DTV Channel Names

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I wasn’t insterested in DTV channel name listings til last year, and i’ve lived up and down a lot of the Austrailan East Coast and not really having interest in television then, my fasination has grown so much now.
I do remember Newcastle’s channels breifly in 2014;
SC10 Newcastle, PRIME Newcastle and NBN Newcastle thats about as far back as i can remember.
Love everyone to share there old DTV channels, now and then.

Also some where to put them

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Nine Mildura was until 2016 known as Ten Mildura.

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Here’s various Canberra DTV names I have:

Late 2000s:
WIN TV (Location)
GO! QLD (Regional QLD feed LCN from some YT video. Unsure if Canberra carried the NSW feed or their own local feed)
SC10 (Location)
PRIME (Location)

Early 2010s:
WIN (Location)
GO! (Location)
GEM (Location)
ONE (Location)
ELEVEN (SC10 feed)
7TWO (Location)
7mate (Location)

2016:
WIN (Location) HD
LIFE (WIN feed of 9Life)
TEN (Location) (SCA North NSW)
TEN HD (Location) (SCA North NSW)
One (Location)
Eleven (Location)

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Newcastle, NSW (as of Feb 1st, 2020)
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  1. ABC
  2. SBS
  3. WIN Newcastle
  4. PRIME7 Newcastle
  5. Nine Newcastle
  6. ABC HD
  7. ABC
  8. ABCComedy/Kids
  9. ABC ME
  10. ABC NEWS
  11. ABC SYDNEY
  12. ABC RN
  13. ABC Classic
  14. triple j
  15. triple j Unearthed
  16. SBS HD
  17. SBS VICELAND
  18. SBS World Movies
  19. SBS Food
  20. NITV
  21. SBS Arabic24
  22. SBS Radio 1
  23. SBS Radio 2
  24. SBS Chill
  25. WIN HD Newcastle
  26. BOLD Newcastle
  27. PEACH Newcastle
  28. Sky News on WIN
  29. TVSN
  30. GOLD
  31. PRIME7 HD Newcastle
  32. PRIME7 Newcastle
  33. 7TWO Newcastle
  34. 7mate Newcastle
  35. ishoptv
  36. 7flix
  37. N/A
  38. RACING.COM
  39. (nice)
  40. 9HD Newcastle
  41. Nine Newcastle
  42. 9Gem Newcastle
  43. 9Go! Newcastle
  44. 9Life Newcastle
  45. 9GemHD Newcastle
  46. 9Go! Newcastle

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200. Double J
201. ABC Jazz
202. ABC KIDS Listen
203. ABC Country
204. ABC NewsRadio
205. -

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300. -
301. SBS Radio 1
302. SBS Radio 2
303. SBS Radio 3
304. SBS Arabic24
305. SBS PopDesi
306. SBS Chill
307. SBS PopAsia
308. -

UHF 35; PRIME, UHF 36; NBN NEWCASTLE, UHF 37; ABC NSW
UHF 38; SBS NSW, UHF 39; WIN

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There was a time in Victoria when WIN on LCN 8 was just the region name. No mention of WIN in the name. This might have been pre-Media hub in about 2005-2006.

eg. Bendigo, Ballarat, Latrobe Valley etc.

At this time I think their HD loop on 80 was labelled WIN HD though.

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Regional WA doesnt have much of a digital TV history. But the commercials started out on a shared mux in 2010 with:

5 TEN WEST
6 GWN
8 WIN WA

Then when full digital rolled out a year later, it was:

5 TEN
6 GWN7
8 WIN

Multi channels all had standard naming without locations ever used (WIN WA was the only exception for the first year)

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Here is how local Darwin television currently stands on FTA.

  1. 10 Bold HD Darwin
  2. ABC NT
  3. SBS Darwin
  4. Aboriginal TV Channel 4
  5. 7 Darwin
  6. Channel 9 Darwin
  7. 10 DDT
  8. 10 Peach Darwin
  9. ABC HD NT
  10. ABC NT
  11. ABCComedy/Kids
  12. ABC ME
  13. ABC News
  14. ABC Darwin
  15. ABC RN
  16. ABC Classic
  17. Triple J
  18. Triple J Unearthed
  19. SBS HD
  20. SBS VICELAND HD
  21. SBS World Movies HD
  22. SBS Food
  23. NITV
  24. Darwin TV
  25. Tourism TV
  26. Education TV
  27. 7HD Darwin
  28. 7 Darwin
  29. 7TWO
  30. 7MATE
  31. SBN
  32. TVSN
  33. Racing TV
  34. 9HD Darwin
  35. Channel 9 Darwin
  36. 9Gem Darwin
  37. 9Go! Darwin
  38. 9Life Darwin
  39. 9Gem HD Darwin
  40. 9Go! Darwin

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200 Double J
201 ABC Jazz
202 ABC KIDS Listen
203 ABC Country
204 ABC NewsRadio

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301 SBS Radio 1
302 SBS Radio 2
303 SBS Radio 3
304 SBS Arabic24
305 SBS PopDesi
306 SBS Chill
307 SBS PopAsia

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1 Larrakia Radio (Indigenous Demographic)
2 Darwin FM (Playing Pop and Electronic Music)
3 Aboriginal Radio
4 Palmerston FM 88

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Does 10 Darwin actually have DDT in the name? Interesting. Darwinites are probably very familiar with the DDT acronym. They should do this on Central to save precious space (10 Peach Central - South is just way too long)

Edit: Also 7mate in caps is weird. Must be the same in Tas and SA

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Yes, however when 10 Darwin came into the picture that added 10 onto the front of it.

