Tag: Southern Cross

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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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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