Tag: Seven Network

Ratings 2015: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2015. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Seven wins 2015

The ratings year has come to an end. While the Seven Network claims the overall contest (6pm-12mn, 5 cities), as usual each of the players have claimed various prizes and achievements of their own. The Nine Network, coming second overall in prime time, has claimed to have victory over the advertiser-friendly demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. …

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Seven launches Toowoomba news

In this era of shrinking regional television, the Seven Queensland network has bucked the trend with the launch of Seven Local News in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region. Reporters are based in the Toowoomba region but the bulletin is presented from Seven’s Maroochydore studios, with newsreaders Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond (pictured). The Toowoomba bulletin will also feature a regular …

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Obituary: Sir James Cruthers

Sir James Cruthers, the man who launched Western Australia’s first TV station, has died at the age of 90. Cruthers was working at West Australian Newspapers in 1958, when he was ordered by the company’s managing director to go to Melbourne to investigate television. “I was a newspaper man. I had never seen television,” he recalled many …

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AFL Grand Final to get HD broadcast

The Seven Network has announced that it will be broadcasting next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final in high definition on 7mate as well as in standard definition on the primary Seven channel. The announcement is a win for fans who have long campaigned for the AFL to be returned to high definition broadcast. The last time the Grand …

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AFL locks in Seven, Foxtel, Telstra for $2.5b

The AFL has locked in the Seven Network, Foxtel and Telstra as broadcast partners for the league for the 2017 to 2022 seasons, collecting around $2.5 billion in the process. The value of the six-year deal is well above the existing rights package which was valued at $1.25 billion for the 2012 to 2016 seasons. The …

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Prime7 extends racing channel coverage

Prime7 has today commenced transmission of Victorian horse racing. The new service, a simulcast of the online stream from racing.com, is operating on Channel 68 within Prime7’s coverage areas of regional New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia (GWN7), the ACT and the Gold Coast. Local viewers may need to do a re-scan of their tuner …

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Seven Adelaide turns 50

Adelaide’s SAS Seven today turns 50. The station has a history that has spanned two networks, initially launching as SAS10 — part of the Independent Television System (what is now Network Ten). SAS10’s arrival marked the completion of the roll-out of an additional TV station to each of the five major capital cities. The licence for the …

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Channel 78 is off and racing…

Another channel has just joined our free-to-air ranks. Channel 78, formerly the home of infomercial channel Fresh Ideas TV, has relaunched as a racing station from the Seven Network in association with Racing Victoria. As part of its broadcast rights agreement with Racing Victoria (RV) and as an interim measure following the cessation of Victorian …

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