Postcards (TV series)
Postcards Australia logo
|Presented by||Postcards Australia
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Running time||30 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original channel||Nine Network
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original run||1995 – 13 November 2011|
Postcards Australia and Postcards are Australian holiday and travel television series. The shows are produced by WIN Television and Channel 9 Adelaide (NWS9). Several versions of the show are broadcast throughout the country, with some versions localised for particular states.
There were originally three different versions of Postcards, each produced and broadcast within its specific city or market. In 1995, Adelaide's Channel Nine produced their first series. It promoted holiday spots within South Australia, encouraging viewers to travel within their state. Soon after, Channel Nine in Melbourne launched their own state-based version. Channel Nine in Perth followed in 1999 with Postcards WA.
In 2007, WIN Television purchased Channel Nine in Adelaide and Perth. The Perth-based Postcards WA was then renamed Postcards Australia and expanded to cover more parts of the country, using reporters positioned across the WIN network, and in 2011 they axed the original Adelaide-based Postcards SA.
Versions of Postcards
Postcards Australia and www.postcardsaustralia.tv are produced by WIN Television and WIN Digital Media and showcase exciting, engaging and beautiful destinations around Australia and recently New Zealand, highlighting the stunning locations, unique characters and interesting things to do, along with travel tips, local advice and lots of fun. Hosted by Scott McRae, series two will be seen across Australia and is also seen on Discovery Travel Channel in south east Asia, Korea, China and New Zealand.
Postcards South Australia
The South Australian version of Postcards was produced by NWS Channel Nine Adelaide and was shown every Sunday at 5:30 pm from 1995 to 2011 hosted by Keith Conlon. Other reporters included Lisa McAskill, Ali Carle, Michael Keelan, Chad Cornes, Mark Bickley and Kym Dillon. The series ended abruptly on 20 November 2011.
The Victorian version of Postcards is produced by GTV Channel Nine Melbourne and is shown on Sundays at 5.30 pm. It is currently hosted by Giaan Rooney with reporters Brodie Harper, Glen Moriarty, Lauren Phillips, Shane Crawford, Grant Hackett and Rebecca Judd. The show had previously been hosted by Bridget McIntyre and Suzie Wilks. The series was originally hosted by Geoff "Coxy" Cox - who now has his own travel series, "Coxy's Big Break" on the Seven network across Victoria.
Postcards Western Australia
Postcards WA was produced by STW Channel Nine Perth. It was first launched in April 1998 and was hosted by Philippa O'Connell who was joined by co-host Paul Entwistle in 2003. Reporters for the show included Ryan Campbell, Teresa Spiniello and Fiona Argyle. In 2009, a brief series of Postcards WA was broadcast with host Angela Tsun. Soon after, the series expanded and was renamed Postcards Australia.
- "Postcards SA; About Us". postcards-sa.com.au. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
- "WIN buys Channel 9 Adelaide". AAP. theage.com.au. 30 May 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2007.
- "Sunraysia backs WIN bid for Channel Nine". watelevision.com. 20 April 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
- Iannella, Antimo (14 July 2011). "Channel 9 tourism program Postcards to end production". The Advertiser (News Limited). Retrieved 13 November 2011.
- In the 13 November 2011 episode, Keith Conlon explained the next episode would be a special, hour-long, the final one ever.
- "Web Archive; Postcards WA; About Us". postcardswa.com.au. 7 February 2007. Archived from the original on 7 February 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2009.