History UsefulNotes / AustralianMedia

18th Mar '17 2:02:53 PM nombretomado
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** '''Eleven''' (SD, 11), which is aimed toward the same youth market that Ten previously targeted. It's also one-third owned by American network Creator/{{CBS}}. When it was introduced, the long-standing traditional 6pm runs of ''TheSimpsons'' and ''{{Neighbours}}'' were shuffled over to it, freeing up some time to try more news on Ten itself. ([[ThemeNaming Do you notice a theme with the names, by the way?]])

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** '''Eleven''' (SD, 11), which is aimed toward the same youth market that Ten previously targeted. It's also one-third owned by American network Creator/{{CBS}}. When it was introduced, the long-standing traditional 6pm runs of ''TheSimpsons'' and ''{{Neighbours}}'' ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' were shuffled over to it, freeing up some time to try more news on Ten itself. ([[ThemeNaming Do you notice a theme with the names, by the way?]])
20th Nov '16 5:47:38 PM Lirodon
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** '''Creator/{{SBS2}}''' (SD, 32), a channel for young people, with a greater focus on cult comedy shows like ''Series/{{Community}}'', Japanese GameShows like ''Series/NinjaWarrior'', and a variety of foreign dramas and quirky documentaries.[[note]]This is the result of a rebrand on 1 April 2013 - formerly it was basically just a second version of SBS ONE[[/note]]

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** '''Creator/{{SBS2}}''' '''[[Creator/{{SBS2}} SBS Viceland]]''' (formerly SBS2) (SD, 32), a channel for young people, with a greater focus on cult comedy shows like ''Series/{{Community}}'', Japanese GameShows like ''Series/NinjaWarrior'', and a variety of foreign dramas and quirky documentaries.[[note]]This is the result of a rebrand on 1 April 2013 - formerly it was basically just a second version of SBS ONE[[/note]]ONE[[/note]] Since November 2016, it has been co-branded as an Australian version of Vice's U.S./Canadian TV channel Viceland, adding its own edgy, youth-oriented programming to the channel.
3rd Jul '16 12:08:53 AM Lirodon
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Due to media ownership laws, the networks are represented by different services outside UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, such as Prime, which broadcasts Seven Network's programming in rural Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and, for some strange reason, in Canberra. In some areas, this is little more than just the same schedule out of Sydney or Melbourne with half-an-hour of local news thrown in, while others add in more local programming. Some sparsely populated markets such as in central Australia are previously served by only two channels, which choose between programmes from the five networks; with the advent of digital TV, everyone can receive all the channels (excluding the Data-casting channels([=TV4ME=], Gold[[note]]WIN's own equivalent to Extra[[/note]]/Extra, TVSN, [=SpreeTV=] etc.; hardly a great loss!)

In July 2016, a major re-alignment occurred in regional television; Nine Network had a falling out with its long-time affiliate WIN, after they sued the network for allegedly violating its regional exclusivity by offering a live stream of the network online. This suit, however, was thrown out when a judge declared that Nine was not "broadcasting" into WIN's markets as per the affiliation contract. Shortly afterward, Nine Network announced that the Southern Cross Ten stations would switch to Nine on 1 July 2016. Likewise, WIN announced that it would switch its allegiance to Network Ten the same day.

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Due to media ownership laws, laws forbidding a single broadcaster from serving more than 75% of the population, the networks are represented by different services affiliates outside UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, such as Prime, which broadcasts Seven Network's programming in rural Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and, for some strange reason, in Canberra.Perth. In some areas, this is little more than just the same schedule out of Sydney or Melbourne with half-an-hour of local news thrown in, while others add in more local programming. The concept of regional affiliates came as part of the process of "aggregation", wherein neighbouring markets were merged so that they would have three stations each (in most cases). With stations losing their monopolies and being forced to compete against others, the smaller chains of commonly-owned stations largely began to affiliate with the owners of the metropolitan stations, thus forming the national networks seen today.

The aggregation was followed by a chain of mergers and acquisitions which formed a "big three" of regional broadcasters -- Prime (GWN), Southern Cross, and WIN, as well as the Aboriginal-owned Imparja.
Some sparsely populated markets markets, such as in central Australia are Australia, were previously served by only two channels, which choose chose between programmes from the five networks; with networks. With the advent of digital TV, as well as the ability for joint ventures of the two "analog" channels in a license region to form a third, digital-only service, means that everyone can now receive all the channels (excluding the Data-casting channels([=TV4ME=], Gold[[note]]WIN's own equivalent to Extra[[/note]]/Extra, TVSN, [=SpreeTV=] etc.; hardly a great loss!)

