No, but they would have gone off air for a few moments so they could change the rotary knob on the off-air receiver from 0 to 10.
Was it actually an off-air receiver or microwave link from Mt Coot-tha to Mt Tamborine in those days?
Off air feed from Brisbane to Tamborine and it still is to this day. From Tamborine to Currumbin, it was fed by microwave and still is to this day.
There you go. 7 & 9 are microwave obviously as they break-away for local news at 5.30pm?
Yeah, 7 and 9 are microwave fed or or fed through other means.
While most people would get better reception of 10 because of less electrical interference, some people in fringe areas well outside the broadcast area would get less signal with the change from band I to band III. Not that TVQ would care if people in Murwillumbah couldn’t receive the station as well of course.
Possibly had a different antenna set up as well.
I wonder how the reception would’ve been for DDQ after moving from 10 to 0.
I believe it caused problems. In Brisbane anyone with an antenna that was designed to receive channels 7 and 9 could immediately receive 10 - as Australian antennas were sold for metro areas to cover those channels. But if you were on the Downs, you had an antenna set up to receive channels 3 and 10 that were band II and band III and would not receive Band I channel 0 very well.
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14 September 1971: The Seven Network celebrates 15 years of Australian television with Nostalgia Unlimited.
14 September 1973: Melbourne’s HSV7 screens The Wicked City, a pilot for a proposed series, starring Robin Ramsay, Jill Forster, Graham Rouse, Michele Fawdon and Abigail. The big-budget production, filmed in Sydney but set in Melbourne in the 1880s, did not proceed to a series.
14 September 1975: Mike Willesee hosts Seven’s new series This Is Your Life. Based on an overseas format, the show surprises and pays tribute to high-profile Australians. Willesee was later replaced by Digby Wolfe, then Roger Climpson.
14 September 1978: ATV0, Melbourne, presents the first episode of comedy series The Tea Ladies, starring Pat McDonald (Number 96) and Sue Jones (The Truckies) as tea ladies working in Parliament House, Canberra.
14 September 1983: The Nine Network’s talent quest New Faces presents a special 20th anniversary show.
14 September 2000: On the eve of the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games, Seven screens the two-hour special The Winner Is Sydney, featuring Australian athletes and high-profile celebrities, including Paul Hogan, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Nicole Kidman, Derryn Hinch, Wendy Harmer and Andrew Denton, as they share their hopes and ambitions on what the Games will mean to Sydney and Australia.
14/9/2015 The Chase Australia premieres on Channel Seven. The show is launched in an attempt to shore up its news ratings, which had fallen behind Nine’s since 2013.
15 September 1965: Showcase, promoted as Australia’s richest talent quest, begins a five-year run.
15 September 1977: The Melbourne screening of The National Survival Test, a special aimed at making Australians more aware of some of the basic facts that will help them survive various dangers including accidents and disasters. The special, produced and aired earlier in the year by TEN10 Sydney, went on to win a TV Week Logie Award in 1978 for outstanding contribution to community service. Meanwhile, Nine presents a one-hour special with Bert Newton to commemorate 21 years of Australian television and follows up with a repeat of the classic ’60s variety show The BP Super Show.
15 September 1981: The Nine Network’s celebration of 25 years of television includes The Way It Was, looking at the big news stories of the previous quarter century. The program was hosted by Nine’s Sydney newsreader Brian Henderson and Melbourne newsreader Brian Naylor.
15 September 1986: The Nine Network debuts three-part mini-series The Great Bookie Robbery, based on the real-life robbery of the Victoria Club in 1976.
15 September 2000: The Opening Ceremony of The Games of the XXVII Olympiad from Sydney — a telecast that set a new record for the most watched program ever on Australian television. The lead-up to the opening ceremony includes extended editions of Olympic Sunrise and Follow The Flame and a broadcast of the official film of the 1956 Olympic Games, the only other time that the Games have been hosted in Australia.
Of course Perth viewers got 2 airings of the Opening Ceremony due to time difference
I remember Daylight Saving (which would normally kick in on the first weekend of October) was brought forward due to the Games. This meant Perth would’ve been three hours behind Sydney and Melbourne.
Yes. Correct. The 2nd airing was after the news and Cash 3 Draw in primetime so people coming home from work can watch it in full or you can relieve the historic event all over again.
16 September 1956: TCN9 Sydney becomes the first TV station to begin regular transmission. Station announcer John Godson introduces the station on-air at 7.00pm, then Bruce Gyngell introduces the first program, This Is Television
16 September 1974: The popularity of Number 96 in prime time prompts Ten, Sydney, to begin repeating early episodes of the series in daytime.
16 September 1996: Nine’s celebration of 40 years of television begins with the two-hour special 40 Years Of Television: The Reel History.
16 September 2008: ABC debuts six-part documentary series Two In The Top End, featuring writer and satirist John Doyle (of Roy And HG fame) and environmentalist Tim Flannery as they tour Australia’s northern regions.
I believe this has since been lost?
Yes. The introduction used in retrospectives now is one that was recorded a few years later.
Even as late as 4:50pm on this day, this old Ten News at Five update aired in Melbourne, which suggested the full relaunch was kept under wraps until 5:00pm.
And this is the news report from that evening explaining the relaunch:
Conversely, on the evening following the “last” Ten Eyewitness News bulletin on 31 October 2018, 10 News First branded updates started airing sometime around 7:30pm.