I admit when I am wrong,
see the top of this page. Now that VAST is truely running I am still waiting for an apology.......
Are you sure you want to open up that gigantic can of worms?
What has not been stated is that most of the GWN7/WIN network is still analog.
Yet most of the regional WA population has access to digital terrestrial television, which is a far more important fact to consider when arguing specifics like what kind of shows to expect on channels.
Also that there has only ever been in analog GWN7 carrying seven programs and WIN carrying a mix of Nine and TEN network programs.
So the separation two commercial program feeds into 3 separate program feeds will not occur until around August this year.
So in the mean time some areas get the same programs on two digital/VAST multiplexes simultaneously.
WIN WA stopped showing Network Ten programs, at least on a full-time basis, in February this year. I have seen the occasional half-hour sitcom past midnight on WIN since then, but certainly no daily/weekly Ten programming like it has been for the last 13 years. WIN WA is basically the exact same as Nine Perth. No local news and virtually no existence of Network Ten programming.
After the digital conversion occurs we will see what happens to the programming particularly on GWN7 for the South West/Great Southern, Midlands inc Geraldton, Eastern Goldfields and the remote licence areas.
Why would anything happen to programming on GWN7 after digitial conversion occurs?? It's a sole Seven Network affiliate. Nothing will change! All network-owned analog transmitters in the state use VAST for service, so it's the exact same GWN7 and WIN they've been watching anyway.
A separate program feed is used for Albany compared to the rest of the South West licence area. This is commonly done in Queensland.
I'm glad you decided to believe me on the existence of multiple GWN7's on VAST/terrestrial, and how Albany is split from the SW feed. But there will be no programming changes to these multiple splits. They exist there to simply show different, more relevant advertising to those areas.
Edited by Smacca, 22 April 2012 - 08:34 PM.