In July 2016, a major re-alignment occurred in regional television; after Nine Network had a falling out with its long-time affiliate WIN, after WIN (because they sued the network them for allegedly violating its regional exclusivity by offering a live stream of the network online. This suit, however, was thrown out when a judge declared that Nine was not "broadcasting" into WIN's markets as per the affiliation contract. Shortly afterward, contract), Nine Network announced that the Southern Cross Ten stations would switch to Nine on 1 July 2016. Likewise, WIN announced that it would switch its allegiance to Network Ten the same day.
2nd Jul '16 10:54:11 AM Lirodon
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* The '''Creator/NineNetwork''', established in 1956, has traditionally been the most popular network, having the catchphrase "Still the One" (originally from the American Creator/{{ABC}}) for decades. However, in the past few years, a lack of quality local productions and the loss of quality American shows to Seven or Ten has caused Nine to drop to second place behind Seven. It also cut a lot of flak for its poorly-organised Olympics coverage in 2012. Its main rural affiliate is Southern Cross Austereo.

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* The '''Creator/NineNetwork''', established in 1956, has traditionally been the most popular network, having the catchphrase "Still the One" (originally from the American Creator/{{ABC}}) for decades. However, in the past few years, a lack of quality local productions and the loss of quality American shows to Seven or Ten has caused Nine to drop to second place behind Seven. It also cut a lot of flak for its poorly-organised Olympics coverage in 2012. Its main rural affiliate is Southern Cross Austereo.Television.



Australian content on the commercial networks, although mandated by law, has dropped in quantity and quality over the years. Commercial TV predominantly consists of US shows. Unscripted Australian programmes such as ''RSPCA Animal Rescue'' and ''Motorway Patrol'' are the norm during primetime, and there's very little scripted programming. Occasionally, though, they produce some good scripted programming and they tend to give it significant hype; ''Series/{{Underbelly}}'' is a good recent example and one of the bigger success stories in this regard.

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Australian content on the commercial networks, although mandated by law, has dropped in quantity and quality over the years. Commercial TV predominantly consists of US shows. Unscripted Australian programmes such as ''RSPCA Animal Rescue'' ''Bondi Vet'' and ''Motorway Patrol'' are the norm during primetime, and there's very little scripted programming. Occasionally, though, they produce some good scripted programming and they tend to give it significant hype; ''Series/{{Underbelly}}'' is a good recent example and one of the bigger success stories in this regard.



In July 2016, a major re-alignment occurred in regional television; Nine Network had a falling out with its long-time affiliate WIN, after they sued the network for allegedly violating its regional exclusivity by offering a live stream of the network online. This suit, however, was thrown out when a judge declared that Nine was not "broadcasting" into WIN's markets as per the affiliation contract. Shortly afterward, Nine announced that Southern Cross's Network Ten stations would switch to Nine on 1 July 2016.

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In July 2016, a major re-alignment occurred in regional television; Nine Network had a falling out with its long-time affiliate WIN, after they sued the network for allegedly violating its regional exclusivity by offering a live stream of the network online. This suit, however, was thrown out when a judge declared that Nine was not "broadcasting" into WIN's markets as per the affiliation contract. Shortly afterward, Nine Network announced that the Southern Cross's Network Cross Ten stations would switch to Nine on 1 July 2016.
2016. Likewise, WIN announced that it would switch its allegiance to Network Ten the same day.
2nd Jul '16 10:47:50 AM Lirodon
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* The '''Creator/NineNetwork''', established in 1956, has traditionally been the most popular network, having the catchphrase "Still the One" (originally from the American Creator/{{ABC}}) for decades. However, in the past few years, a lack of quality local productions and the loss of quality American shows to Seven or Ten has caused Nine to drop to second place behind Seven. It also cut a lot of flak for its poorly-organised Olympics coverage in 2012. Its main rural affiliate is WIN Corporation.

