Nine launches new channel 9Rush

The Nine Network has announced that it will launch a new channel, 9Rush, at 7.00pm on Sunday 5 April.

The new channel, with a focus on reality and adventure programming from Discovery Inc, will broadcast on channel 96.

9Rush will launch with the premiere of the new series of Top Gear UK. Other programs to feature include Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail, Street Outlaws, Live PD, Kindig Customs, Alaskan Bush People, Running Wild With Bear Grylls and Man v Wild.  Nine bills the programming line-up as new to free-to-air.

Nine’s program director Hamish Turner said in a statement issued today: “Nine are thrilled to partner with Discovery to deliver premium, free to air first content. As a global leader in real-life entertainment, Discovery’s dedication to serving audiences with content which inspires, informs and entertains is second to none.

“The deal will deliver Nine and 9Now thousands of free to air premiere episodes. 9Rush audiences will be spoilt for choice, with an extensive range of high action and adventure programming, available on Australia’s latest channel and available free on 9Now.”

It is not clear if the new channel will be available through Nine’s regional affiliates including Southern Cross, Tasmania Digital Television, Nine West and Imparja.



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    • Phillip Pual Fittler on 26 March 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    Put on r nine rush on 5 april 2020 southcross nine weat

    • A R on 6 April 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    Crap that Tasmania is classed as regional, discriminatory to all in a whole state, hate 9 network

    1. To be fair the Nine Network doesn’t decide what counts as regional. Nine Tasmania is owned jointly by WIN and Southern Cross. Might be something to take up with them.

      Meanwhile, check if the new channel is online at 9Now

    • Anthony The Koala on 12 April 2020 at 3:37 AM
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    While I don’t have subscription TV, I know that there is are a number of Discovery channels.

    9Rush’s selection of programming are very narrow. Discovery produce other kinds of shows including history, astronomy and natural history. Why didn’t 9 do a deal to include these kinds of documentaries?

    Thank you,
    Anthony of exciting Belfield

    • Russell Leech on 6 May 2020 at 10:28 PM
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    What is the go with all the FUCKING adds on this channel more adds than show

    • Andrew M on 10 May 2020 at 7:55 PM
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    Don’t worry regional television will get it soon

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