1998 in Australian television

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Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
All Saints Seven Network 24 February
Lil' Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers ABC TV 6 March
Petals ABC TV 1 June
Minty ABC TV 20 August
Stingers Nine Network 29 September
In the Box Network Ten 21 December

International[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United Kingdom Teletubbies ABC TV 16 February
Canada The Little Lulu Show ABC TV 6 March
United Kingdom Switzerland Pingu ABC TV 24 March
United Kingdom Kipper ABC TV 8 April
United States The Angry Beavers ABC TV 21 April
New Zealand Hairy Maclary ABC TV 1 June
United Kingdom The Forgotten Toys ABC TV 1 June
United Kingdom The Morph Files ABC TV 1 June
Canada Freaky Stories ABC TV 8 June
United Kingdom Animal Shelf ABC TV 7 July
United Kingdom Enid Blyton's Enchanted Lands ABC TV 7 July
New Zealand Oscar and Friends ABC TV 12 August
Japan Pokémon Network Ten 23 October
United States Canada Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation Network Ten 1998

Subscription Television[edit]

International[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United States Good & Evil[1] thecomedychannel January
United Kingdom Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's[2] arena 1 January
United States Extreme Machines[3] Discovery Channel 6 January
United States Guiding Light[4] FOX Soap 12 January
United States Singled Out[5] MTV Australia 1 April
United Kingdom Renford Rejects[6] Nickelodeon 5 June
Journey of Allen Strange, The United States The Journey of Allen Strange[6] Nickelodeon 1 July
United Kingdom Family Affairs[7] UKTV 3 July
United States CatDog[8] Nickelodeon 10 October
Wild Thornberrys, The United States The Wild Thornberrys[9] Nickelodeon 12 December

Telemovies[edit]

International[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United Kingdom King Leek[2] arena 29 January

Specials[edit]

International[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United States Paul Reiser: Three and Half Blocks From Home[1] thecomedychannel 18 January

Subscription premieres[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on Australian subscription television that had previously premiered on Australian free-to-air television. Programs may still air on the original free-to-air television network.

Domestic[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
Crocodoo[10] Cartoon Network Nine Network 5 January

International[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
United Kingdom Taffik[11] UKTV [citation needed] 4 January
Adventures of Tintin, TheFrance/Canada The Adventures of Tintin[10] Cartoon Network ABC TV[citation needed] 5 January
United Kingdom 99 - 1[2] arena [citation needed] 11 January
United Kingdom Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit[11] UKTV [citation needed] 17 January
United Kingdom The Fear[11] UKTV [citation needed] 22 January
United Kingdom Lillie[12] UKTV [citation needed] 2 April
United States South Park[13] The Comedy Channel SBS TV 2 June
United States Seinfeld[13][14] TV1 Network Ten[citation needed] 6 July
United Kingdom Woof![8] Nickelodeon ABC TV[citation needed] 5 September
Demon Headmaster, The United Kingdom The Demon Headmaster [8] Nickelodeon ABC TV[citation needed] 5 September
United Kingdom Delta Wave [8] Nickelodeon [citation needed] 5 September
United States American Gothic[15] TV1 Network Ten 5 December
Chronicles of Narnia, The United Kingdom The Chronicles of Narnia [9] Nickelodeon ABC TV[citation needed] 6 December

Television shows[edit]

ABC

Seven Network

Nine Network

Network Ten

Ending / Resting this year[edit]

Date Show Channel Debut
27 November The Midday Show Channel Nine 1985
27 November In Melbourne Tonight Channel Nine 1996 (II)
1998 A*mazing Seven Network 1994
1998 Time Masters Seven Network 1996
1998 The Price Is Right Nine Network 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "thecomedychannel Highlights". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 17 January 1998. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "arena Highlights". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 17 January 1998. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Discovery Channel Highlights". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 17 January 1998. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "FOX Soap Highlights". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 17 January 1998. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Shaw, Meaghan; Harris, Paul; Kalina, Paul; Farrant, Darrin (26 March 1998). "Programs - Wednesday". The Age Green Guide (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 44. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Nickelodeon (Australia) (1998). Nick Nooze 1. 
  7. ^ Schembri, Jim; Harris, Paul; Kalina, Paul (30 July 1998). "Programs - Monday". The Age Green Guide (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 32. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c d Nickelodeon (Australia) (1998). Nick Nooze 2. 
  9. ^ a b "What's New On Nick? - December 1998". Nickelodeon (Australia). 1998. Archived from the original on 6 December 1998. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Cartoon Network Highlights". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 17 January 1998. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c "UKTV Highlights". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 17 January 1998. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  12. ^ Shaw, Meaghan; Harris, Paul; Kalina, Paul (2 April 1998). "Programs - Thursday". The Age Green Guide (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 42. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  13. ^ a b Freeman, Jane (11 May 1998). "A high-flier takes a walk". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 2. Retrieved 27 December 2009. "And thecomedychannel on Foxtel has already snapped up the show for pay television from June 2." 
  14. ^ TIPPET, GARY; PAUL HARRIS; PAUL KALINA; DARRIN FARRANT (2 July 1998). "Programs - Wednesday". The Age (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 32. Retrieved 27 December 2009. "For those who tuned in to this re-run of the sitcom - which kicked off on Monday with the rarely-seen pilot" 
  15. ^ Joyce, James (11 July 1998). "Prime skips Heartbeat". Newcastle Herald (Newcastle, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 2. Retrieved 27 December 2009. "TV1 has picked up the rerun rights to Shaun Cassidy's short-lived American terror series American Gothic (originally screened on Ten) and will air the twisted drama from December 5."