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WIN - like most other regional networks - tends to produce programmes for local consumption,
such as local news bulletins. However, WIN have produced programmes intended for screening across
the network and some programmes have been sold to, and screened on, the Nine Network. Programmes
of note include travel show Destinations
and children's sports/fitness show Goodsports
The network began as WIN4
in the NSW city of Wollongong on the 18th of March, 1962 at 5:15pm,
with Robert Lord as the general manager of the station.
WIN4 was sold in 1979 to the head of Paramount Pictures'
international distribution arm, Bruce Gordon, so that Rupert Murdoch (who bought WIN4 in 1963)
could gain control of metro stations TEN10 and ATV0 (now ATV10) - to this day, Gordon's company,
Oberon Broadcasters (which, in turn, owns the WIN Corporation) still owns the network.
When aggregation was proposed, WIN became the Nine Network affiliate in Southern
New South Wales and the ACT in 1988. As aggregation swept across regional Australia,
WIN purchased many regional stations, renaming them "WIN Television".
Stations purchased by WIN include Star Television (Queensland - 1990 -
see WIN Queensland
Griffith NSW (1998),
Mount Gambier and
Renmark/Loxton (South Australia) (1999), and
The station also gained a license to operate in
and supplementary licenses in
and is a partner with Southern Cross Broadcasting in
Tasmanian Digital Television
WIN and Prime Television are the joint licence holders of the digital channel Ten Mildura
(MDV-33) to began broadcasting in January 2006, providing Mildura with a full-scale Ten affiliate signal.