111 Greats

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111 Greats
111 Greats logo
Launched 1 November 2008[1]
Owned by Foxtel Networks
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Slogan Relive It, Relove It
Country Australia
Language English
Headquarters Sydney[1]
Formerly called 111 Hits (1 November 2008 - 31 December 2013)
111 (1 January 2014 - 19 April 2014)
Sister channel(s) Arena
Bio.
The Comedy Channel
FOX8
FOX Classics
The LifeStyle Channel
LifeStyle Food
LifeStyle Home
LifeStyle You
SoHo
TVH!TS
Timeshift service 111 Greats+2
Website www.111greats.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 111
Channel 154 (+2)
Cable
Foxtel Channel 111
Channel 154 (+2)
Optus TV Channel 111
Channel 154 (+2)

111 Greats (pronounced as "Triple One Greats") is an Australian cable and satellite general entertainment television channel which plays popular shows from the 60's onward.[1] It is currently available on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television subscription platforms.[2]

On 24 October 2008, the channel became available on the Foxtel and Optus platform, running promos ahead of the launch. It was confirmed in the days before the launch that the channel will be in 16:9 widescreen. On 1 March 2009, the Channel became available to Austar subscribers.[3]

The channel launched on Saturday, 1 November 2008 with a special named Countdown to 111 Hits that featured special guests Jenna Elfman and Jermaine Jackson. 111 Hits is based at Foxtel's Sydney Studios, where The Comedy Channel is also produced.[1][4] 111 Hits+2, a timeshift channel which broadcasts the same programs as 111 Hits 2 hours later, went to air on 15 November 2009.

The channel's name was officially shortened on 1 January 2014 to 111 following the launch of TVH!TS.[5] However, the use of the revised logo and name began rolling out in December 2013.

On 20 April 2014, 111 was rebranded as 111 Greats.

Programming[edit]

The channel's first logo, as seen from 8 November 2008 to 31 December 2013
The channel's second logo, as seen from 1 January 2014 to 19 April 2014

Programming primarily consists of US shows from Warner Bros., Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney, ABC Studios, and CBS Studios International.[1] Programming is split into several themes referred to as: Afternoons, Hit-Coms, Triple The Drama, Great Classic Movies and Triple The Murder Mystery. Not all programs listed below are currently being screened.

As 111 Hits launched programming was slowly revealed through promotions on other Foxtel channels, with presenters discussing a show and their memories of it. A majority of the shows have been moved from Arena, FOX8, The Comedy Channel, TV1 and Fox Classics.

On 1 January 2014, with the addition of TVH!TS following the closure of TV1, there will be a change in direction of the network to a catalogue of programs, with a large amount of newer material (mainly sitcoms and dramas) to be moved from 111 Hits to TVH!TS. As a result, 111 Hits will be shortened to 111. New additions to programming (which were previously shown on TV1) will include classics such as Cheers, Frasier, and Get Smart, as well as newer shows such as Rules of Engagement.[5][6]

Comedy[edit]

Drama[edit]

Former Programs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Knox, David (20 October 2008). "111 Hits will target 24-54's". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  2. ^ New Channels Coming to AUSTAR
  3. ^ Knox, David (6 January 2009). "111 Hits to join Austar". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.foxtel.com.au/236_7138.htm
  5. ^ a b "Better TV Blog". 2 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 

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