Eleven (TV channel)
|Launched||11 January 2011|
|Owned by||Ten Network Holdings
CBS Studios International
|Picture format||PAL (576i) 16:9|
|Broadcast area||Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Mildura, Regional Victoria, Southern New South Wales, Northern New South Wales, Regional Queensland, Tasmania, Darwin, Regional South Australia, Eastern South Australia, Riverina M.I.A. New South Wales|
|TEN Sydney (DVB-T)||1576 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|ATV Melbourne (DVB-T)||1592 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|TVQ Brisbane/Gold Coast (DVB-T)||1608 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|ADS Adelade (DVB-T)||1624 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|NEW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T)||1672 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|Freeview Ten owned (virtual)||11|
|Freeview Ten affiliate (virtual)||55|
|VAST (virtual)||11 or 55|
As part of its plans, Network Ten announced that it intended to establish a separate joint venture, entitled ElevenCo, with international distributor CBS Studios International to provide content for the new channel. Subject to regulatory approval, Ten will hold a two-thirds equity stake in the venture, with CBS holding the remaining share. Under the arrangement, Eleven will be able to source programming from CBS's back catalogue.
Eleven is aimed at distinctly youthful viewers between the ages of 16 to 39. It features a mix of repeated old shows, brand new shows to Australian television, and shows that would make their Australian free-to-air television debut. Eleven also features films sourced from its studio-output deals, including 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures.
Some of Network Ten's shows, most notably Neighbours and The Simpsons, were moved to Eleven on the day it launched, due to poor ratings. Neighbours has since become Eleven's highest-rating program and the number one Australian regular program on secondary digital channels, averaging 300,000 viewers. On 27 February 2012, Network Ten moved Toasted TV to Eleven due to a number of changes to their morning line-up, which included the launch of Breakfast. In November 2013, more of Network Ten's shows including Totally Wild, Scope, Wurrawhy and Mako: Island of Secrets moved to Eleven due to the launch of Wake Up and Studio 10. Other first-run Australian content on Eleven include Couch Time and The Loop.
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- Knox, David (19 February 2012). "Bumped: Toasted TV, Totally Wild etc.". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- Knox, David (19 November 2013). "Ten Upfronts: Sport, Kylie Kwong, and 6pm entertainment". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 November 2013.