Go! (Australian TV channel)
|Launched||9 August 2009|
|Owned by||Nine Entertainment Company|
|Picture format||PAL (576i) 16:9|
|Audience share||3.8% nationally (2010 ratings season, )|
|Slogan||GO For It!|
|Broadcast area||Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
Regional QLD, Southern New South Wales, Regional Victoria,
Tasmania, Northern New South Wales, Eastern South Australia, Southeast South Australia, Riverland South Australia, Riverina M.I.A. New South Wales
|Replaced||Nine Guide (2001–2008)|
|TCN Sydney (DVB-T)||1059 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|GTV Melbourne (DVB-T)||1074 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|QTQ Brisbane/Sunshine Coast (DVB-T)||1030 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|NWS Adelaide (DVB-T)||1106 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|STW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T)||1026 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|Freeview Nine metro (virtual)||99|
|Freeview WIN/NBN/SCA regional (virtual)||88|
|Freeview Imparja regional (virtual)||99|
|VAST (virtual)||99 or 88|
The general concept for GO! was revealed on 23 March 2009, with the Nine Network announcing their intention to start a standard definition variety-based multichannel, launched mid-way through 2009. The channel's name and branding was first revealed as GO!99 on 14 April 2009 by TV Tonight, a blog dedicated to Australian television.
The channel went to air at 1:00 pm on 5 August 2009, broadcasting a promo loop. GO! officially began broadcasting scheduled programming from 9 August 2009 at 6:30 pm with a 1 minute promo featuring the song GO! by Noise International. It was then followed by an episode of Wipeout, the first programme to air on the new channel. The Nine Network's regional affiliates, WIN Television and NBN Television, also launched GO! on 9 August 2009, on Channel 88. Darwin received the channel in October 2010 (over a year after other capital cities started transmitting the multi channel). From December 2010, Nine Network affiliate Imparja Television commenced transmission of the GO! channel to viewers in remote areas of Central, Northern and Eastern Australia. before expanding to Eastern South Australia on 11 November 2011 There have been reports that GO!'s technical launch had caused a significant number of digital TV receivers to no longer pick up Nine's digital channels. Nine have established a helpline for viewers experiencing problems or requiring assistance to tune in to the new channel.
Les Sampson, Nine's Network Director of Multichannels, describes GO! as a "work in progress". He states that in future the channel will expand its current programming blocks, introduce "stunt" programming such as series marathons, and produce and broadcast interstitials such as fashion updates, beach report updates, and bar and restaurant reviews between programmes starring new on-air talent.
GO! celebrated its birthday by airing movies every night during the month of August 2010. GO! also played a mini clip during the commercial breaks thanking everyone for watching GO!.
On 2 February 2014, GO! received a new logo and the on-air presentation graphics were updated.
Original plans for GO! suggested it would consist of a mix of entertainment and lifestyle programming (this rule wasn't featured until the launch of future Female-oriented HD channel GEM in 2010). However, this branding was replaced by a youth-orientated light-entertainment channel instead. Go!'s programming is generally structured under nightly themed blocks, which currently[when?] consists of comedy on Sunday, all new reality shows on Tuesday, sci-fi on Wednesday, female-skewed drama on Thursday (until the launch of GEM, when it is replaced by Movies themings instead), and movies on Friday. Movies will screen with "limited and brief commercial breaks". The schedule is designed not to cannibalise viewers from the main Nine channel.
It was announced in June 2009 that the Nine Network had signed a $500 million deal with Warner Bros. to continue its current output deal for another five years from 2011 to 2015. The deal helped Nine retain existing content (including many television series and films), as well as providing new content for both its primary channel, GEM (launched in 2010) and Go!. The network also has ongoing content deals with Columbia Pictures and Village Roadshow, and has secured a new content partnership with MTV Networks.
Feature classic films broadcast on Go! are sourced from its studio-output deals, including: DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation (old films), Lions Gate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures (old films) and Warner Bros..
The NRL is shown on GO! in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania on Friday nights when the cricket is scheduled on GEM.