For years it was simply DDT and called the station Darwin Digital Television. I miss good old Southern Cross Television also.

@WAtvVideos Foxtel in Darwin still has the old Channel 10 logo present on 110.

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Yikes. It’s still cable there yeah?

Unfortunately when AUSTAR merged into FOXTEL in about 2012 everyone had to flick over to satellite up here. I believe myStar required satellite though.

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Digging through my random archives of TS Reader outputs:

Dec 2009-Jan 2010 - Latrobe Valley

20 - ABC HDTV
2 - ABC1
22 - ABC2
21 - ABC1
23 - ABC3
200 - ABC Dig Music
201 - ABC Jazz

No SBS Capture in the folder.

5 - SC10 Gippsland
50 - One HD Gippsland
55 - SC Ten

6 - PRIME Traralgon
60 - PRIME HD
61 - PRIME View 1
62 - 7TWO on PRIME
63 - PRIME View 3

8 - WIN Gippsland
88 - GO Gippsland
80 - WIN Gippsland HD

Here’s a bonus, the tiny capture of “7TWO on PRIME” that it recorded:
prime_2442_0

Jan 2012 - Latrobe Valley

No ABC

3 - SBS ONE
32 - SBS TWO
33 - SBS 3
34 - SBS 4
30 - SBS HD
38 - SBS Radio 1
39 - SBS Radio 2

5 - SC10 Gippsland
50 - ONE Gippsland
55 - ELEVEN

8 - WIN Gippsland
88 - GO! Gippsland
80 - GEM Gippsland

6 - PRIME7 Traralgon
60 - PRIME7 Traralgon
61 - PRIME7 Traralgon
62 - 7TWO Traralgon
63 - 7mate Traralgon
64 - Television 4

Jan 2013 - Bendigo

No ABC/SBS in recordings…

5 - SC10 Bendigo
50 - ONE Bendigo
55 - ELEVEN
54 - TVSN

6 - PRIME7 Bendigo
60 - PRIME7 Bendigo
61 - PRIME7 Bendigo
62 - 7TWO Bendigo
63 - 7mate Bendigo
64 - 4ME

8 - WIN Bendigo
88 - GO! Bendigo
80 - GEM Bendigo
84 - GOLD

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Gold Coast TV Channel names (screenshot taken in August 2018):


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Is it still named ‘Nine-NBN Gold Coast’?

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Jesus, Gold Coast television is the biggest mess I’ve ever seen.

Can someone give me an insight into why they have both regional and metro channels?

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Becasue in analogue days the area was served by Brisbane (0, 2, 7, 9) and Northern Rivers TV (ANCRN 6 and RTN 8) but there were no local relays - people had large antennas to receive Brisbane and/or NSW.

When UHF relays were introduced. the Northern Rivers station was allowed to have a relay station and when aggregation came - all three commercials were given space.

Later, when LAP were introduced, the area came under Brisbane and Northern Rivers TV services.

Same for Central Coast NSW and Sunshine Coast.

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LCN-8 was still “Nine-NBN Central Coast” when I was there in November, so I’d presume that the channel name situation hasn’t changed on either of the metro/regional overlap coasts.

As per TV Cynic, it’s a legacy thing. Pre-aggregation, the sole regional channel was rebroadcast via the local TV translators alongside the metro stations, I guess to provide viewers with an alternative choice.

Of course these days, I agree that overlap markets should only receive one set of networks like the rest of us. Surely the Gold Coast & Central Coast (Sunshine Coast is slightly different though, since only the Southern part gets the Brisbane metros IIRC) are large enough places to support their own TV sub-markets?

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It’s kind of the best place to be for a TV nut! Would have been better in the SC Ten days though.

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At the time RTB 8 provided a local news services for Northern Rivers that included Gold Coast reports. Plus the signal from 6 and 8 was stronger than the Brisbane signals in the southern part of the coast - especially for 7 and 9 as there was potential for interference with stations on 6, 7, 8 and 9.

So it was hard to say that the area should be allocated to just one of the markets as it was almost a 50/50 situation with respect to signal strength at least.

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Cobar is another overlap market as it has 7 Central and Prime7, as confirmed by @SamuelGS within the past couple of years, along with Imparja and 10 Central.

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