Tag: Prime

Prime welcomes 7mate aboard

Regional broadcaster Prime Television has today announced that it will be carrying the Seven Network’s new high-definition channel, 7mate, starting on the same day as its launch on Seven’s digital platform. The decision to air 7mate from day one contrasts last year’s situation where 7TWO was broadcast on Seven for almost two months before it …

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Prime News signs off from Wagga Wagga

Prime newsreader Doug Hogan last night presented the final edition of Prime News to be produced from the Wagga Wagga studios, ending 46 years of television production what was previously home to local station RVN2.  Since the late 1980s, RVN has been part of the Prime television network. From Monday, Hogan will present the Wagga …

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Prime shuts down regional studios

Prime Television, the regional Seven Network affiliate servicing New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and Western Australia, is reported to be closing down two of its studio facilities as it faces the cost of digital conversion. The Australian reports that Prime is set to close down its studios in the NSW towns of Orange and …

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June 30 is D-Day for Mildura

It is almost here.  This Wednesday, 30 June, marks the first analogue switch-off in Australia as Mildura/Sunraysia becomes the first region to be completely digital. At 9.00am Mildura’s television broadcasters – WIN, Prime, ABC and SBS – will switch off their analogue transmitters, marking an end to almost 45 years of analogue television transmission in …

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Ten West ready for take off

Regional WA’s new channel, Ten West, is ready to start its rollout across WA – with viewers in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Mawson, Mingenew and Karratha able to receive programs from 9.00am today, 10 June. Viewers in these areas with digital tuners will be able to access the full range of Network Ten programs, including Ten News, The …

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50 years of NZ TV

While New Zealand television is not normally covered on this blog, we would like to extend congratulations across the Tasman on the occasion of 50 years of television in New Zealand. New Zealand’s first TV station, AKTV2 Auckland, signed on at 7.30pm on 1 June 1960.  Transmission was initially limited to two nights a week …

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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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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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Prime News goes less local

Regional network Prime Television is set to wind back its local news production with news that its various local bulletins, covering parts of NSW and North East Victoria, are to be centralised to the network’s main programming hub in Canberra. From 1 July, production will begin to be phased out from local studios, in towns …

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Mildura: Six months to go

The Government has started playing commercials, specific to the Mildura/Sunraysia area, to remind viewers that local analogue signals will be shut down in less than six months – 30 June to be exact: Viewers will notice a couple of familiar names in the campaign – Rebekah Elmaloglou, best known from Home And Away, and David …

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