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”

Regional WA ‘stage 2’ digital TV rollout press release

The second stage of the digital TV rollout in Western Australia went full steam ahead in July 2011, with Prime Media and WIN Network launching all digital services at once in Bunbury, Western Australia. This was the press release from Prime Media: Digital Rollout Press Release Bunbury 2011-07-28 (PDF)