Southern Cross Broadcasting

Southern Cross Broadcasting

Infobox Defunct Company
company_name = Southern Cross Broadcasting
(Australia) Limited
company_type = Public (asx|SBC)
foundation = August 20, 1987
defunct = November 5, 2007
location = Melbourne, Australia
key_people = Tony Bell, Managing Director
John Dahlsen, Chairman
fate = Acquired
successor = Fairfax Media
Macquarie Media Group| industry = Media
products = Television
homepage = []

Southern Cross Broadcasting (Australia) Limited (asx|SBC) was a diversified Australian media company, that owned and operated a variety of media businesses, primarily radio and television.


* May 30, 2007 - Southern Cross Broadcasting announced its sale of NWS-9 (its Adelaide 9-affiliated TV station) to the WIN Corporation for $105 million. cite web
url =
title = WIN buys Channel 9 Adelaide
accessdate = 2007-05-30
date = 2007-05-30
work = AAP
publisher =
* July 3, 2007 - Southern Cross Broadcasting recommended Macquarie Media Group's offer of AU$1.35 billion, for a takeover of the corporation. [ cite web
url =
title = Southern Cross Broadcasting sold for $1.35b
accessdate = 2007-06-03
date = 2007-06-03
publisher =
] The proposed Scheme is subject to approval by SCB shareholders at a Scheme Meeting expected to be held in October 2007.

* July 3, 2007 - If the sale to Macquarie Media Group is successful, MMG have a separate arrangement directly with Fairfax Media to on-sell to them Southern Cross Broadcasting's radio assets, as well as the Southern Star Group, Satellite Music Australia and their digital media businesses. [cite web
url =
title = Letter to shareholders regarding Macquarie Media Group proposed acquisition
accessdate = 2007-06-19
date = 2007-06-19
publisher = Southern Cross Broadcasting
] Only Southern Cross's television stations would remain with Macquarie Media Group. Conversely, Fairfax's radio assets would become part of Maquarie.
* November 5, 2007 - The company's assets were officially acquired by the Macquarie Media Group. cite web
url =,25197,22708729-30540,00.html
title = Southern Cross falls to Mac and Fairfax
accessdate = 2007-06-03
date = 2007-06-03
publisher = The Australian


Television stations

*Southern Cross Ten
**CTC - Australian Capital Territory/Southern NSW (Canberra, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, South Coast)
**GLV/BCV - Victoria (Bendigo, Ballarat, Gippsland, Albury-Wodonga)
**NRN - Northern NSW/South East QLD (Newcastle, Central Coast, North Coast, Gold Coast)
**TNQ - Queensland (Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns)
**SGS/SCN - South Australia (Spencer Gulf region of South Australia and Broken Hill, New South Wales)
*Southern Cross Television
**TNT - Tasmania (Hobart and Launceston)
**TND - Northern Territory (Darwin)
**GTS/BKN - South Australia (Spencer Gulf region of South Australia and Broken Hill, New South Wales)
**QQQ - Central Australia (Remote Eastern and Central Australia)
* Tasmanian Digital Television (50% share with WIN Corporation)
* Darwin Digital Television (50% share with PBL Media)
* MyTalk defunct November 5, 2007

Radio stations

* 2UE (Sydney)
* 3AW (Melbourne)
* 4BC (Brisbane)
* 6PR (Perth)
* Magic 1278 (Melbourne)
* 4BH (Brisbane)
* 96FM (Perth)

Radio stations News

*Southern Cross Network News

Other Businesses

*Southern Star Group
*Satellite Music Australia []

ee also

*Fairfax Media
*Macquarie Media Group


External links

* [ Southern Cross Broadcasting]
* [ Southern Star Group]
* [ Satellite Music Australia]

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