WIN’s 7 and 10 stations get an upgrade

WIN Network-operated stations affiliated with the Seven and Ten networks received an upgrade of sorts, coinciding with changes after a new affiliation deal was struck between WIN and Nine Network. These stations are operated as either joint ventures with a competitor or as a wholly-owned supplementary station. WIN operates either all aspects of the stations,… Continue reading “WIN’s 7 and 10 stations get an upgrade”

WIN switches back to Nine

WIN Network recently signed a new affiliation agreement with Nine, which means all their stations aligned with Network Ten will switch to Nine on 1st July 2021. Stations in WIN markets that are currently aligned with Nine, mostly owned by Southern Cross Austereo, will swap to Network Ten as a result. It was only in… Continue reading “WIN switches back to Nine”

GOLD in Western Australia

WIN’s home shopping channel GOLD has once again disappeared in regional Western Australia. While no one should really care whether a boring home shopping channel exists or not, the reasons why it isn’t broadcast in the West are interesting. Channels are delivered to terrestrial broadcast sites on the VAST satellite platform. Each broadcast site has… Continue reading “GOLD in Western Australia”

Regional WA ‘stage 1’ digital TV rollout press release

Digital commercial television didn’t begin in regional Western Australia until mid-2010. Below is a press release from 26th May 2010, released just prior to the official launch in Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Mawson Trigg (Central Agricultural) and Mingenew.  At the time, the networks only needed to have their primary channels available in at least one locality within… Continue reading “Regional WA ‘stage 1’ digital TV rollout press release”

Regional WA digital TV launch on VAST in 2010-2011

The second stage of the regional Western Australia digital commercial TV roll out began with the unofficial launch of multiple channels on the VAST platform in 2010 and 2011. They were slowly added in preparation for the official launch of terrestrial digital services in Bunbury on Thursday, 28 July 2011. The following are a series… Continue reading “Regional WA digital TV launch on VAST in 2010-2011”