CTV 41 Bendigo

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CTV 41 Bendigo
Launched19 June 1999
Closed30 June 1999
Owned byBendigo Community Television Inc.
Picture formatAnalogue 4:3
SloganLeading the way in Regional Community Television
Broadcast areaBendigo
AnalogueUHF 41

CTV 41 Bendigo was a free-to-air community television station based in Bendigo. The station was awarded a trial licence in July 1996 for broadcasting on UHF 41.[1][2] On 2 April 1998, the Australian Broadcasting Authority (now the Australian Communications and Media Authority), moderators of television and radio broadcasting in Australia, decided to not renew the trial licences of community broadcasters that were not yet on-air, but the intervention of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia prompted the extension of such licences from 1 July 1998 to 30 June 1999.[3]

The station eventually began broadcasting a test pattern on 19 June 1999 on UHF 41. On 26 June 1999, a 3-hour tape of programming information and music was broadcast on a loop.[4] The station's licence was cancelled on 30 June 1999 due to its failure to broadcast regular programming.[3]


  1. ^ "Community TV trial for Bendigo?". ABA Update. Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Broadcasting Authority. March 1996. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Community television for Bendigo and Hobart". ABA Update. Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Broadcasting Authority. July 1996. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Portfolio". Parliament of Australia. Australian Broadcasting Authority. 5 January 2001. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ "About Us". Bendigo Community Television Inc. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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