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Branding  Ten
First air date  1 July 1965
Height  385 m (both)
Channels  Digital: 11 (VHF)
Affiliations  Ten (O&O)
Call letters' meaning  TeleVision Queensland
Slogan  Turn On 10
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Owner  Ten Network Holdings Ltd (Network Ten (Brisbane) Pty Ltd)
Former channel number(s)  0 (1965-1988); Analog: 10 (VHF)
Transmitter power  200 kW (analog); 50 kW (digital)
Affiliation  Network Ten (Owned-and-operated station)

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TVQ is the Brisbane television station of Network Ten in Australia.


The channel was allocated channel 0 (the 0 was pronounced as the letter O instead of "zero") on the VHF band and was launched on 1 July 1965 as TVQ-0. Just like its Melbourne equivalent, TVQ-0 was initially owned by Sir Reginald Ansett, until the station was taken over in the early 1980s.

On 10 September 1988, Toowoomba station DDQ-10 switched frequency to DDQ-0, and TVQ-0 also changed frequency to become TVQ-10, in time for the channel's broadcast of the 1988 Summer Olympics, at the same time as its broadcasts of World Expo 88, of which it and the entire Network Ten was the official station.

On 30 November 2015, lightning struck the TVQ transmission tower, cutting its power and lighting.

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News and current affairs

TVQ-10 produces a 60-minute local news program on weeknights from its studios at Mt Coot-tha. Ten Eyewitness News is presented by Georgina Lewis with sport presenter Jonathan Williams, weather presenter Josh Holt and traffic reporter Jayce Barker.

Substitute presenters include Amanda Duval (News), Duane Strauss (Weather) Matt Suleau (Sport) and Dave Andrews (Traffic).

TVQ-0 did not operate a news service until 1974 when it launched News Watch. The bulletin later adopted the branding Eyewitness News after rival channel BTQ-7 had relinquished the name, and became the first ever Brisbane newscast to use videotape for its reports. Eyewitness News continued as a nightly half-hour bulletin until 1984 when it was expanded to a one-hour format (the last Network Ten station at that time to convert to the one hour newscast used in other major Australian cities save for Perth). The station won a Logie award in 1986 for Best News Report for its coverage of the siege at Eagle Farm airport the previous year.

Eyewitness News relaunched as Ten News after the channel converted transmission to VHF Channel 10 in 1988, with the name change taking effect on the 31st of October that same year with the move to new studios in the Mt. Coot-tha area. The Eyewitness News brand returned in July 1989 coinciding with the network relaunch, and it was later renamed as Ten Evening News in January 1990 and then as Ten Eyewitness News in January 1991. In 1994, the Ten News brand was revived for the 2nd time. In September 2013, Ten once again revived the Eyewitness News branding for all its newscasts after a 19-year break.

Presenters and reporters

News Presenter

  • Georgina Lewis (2007–present)
  • Past sports reporters

  • Michael Voss (2007–2008)
  • Brad McEwan (2004–2006)
  • Bill McDonald (1996–2003)
  • References

    TVQ Wikipedia