39 Dunedin Television

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39 Dunedin Television, formerly Channel 9, is a regional television station operating in Dunedin, New Zealand. The channel is a division of Allied Press, also the publishers of the local daily newspaper Otago Daily Times. It commenced transmission in 1995 as a tourism station. In 1997 the station was expanded to a full-service regional station complete with its own local news. In 2013, the station went digital and is now broadcast on Freeview HD channel 39.

39 Dunedin Television provides a 24-hour schedule and provides a core of locally-focused primetime viewing. The programming includes its flagship locally produced 39 Dunedin News, COW TV, Southern Attractions, Story Time, local sports and event coverage as well as programming from local, national and international partners.

Locally Produced Programmes[edit]

39 Dunedin News - A half-hour week-day news show[edit]

As well as coverage of local events and news, this show also includes an extended interview nightly on a topical subject.

Southern News Week[edit]

Southern News Week is a roundup of the weeks news from Dunedin. It is broadcast in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.

Southern Attractions[edit]

Southern Attractions is a half hour tourism programme aimed at visitors to Dunedin and the surrounding region.

Story Time[edit]

Storytime is a half hour show hosted by Anita Cumming (who also briefly appeared in TVNZ's Shortland Street) and Merlin the Mouse aimed at preschoolers and young children.

Local Sport[edit]

The stations sports coverage ranges from local club rugby to lawn bowls. The station has also covered many sporting grades from children's soccer to grass and ice hockey.

Live Events[edit]

39 Dunedin Television has an Outside Broadcast unit. The purpose built van provides flexibility to cover local events live on air from various locations around Dunedin. The Outside Broadcast (OB) facility has been built by technical staff at Allied Press and was first used to broadcast the Dunedin Santa Parade live on television on December 4, 2005.

The mobile unit is fitted out as a purpose built portable studio complete with digital video mixer, graphics capability, sound and editing facilities. It can also accommodate up to 6 cameras, and be run single handed or with multiple crews. The unit can be powered by 240 volts or run from its own self-contained power supply for maximum flexibility.

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