Southern Cross Austereo, owners of Seven Darwin, launched 7HD on Monday 26 November 2018. The channel is a high definition simulcast of the existing main channel, similar to most other television markets in Australia. Press release available as an image only.
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”
A rather sad looking press release from Darwin Digital Television (aka Ten Darwin) advising of their launch on the 22nd April 2008. Ten Darwin launch (2008).pdf
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”
7TWO was Seven’s first venture into multi-channeling. It launched on 1st November 2009 in the five major capital cities, as well as regional Queensland. This brochure was released just before the launch. It outlines the programming lineup and contains a schedule for the first week. 7TWO Launch Brochure (23 Oct 2009).pdf
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”
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)
Some brochures from Freeview Australia, showing the channels available in different areas of the country in mid-2010. Northern NSW Freeview Channels – Northern NSW (2010-05-19) (PDF) Mildura, Victoria Freeview Channels – Mildura (2010-05-19) (PDF) Perth, Western Australia Freeview Channels Perth (2010-05-19) (PDF)