- 2 Broke Girls (repeats)
- 16 and Pregnant
- Adventure Time
- Anger Management (repeats)
- The Bachelorette
- Bachelor Pad
- The Bachelor
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold (repeats)
- Ben 10: Alien Force
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Big Brother (replays)
- Britain's Got Talent
- Digimon Fusion
- Flash and Dash
- Generator Rex
- Kids' WB block
- Kitchen Whiz
- Max Steel
- Move It
- Oh Sit!
- Power Rangers Megaforce
- Power Rangers Samurai
- Regular Show
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
- Tamagotchi! (English dub of 2009 anime)
- Teen mother
- Teen Titans Go!
- The Amazing World of Gumball
- The Big Bang Theory (reruns)
- The Block (replays)
- The Block New Zealand
- The Cube (game show)
- The Great Australian Bake Off (repeats)
- The Looney Tunes Show
- The Middle
- The Skinner Boys
- Top Gear
- Top Gear US
- Two and a Half Men (repeats)
- William & Sparkles' Magical Tales
- Winx Club
- Yamba's Playtime
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
- Aliens in America
- Australia's Funniest Home Videos (Includes Daily Edition)
- Ben 10
- Bewitched (Now screening on 7TWO)
- Charlie's Angels (Now screening on 7mate)
- Class of 3000
- Community (Now on SBS2)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Now screening on Nine or GEM)
- CSI: Miami (Now screening on Nine or GEM)
- CSI: NY (Now screening on Nine or GEM)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Dance Your Ass Off
- Dante's Cove
- Dog the Bounty Hunter
- Drop Dead Diva (now screening on 7TWO)
- Ed, Edd n Eddy
- Father of the Pride
- Firehouse Tales
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
- Get Smart (now screening on ONE)
- Gossip Girl
- Green Acres (Now screening on 7TWO)
- Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi [Season 3] [5 Unaired Episodes] Only
- I Dream of Jeannie (Now screening on 7TWO)
- Just Shoot Me! (Now screening on 7mate)
- Justice League Unlimited
- Josie and the Pussycats
- Krypto the Super Dog
- Legion of Super Heroes
- Little Britain
- Loonatics Unleashed
- Lost in Space
- Marine Boy
- Married... with Children (Now on 7mate)
- MTV Cribs
- MTV Cribs UK
- My Gym Partner's a Monkey
- Neighbours at War
- New Amsterdam
- Pretty Little Liars
- Reno 911! (Now screening on SBS2)
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
- Seinfeld (Now screening on 7mate)
- Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
- South Park (Seasons 5–9 only, now screening on SBS2)
- Spin City (Now screening on Eleven)
- Squirrel Boy
- Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 1 only)
- Starsky and Hutch
- Stressed Eric
- Survivor: Gabon
- Survivor: Tocantins
- Sym-Bionic Titan
- Teen Titans
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
- That 80's Show
- The ARIA Music Show
- The Avengers (Now screening on Nine or GEM)
- The Batman
- The Dukes of Hazzard (now screening on 7TWO)
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show (now screening on Nine and GEM)
- The Flintstones
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
- The Nanny (Now screening on 7TWO)
- The New Adventures of Old Christine
- The Originals
- The Partridge Family
- The Smurfs
- The Voice US
- The Wire (Season 5 only)
- Tiny Toon Adventures
- Tom and Jerry Tales
- Tool Academy
- Top Gear Australia
- Total Wipeout
- Unnatural History
- V (Season 2 only)
- Watchmen: Complete Motion Comic
- Wipeout Australia
- Wipeout USA (Now screening on 7TWO)
- Weeds (now screening on Nine)
- Wife Swap USA
- Xiaolin Showdown
- Young Justice
- Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs
- Justified (Season 1)
- The Ultimate Fighter (Season 14 – Team Bisping vs Team Miller)
- All the Right Moves (2013)
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- "Nine announces new TV channel". ninemsn. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
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|last1=in Authors list (help)[dead link]
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- Knox, David (23 July 2009). "More details ready to Go!". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
- Knox, David (22 June 2009). "Warner deal helps build GO! for Nine". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
- Guider, Elizabeth; Bulbeck, Pip (21 June 2009). "Nine, Warners renew pact". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
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