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* The '''Creator/NineNetwork''', established in 1956, has traditionally been the most popular network, having the catchphrase "Still the One" (originally from the American Creator/{{ABC}}) for decades. However, in the past few years, a lack of quality local productions and the loss of quality American shows to Seven or Ten has caused Nine to drop to second place behind Seven. It also cut a lot of flak for its poorly-organised Olympics coverage in 2012. Its main rural affiliate is WIN Corporation.Southern Cross Austereo.



* '''Creator/NetworkTen''' originated in 1965 as the Independent Television System, and became the 0-10 Network in 1970. Typically, they show a wide range of popular programmes from the United States, but also show a range of local shows. Although Channel Ten consistently wins ratings with younger audiences thanks to reality programmes and imported teen dramas, its overall ratings have become so abysmal that some have speculated the station will soon close. Its main rural affiliate is Southern Cross Media Group Limited.

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* '''Creator/NetworkTen''' originated in 1965 as the Independent Television System, and became the 0-10 Network in 1970. Typically, they show a wide range of popular programmes from the United States, but also show a range of local shows. Although Channel Ten consistently wins ratings with younger audiences thanks to reality programmes and imported teen dramas, its overall ratings have become so abysmal that some have speculated the station will soon close. Its main rural affiliate is Southern Cross Media Group Limited.WIN.



Due to media ownership laws, the networks are represented by different services outside UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, such as Prime, which broadcasts Channel Seven's programming in rural Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and, for some strange reason, in Canberra. In some areas, this is little more than a live feed from Sydney or Melbourne with half-an-hour of local news thrown in, while others add in more local programming. However, some sparsely populated markets such as in central Australia are previously served by only two channels, which choose between programmes from the five networks but with the advent of digital TV the everyone can receive all the channels (excluding the Data-casting channels([=TV4ME=], Gold[[note]]WIN's own equivalent to Extra[[/note]]/Extra, TVSN, [=SpreeTV=] etc.; hardly a great loss!)

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Due to media ownership laws, the networks are represented by different services outside UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, such as Prime, which broadcasts Channel Seven's Seven Network's programming in rural Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and, for some strange reason, in Canberra. In some areas, this is little more than a live feed from just the same schedule out of Sydney or Melbourne with half-an-hour of local news thrown in, while others add in more local programming. However, some Some sparsely populated markets such as in central Australia are previously served by only two channels, which choose between programmes from the five networks but networks; with the advent of digital TV the TV, everyone can receive all the channels (excluding the Data-casting channels([=TV4ME=], Gold[[note]]WIN's own equivalent to Extra[[/note]]/Extra, TVSN, [=SpreeTV=] etc.; hardly a great loss!)
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In July 2016, a major re-alignment occurred in regional television; Nine Network had a falling out with its long-time affiliate WIN, after they sued the network for allegedly violating its regional exclusivity by offering a live stream of the network online. This suit, however, was thrown out when a judge declared that Nine was not "broadcasting" into WIN's markets as per the affiliation contract. Shortly afterward, Nine announced that Southern Cross's Network Ten stations would switch to Nine on 1 July 2016.
15th Jun '16 6:06:01 PM Doug86
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** '''9Gem''' (SD, 92), features programs targeted toward women. Airs dramas, soaps and lifestyle shows, plus two hours of ''{{Friends}}'' every weekday ([[AdoredByTheNetwork no exceptions]]). Also features a lot of movies, both classic and relatively recent. The name is supposedly an acronym for "General Entertainment & Movies".

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** '''9Gem''' (SD, 92), features programs targeted toward women. Airs dramas, soaps and lifestyle shows, plus two hours of ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' every weekday ([[AdoredByTheNetwork no exceptions]]). Also features a lot of movies, both classic and relatively recent. The name is supposedly an acronym for "General Entertainment & Movies".
2nd Jun '16 9:43:22 AM AHI-3000
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** '''NITV''' (SD, 34), the National Indigenous Television service, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin airs national television for Indigenous Australians]]. The service itself was launched as an independent channel in July 2007, but it merged with SBS in 2012. It launched as SBS's third channel at 12pm (AEDT) on 12 December 2012. [[note]] Used to be broadcast in Sydney on free-to-air digital channel 40, but this ended when community station Channel 31 (see below) began broadcasting. It was broadcast over Imparja Television's existing satellite capacity (which is ''not'' nationwide) until it's official launch on SBS free-to-air. [[/note]] As well as local programming, NITV airs overseas shows about minority groups, most notably ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.

