Tag: WIN

Queensland’s 50 years of news

The year 2009 marks a number of significant anniversaries for Australian television.  One of them is the fiftieth anniversary of TV in Queensland – as Brisbane channels QTQ9, BTQ7 and ABQ2 all begun transmission during the second half of 1959. QTQ9 was the first station to air in the Sunshine State, opening on 16 August …

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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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Peter Leonard

Former WIN Television newsreader Peter Leonard has died after a battle with mesothelioma.  He was 66. A resident of Canberra for more than fifty years, Leonard began his career at radio station 2CA in 1962, and stayed for nearly ten years.  He then served as a news presenter for local ABC radio and television for …

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1978: September 16-22

Why Lynda said no to nude stardom Lynda Stoner, nurse Kim Barrington in The Young Doctors, has just started a drama course.  “I want to be a good actress,” she told TV Times.  The former Adelaide receptionist became a star after winning the Miss TV Times contest in 1976 – part of her prize being …

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The new Nine

Today saw the launch of the new-look Nine Network with its iconic balls (or discs as they now appear to be) re-instated. The new logo has also extended across all areas of network presentation and also marked a minor redesign of its news portfolio. The logo made a quiet debut just after midnight this morning, …

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The Year That Was… #7: Nine and WIN fight it out

This year’s big TV battle wasn’t just the high profile ratings stoush between Seven and Nine, it was also a boardroom battle between Nine and its largest regional affiliate WIN Television. For almost twenty years WIN had enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Nine as its affiliate in regional markets in New South Wales (including the …

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WIN and Nine.. friends again!

After months of negotiations and more than a fair share of hostility – even as recent as only days ago (see previous post) – the Nine Network and regional WIN Television have patched up their tattered relationship. WIN has announced that it has signed a five-year agreement to source programming from Nine for its regional …

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WIN fires next shot in Nine battle

It seems to be a case of another day, another shot by regional WIN Television in their souring relationship with the Nine Network. Negotiations between Nine and WIN, over the issue of affiliation fees, have been going on and off for most of the year, and has seen WIN act defiantly against Nine’s program line-up …

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Two more birthdays in regional NSW

Regional TV was growing at a great rate in NSW in 1962 – with two local commercial stations launching on 17 and 18 March respectively. CBN8, based in Orange in the Central Tablelands region of NSW, was launched on 17 March 1962. CBN8 would later partner with CWN6 which began in 1965 in nearby Dubbo. …

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