Last updated on 30 April 2006 at 10:00:36 UTC
STV8 Mildura was a commercial television broadcaster, with services covering the rural city
of Mildura in Victoria and surrounding districts. Initially owned by Elliot Newspapers, then
by Swan Television (owners of
STW9 Perth) it
became a part of the
Eight Network before
joining the Six Network
in 1990.Sunraysia Television started out in Sunraysia, the area around and including Mildura. It operated a single TV licence, known as STV-8. In the 1980's it was purchased by Ms Presser.
After the colapse of previous owner, Bond Media, STW-9 was sold to Sunraysia Television (then largely owned by Eva Presser). Ms Presser simultanously sold STV-8 to Southern Cross Broadcasting.
Sunraysia Television no longer had any assets in Sunraysia.
Eva's husband Dan runs the Sunraysia Natural Beverages company, which similarly has no ties to the Sunraysia region. The Pressers use the term as their personal brand name. Which is somewhat ironic as the name is derived from a 1920's dried fruit advertising campaign, for the ADFA - an entity with no connections to the Pressers.||