Tag: WIN

Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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What we watched: June 2000

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 3 June 2000. We’d fought off the Y2K bug and the GST was just around the corner. The Games Of The XXVII Olympiad in Sydney were a few short months away. And we were still watching analogue TV. The Nine …

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Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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RVN2 turns 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the official launch of station RVN2 (now a branch of the Prime7 network), based in Wagga Wagga and serving the Eastern Riverina and South Western Slopes districts of New South Wales. Television was not entirely unheard of in the region — as keen viewers could get distant signals from …

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Aggregation on the Apple Isle

  The Government’s plan for aggregation of regional television markets enabled viewers in the more populated regional areas of New South Wales (including ACT), Queensland and Victoria to have the same level of choice of commercial television as their major city cousins. Once these states were completed the next stage was to introduce the scheme to …

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25 years since Aggregation

It was 25 years ago — 31 March 1989 — that Canberra and Wollongong overnight went from having one commercial television channel to three. This was part of the implementation of the federal government’s aggregation policy — whereby individual regional areas of one commercial station would merge into one larger competitive market of three commercial …

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Hour news is good news for Nine

The Nine Network last night extended its 6.00pm Nine News in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to a one-hour format following an extended trial of the format in Sydney. Both Seven and Nine have experimented with one-hour bulletins in recent times, in particular on days of major news events and on Saturdays, prompting Nine to …

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Ten years for Ten affiliates

There are a number of Network Ten regional outlets hitting their first decade on air this new year. On 31 December 2003 the Spencer Gulf (SA) and Broken Hill (NSW) market first received its new station, Southern Cross Ten. The new signal was a secondary licence accompanying the existing local Southern Cross station, Central GTS/BKN. Because South …

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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Nine adds STW Perth to network

Nine Entertainment Co, owner of the Nine stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin, has confirmed its purchase of Perth’s STW Nine from regional broadcaster WIN. The sale, effective 30 September, now gives Nine ownership of its network channels in all five major capital cities for the first time. Nine CEO David Gyngell announced …

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