Television broadcasting in Australia began on 16 September 1956 in 625-line black and white at TCN-9 in Sydney, and has since expanded to include a broad range of public, commercial, community, subscription, narrowcast, and amateur stations across the country.
Colour television in the PAL 625-line format went to a full-time basis on 1 March 1975, while subscription television, on the Galaxy platform, began in January 1995. Digital terrestrial television was introduced on 1 January 2001 in Australia's five largest capital cities.
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