Nine / WIN TV, 10 / Southern Cross affiliate switch: guide
Your guide to regional TV changes in Australia on July 1st.
From Thursday July 1st viewers in regional NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania will see networks switching channels.
This is because Nine signed a 7 year affiliate deal with WIN TV, which has the biggest regional footprint.
As a result 10 has now signed a 2 year deal with Southern Cross (Queensland, Southern NSW and Victoria), and a 5 year deal for WIN (Northern NSW).
It means shows like MasterChef, The Project and Have You Been Paying Attention? will screen on Southern Cross while Australian Ninja Warrior, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes are on WIN.
There is no change to NBN (Nine) viewing in Newcastle.
|Television market||Channel Number||Channel Name|
|Southern NSW & ACT, Griffith, Regional Qld & Vic,
Mildura, Tasmania, Mt Gambier & Riverland (SA)
|83||Sky News on WIN*|
|84||Sky News on WIN*|
|53||Sky News on WIN|
|*9Life commences 1 August 2021 (replacing Sky News on WIN)
From 1 August, SKY News Regional will be available on the WIN Network’s Channel 53 in Northern NSW and on Channel 83 in Griffith, NSW and South Australia. The new regional channel will replace SKY News on WIN which will cease to broadcast across the WIN Network from 31 July, except for the Northern NSW, Griffith and South Australian markets which will begin broadcasting the new SKY News Regional channel.
From July 1st WIN introduces statewide bulletins across Queensland and Victoria and the western areas of Southern NSW to screen from 5:30pm. These will broadcast into the additional regions of Mackay, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay in Queensland, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and Griffith in New South Wales and Albury / Wodonga.
WIN News in Wollongong, Canberra and Tasmania will operate in their current form but also in a new timeslot of 5.30pm.
4:30pm Hot Seat
5.30pm WIN News
6pm Nine News
7pm A Current Affair
10 / WIN
WIN will also broadcast Channels 10, 10 Bold and 10 Peach into Northern NSW.
* SKY News Regional channel from August 1st in Victoria, Southern NSW and Queensland including Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Bendigo, and Ballarat.
If you need to rescan your TV:
Push Menu or Home button on remote control
Select Settings, Setup, Channel, Broadcast or Installation
Select Digital Setup
Auto scan or Auto tune will appear
Select and Press OK (Generally it can take few minutes for the tuner to re-scan all the frequencies available in your area. The scan will search for all the channel’s tuning data and save it in your Digital TV or receiver memory.)
For specific retuning instructions, consult your equipment manual.