TV Hits (Australian TV channel)

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TV Hits
TV Hits logo, stylised as "TVH!TS"
Launched1 January 2014
Owned byFoxtel Networks
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAustralia
ReplacedTV1
Sister channel(s)111 Hits
Arena
Bio.
The Comedy Channel
Fox8
FOX Classics
The LifeStyle Channel
LifeStyle Food
LifeStyle Home
LifeStyle You
SoHo
Timeshift serviceTV Hits + 2
Websitetvhits.com.au
Availability
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 101
Channel 151 (+ 2)
Cable
FoxtelChannel 101
Channel 151 (+ 2)
IPTV
Foxtel PlayChannel 101
FetchTVChannel 101
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 101
 
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TV Hits
TV Hits logo, stylised as "TVH!TS"
Launched1 January 2014
Owned byFoxtel Networks
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAustralia
ReplacedTV1
Sister channel(s)111 Hits
Arena
Bio.
The Comedy Channel
Fox8
FOX Classics
The LifeStyle Channel
LifeStyle Food
LifeStyle Home
LifeStyle You
SoHo
Timeshift serviceTV Hits + 2
Websitetvhits.com.au
Availability
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 101
Channel 151 (+ 2)
Cable
FoxtelChannel 101
Channel 151 (+ 2)
IPTV
Foxtel PlayChannel 101
FetchTVChannel 101
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 101

TV Hits (stylised as TVH!TS)[1] is an Australian subscription television channel dedicated to general entertainment and classic television shows. The channel launched on 1 January 2014, replacing TV1.[2]

History[edit]

In August 2013, it was announced that Foxtel had failed to complete negotiations with the TV1 General Entertainment Partnership for a new carriage deal for their channel TV1 (an Australian general entertainment channel), and would ultimately replace it with another general entertainment channel once TV1's carriage deal had expired.[3] It was announced in October that TV Hits, a channel owned and operated by Foxtel Networks, would replace TV1 on 1 January 2014.[2][4]

On 1 January 2014, the channel launched on pay television provider Foxtel (which included its streaming service Foxtel Go as well as its IPTV service Foxtel Play)[2][5] as well as on Australian IPTV provider FetchTV.[6][7]

Programming[edit]

Programming will primarily consist of classic US shows from Warner Bros., Carsey-Werner, Sony Pictures Television, CBS Studios International, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[2][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer Channel Changes". Foxtel. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Knox, David (16 October 2013). "TV Hits channel to join Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mediaweek Australia - News - TV1 to disappear from Foxtel platform". Media Week. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Groves, Don (17 October 2013). "Foxtel preps entertainment net". C21. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Foxtel's TVH!TS is the new channel destination for TV's greatest hits from Wednesday, January 1". 16 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  6. ^ FetchTV (16 December 2013). "Fetch TV". Facebook. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Davidson, Darren (16 December 2013). "Fetch muscles up before a Foxtel grab". The Australian. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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