1995 in Australian television
- 1 Events
- 2 Debuts
- 3 Television shows
- 4 Ending this year
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 References
- 2 January – Hey Hey It's Saturday launches in 1995 without Ossie Ostrich as Ernie Carroll, who was Graham Kennedy's on-screenwriter from the early IMT days, retired at the end of 1994. Spin-off The Best/Worst Of Red Faces had specials aired on February 13, May 15 and August 10
- 18 January – American sitcom The Nanny premieres on Network Ten.
- 24 January – Australian lifestyle series Better Homes and Gardens premieres on the Seven Network.
- 30 January – Australian current affairs programme Today Tonight airs on the 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 Nightly 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 the 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 March – Final episode of the Australian children's educational series Lift Off airs 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.
- 26 June – The ABC broadcasts the final episode of the Australian children's comedy series The Ferals at 5:00pm.
- 3 July – Australian children's television series Glad Rags premieres on Nine Network.
- 10 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.
- 24 July – Sale of the Century celebrates its 15th anniversary with a one-hour tribute special airs on the Nine Network at 7:30pm.
- 4 August – WIN Television axes its Regional Television News Bulletin in Albury. It is reintroduced nine months later.
- 14 September – Australian miniseries Blue Murder premieres on the ABC in all states and territories except NSW and the ACT due to the life sentence of Neddy Smith.
- 3 October – Australian game show Wheel of Fortune broadcasts, produces and airs its 3000th episode.
- 26 November – The 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral premieres on the Nine Network.
- 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.
- 26 January – Fox Sports
- 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
|Better Homes and Gardens||Seven Network||24 January|
|Today Tonight||Seven Network||30 January|
|Wildlife with Olivia Newton-John||Nine Network||2 February|
|Fire||Seven Network||14 February|
|Sky Trackers||Seven Network||19 March|
|Club Buggery||ABC TV||21 April|
|Funky Squad||ABC TV||24 April|
|Gladiators||Seven Network||29 April|
|Echo Point||Network Ten||1 June|
|Correlli||ABC TV||1 July|
|Glad Rags||Nine Network||3 July|
|Insight||SBS TV||6 July|
|Cheez TV||Network Ten||10 July|
|Weddings||Nine Network||19 July|
|Blue Murder||ABC TV||14 September|
|Spellbinder||Nine Network||25 September|
|RPA||Nine Network||28 September|
|Lizzie's Library||ABC TV||6 November|
|Face to Face||Seven Network||19 November|
|Yamba's Playtime||Imparja Television||1995|
Free-to-air television International series
Changes to network affiliation
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.
|Program||New network(s)||Previous network(s)||Date|
|Beakman's World||Nine Network||Network Ten||23 January|
|Dad's Army||Network Ten||ABC TV||1 July|
|C.O.P.S.||Network Ten||Nine Network||30 October|
|ALF||Nine Network||Seven Network||6 November|
|// Fantastic Max||Seven Network||ABC TV||14 December|
|// Clowning Around II||ABC TV||Seven Network||15 December|
|A Cosmic Christmas||Network Ten||ABC TV||25 December|
|Monty Python's Flying Circus||ABC TV||Seven Network||28 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.
|Program||Subscription network||Free-to-air network||Date|
|23 October (Nickelodeon)|
|Elly & Jools||Max
|Police Rescue||Arena||ABC TV|
- Today Tonight (Seven Network)
- Better Homes and Gardens (Seven Network)
- This Is Your Life (Nine Network)
- Mr. Squiggle and Friends (1959–1999)
- Four Corners (1961–present)
- Rage (1987-beyond)
- G.P. (1989–1996)
- 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)
Ending this year
|24 March||Lift Off||ABC TV||1992|
|20 April||Janus||ABC TV||1994|
|5 June||Funky Squad||ABC TV||24 April 1995|
|26 June||The Ferals||ABC TV||1994|
|29 June||TVTV||ABC TV||1993|
|1 July||The Zone||Nine Network||1994|
|7 July||The Big Breakfast||Network Ten||1992|
|20 July||Vidiot||ABC TV||1992|
|21 July||Glad Rags||Nine Network||3 July 1995|
|1 September||Correlli||ABC TV||1 July 1995|
|8 September||Big Girl's Blouse||Channel Seven||1994|
|10 September||Sky Trackers||Channel Seven||19 March 1995|
|21 September||Blue Murder||ABC TV||14 September 1995|
|7 November||Spellbinder||Nine Network||25 September 1995|
|14 November||The Investigators||ABC TV||1985|
|22 November||Total Recall||Seven Network||1994|
|28 November||The Times||Seven Network||1994|
|30 November||Denton||Seven Network||1994|
|1 December||Echo Point||Network Ten||1 June 1995|
|8 December||Lizzie's Library||ABC TV||6 November 1995|
|23 December||Mirror, Mirror||Network Ten||30 September 1995|
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- 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.