One (Australian TV channel)

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For the Asian pay-TV channel known as "One" on its high-definition feed, see ONE TV ASIA.
One
One HD (logo).svg
Launched 26 March 2009
Network Network Ten
Owned by Ten Network Holdings
Picture format HDTV (1440x1080i)
Slogan Sport Adventure Lifestyle[1]
Sport. Adventure. Comedy. Drama. It All Lives Here.
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Melbourne, Mildura, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Regional Victoria, Southern New South Wales, Northern New South Wales, Regional Queensland, Tasmania, Darwin, Regional South Australia, Eastern South Australia, Regional Western Australia, Riverina M.I.A. New South Wales
Affiliates Southern Cross Ten
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Replaced Ten HD (2007–2009)
Sister channel(s) Ten
Eleven
TVSN
Spree TV
Website tenplay.com.au
Availability
Terrestrial
TEN Sydney (DVB-T) 1569 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)[2]
ATV Melbourne (DVB-T) 1585 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
TVQ Brisbane/Gold Coast (DVB-T) 1601 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
ADS Adelaide (DVB-T) 1617 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
NEW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T) 1665 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
Freeview Ten owned (virtual) 1 and 12
Freeview Ten affiliate (virtual) 50
Satellite
Foxtel (virtual) 210
Austar (virtual) 1 and 12
VAST (virtual) 1 or 50
Cable
Foxtel/Optus (virtual) 210
Austar (virtual) 1 and 12

One is an Australian free-to-air high-definition digital television multichannel, which was launched by Network Ten on 26 March 2009. The channel initially focused on broadcasting sports-based programing and events, changing in April 2011 to more reality, scripted and adventure-based programing aligning to a younger male demographic.

Many Australians have expressed their dismay at this change.[3][dubious ]

26 March 2009 – 6 May 2011: Sports format[edit]

One logo as One HD 2009–2011

The channel commenced broadcasting on 26 March 2009 at 7.00 pm in Melbourne (due to live coverage of the Australian Football League) and at 7.30 pm in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.[4] The channel, owned by Network Ten, featured nonstop sport content including live sport, sports documentaries and sports-themed movies.[5]

In 2011, the channel began to dilute its all-sport format to include adventure-themed reality programming such as Ice Road Truckers and Black Gold, and a weekly feature-length movie or documentary, usually, but not limited to, a sporting theme. In April 2011, it was revealed that the channel would shift to a more broad general entertainment channel aimed towards a younger male demographic, whilst still featuring sports programming.[6]

One broadcasts in high definition on digital channels 1 and 12.[7] At launch, One replaced the previous Ten HD service and a standard definition simulcast of Ten HD[citation needed] called TenSD2. One HD began broadcasting on Macquarie Media Group's owned and operated Southern Cross Ten regional television stations on Digital Channel 50 at 7.00 pm on 2 July 2009.[8]

One initially also broadcast a standard definition stream on digital channel 11. This broadcast was later replaced by Ten digital multichannel Eleven on 15 December 2010 in preparation for its official launch on 11 January 2011.

7 May 2011 – present: Sport and entertainment format[edit]

It was confirmed on 4 April 2011 that due to unsupportable overheads associated with running the station as an "all-sport" channel, One HD would begin to air more general entertainment programming alongside sport, particularly shows aimed at an older male audience. The changes were intended to make the channel a greater competitor against 7mate, which has a similar scope.[9][10]

One's updated schedule includes factuals Everest: Beyond the Limit, Extreme Fishing with Robson Green, Airline, Long Way Round, Ice Road Truckers, An Idiot Abroad, Cops; dramas Terriers, Lights Out, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Breakout Kings and Psych; and movies The Last King of Scotland, 28 Weeks Later, Babylon AD, Jarhead, Pitch Black, Doom, Hitman, and The Manchurian Candidate.

Programming[edit]

Current shows[edit]

Former shows[edit]

Sport[edit]

In October 2011, it was confirmed that the National Basketball League games would be delayed. This caused an outrage amongst Australian basketball fans, who took to social networks Facebook and Twitter, voicing their concerns.[11] During the 2012–13 season, some Friday night games were shown live on One at 9.30 pm. Live Sunday games returned to TEN at 2 pm.

One broadcast Formula One Grand Prix every qualifying session live with a half-hour preview. Rights to be held till 2015, including IPTV rights from 2011 onwards.

One broadcast Moto GP every race live from 2010 till 2014, then from 2015–2016. Moto2 and Moto3 and MotoGP will be shown on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix round only on Ten.

One broadcast NASCAR Marquee races live and Nationwide Series highlights.

Availability[edit]

One is available in 1080i high definition from the network's five metropolitan owned-and-operated stations, TEN Sydney, ATV Melbourne, TVQ Brisbane, ADS Adelaide, and NEW Perth; via television markets/transmissions of: Southern Cross Ten through its owned-and-operated stations, GLV/BCV in Regional Victoria, CTC in Southern New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, NRN in Northern New South Wales, TNQ in Regional Queensland;[12] and MDV Mildura, TDT in Tasmania[13] and DTD in Darwin, GTS/BKN in regional South Australia, Ten West in regional Western Australia, MGS/LRS in eastern South Australia and CDT in Central Australia (including remote NT, QLD and SA.

One is available to Foxtel cable subscribers via its HD+ package, and ONE SD was available on its basic cable service when it was broadcast.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Network Ten Press Release". Ten Corporate. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.freetv.com.au/media/Engineering/Australian_Digital_Terrestrial_Television_Broadcasting_Service_Information_Register_-_Issue_4_-_January_2011.pdf
  3. ^ Carter, Ben. "OneHD's sport free-for-all? Not any more! >> The Roar – Your Sports Opinion". The Roar. 
  4. ^ "Network Ten Golf Partnership". Ten Corporate. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Caroline (28 October 2008). "Game on with new 24-hour sport channel". Fairfax Media (The Sydney Morning Herald). Retrieved 28 October 2008. 
  6. ^ Chessell, James (4 April 2011). "Revamp at One targets younger males". The Australian. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ten announces HD sports digital multi-channel: One". Ten Network Holdings. Australian Stock Exchange. 28 October 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2008. 
  8. ^ "Macquarie Media Group – Media Release". Maquarie Media Group. 15 March 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  9. ^ One HD to undergo revamp. Media Spy (4 April 2011). Retrieved on 23 December 2013.
  10. ^ ONE to broaden its horizons. TV Tonight. Retrieved on 23 December 2013.
  11. ^ Petition to get NBL shown live on OneHD 2011/12. Facebook (25 October 2012). Retrieved on 23 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Southern Cross adds ONE HD from July 2 :TV Tonight". TV Tonight. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  13. ^ "ONE HD in Tassie: July 30". TV Tonight. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2009. 
  14. ^ Knox, David (27 June 2009). "ONE SD coming to Foxtel cable". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 

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