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Encyclopedia > Australian television

Australian television


Black and white television began in Australia in between 1955 and 1957, with colour television being introduced generally to the country in 1975 to 1976, in time for the Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Television which is broadcast in Australia contains a wide of range of shows of both local (Australian made) and imported shows from overseas, both on Free-to-air television and pay television (cable television and satellite television). 1955 (MCMLV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Free-to-air is a phrase used to describe television and radio broadcasts which are available without subscription and without decryption (pay-TV). ... Pay television, or pay-TV, usually refers to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed optical... Artists impression of a Boeing 601 satellite, as configured for digital television transmission by SES Astra Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ...


Notable television series and mini-series


Over the years, there have been many notable Australian-made television series and programs, including Flying Doctors, a television medical drama series about the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, which takes medical care to people living in the Outback of Australia, (where neighbours can be thousands of miles apart), other medical dramas, including GP, A Country Practice and All Saints etc., plus police series, including Homicide, Matlock Police, Police Rescue, Blue Heelers, Cop Shop, Water Rats and Stingers. The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS, informally known as The Flying Doctors) is an air ambulance service for those living in the remote inland areas of Australia. ... The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS, informally known as The Flying Doctors) is an air ambulance service for those living in the remote inland areas of Australia. ... A typical outback scene, somewhere north of Coober Pedy. ... A Country Practice was one of the longest-running Australian television drama series. ... All Saints is an Australian television show aired on Channel Seven. ... -1... Matlock Police is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the O-10 Network between 1971 and 1975. ... Police Rescue is an Australian television series made by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and shown between 1990 and 1994. ... Blue Heelers is a long-running Australian television show about police in a small town in the state of Victoria called Mt. ... Cop Shop was an Australian police drama television series produced by Crawford Productions that revolved around the everyday operations of both the uniformed police officers and the plain-clothes detectives of the fictional Riverside Police Station. ... Water Rats was an Australian police TV drama broadcast on the Nine Network. ... Stingers (1998 - 2004) was an Australian TV police drama series. ...


There have also been many notable Australian-made television mini-series, including the following Against the Wind, All the Rivers Run, Bodyline: It's Just not Cricket, Brides of Christ, The Dismissal and The Timeless Land. Against the Wind is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Bill Woodfull evades a Bodyline ball. ... In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave the world and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. ... The Dismissal was a Australian television mini series, broadcast in 1993 by Network Ten. ...

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Free-to-air stations

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australias national non-commercial public broadcaster. ... Channel 31 is the frequency reserved for community television stations across Australia. ... Golden West Network (GWN) is the Seven Network affiliate in Western Australia, servicing all areas except metropolitan Perth in competition with WIN Television WA. There are two services that GWN operates: Normal terrestrial television, and A free-to-air satellite service, broadcasting to remote areas that can’t receive television... Imparja Television (callsign IMP) is a rural Australian television station. ... NBN Television is an Australian commercial television broadcasting company, broadcasting from its main studios in Newcastle, transmitting to the northern half of New South Wales (Including the Central Coast, Newcastle and The Gold Coast). ... Network Ten is one of Australias three commercial television networks. ... The Nine Network is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... Prime Television is an Australian television network affiliated to the Seven Network in regional New South Wales, the ACT, and Victoria and in Western Australia as Golden West Network. ... The Seven Network (ASX: SEV) is Australias largest television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... Southern Cross Ten are a network of Network Ten affiliates in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia. ... TNT-9 or Southern Cross Television Tasmania is the biggest Television station in Tasmania. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... WIN Television or WIN is an Australian regional television network. ...

Pay TV operators

Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus. ... Neighbourhood Cable (ASX: NCA) is a regional telecommunications provider based in Victoria. ...

See also

Australian television channels include two government owned national networks, three major commercial capital city networks, several regional commercial networks and independent stations that are generally affiliates of the major networks, and a handful of community stations. ... This is a listing of Australian television presenters and television journalists. ... Australian television ratings are collected by three main organisations: OzTAM for metropolitan areas Regional TAM for regional areas seviced by 3 commercial networks Nielsen Media Research Australia for regional areas serviced by 2 commercial networks Ratings are collected over 40 weeks of the year, with a 2 week break over... This is a list of Australian television series and television programs. ...

External links

  • AUTV Forum
  • Timeline of Australian TV history
  • Free TV Australia

  Results from FactBites:
 
List of Australian television channels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1645 words)
Australian television channels include two government owned national networks, three major commercial capital city networks, several regional commercial networks and independent stations that are generally affiliates of the major networks, and a handful of community stations.
Broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC TV carries a variety of locally produced news, current affairs, and sports coverage, as well as Australian arts and comedy programming.
Mildura Digital Television (MDT) a joint venture company between WIN and Prime, is due to start broadcasting Ten Mildura on January 1 2006.
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