Classic TV Listings

Today’s TV: 15.5.1998, Melbourne/Regional Victoria/Tasmania

Source: Who Weekly

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So I started this post asking “How long did WIN News Tasmania last at 6:30?”, but in trying to work it out myself, I think I kinda know

I had this old clip saved - a “First at 6” opener from Southern Cross news, with the very odd Seven + Ten hybrid appearance.
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The only hint I had to dates though is this story, talking about the line honours winner in the Sydney to Hobart, which given the yacht, dates it to either the 27th or 28th of December 1999 -
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I still can’t find exactly when WIN moved to 6pm, but in early 2000 WIN were promoting themselves with a “Best at Six” tagline - there’s of course the chance that SC kept “first at 6” branding for a bit after WIN shifted, but seems like they lasted a lot longer at 6:30 then I’d assumed.

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Perhaps other people will help me on this, but as far as I know, during the 1990s Seven Melbourne shown highlights of the Friday night match from 9.30pm to 11pm, usually after a comedy. The same match was showed live on Prime in regional Victoria from 7.30pm. If that game was held interstate, it would be shown live in full across Victoria including Melbourne.

Starting from 1994 or 1995 Seven began to show the Friday night match in full and on delay, still at 9.30pm. It was scheduled to finish at midnight as the TV Week listings showed, but it always ran overtime, finishing at around 12.20am to 12.30am, due to extended ad breaks between goals. Also, the Melbourne broadcast always finished with a team song and no post-match interview or wrap. A couple of years later it was moved forward to 8.30pm, before Seven lost the AFL rights at the end of 2001 season.

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I think I can also recall a late-2000 match between Essendon and Carlton, who were one and two on the ladder respectively, going live into Melbourne as it was sold out.

And when Seven regained the rights, the 8:30pm broadcast starting time remained, though matches played in Adelaide or Perth (local bouncedown times 8:10pm and 6:40pm respectively) would be live into Melbourne.

I also remember one case whereby a match between the Sydney Swans and Carlton, which clashed with the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, was shown live into Sydney via 7TWO and then replayed on the main channel at 11:30pm. That came in the very same week in which Seven signed off on what was, at the time, its biggest FTA broadcasting deal allowing Friday and Saturday night matches to be shown into the northern states via 7mate, regardless of which teams were playing.

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Tas TV only covered the Devils in 1993/94, ABC were the carrier prior to and post this period until they were dumped from the league.

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I also remember the late 90s when Seven Sydney aired Friday night footy late, but I think (order might be wrong) Prime Wagga ran it from 9:30pm while in Albury they ran it from 8:30pm. I also seem to recall at one stage Prime running Heartbeat in that 8:30 timeslot to cover the one hour gap before the 9:30 replay.

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Today’s TV: 16.5.1989, North Queensland / Mackay / Mt Isa

Source: The Sunday Mail / Scene On TV

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Today’s TV: 17.5.1976, Melbourne

Source: TV Scene

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ITQ was still independent back then, I think it was in 1990 when Telecasters acquired it and aligned ITQ with its NQTV network. When NQTV became QTV and aligned with the Ten Network ITQ was also aligned with Ten even though Mt Isa had no Seven/Sunshine or Nine/WIN outlet. In 1999 Telecasters changed affiliation to the Seven network as Seven Central. The guy who posted youtube videos on 35 Years of SAS Adelaide and 25 Years of Anne Wills on the SAS 7 category has also posted several commercials and Ten programmes from QTV (presumably either via ITQ or QQQ as these ads were for businesses in Roma, Quilpie, Hughenden etc).

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Sydney, Saturday 17 May 1958
from Sydney Morning Herald

ABN2
10.30-11.00 Demonstration Film
1.30 Sporting (Rugby Union: St. George-Eastern Suburbs)
5.00 Sporting
5.30-6.00 Children’s TV Club
6.30 Guy Lombardo
7.00 News & Sporting Results
7.20 Liberace
7.45 Jimmy Demaret
8.00 Overseas Press Club
8.30 The Lady Days No
9.40-10.30 Atomic Timetable

ATN7
12.30 Victory at Sea
1.00 Adventures of Sir Lancelot
1.30 Film “Law of the Pampas”
2.30 ATN Sporting Service (same Rugby Union as ch 2, plus sports recults)
5.00 ATN Sporting Service (race results from Sydney and Melbourne, plus the latest results)
5.45 Rhythm Roundup
6.15 Ramar of the Jungle
6.45 News/Weather
7.00 Superman
7.30 L.J. Hooker Show-Waterfront
8.00 Bob Dyer and the New L4000 Pick a Box
8.30 Mr. District Attorney
9.00 Harbour Command
9.30 Today in Sport
10.00 Astor Showcase
11.00-mid. Astor Theatre “The Denver Kid”

TCN9
9.30 Saturday Morning Parade (includes Dancing Feet at 9.35 and Garden Guide at 9.50)
11.00 Music
2.30 Australians
3.00 Film
4.00 Wrestling (from Hollywood, USA)
5.00 Do It Yourself
5.45 Cartoon Corner
6.00 Accent on Youth
6.30 Kieran’s Kaleidoscope
6.45 News
7.00 Ranch Party
7.30 People are Funny
8.00 Cheyenne
9.00 20th Century “Face of Crime”
10.00-11.00 Sports Album

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Today’s TV: 18.5.1993, Melbourne

Source: TV Week

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That was a pretty gripping episode of A Country Practice, in it’s last season on 7. I watched it recently on 7 Plus.
A storyline probably created to pull in ratings, as ACP was on the decline by then.

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Not to mention a crucial episode of All Together Now (for those who care about that sort of thing)

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Today’s TV: 20 May 2010, Perth
Source: The West Australian

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Today’s TV: 21.5.1978, Melbourne

Source: TV Scene

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Today’s TV: 22 May 2006, Perth
Source: The West Australian


I noticed on the WIN Guide, they put in the 4:30 Afternoon News, while on Nine Perth they showed Entertainment Tonight at 4:30pm. Back then, Nine Afternoon News was launched in 2004, although Nine Perth opted not to screen the Afternoon News. I wondered why it was the case.

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probably because WIN ran Ten News (on delay) at 5.30

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Today’s TV: 22 May 2007, Perth
Source: The West AUstralian


Quite a heavy Channel 10 schedule on WIN TV especially with Big Brother and Law & Order SVU.

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Today’s TV: 28.5.1973, Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra, Central West/Dubbo

Source: TV Week

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