Nine Network

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Nine Network
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TV station ( private law )
Program type Full program
reception DVB-C , DVB-S & DVB-T
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Start of transmission 1963
owner Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
executive Director Eddie McGuire
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The Nine Network , also known as Channel 9 , is one of Australia's largest broadcasting companies.

The main headquarters of the Nine Network is in Willoughby , a suburb of Sydney . All news programs of the station are produced and broadcast from here. The website "NineMSN" is one of the most important Internet news platforms for Australians worldwide. The Nine Network has a 50 percent stake in it.

History of the station

Television was introduced in Australia in the 1950s. The Australian Consolidated Press (ACP), founded in 1933, was granted a broadcast license in Sydney in 1956 and its television station, TCN-9 Sydney, became the first television station in Australia to start broadcasting. Bruce Gyngell's first words were: "Good evening, and welcome to television." ("Good evening and welcome to television.")

In 1960, the ACP took over the television station GTV-9 Melbourne and thus became Australia's first television network, the National Television Network (NTN), which in 1963 became The Nine Network . The media entrepreneur Kerry Packer sold the Nine Network in 1987 to the entrepreneur Alan Bond , who expanded the network to include the channels QTQ-9 Brisbane and STW-9 Perth. Three years later, in 1990, Packer bought the network back for half the price of the sale.

In 1994, the merger of Nine Network Australia and the Australian Consolidated Press resulted in the publishing and broadcasting limited media group (PBL). An attempt by the PBL to gain a foothold in India with Nine India failed and the PBL lost millions.

On October 18, 2006, James Packer, son of the late media entrepreneur Kerry Packer, announced the sale of 50 percent of PBL's media stakes for the equivalent of 4.5 billion Australian dollars in order to focus on the group's gaming business. The sale included the Nine Network and its 50 percent stake in NineMSN.


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