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CBN-8 Central NSW
CBN-8 Central NSW began transmission on 17 March 1962 with a relay station setup in 1965 at Lithgow on VHF-6. The callsign stood for Country Broadcasting Services Limited New South Wales. The station was licensed to Country Broadcasting Services (later Country Television Services).
CBN-8/CWN-6 (first era)
CWN-6 Dubbo began transmission on 1 December 1965 with a relay station setup in 1968 at Mudgee on VHF-9. The callsign stood for Central Western Slopes New South Wales. The CBN-8 studios in Orange provided program output for CWN.
In 1969, relay stations were setup at Cobar and Kandos/Rylstone on VHF-10. This was followed in 1972 by relay stations VHF-4 at Portland/Wallerawang and VHF-11 at Bathurst.
CBN-8/CWN-6 (second era)
Television Station CBN-8/CWN-6
In 1977 both CBN-8 and CWN-6 were branded on-air as Television 8-6.
Facing financial difficulties, it was decided in 1973 to enter into a joint programming agreement with Griffith station MTN-9, resulting in the formation of the Television 6-8-9 Network which combined the logos of CBN/CWN and MTN-9.
In March 1981, the network was rebranded MidState Television 6-8-9. In 1987, CBN/CWN were purchased by Ramcorp Ltd.
RVN-2 Wagga-Wagga began transmission on 19 June 1964. Translators would be later set up at Young on VHF-6, Wagga City on VHF-11 and Tumbarumba on UHF-69. The callsign stood for Riverina New South Wales.
Facing financial difficulties, both RVN-2 Wagga-Wagga and AMV-4 Albury-Wodonga merged to form The Riverina and North East Victoria Television Service in 1971. The station would be known on-air as RVN-AMV. Programming for both stations would remain seperate until 1976 when transmission would be centralised in Wagga-Wagga.
The Prime Network RVN-AMV
In October 1987, Midstate Television was bought out by Ramcorp Ltd. It was soon merged with its other stations RVN/AMV and NEN/ECN.
Prime Southern NSW
In May 1988, CBN/CWN were merged with RVN/AMV to form Prime Television. When aggregation occurred in Southern NSW on 30 March 1989, both CBN and CWN were merged into one station CBN, branded on-air as Prime Television. That same day CBN expanded into Canberra (UHF-34) and Illawarra/Regional Wollongong (UHF-65). By 1991, the Wagga-Wagga and Orange licenses were merged into one with RVN taking on the CBN callsign.
Prime7 Southern NSW
Television in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
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