Tag: Southern Cross

Seven Tasmania names new anchor

Southern Cross Austereo has announced Kim Millar as the new weeknight news anchor for Nightly News Seven Tasmania. Millar replaces Jo Palmer who resigned from Seven Tasmania last month. Weather presenter Peter Murphy has been temporary newsreader while a replacement for Palmer was being appointed. Millar’s career began at Southern Cross Network (now Seven Tasmania) …

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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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Jo Palmer resigns from Seven Tasmania

Seven Tasmania newsreader Jo Palmer has announced that she is stepping down as newsreader for Nightly News Seven Tasmania.  The 1993 Miss Australia started in television as host of The Good Life In Tasmania for what was then Southern Cross Network. In September 1996, she moved to Southern Cross Network News as a reporter in …

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2018: Switches, surprises and goodbyes

There were lots of big TV news stories this year, but the news that will have had the biggest impact on viewers comes down to sport. And there has been a lot of movement and dollars splashed around in that department this year. The swapping of Australia’s two biggest summer sports between networks has brought …

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WIN moves Tasmania news to NSW

WIN Television has announced that it will be shifting presentation of its evening WIN News for Tasmania to centralised facilities on the mainland. The final WIN News to be presented from the Hobart studios will go to air on Friday 17 August. From the following day, WIN in Tasmania will broadcast Ten Eyewitness News‘ national …

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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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Southern Cross News gets a refresh

Last week Tasmania’s Southern Cross News received a much needed and long awaited refresh in shifting to a new, more modern studio. The news had been presented from a set that dates back to the Nineties and a studio that dates back to when the station debuted as TNT9 in 1962. At the close of …

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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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Southern Cross GTS-BKN turns 50

This week has marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of South Australian regional station GTS4. Spencer Gulf Telecasters was awarded a licence to operate the commercial channel for the Spencer Gulf North region in 1967 — providing a local competitor to national broadcaster ABC, which had been in the area for two years already. …

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