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MyTalk Logo
Launched 13 April 2007
Closed 25 February 2008
Owned by Fairfax Media
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Broadcast area Regional Queensland,
Regional New South Wales,
Australian Capital Territory,
Regional Victoria,
Tasmania, Darwin
Southern Cross Ten LCN 55
Southern Cross Television LCN 66
Southern Cross Darwin/Remote Areas LCN 77

MyTalk was a Fairfax Media television channel available to viewers of digital television in Australia. The datacast channel, launched on 13 April 2007, was designed to supplement the Southern Cross Ten and Southern Cross Television digital television services and the online portal. The channel was also localised for thirty markets to include international, national and local news, as well as weather updates.


MyTalk began transmissions on 11 April 2007. On 13 April 2007, the datacast channel began operations.

In 2007, Fairfax Media bought the radio assets of Southern Cross Broadcasting including MyTalk.[1] Macquarie Media Group purchased Southern Cross for A$1.35 billion and onsold these assets to the Fairfax Group.[2] Following this on 25 February 2008, MyTalk ceased broadcasting. Became local 576pProgrames from 25 February 2008, .


MyTalk featured a twenty-four-hour television guide for the programming of Southern Cross Ten or Southern Cross Television that was localised for each broadcast market. The channel provided realtime news twenty-four hours a day, which included local, national, and international news, as well as current affairs. MyTalk also provided realtime local weather reports.

A live video preview of promotions for programming on Southern Cross Ten or Southern Cross Television was available on MyTalk. The live preview also rebroadcast regional current affairs program, State Focus. The live video preview was accompanied by a Now and Next television guide. MyTalk advertised television programs from Southern Cross Ten or Southern Cross Television via a small billboard loop. The advertising also contained billboards of the online portals features, as well as current and upcoming promotions.


MyTalk Darwin

MyTalk was broadcast in 576i standard definition, in Regional Queensland, Regional New South Wales, Regional Victoria, Tasmania, and Darwin. The channel was carried via Southern Cross Television and Southern Cross Ten owned-and-operated stations, these included GLV Eastern Victoria, BCV Western Victoria, CTC Southern New South Wales, NRN Northern New South Wales, TNQ Queensland, TNT Tasmania, TND Darwin, SGS Spencer Gulf and SCN Broken Hill. Southern Cross Broadcasting announced its intention to provide MyTalk via Nine Adelaide, however after selling the station to the WIN Corporation these plans were ceased.[3]


MyTalks' on-air look has been constant since April 2007, when the channel launched. The datacast channel featured a Yellow and White theme. The channel also features a small 4:3 ratio video feed at the top right of the screen. The on-air identity of MyTalk was consistent with its online portal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fairfax Digital reviews MyTalk". 18 January 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Southern Cross Broadcasting sold for $1.35b". 3 June 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Regions to get TV-web hybrid". Jane Schulze. The Australian. 1 March 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2007.