1995 in Australian television

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List of years in Australian television

Events[edit]

  • 2 January – Hey Hey It's Saturday launches in 1995 without Ossie Ostrich as Ernie Carroll, who was Graham Kennedy's on-screen writer from the early IMT days, retired at the end of 1994.
  • 18 January – American sitcom The Nanny premieres on Network Ten.
  • 30 January – Australian current affairs programme Today Tonight airs on Seven Network. The show will be launched with individual editions in each of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
  • 10 February – Roger Climpson presents his final bulletin for Seven News after deciding to stand down after his diagnosis with prostate cancer. Ann Sanders replaced him the following Monday (13 February).
  • 14 February – Australian drama series Fire screens on Seven Network.
  • 17 February – Australian children's education series Lift Off is back with a brand new series at 4:30pm on ABC.
  • 20 March – Australian children's comedy series The Ferals return for a brand new series at 5:00pm every Monday on ABC.
  • 24 April – Australian comedy series which satirised 1970s-era U.S. police television dramas Funky Squad debuts on the ABC only running for 7 episodes.
  • 24 April – The First Oz Lotto draw screened on Television starting on the Seven Network then the Nine Network in 2005.
  • 1 May – Kerry Stokes becomes chairman of the Seven Network after reaching 20% ownership of the company.
  • 29 May – Australian children's game show A*mazing returns to Seven Network for a brand new series.
  • 29 May – Australian teenage game show Vidiot returns for a new brand series on ABC at 5:30pm with Scott McRae as presenter once again.
  • 17 July – Network Ten debuts a brand new weekday morning children's cartoon programme called Cheez TV presented by teenagers Jade Gatt and Ryan Lappin.
  • 20 July – Final episode of Australian teen game show Vidiot airs on ABC at 5:30pm with a special guest appearance by Andrew Denton.
  • 3 October – Australian game show Wheel of Fortune broadcasts and produces its 3000th episode.
  • STW-9 is purchased by Sunraysia Television after a fierce bidding war with WIN Television.
  • Juanita Phillips leaves Network Ten to join new news channel services by Foxtel, Sky News the following year.
  • Pay television arrives in Australia with Foxtel & Optus Vision launching in the metropolitan areas & Galaxy & Austar launching in regional areas that year.
  • Anne Fulwood returns to the Seven Network in October to present its new late night news bulletin.

Channels[edit]

New channels[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Free-to-air television Domestic series[edit]

Program Network Debut date
Today Tonight Seven Network 30 January
Fire Seven Network 14 February
Funky Squad ABC TV 24 April
Cheez TV Network Ten 17 July
Mirror, Mirror Network Ten 30 September
Lizzie's Library ABC TV 6 November

Free-to-air television International series[edit]

Program Network Debut date
United States The Nanny Network Ten 18 January
United Kingdom Victor and Hugo ABC TV 14 March
Spain The Wisdom of The Gnomes ABC TV 9 April
United Kingdom What-a-Mess ABC TV 3 May
United Kingdom Art Attack ABC TV 3 July
United States Rocko's Modern Life ABC TV 24 July
Canada Are You Afraid of the Dark? ABC TV 14 August
Canada The Busy World of Richard Scarry ABC TV 21 August
United Kingdom Avenger Penguins ABC TV 6 September
United Kingdom The Legends of Treasure Island ABC TV 8 October
United Kingdom United States Canada Magic Adventures of Mumfie ABC TV 13 October
Canada The Real Story of ABC TV 7 November
Canada Katie and Orbie ABC TV 24 November
United Kingdom Five Children and It ABC TV 25 November
Canada The Legend of White Fang ABC TV 4 December
United States Gargoyles Seven Network 9 December
Soviet Union United States Animated Classic Showcase ABC TV 10 December
United Kingdom Return of the Psammead ABC TV 16 December
Japan The Littl' Bits Network Ten 1995
United States Problem Child Network Ten 1995
United States Fantastic Four (1994) Network Ten 1995
United States Skeleton Warriors Network Ten 1995
Canada United States Monster Force Network Ten 1995
United States 2 Stupid Dogs Seven Network 1995
United States Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad Network Ten 1995
United States BattleTech: The Animated Series Seven Network 1995
Japan Funky Fables Network Ten 1995
Canada United States ReBoot Seven Network 1995
United States Saved by the Bell: The New Class Seven Network 1995
Germany The Hallo Spencer Show Nine Network 1995

Changes to network affiliation[edit]

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.

International[edit]

Program New network(s) Previous network(s) Date
United States C.O.P.S. Network Ten Nine Network 1995
United States Fantastic Max Seven Network ABC TV December

Subscription premieres[edit]

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.

