Tag: Southern Cross

South Australia next to go digital

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced that Regional South Australia and Broken Hill will be the second region in Australia to switch off analogue television transmission. In a media release issued today, the affected areas will lose analogue television transmissions on 15 December 2010, two weeks before the …

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7TWO comes to Prime

Christmas is coming a few days early for viewers of Prime Television with the announcement that the regional network will be carrying the Seven Network’s digital channel, 7TWO, from Wednesday 23 December. 7TWO will commence service on Prime’s digital transmission, covering Regional NSW, Regional Victoria, Canberra and the Gold Coast, at 9.00am on Wednesday on …

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Mother And Son gets a re-run

Seven’s digital channel 7TWO delivers an Australian comedy classic, Mother And Son, from tomorrow night (Monday). The popular series stars Ruth Cracknell as Maggie Beare and Garry McDonald as her long-suffering son, Arthur.  Arthur is in his 40s and, after the collapse of his marriage, he moves back home to take care of his aging …

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7TWO starts tomorrow

The Seven Network’s new digital channel 7TWO launches tomorrow afternoon  (Sunday) in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth from 12.00pm. After an introduction to the channel, the first program will be Michael Jackson’s last ever televised concert, with the pop icon reunited with his brothers onstage as the Jackson Five for the first time in …

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7TWO to go to Tasmania

The Seven Network’s new digital channel 7TWO will be broadcast into Tasmania from December. The island state’s Seven Network affiliate, Southern Cross Television, has announced that it will be carrying 7TWO from 1 December, one month after the channel’s launch on the mainland next Sunday. Tasmania has one of the highest conversion rates to digital …

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Aggregation: Regional TV’s bold new era

Given a lot of recent discussion about the advent of the digital multi-channelling environment and the implications that it has for viewers, particularly outside the major metropolitan areas, it is interesting to see that two decades ago regional television was facing an earlier journey into a new era. In the 1980s the Federal Government devised …

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Free lovin’ among the networks

For most of the time, our free-to-air networks are fighting the battlegrounds of the all-important ratings, defending their territories (ie. audience shares), justifying their existences and, sometimes, sending out smarmy press releases to try and taint or taunt the opposition. But from tonight, a little bit of that fierce rivalry is chipped away, just slightly, …

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Imparja news signing off

Imparja Television, Australia’s last independently-owned regional TV operator, is reported to be closing down its regional news and current affairs unit. ABC reports that the Alice Springs-based, indigenous-owned broadcaster is closing its local news operations in a round of cost cutting.   Already seven jobs are believed to have been cut with more to follow. The …

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The Top End scores a Ten

Viewers in Darwin will have a third commercial TV channel from Monday when Darwin Digital Television commences transmission. The digital-only service, to broadcast on UHF channel 33, is the first new channel to commence operation in Darwin since Seven Darwin (now Southern Cross Darwin) commenced operation in March 1998.  Test transmissions for Darwin Digital commenced …

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Happy 40th, GTS4!

South Australian regional television station GTS4 celebrated its 40th anniversary on the weekend.The station, based in Port Pirie and licenced to Spencer Gulf Telecasters, commenced operation on 1 March 1968. It was the second commercial regional channel in South Australia, after SES8 Mount Gambier which commenced two years earlier. In 1974, GTS4 partnered with Broken …

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