Extra (TV channel)

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Extra/Extra 2
Extra TV logo.png
Launched 26 March 2012
28 March 2013 (Extra 2)
Network Nine Network
Owned by Nine Entertainment Co.
Picture format anamorphic 576i (SDTV)
Slogan "Get more with Extra"
Country Australia
Language English
Headquarters Sydney
Sister channel(s) Nine
GO!
GEM
Timeshift service eXtra 2 @ 95 or 85
Availability
Terrestrial
TCN Sydney (DVB-T) 1060 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)[1]
GTV Melbourne (DVB-T) 1075 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
QTQ Brisbane/Sunshine Coast (DVB-T) 1031 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
Freeview Nine metro (virtual) 94
Freeview NBN regional (virtual) 84

Extra is an Australian advertorial datacasting channel and a sister channel to the Nine Network, launched on 26 March 2012. The channel broadcasts mainly infomercials as well as home shopping, religion, community, educational, multi-cultural programming as well as stories taken from A Current Affair, Getaway, Mornings and Today.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

On 28 March 2013 Extra 2 was launched, broadcasting a five-hour timeshift of Extra.[5] As a result, the quality of sister channel GEM was cut.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DTT Register of Service IDs". FreeTV. 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nine to launch Extra". Media Spy. 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ David Knox (2012). "Nine Launches eXtra". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nine launches EXTRA on Channel 94". Mediaweek. 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ David Knox (2013). "eXtra channel timeshifted by Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ AndrewB (2013). "What is eXtra 2? Channel 95? Another free to air channel?". Throng.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2013.