canberra news to Wollongong

Regional network WIN has announced that it will be relocating production of its Canberra WIN News bulletin to the company’s headquarters in Wollongong from next Monday, 1 July. The change has been triggered by the departure of local presenters Danielle Post (to Nine News in Sydney), Greg Thomson (to Sky News) and Gemma Coombe (to …

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Regional WA switches off analogue

Today marks the switch off of analogue television signals across Western Australia outside of the Perth metropolitan area. The switch off affects local transmissions of ABC1, GWN7, WIN and SBS1.  Ten West has been operating digital-only since its launch in 2010. Analogue signals were switched off in Perth in April. According to the latest Digital …

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Melissa Doyle leaving Sunrise

Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle surprised viewers this morning with the announcement that she is stepping down from the program. She will be taking on a new role at Seven as part of a yet-to-be-announced prime time news venture. In a statement issued today, Doyle is enthusiastic about the next phase in her career: “I’ve cherished …

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SE Queensland switches off analogue

South East Queensland — including Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast — will be switching off analogue TV today affecting local transmissions of ABC1, Seven (BTQ), Nine (QTQ), Ten (TVQ) and SBS1. Also affected will be Sunshine Coast transmissions of Seven Queensland (STQ), WIN (RTQ) and Southern Cross Ten (TNQ) and Gold Coast …

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1993: March 28-April 3

Logies: Golden Ray Midday host Ray Martin has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards.  For Martin (pictured with Silver Logie winners Gary Sweet and Georgie Parker), the Gold follows his recent foray into prime-time specials which have been ratings winners.  “The Logies …

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New laws could trigger media storm

Proposed changes to media ownership laws could spark a flurry of industry mergers, acquisitions and sell-offs not seen in a generation. If the Government approves media reforms as part of its media convergence review it may allow networks the capacity to increase their share of the national audience. At the moment commercial network owners are …

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Looking back to CBN8

Earlier this year regional television station CBN8, based in Orange and serving the Central Tablelands district in New South Wales, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Stephen Fleay (pictured), an on-air presenter and musician at the station back in the 1960s and now based in Indonesia, has compiled a collection of archival material from those early days …

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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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Townsville television turns 50

It is 50 years ago since television came to tropical north Queensland, when TNQ7 launched in Townsville on 1 November 1962. The station, owned by Telecasters North Queensland Limited, was the second regional television station in Queensland — following the launch of DDQ10 in Toowoomba earlier the same year. TNQ7’s studios and transmitter were initially …

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Home shopping comes to Ten

Another shopping centre is about to be plonked onto the television landscape. Following the launch of shopping-themed ‘datacast’ channels by the Seven Network, Prime7, Nine/NBN and WIN, it was only a matter of time before Ten — a network currently rating behind the ABC and probably in need of a dollar — followed suit with …

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