TV viewers will need to adjust to these changes
REGIONAL Queensland TV viewers will need to adjust to changes to longstanding broadcasting arrangements taking effect this week.
Regional broadcasters WIN and Southern Cross Austereo will effectively undergo a swap in their respective 30-year supply agreements.
From Friday onwards WIN, operating on Channel 8, will air Channel 10-branded programming such as MasterChef, Offspring and The Living Room.
The WIN Network’s local news bulletins will shift to the 6pm timeslot to air directly before Ten’s hour-long current affairs show The Project.
Regional viewers keen to watch Family Feud will need to tune in to either of Ten’s two digital channels ONE and ELEVEN, which are also moving to the new channel numbers of 81 and 82 respectively.
Southern Cross, which operates on Channel 5, will conversely carry Channel 9’s programming such as The Voice, Love Child and the remainder of the NRL season.
Unfortunately there will be a delay in Southern Cross’s ability to simulcast Nine in high definition, meaning the third State of Origin match on July 13 won’t be broadcast to regional Queensland in HD.
Nine’s lifestyle channel 9LIFE will also be temporarily unavailable until August in regional Queensland until Southern Cross acquires an additional broadcast channel to accommodate it.
For more information go to Nine’s website dedicated to the change over: nineon5.com.au.