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** '''NITV''' (SD, 34), the National Indigenous Television service, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin airs national television for Indigenous Australians]]. The service itself was launched as an independent channel in July 2007, but it merged with SBS in 2012. It launched as SBS's third channel at 12pm (AEDT) on 12 December 2012. [[note]] Used to be broadcast in Sydney on free-to-air digital channel 40, but this ended when community station Channel 31 (see below) began broadcasting. It was broadcast over Imparja Television's existing satellite capacity (which is ''not'' nationwide) until it's official launch on SBS free-to-air. [[/note]] As well as local programming, NITV airs overseas shows about minority groups, most notably ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''.
10th Jan '16 4:58:25 PM phoenix
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* '''Creator/{{SBS}}''' was originally created to provide programming to Australians who have English as a second language. Consequently, it broadcasts in more languages than any other broadcaster in the world. SBS supplements its income through advertising. These days, it has a range of alternative programmes, including documentaries, sports (''especially'' [[TheBeautifulGame football]]), foreign-language series such as Austria's ''Series/InspectorRex'' and Sweden's ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', lots of cooking shows, irreverent home-made comedies like ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' and ''Series/{{Pizza}}'', foreign language films and news programs, a block of American imports such as ''Series/BigLove'' and ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', and a tradition of at least one hour of sex-related viewing, documentary or [[PornWithPlot other]][[PornWithoutPlot wise]], every Friday night. (This mix has led to the [[MemeticMutation commonly-used]] [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]] "Sex and Bloody Soccer".) SBS has three channels broadcast in digital available nationwide, and is the only network to still simulcast its main channel in Standard and High Definition. The broadcasting type and LCN for each channel is noted below in brackets (one has multiple [=LCNs=]).

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* '''Creator/{{SBS}}''' was originally created to provide programming to Australians who have English as a second language. Consequently, it broadcasts in more languages than any other broadcaster in the world. SBS supplements its income through advertising. These days, it has a range of alternative programmes, including documentaries, sports (''especially'' [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]), foreign-language series such as Austria's ''Series/InspectorRex'' and Sweden's ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', lots of cooking shows, irreverent home-made comedies like ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' and ''Series/{{Pizza}}'', foreign language films and news programs, a block of American imports such as ''Series/BigLove'' and ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', and a tradition of at least one hour of sex-related viewing, documentary or [[PornWithPlot other]][[PornWithoutPlot wise]], every Friday night. (This mix has led to the [[MemeticMutation commonly-used]] [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]] "Sex and Bloody Soccer".) SBS has three channels broadcast in digital available nationwide, and is the only network to still simulcast its main channel in Standard and High Definition. The broadcasting type and LCN for each channel is noted below in brackets (one has multiple [=LCNs=]).
29th Nov '15 6:59:39 PM mandrke
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* '''Creator/NetworkTen''' originated in 1965 as the Independent Television System, and became the 0-10 Network in 1970. Typically, they show a wide range of popular programmes from the United States, but also show a range of local shows. Although Channel Ten consistently wins ratings with younger audiences thanks to reality programmes and imported teen dramas, its overall ratings have become so abysmal that some have speculated the station will soon close. Its main rural affiliate is Southern Cross Media Group, part of the Macquarie Group.

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* '''Creator/NetworkTen''' originated in 1965 as the Independent Television System, and became the 0-10 Network in 1970. Typically, they show a wide range of popular programmes from the United States, but also show a range of local shows. Although Channel Ten consistently wins ratings with younger audiences thanks to reality programmes and imported teen dramas, its overall ratings have become so abysmal that some have speculated the station will soon close. Its main rural affiliate is Southern Cross Media Group, part of the Macquarie Group.Group Limited.
29th Nov '15 6:53:16 PM mandrke
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** '''Food Network''' (SD, 33), A local version of Creator/{{Food Network}} does contain some SBS food programs as well.

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** '''Food Network''' (SD, 33), A local version of Creator/{{Food Network}} does Network}}. Does contain some SBS food programs as well.



** '''[[http://www.racing.com/ RACING.COM]] (H.264 SD, 78), Horse Racing. A joint venture with Racing Victoria.

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** '''[[http://www.racing.com/ RACING.COM]] COM]]''' (H.264 SD, 78), Horse Racing. A joint venture with Racing Victoria.
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