1995 in Australian television
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- 2 January – Today Tonight debuts on the Seven Network, 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 2 July – Network Ten debuts a brand new weekday morning children's cartoon programme called Cheez TV presented by Jade Gatt and Ryan Lappin starting off with cartoons based on Marvel Characters including Spider-Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four.
- 3 October – Australian game show Wheel of Fortune Broadcasts 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 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.
- 26 January – Premier Sports Network
- 26 January – ANBC
- 3 March – Showtime
- 3 March – Encore
- 2 April – TV1
- 22 April – Arena
- 22 April – Max
- 22 April – Red
- 22 April – Quest
- 19 September – The Movie Network
- 19 September – Movie Greats
- 19 September – CNN International
- 19 September – ESPN
- 19 September – Sports Australia
- 3 October – Cartoon Network
- 23 October – Nickelodeon
- 23 October – Fox8
- 23 October – fX
- 4 December – The Value Channel
Free-to-air television Domestic series
|Funky Squad||ABC TV||24 April|
|Cheez TV||Network Ten||2 July|
|Lizzie's Library||ABC TV||6 November|
Free-to-air television International series
|Victor and Hugo||ABC TV||13 March|
|The Wisdom of The Gnomes||ABC TV||9 April|
|What-a-Mess||ABC TV||3 May|
|Art Attack||ABC TV||3 July|
|Rocko's Modern Life||ABC TV||24 July|
|Fantastic Four (1994)||Network Ten||July|
|Are You Afraid of the Dark?||ABC TV||14 August|
|The Busy World of Richard Scarry||ABC TV||21 August|
|Avenger Penguins||ABC TV||6 September|
|The Legends of Treasure Island||ABC TV||9 October|
|Magic Adventures of Mumfie||ABC TV||13 October|
|The Real Story of||ABC TV||7 November|
|Katie and Orbie||ABC TV||24 November|
|The Legend of White Fang||ABC TV||4 December|
|Sailor Moon||ABC TV||11 December|
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.
- Today Tonight (Seven Network)
- Better Homes and Gardens (Seven Network)
- This Is Your Life (Nine Network)
- G.P. (1989–1996)
- Four Corners (1961–present)
- Rage (1987-beyond)
- Foreign Correspondent (1992–present)
- Frontline (1994–1997)
- Wheel of Fortune (1981–1996, 1996–2003, 2004-beyond)
- A Country Practice (1981–1994)
- Home and Away (1988–present)
- Family Feud (1988–1996)
- The Great Outdoors (1993–2006, 2007)
- Full Frontal (1993–present)
- Blue Heelers (1994–2006)
- Sunday (1981–2008)
- Today (1982 – present)
- Sale of the Century (1980–2001)
- A Current Affair (1971–1978, 1988–2005, 2006–present)
- Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–1999)
- The Midday Show (1973–1998)
- 60 Minutes (1979–present)
- The Flying Doctors (1986–1991)
- Australia's Funniest Home Video Show (1990–2000, 2000–2004, 2005–present)
- Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–1999)
- Getaway (1992–present)
- Our House (1993–2001)
- Money (1993–2000)
- Neighbours (1985 – present)
- E Street (1989–1993)
- Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton (1991–2005)
- Sports Tonight (1993–present)
- Bertolus, Phil (2 February 1995). "AT HOME WITH PAY TV". The Age Green Guide (Melbourne: Fairfax Media). p. 1. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- 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.
- Wilmoth, Peter (15 April 1995). "Do we really need pay-TV". The Sunday Age (Melbourne: Fairfax Media). p. 5. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Rugrats in Australia". Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010.