Regional viewers in Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill will soon receive Channel Nine.
The new Channel Nine service will commence on Sunday 31 October as a new “digital only” channel.
Southern Cross Media’s Victoria/South Australian Group General Manager Rick Lenarcic said,“We’ve successfully provided Channel 7 and 10 programming to viewers and advertisers in these regions for some years now, but we are aware that our viewers are also keen to see Channel 9.
“While we’ve previously had an agreement with the Nine Network to broadcast its coverage of the cricket, we are delighted that we can now bring Nine’s main channel to Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill. It’s an exciting development in the TV history of the region.
The official digital switch over date for the region is 15 December 2010.
“We are also working towards making additional digital multi-channels available after the digital switchover date, when we will have more spectrum capacity. When we are ready to announce the start dates for additional digital multi-channels for Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill, you’ll hear about it first on Southern Cross News,” said Lenarcic.
To watch Nine viewers need a digital set top box for existing televisions, or a television with a built-in digital tuner.
Channel Nine will be on Digital channel 8.