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 Greats
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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This article is about the Australian subscription television channel. For the former entertainment magazine "TV Hits", see Pacific Magazines.
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 Greats
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 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 primarily consists of classic US shows from Warner Bros., Carsey-Werner, Sony Pictures Television, CBS Studios International, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[2][4][5]

Current Programming[edit]

Former Programming[edit]

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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