NBN News Rewind – Episode 6

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Start of Colour TV

The introduction of Colour Television locally, in Nineteen Seventy Five was a highly anticipated event.

In the early Seventies, locals were given a glimpse of colour TV at a local department store, filmed here by NBN News.

It was a big task for the local station…all new equipment was needed.

Black and white RCA cameras, were replaced by state of the art EMI colour cameras.

Our news gatherers swapped black and white film for colour, entertainment shows were and bigger and brighter.

News presentation more informative, local sport more exciting…you could now see your team colours, and local businesses benefitted greatly.

NBN Chanel 3… Colour in 75, a revolution in local broadcasting