General TV History

Strange coincidence:

Channel Nine has been beaten by… 13 when the latter launched the 7 days 7 colors graphics (promo only, others are fully blue) in around March/Apirl 2002 - while Nine only launched “7 days 7 colors” in September that year!

What I mean there, is, in promos 13 was alternating color each day, like Nine during 2002 - 06, #myfriends !

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An old clip from National Nine News Sydney (2001 or 2002) with Ian Ross seen in the documentary “Leaving Neverland”.


Old YT channels for WIN National Sales (back when they were called WIN-NBN Sales):

That second account has a video “WINNBN Presenter”. How times change, watching the Nine Darwin section of the video and Nine’s “blitzing” commitment to the Top End as spoken by then presenter Jonathan Uptin.

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if it weren’t for the Studio10 graphics, these would be good screenshots.

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2 1/2 hours of ABC News Election Coverage from 2004.


Ignoring the WIN brand, I quite like the ID music they used on those identa. It’s a nice alternative to what Nine was using. Do we know if Nine used this version on any of their presentation from this period?

Wondering if anyone has any high quality versions of this theme too.?

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I suspect there most likely were Channel Nine/NBN versions of those 10 Second WIN 2004-06 Idents produced. However like a lot of things (it was only years after they went off air we found out there were unused IDs/elements from Nine’s 2001-02 package), they were probably either unused or very rarely played?

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Here’s the Saturday ident in digital quality. It’s missing the first split-second however…

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Neighbours began 34 years ago today (On 7 in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. It was a week later in Brisbane) Launched at a time when most soaps faded away after 6 or 7 years, to be still going for 34 is quite an achievement.

YouTube: Brad Wootton-Brooks

Some dude wrote about it in 2015:

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National Nine News Sydney - Partial Bulletin from Monday, 2/12/2002 (Jim Waley’s first night as a regular presenter)

Apologies for the snowy picture throughout the first 3 minutes of the clip


“Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War: Limited Edition” currently selling for 1 dollar on Sanity’s website. Grab a copy while it lasts!

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People still buy DVDs?

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It seems there might also be some Nine Network footage shown during “The Cult Of The Family” on ABC-TV tomorrow night, with the promo including a snippet of A Current Affair footage (presumably from the Late 80s or Early 90s) with Jana Wendt presenting:



Example opener for National Nine News Adelaide during 2008. Still using the SCA-produced 2006 graphics, even after a opener update?


A few Perth TV VHS captures:


Rare ident? Nice find!

As a bonus, here’s Sunraysia’s attempt to make a completely local design for NNN Perth in 2005-2006 (piror one has elements from the regular branding). Also, In Widescreen

I wouldn’t say the 2005-06 National Nine News Perth Opener was completely independently produced by the local station - those globe animations were used by the East Coast Nine stations in 2002/03 for National Nine News Promo Endtags.