Tag: Seven Network

Southern Cross Television to become Seven

Southern Cross Austereo has announced that its Southern Cross Television brand will become Seven from 1 July. The change affects Southern Cross Television in Darwin, central Australia and Tasmania and Southern Cross GTS-BKN in South Australia — all Seven Network affiliates. Southern Cross News in Tasmania will become Seven News Tasmania. No changes to staffing …

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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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Seven, Foxtel in $1.2b cricket rights deal

Two weeks ago the Nine Network had announced that it had committed $300 million to a five-year deal with Tennis Australia — taking the game from the Seven Network, which had broadcast events such as the Australian Open for decades. At the time it was unclear what the outlook was for Nine’s future in cricket. …

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Nine signs $300m tennis deal

The Nine Network has announced it has signed a five-year deal with Tennis Australia. The $300 million deal, effective from 2020, will include broadcast, streaming, mobile, digital and social platforms for premier tennis events including the Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart Internationals, the Hopman Cup in Perth and the Australian Open in Melbourne. In a press statement …

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Obituary: Nigel Dick

Nigel Dick AM, one of Australia’s first and widely experienced TV executives, has died at the age of 89. Born in the UK in 1928, he came to Australia in the 1940s and by the early 1950s was working in sales for Frank Packer‘s Consolidated Press. When Packer, who owned TCN9 in Sydney, bought Melbourne’s …

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Adelaide’s Great TV Channel Swap

On the evening of Saturday 26 December 1987, newsreaders of Adelaide’s Seven National News on ADS7 signed off the bulletin with a reminder to viewers to tune in the following night to Channel 10. At around the same time, the rival Eyewitness News on SAS10 was prompting its viewers to pop over the next night …

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GWN7 turns 50

Today marks 50 years since the Western Australian network now known as GWN7 was officially opened.The station was originally BTW3, operated by South Western Telecasters Ltd and declared open by WA Governor Sir Douglas Kendrew at 7pm on Friday 10 March 1967. Based in Bunbury with a staff of 12, it was the first commercial television …

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TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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TV At 60: ATN7 switches on in Sydney

The opening night of Sydney’s second commercial channel ATN7 was under threat from not happening at all. On Sunday, 2 December 1956, just hours before ATN was to make its official debut, a massive thunderstorm swept through Sydney. The weather brought power down across a number of suburbs — including Epping, where the new ATN “Television …

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TV At 60: HSV7, First in Melbourne

Melbourne’s first television station had its beginning in April 1955, when newspaper publisher The Herald And Weekly Times (HWT) was successful in gaining a licence to operate one of two commercial licences available for Melbourne. By July, the company that was to be registered as Herald-Sun TV Pty Ltd (named after HWT’s two major newspapers) was …

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