Channel 31 (Sydney)

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Channel 31
CTS-31 logo.png
Closed23 April 2004
Owned byCommunity Television Sydney Ltd
Picture formatAnalogue 4:3
Broadcast areaSydney
HeadquartersSt. Leonards
AnalogueUHF 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The licence of its operator, Community Television Sydney, was revoked by the Australian Broadcasting Authority and given to rival Television Sydney in March 2004.[1] Channel 31's licence was temporarily extended pending a federal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]


  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.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  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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