International[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
A-Team, TheUnited States The A-Team[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Battlestar Galactica[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Benson[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
Bionic Woman, The United States The Bionic Woman[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States B. J. and the Bear[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Dennis the Menace (1959)[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Dragnet[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Fonz and the Happy Days Gang[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Canada Friday the 13th: The Series[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Gimme a Break![3] TV1 [citation needed] April
Incredible Hulk, The United States The Incredible Hulk[3] TV1 Seven Network April
Jeffersons, TheUnited States The Jeffersons[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Knight Rider[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States McHale's Navy[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Miami Vice[3] TV1 Nine Network April
Rockford Files, TheUnited States The Rockford Files[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States She Wolf of London[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States TJ Hooker[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States Webster[3] TV1 [citation needed] April
United States The Flintstones Cartoon Network Seven Network
Network Ten (as Channel 0)
3 October
Rugrats United States Rugrats[6] Nickelodeon ABC TV 23 October
United States The Simpsons Fox8 Network Ten 23 October
United Kingdom Postman Pat Max
Nickelodeon
ABC TV
United Kingdom Rosie and Jim Max
Nickelodeon
United States Dino Babies Max
Nickelodeon
United Kingdom The Wombles (1973) Max ABC TV
United States Mr. Bogus Max
United Kingdom Fiddley Foodle Bird Max
United States Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Nickelodeon ABC TV
United Kingdom Captain Zed and the Zee Zone Max Network Ten
United Kingdom The Family Ness Max ABC TV
France United States Inspector Gadget Max
Nickelodeon
ABC TV
United States The Berenstain Bears Max
Nickelodeon
ABC TV
United States Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Max
Cartoon Network
Nine Network
Seven Network
United States Storybreak Max ABC TV
United States Quick Draw McGraw Max
Cartoon Network
Nine Network
Seven Network
United Kingdom Wizadora Max
Nickelodeon
Canada United States Papa Beaver's Storytime Nickelodeon
Spain Netherlands The World of David the Gnome Nickelodeon ABC TV
United States Garfield and Friends Nickelodeon Network Ten
United Kingdom The Trap Door Max ABC TV
United Kingdom The Perishers Max
United States Doug Nickelodeon Network Ten
United States The Ren and Stimpy Show Nickelodeon Network Ten
United States Rocko's Modern Life Nickelodeon ABC TV
United Kingdom Scotland United States Hurricanes Max
United Kingdom Brum Max
Nickelodeon
ABC TV
United States The Baby Huey Show Max
United States Atom Ant Max
Cartoon Network
ABC TV
Seven Network
United Kingdom Poddington Peas Max
United States Hong Kong Phooey Max
Cartoon Network
Canada C.L.Y.D.E. Max
Nickelodeon
United Kingdom The Amazing Adventures of Morph Max ABC TV
United States Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines Max
Cartoon Network
Nine Network
Network Ten
Seven Network
United Kingdom The Giddy Game Show Max ABC TV
United Kingdom The Greedysaurus Gang Max ABC TV
United Kingdom Bananaman Max ABC TV
United States Casper and Friends Max
Nickelodeon
Network Ten
United Kingdom Puddle Lane Max ABC TV
United States Twinkle the Dream Being Max
United States Dennis the Menace (1986) Max
Nickelodeon
ABC TV
United States Denver, the Last Dinosaur Max
Nickelodeon
Nine Network
United States Mighty Max Max
Nickelodeon
Seven Network
United States Rocky and Bullwinkle Max Nine Network
Seven Network
Network Ten
ABC TV
United Kingdom Roobarb Max ABC TV
Canada Are You Afraid of the Dark? Nickelodeon ABC TV
United States Clarissa Explains It All Nickelodeon
United States Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire Max
Nickelodeon
United States Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills Max
United Kingdom The Little Green Man Max

Television shows[edit]

ABC TV

Seven Network

Nine Network

Network Ten

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bertolus, Phil (2 February 1995). "AT HOME WITH PAY TV". The Age Green Guide (Melbourne: Fairfax Media). p. 1. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Oliver, Robin (6 March 1997). "Galaxy of stars but light on hard info". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney: Fairfax Media). p. 8. Retrieved 27 December 2009. In addition to its sports network, already operating, Galaxy trebled the choice on Friday when Showtime, a premium movie channel, and Encore, a movie favourites channel, got under way. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Wilmoth, Peter (15 April 1995). "Do we really need pay-TV". The Sunday Age (Melbourne: Fairfax Media). p. 5. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Browne, Rachel (22 April 1995). "Galaxy takes knife to fees". The Sun-Herald (Sydney: Fairfax Media). p. 23. Retrieved 21 December 2009. XYZ Entertainment is launching the other four Galaxy channels today. They are a documentary channel Quest, children's and cult TV channel Max, general entertainment channel Arena and music channel Red. 
  5. ^ Andrew, By (5 December 1995). "New TV channel for those born to shop". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney: Fairfax Media). p. 2. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Rugrats in Australia". Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010.