1999 in Australian television
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The year 1999 in Australian television involved many events.
- 1 February – QSTV becomes an affiliate of the Seven Network, becoming known as Seven Central.
- March – WIN Television WA commences broadcasting to regional & remote Western Australia, ending the long-time monopoly held by Golden West Network.
- April – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? begins on Channel Nine and Adriana Xenides retires from Seven's Wheel of Fortune after 18 years as co-host.
- 28 May – Final episode of the Australian National morning program 11AM airs on Seven Network. The show was axed after 24 years.
- 1 July – Australian children's longest running series Mr. Squiggle celebrates its 40th year.
- 9 July – Australian children's longest running series Mr. Squiggle broadcasts its final episode on the ABC.
- 20 September – British children's animated series Bob the Builder debuts on ABC.
- The Seven Network becomes the first Australian television network to introduce a watermark on its programs, Prior to 2008, the watermark was not allowed to be broadcast on news or current affairs programs.
- 20 November – The final episode of Hey Hey It's Saturday airs on Channel Nine before its revival goes to air.
|Ground Force||Seven Network||1999|
|The Adventures of Sam||ABC TV||29 January|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||Nine Network||18 April|
|Rove||Nine Network||22 September|
|Daria||ABC TV||12 January|
|CatDog||ABC TV||24 February|
|Animal Crackers||ABC TV||24 March|
|Family Guy||Seven Network||9 April|
|Rocky and the Dodos||ABC TV||16 April|
|Animorphs||ABC TV||10 May|
|Albert the Fifth Musketeer||ABC TV||23 July|
|The Wild Thornberrys||ABC TV||2 August|
|Sex and the City||Nine Network||6 September|
|The Wombles (1996)||ABC TV||20 September|
|Bob the Builder||ABC TV||20 September|
|The Sopranos||Nine Network||24 October|
|Archibald the Koala||ABC TV||10 November|
|Futurama||Seven Network||2 December|
|Fly Tales||ABC TV||6 December|
|Oh Yeah! Cartoons ||Nickelodeon||24 January|
|The Brothers Flub||Nickelodeon||5 April|
|Wimzie's House||Nickelodeon||3 May|
|Rocket Power||Nickelodeon||7 December|
Changes to network affiliation
This is a list of programs which made their premiere on an Australian television network that had previously premiered on another Australian television network. The networks involved in the switch of allegiances are predominantly both free-to-air networks or both subscription television networks. Programs that have their free-to-air/subscription television premiere, after previously premiering on the opposite platform (free-to air to subscription/subscription to free-to air) are not included. In some cases, programs may still air on the original television network. This occurs predominantly with programs shared between subscription television networks.
|Program||New network||Previous network||Date|
|EastEnders ||UKTV||ABC TV||5 February|
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.
|Program||Subscription network||Free-to-air network||Date|
|Driven Crazy||Nickelodeon ||||March|
|/ Minty||Nickelodeon ||ABC TV||7 August|
|1999 Kids' Choice Awards||Nickelodeon||29 May|
|Wayne's Best Dares||Nickelodeon||19 September|
- Wheel of Fortune (1981–1996, 1996–2003, 2004–present)
- Home and Away (1988–2005, 2005–present)
- Blue Heelers (1994–2006)
- The Great Outdoors (1993–present)
- Today Tonight (1995–present)
- All Saints (1998–present)
- Today (1982–present)
- Sale of the Century (1980–2001)
- A Current Affair (1971–1978, 1988–2005, 2006–present)
- Australia's Funniest Home Video Show (1990–2000, 2000–2004, 2005–present)
- The AFL Footy Show (1994–present)
- The NRL Footy Show (1994–present)
- Water Rats (1996–2001)
- Burgo's Catch Phrase (1997–2001, 2002–2003)
Ending / Resting this year
|28 May||11AM||Seven Network||1982|
|9 July||Mr. Squiggle and Friends||ABC||1959|
|20 November||Hey Hey It's Saturday||Channel Nine||1971|
- Browne, Rachel (4 April 1999). "Preacher Beadman Spreads The World". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia). p. 37.
- Melloy, Neil (9 September 1999). "Oh! We had better name the show.". Courier Mail. p. 24.
- Sikes, Gini (22 August 1999). "The XXX factor". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 5. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- Curtis, Quentin (24 October 1999). "Analysing the Mafia". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 6. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- Nick Nooze (Nickelodeon (Australia)) 3. 1998.
- Nick Nooze (Nickelodeon (Australia)) 4. 1999.
- "What's New On Nick? – May 1999". Nickelodeon (Australia). 1999. Archived from the original on 8 May 1999. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
- Nick Nooze (Nickelodeon (Australia)). Summer. 1999.
- Conway, Andrew (1 February 1999). "New Today for Dalley". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 2. Retrieved 10 Feb 2010.
- Nick Nooze (Nickelodeon (Australia)) 5. 1999.