Channel 31 (Sydney)

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Channel 31
CTS-31 logo.png
Launched 1993
Closed 23 April 2004
Owned by Community Television Sydney Ltd
Picture format Analogue 4:3
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Sydney
Headquarters St. Leonards
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue UHF 31

Channel 31 (call sign CTS-31) was a free-to-air community television station in Sydney. The station began broadcasting in 1993 as Australia's first metropolitan community television station.[1]

The licence of its operator, Community Television Sydney, was revoked by the Australian Broadcasting Authority and given to rival Television Sydney in March 2004.[1] Channel 31's licence was temporarily extended pending a federal court hearing on the issue,[2] but the station ultimately ceased operations at midnight on 23 April 2004.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Show your support and get your Community channel back on the air NOW!". Community Television Sydney. Archived from the original on 10 June 2004. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Tayler, Simon (24 March 2004). "Save Channel 31 Sydney!". Green Left Weekly. Ultimo, NSW. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Tayler, Simon (29 April 2004). "Channel 31 ceases broadcasting". Green Left Weekly. Ultimo, NSW. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 

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