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.

Station Slogans/Campaigns[edit]

  • 1965: Channel 0 is on the Go! (Used for TVQ-0's launch on 1 July 1965)
  • 1965-67: The Entertaining Channel.
  • 1968: Entertaining Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
  • 1970: Make Love, Not Revolution.
  • 1972-73: ALIVE 0.
  • 1973-74: Australia's Action Station, Channel 0!
  • 1974-75: Channel 0 - New Dimension in Color. (slogan not used on-air)
  • 1974-75: 0 - First in Color c/w MacArthur Park.
  • 1976: The Big Parade!
  • 1977: I Like It! (based on the song by Silver Convention)
  • 1977-78 (Dec-Nov): Keep Your Eye on the 0!
  • 1978/79 (Summer): We're Sharing Summer with Channel 0!
  • 1979: There's Great Entertainment on Channel 0!
  • 1979/80 (Summer): Channel 0, That Summer Feeling!
  • 1980: Animated Golden 0.
  • 1981: 0, Turn On a Friend. (based on a song by Andrew Gold).
  • 1982-83: Hello Brisbane/Brissy, Hello Channel 0! (unrelated to the Hello News/Say Hello image campaigns by Frank Gari, which later was used by HSV-7, ADS-7 and TVW-7, also by TVT-6 and TNT-9 of Tas TV, and DDQ-10, SDQ-4 and Channel 5A of Daring Downs TV GET 10-4-5A, all from 1985-1989)
  • 1982: Shine on Brisbane (used to promote the 1982 Commonwealth Games)
  • 1983-84: TV0, Getting Better all the Time. (first slogan to use the new "TV0" logo)
  • 1984-86: Go TV0!
  • 1984: This is TV0, Your Olympic Station.
  • 1986-January 1988: Stand Up and Tell'em Brisbane's Great! (using Frank Gari's Turn to... campaign)
  • 1986: Brisbane's Big Chance. (used to promote the Brisbane 1992 Olympic Games bid)
  • 1986: Made in Brisbane.
  • 1986: Your Royal Wedding Station, TV0.
  • 1986-88: TV0, The Team for '88. (slogan used to promote Expo '88 and TV0's role as the official broadcaster)
  • 1988: Everyone's a Star in My Town. (slogan used to promote TV0 as the official Expo broadcaster)
  • 1988 (1–19 September): Come Across to Ten, It's Easy. (used for change of frequency from 0 to 10)
  • 1988-89 (10 September – 23 July): Ten, Brisbane Style.
  • 1994: That's Queensland! (localised; also used in Sydney and Adelaide [the latter under the "Adelaide Proud" slogan, borrowed from ADS-7's "Say Hello!" in the pre-swap portion of 1987])
  • 2001: Seriously Queensland.

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 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]

Fill-in Presenters

Reporters

Past news presenters[edit]

Past sports reporters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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