General TV History

A National Nine News Melbourne promo from 1988


Love the double dots to indicate stereo broadcasting.

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Rare look at 9 Gold Coast News from the 2006 era

This Nine News presentation in 2006 was terrible and unfortunately, i didn’t like this package. Their set was a downgrade from 2005.

The current BTN graphics date back to 2 May 2016, when 3News rebranded to BTN Newsbreak without telling anyone. Here’s that bulletin…

I previously posted this in the BTN thread, but however decided to remove it and post it here instead

A promo for WIN’s Crawfords early morning airings.

A little earlier here in the TV history thread we spent some time remembering that shocker “Arcade”

It wasn’t alone…

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A historical milestone which will probably only interest people here on Media Spy - 15 years tonight since National Nine News (at least on the East Coast) relaunched with an updated set and graphics package which could’ve been their first to use the now common VizRT graphics system.

Was it something commissioned by Graham Cousens during his time as Nine’s Creative Director? Either way, certainly way better than the National Nine News branding package which succeeded it in 2006 with those ridiculous “logo flying around the city” Openers and whatnot.


I always liked that package. The opening shot in Melbourne with the Arts Centre spire and Crown Casino gas brigades looked really good I thought. Melbourne also used the ‘cowbell’ theme during that period which I don’t think was used in any other markets for the bulletin opener, but it was used as background music for the newsbreak sponsor.

It was far better than the package which came after it.


Another Ten promo DVD, this time promoting 2006 shows.

‘New in 06’ was a good slogan being used for Channel 10 back in these days. This was being promoted during the non-ratings period. Their new shows: The biggest loser, Australia’s brainiest, Bondi rescue, came

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I have still got that dvd somewhere

Adelaide used that theme from 2004-2008 where Melbourne used it from 2001-2008.

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Saw this on the socials

According to old mate’s website, Boris’ Breakfast Club came out of BTQ7.


On this day in 5 years ago… Nine introduced a half graphics update. Really Doesn’t seem like 5 years ago… Still probably IMO the best package they’ve had.


Remember the failed Hey Hey revival from 2010? Here’s a promo based on the timeslot (after Nine’s former favourite show, Two and a Half Men):

Hopefully it taught Daryl that lightning doesn’t strike twice.

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Two new uploads, and first time uploading onto

Channel Nine - Special Presentation Opener 11/4/2004:

Channel Nine Perth - Thurday/Aqua Lineup + Ident 29/7/2004:

Ken Sparkes and Tim Elliot did the voiceovers back in the days. Sadly, they have died during this decade. Channel Nine was never the same without these two stalwarts Sparkes and Elliot.

Personally disagree. One of my least favourites.
I hated the mismash between the 3D and 2D graphics.

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