7mate: Opening Night

The opening night’s schedule for Seven’s new high-definition channel, 7mate, which launches next Saturday, 25 September: 6pm That ‘70s Show 6.30 Gene Simmons Family Jewels 7pm How I Met Your Mother 7.30 Scrubs 8pm My Name Is Earl 8.30 Punk’d 9pm Family Guy 9.30 Movie: Anchorman Although 7mate actually makes its debut from 12.15pm next …

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Regional update on digital channel roll-out

The Nine Network’s two major regional affiliates, WIN and NBN, have both announced that they will launch Nine’s new digital channel, GEM, in their respective regional markets on the same day as in the capital cities. GEM, providing an entertainment-based line-up aimed at female viewers aged 35+, will be available in WIN’s and NBN’s respective …

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Nine’s GEM balances gender ledger

The Nine Network has announced its new digital channel – GEM – targetting females aged 35+. The new channel, which will broadcast in high-definition and replace the existing high-definition simulcast of the main Nine channel, is expected to debut on Friday 24 September – just a day before the launch of Seven’s new male-focused channel, …

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ACMA green lights 3D grand finals

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has granted temporary licences to both the Seven and Nine networks to allow them to broadcast the AFL and NRL grand finals respectively in 3D. The temporary licences for both networks are applicable for the period from 18 September to 8 October and cover the markets of Sydney, …

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New channels on Tassie waiting list

The recent announcements of new digital channels 7mate and 11 have yet to be followed up with confirmation from local affiliates that they will be carried in Tasmania. Craig Davies, Tasmanian general manager for Southern Cross Media (representing both Southern Cross Television and Tasmanian Digital Television), told The Mercury that neither of the new channels …

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Prime welcomes 7mate aboard

Regional broadcaster Prime Television has today announced that it will be carrying the Seven Network’s new high-definition channel, 7mate, starting on the same day as its launch on Seven’s digital platform. The decision to air 7mate from day one contrasts last year’s situation where 7TWO was broadcast on Seven for almost two months before it …

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Grand Final to kick start 7mate

The Seven Network earlier today made a surprise announcement of the launch of its new digital channel, 7mate. The new channel, to broadcast in high-definition on digital channel 73, is designed to target male audiences aged 16-49 – a demographic that advertisers can sometimes find hard to target. 7mate will launch on 25 September with …

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ABC News 24 hits a million viewers

ABC’s new high-definition news channel ABC News 24 has clocked up over a million viewers in its first ratings survey. The channel, which launched on 22 July, only started reporting ratings data from last Sunday.  The first week of the channel’s ratings data shows that 1.3 million viewers in the five capital cities (Sydney, Melbourne, …

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ABC News 24 programming unveiled

The initial program schedule for ABC’s news channel, ABC News 24, has been unveiled just a few days before the channel’s launch. The new channel, broadcasting on high-definition channel 24, kicks off at 7.30pm AEST this Thursday. The launch special will air in simulcast with ABC1 at 7.30pm (local time). The prime-time schedule for the …

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ABC News 24 to launch 22 July

ABC has finally announced the launch date for its new 24-hour news channel, ABC News 24. The new channel, broadcasting Australia-wide on digital channel 24, will launch at 7.30pm (AEST) on Thursday 22 July. In an email to ABC staff, General Manager Mark Scott acknowledged the effort in getting the channel to air and looked …

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