Channel 9 and Channel 10 programs switch for regional Aussie viewers

a complete switch in channels for millions of Australians

TV Viewers in some of Australia’s biggest regional cities are confused this morning as they go to switch on The Today Show or tonight when they go to watch the news with channel numbers all over the place after a huge shift in the programming on the WIN and Southern Cross TV networks from July 1.

EFTM would love to help you find your channel – but wow this whole thing is confusing at a macro level to look at nationally, but for many it will be a whole lot easier at your local level.

So, if your question is “where do I find Channel 9 now?” or “Why is Channel 9 showing Channel 10 programs” and vice versa – the answer is actually quite simple.

The stations have swapped.

WIN TV is a huge regional operation which for ever and a day has been an affiliate of the Nine Network, showing Channel 9 programs on channel 8, 80 and other channels starting with 8.

Likewise, Southern Cross is a regional network that in some places shows content and programs from the Seven Network, but for the most part show Channel Ten content under then banner “Southern Cross Ten”.   Those programs appear on Channel 5, 50 and other channels starting with 5.

From today, Nine Network programming in Regional Queensland,  Victoria and Southern NSW will find the Today Show, Nine News, A Current Affair, The Voice and all those other Nine Network programs on channel 5.

If you’re looking for Masterchef, The Project and all the other Ten programs, look on Channel 8.

It’s confusing, but it’s just a straight swap.

There are a few markets still to announce what’s happening for all their channels but for the most part, it’s a straight swap between channel’s 8 and 5 in regional areas.

Importantly, Northern NSW areas covered by NBN (Newcastle’s TV network) which is in part owned by Nine Entertainment are not affected, their channels and content stay the same.

For those used to seeing WIN show 9 – across 23 Markets – they all switch from NINE content to TEN content in these areas:

  1. ACT – Canberra & Districts – TEN Network Content
  2. NSW – Dubbo & Districts- TEN Network Content
  3. NSW – Griffith- TEN Network Content
  4. NSW – Illawarra & South Coast – TEN Network Content
  5. NSW – Orange & Districts- TEN Network Content
  6. NSW – Wagga & Riverina- TEN Network Content
  7. QLD – Central Queensland – TEN Network Content
  8. QLD – Darling Downs – TEN Network Content
  9. QLD – Far North Queensland – TEN Network Content
  10. QLD – Mackay & Whitsundays – TEN Network Content
  11. QLD – North Queensland – TEN Network Content
  12. QLD – Sunshine Coast – TEN Network Content
  13. QLD – Wide Bay – TEN Network Content
  14. SA – Mount Gambier – TEN Network Content
  15. SA – Renmark & Loxton – TEN Network Content
  16. TAS – Northern Tasmania – TEN Network Content TBC
  17. TAS – Southern Tasmania – TEN Network Content TBC
  18. VIC – Albury/Wodonga – TEN Network Content
  19. VIC – Ballarat – TEN Network Content
  20. VIC – Gippsland – TEN Network Content
  21. VIC – Mildura – TEN Network Content
  22. VIC – Shepparton – TEN Network Content
  23. VIC – Western Victoria – TEN Network Content
  24. WA – Regional WA – TEN Network Content

If you live in an area covered by Southern Cross owned stations – switching primarily from Ten content to Nine content

New South Wales

  • Lismore – NBN in this area for NINE content
  • Coffs Harbour – NBN in this area for NINE content
  • Tamworth – NBN in this area for NINE content
  • Taree – NBN in this area for NINE content
  • Port Macquarie – NBN in this area for NINE content
  • Newcastle – NBN in this area for NINE content
  • Wollongong – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Broken Hill – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Orange – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Dubbo – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Wagga Wagga – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Albury – Nine Network Content from July 1

ACT

  • Canberra

Queensland

  • Cairns – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Townsville – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Mackay – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Rockhampton – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Bundaberg – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Sunshine Coast – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Toowoomba – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Gold Coast – Nine Network Content from July 1

Victoria

  • Bendigo – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Ballarat – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Shepparton – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Wodonga – Nine Network Content from July 1
  • Gippsland – Nine Network Content from July 1

South Australia

  • Port Pirie – Nine already in this area – TEN content remains
  • Port Lincoln – Nine already in this area – TEN content remains
  • Port Augusta – Nine already in this area – TEN content remains
  • Whyalla – Nine already in this area – TEN content remains

This is as best we can gather from the limited, and complex information available to us – so let us know how your local area is affected!

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11 Comments on this post.
  • John Lambie
    1 July 2016 at 10:47 am
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    What’s happening with channel 9 in the south west of Western Australia I don’t want 10

    • Trevor Long
      13 July 2016 at 10:21 pm
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      Skip around, you’ll find it!

  • Candis
    1 July 2016 at 1:57 pm
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    I’m in regional WA so can you tell me what’s going on here? Im watching win but doesn’t have the usual channel 10 shows on. And then if channel 10 is now channel wry in where is channel win?

    • Trevor Long
      13 July 2016 at 10:21 pm
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      See above – check channel 8

  • Anne Green
    1 July 2016 at 6:47 pm
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    Not sure as to where or to whom this should be addressed: Where is Bold and the Beautiful?, couldn’t find it today.

    • Trevor Long
      13 July 2016 at 10:20 pm
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      If it was on 5, it’s now on 8, if it was on 8 it’s now on 5 🙂

  • Brian Langridge
    31 January 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    Apart from the fact that I do not agree with the amalgamation of channel 9 & 10 for news broadcasting, I object to the regional news showing tania ??? opening her hands at least 20 – 24 times whist during her weather forecast. In addition, why revert to national news broadcasting the same headlines that are aired half an hour earlier!!!.

  • SES Fan
    12 March 2017 at 3:01 am
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    You see, this is what happens after the dog’s breakfast known as ‘aggregation’ occurs. In my opinion, WIN should have stayed in Wollongong and relayed all 3 stations, whilst retaining local content. Now we have 10 showing 9, and vice versa.

  • Peter browne
    19 June 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    Central Victorian News.

    I have been a loyal channel 9 News viewer for many decades and really do not like the revised news format now being broadcast in Central Victoria. It is an indigestible cocktail of national and local content and I can watch it no longer. It is neither one thing or the other and fails miserably to inform or entertain me. Seems like change for the sake of change.
    I have now shifted my loyalty to 7 news.

  • Lee
    2 September 2017 at 11:13 am
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    I have an older TV and live in Port Macquarie do I have to re set all the channels.

    • Trevor Long
      12 September 2017 at 3:43 am
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      You should do that now and again to be sure you’re getting all the channels

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