Tag: Southern Cross

Southern Cross rolls out more channels

Regional broadcaster Southern Cross Media has announced the launch of new digital channels for Darwin, Tasmania and Spencer Gulf/Broken Hill markets. Southern Cross Television will be providing the Seven Network’s new digital channel, 7mate, in Darwin (on digital channel 70) and Tasmania (digital channel 60) from 24 October.  The channel launches on the Seven Network …

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Regional update on digital channel roll-out

The Nine Network’s two major regional affiliates, WIN and NBN, have both announced that they will launch Nine’s new digital channel, GEM, in their respective regional markets on the same day as in the capital cities. GEM, providing an entertainment-based line-up aimed at female viewers aged 35+, will be available in WIN’s and NBN’s respective …

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New channels on Tassie waiting list

The recent announcements of new digital channels 7mate and 11 have yet to be followed up with confirmation from local affiliates that they will be carried in Tasmania. Craig Davies, Tasmanian general manager for Southern Cross Media (representing both Southern Cross Television and Tasmanian Digital Television), told The Mercury that neither of the new channels …

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TV names battle it out in federal election

Last night’s Federal Election might not have returned a clear result but there were some familiar faces along the way. Sarah Henderson (pictured), representing the Liberal Party, had contested the Victorian marginal seat of Corangamite, including areas surrounding Geelong.  Henderson will be familiar to television viewers from her work as a newsreader and reporter at …

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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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TV turns 50 in Tasmania

Monday 23 May 1960 marked the official opening of Tasmania’s first TV station, TVT6 in Hobart – the culmination of over a decade of planning which started when the station was formed in 1950 in a board room at Hobart radio station 7HO. The launch of TVT6 meant that every Australian state now had at …

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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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