TV History

#5468

“This is National Nine News with Brian Naylor.”

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#5469

His V/O was so authoritative. Also note the standing presentation for Jo Hall, does anyone know if this started when the graphics relaunched in early 2007?

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#5470

Netflix launched in Australia and New Zealand on this day in 2015 to the appreciation of long suffering Aussie and Kiwi viewers. Only four years? Feels like I’ve been using the service significantly longer than that.

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#5471

Yeah same!
It’s changed my viewing habits, I even have Stan these days.

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#5472

I signed up to Netflix US in 2013, around the time season 4 of Arrested Development was about to release. Also used Hulu back when it was free.

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#5473

I would assume it started in early 2007, but it seemed only weekend presenters stood up (never saw Peter Hitchener do so).

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#5474

In those four years, my viewing habits have changed greaaatly. The only time I watch television is for the news (and sport, barely).

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#5475

An old shot of Nine News Sydney seen on “Australian Crime Stories” tonight.

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#5476

Some Channel Nine Movie Openers:
27/10/2001:

3/11/2001 clip includes Lineup/Sponsor Billboard


April or May 2002:
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#5477

Another Herald Sun “New on Ten” promo DVD, this time from 2007.
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(image goes to the eBay seller, not me)

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#5478

Tomorrow (March 26) is a significant day in the history of digital television in Australia. Anyone want to guess why? :wink:

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#5479

Network Ten launched One HD, as a 24-hour sports channel on Thursday 26 March 2009.

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#5480

First digital multichannel launched by a commercial FTA station. One HD began life as a sports channel before rebranding to an entertainment channel in 2011 and now 10 Bold from October last year.

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#5481

Yep, that’s correct. I asked because I wasn’t sure if anyone else on these forums still remembered the milestone 10 years on! :slight_smile:

Of course One HD was the first of five digital multichannels to launch in 2009, with SBS TWO (June 1, replacing SBS World News Channel & now SBS VICELAND), GO! (August 9, now 9Go!), 7TWO (November 1, also the only which hasn’t had a name change of these five) and ABC3 (December 4, now ABC ME) also starting that year.

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#5482

From today 10 years ago on 10HD

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#5483

I wonder how long it was after One HD started that Lachlan Murdoch decided the channel was a threat to Foxtel and decided to charge in and kill it?

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#5484

Wasn’t it about about 18 months or so? From memory, non-sports programming started to creep into the schedule even before the SD simulcast was dropped to make way for Eleven.

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#5485

Was it a threat though? Ratings were terrible.

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#5486

I had forgotten… :stuck_out_tongue:

But here is what went to air on that first night for One HD:

Ratings were not great but I think Murdoch just nobbled it before it became significant

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#5487

Didn’t Ten have plans to remedy that by raiding some of the sports rights Foxtel had secured for Fox Sports as renewals came up?

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