TVQ

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This article is about an Australian TV station. For the television station in Fukuoka, see TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting. For the magazine, see Television Quarterly. For the method of measuring the appeal of television programs, see Q Score.
TVQ
Brisbane, Queensland
Branding Ten
Slogan Turn On 10
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Affiliations Ten (O&O)
Network Ten
Owner Ten Network Holdings Ltd
(Network Ten (Brisbane) Pty Ltd)
First air date 1 July 1965
Call letters' meaning TeleVision Queensland
Former channel number(s) 0 (1965-1988)
Analog: 10 (VHF)
Transmitter power 200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
Height 385 m (both)[1]
Transmitter coordinates 27°27′47″S 152°56′54″E / 27.46306°S 152.94833°E / -27.46306; 152.94833
Website www.tenplay.com.au

TVQ is the Brisbane television station of Network Ten in Australia.

The channel was allocated channel 0 (the 0 was pronounced as the letter O instead of "zero") on the VHF band and was launched on 1 July 1965 as TVQ-0. Just like its Melbourne equivalent, TVQ-0 was initially owned by Sir Reginald Ansett, until the station was taken over in the early 1980s.

On 10 September 1988, Toowoomba station DDQ-10 switched frequency to DDQ-0, and TVQ-0 also changed frequency to become TVQ-10, in time for the channel's broadcast of the 1988 Summer Olympics, at the same time as its broadcasts of World Expo 88, of which it and the entire Network Ten was the official station.

Programming[edit]

News and current affairs[edit]

Further information: Ten Eyewitness News

TVQ-10 produces a 60-minute local news program on weeknights from its studios at Mt Coot-tha. Ten Eyewitness News is presented by Georgina Lewis with sport presenter Jonathan Williams, weather presenter Josh Holt and traffic reporter Jayce Barker.

In addition, Scott Braby presents a beach report on Fridays while Dave Downie presents a fishing report. Ten Eyewitness News also operates three remote newsrooms on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and in North Queensland.

Substitute presenters include Josh Holt (News), Tegan George (Weather) and Mal McIntosh (Traffic).

TVQ-0 did not operate a news service until 1974 when it launched News Watch. The bulletin later adopted the branding Eyewitness News after rival channel BTQ-7 had relinquished the name. Eyewitness News continued as a nightly half-hour bulletin until 1984 when it was expanded to a one-hour format (the last Network Ten station at that time to convert to the one hour newscast used in other major Australian cities save for Perth). The station won a Logie award in 1986 for Best News Report for its coverage of the siege at Eagle Farm airport the previous year.

Eyewitness News relaunched as Ten News after the channel converted transmission to VHF Channel 10 in 1988. The name changed again to Eyewitness News in July 1989, Ten Evening News in January 1990 and then Ten Eyewitness News in January 1991. In 1994, the Ten News brand was revived. In September 2013, Ten once again revived the Eyewitness News branding.

Presenters and reporters[edit]

News Presenter

Past news presenters[edit]

Past sports reporters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.