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News-junkies’ summary of TV news bulletins

I was thinking that for news junkies like me, it’d be nice to have a quick reference to when it’s possible to tune into a news bulletin on free-to-air television. With ABC News 24, this is easier than ever before, but in fact there are numerous times when other channels air substantial (10+ minutes) bulletins […]

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Some further thoughts on Digital TV

High Definition-only channels ABC News 24 was the first HD-only channel. There’s more on the way: Channel 7’s offering aimed at the male demographic “7-Mate” will also be HD-only. Channel 10’s new “Eleven” will be SD, but it will replace the SD version of their sports channel “One”. There are rumours Channel 9 will launch […]

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Going digital

I finally got myself organised for digital TV, including Thursday night’s launch of ABC News 24. (The opening minutes of ABC News 24, posted by Adam Dimech) I’d been putting off buying a set-top box, remembering the rule that technology always gets cheaper over time. I was waiting for an HD set-top box with USB […]

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ABC News 24 – utopia for news junkies?

The ABC’s 24 hour news channel, imaginatively named “ABC News 24” will launch on Thursday 22nd of July. Apparently they’ve been racing to try and be running before the Federal Election is called. Apart from the looping promo now running on the channel-to-be, ABC1 is awash with promos, including the tag line “Events don’t wait, […]