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Eleven (TV channel)

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Eleven
Eleven logo.svg
Launched 11 January 2011
Network Network Ten
Owned by Ten Network Holdings
CBS Studios International
Picture format PAL (576i) 16:9
Slogan he11o
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area National
Replaced One (SDTV)
Sister channel(s) Ten
One
TVSN
Spree TV
Website tenplay.com.au
Availability
Terrestrial
TEN Sydney
(DVB-T)
1576 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)[1]
ATV Melbourne
(DVB-T)
1592 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
TVQ Brisbane/
Gold Coast
(DVB-T)
1608 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
ADS Adelaide
(DVB-T)
1624 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
NEW Perth/
Mandurah
(DVB-T)
1672 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
Freeview Ten owned
(virtual)
11
Freeview Ten affiliate
(virtual)
55
Satellite
Foxtel (virtual) 141
Austar (virtual) 11
VAST (virtual) 11 or 55
Cable
Foxtel/Optus (virtual) 141
Austar (virtual) 11

Eleven (stylised as 11) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by Network Ten on 11 January 2011.[2] It offers a mix of animation, comedy, drama, reality and sitcoms distinctly aimed at youthful viewers between the ages of 13 to 29. Eleven is most notably known as the home of Australia's longest-running drama Neighbours.[3]

Joint venture

Network Ten established a separate joint venture, entitled ElevenCo, with international distributor CBS Studios International to provide content for Eleven.[4][5] Subject to regulatory approval, Ten holds two-thirds equity stake in the venture, with CBS holding the remaining share. Under the arrangement, Eleven sources programming from CBS's back catalogue.

Programming

Eleven offers a mix of animation, comedy, drama, reality and sitcoms distinctly aimed at youthful viewers between the ages of 13 to 29.[6][7][3] It features a mix of repeated old shows, brand new shows to Australian television, and shows that would make their Australian free-to-air television debut. Eleven also features films sourced from its studio-output deals, including 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures.

Some of Network Ten's shows aimed at a younger demographic, most notably Neighbours and The Simpsons, were moved to Eleven on the day it launched, as part of Ten's re-branding to target the older demographic, while the younger shows move to their digital multichannels.[8][9][10] The decision to move Neighbours and The Simpsons was to also make way for a new current affairs show in Ten's 6:00–7:00pm timeslot.[8] Neighbours has since become Eleven's highest-rating program and the number-one regular Australian program on the digital multichannels, averaging 278,000 viewers.[3]

On 27 February 2012, Network Ten moved Toasted TV to Eleven due to a number of changes to their morning line-up, which included the launch of Breakfast.[11] In November 2013, more of Network Ten's shows including Totally Wild, Scope, Wurrawhy and Mako: Island of Secrets moved to Eleven due to the launch of Wake Up and Studio 10. Other first-run Australian content on Eleven include Couch Time and The Loop.[6]

Current shows

Adult Animation

Children

Comedy

Drama

Light Entertainment

Reality

Religious

Upcoming shows

Former shows

Adult Animation

Children

Comedy

Drama

Factual

Light Entertainment

Reality

References

  1. ^ http://www.freetv.com.au/media/Engineering/Australian_Digital_Terrestrial_Television_Broadcasting_Service_Information_Register_-_Issue_4_-_January_2011.pdf
  2. ^ Knox, David (22 October 2010). "11 / 1 / 11 ….and counting". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Knox, David (15 June 2015). "Multichannel Survey: Eleven / One". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Washbrook, Cyril (26 August 2010). "Ten announces launch of Eleven". The Spy Report (Media Spy). Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  5. ^ James, Meg (25 August 2010). "CBS goes down under and takes minority stake in Australian TV venture". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Knox, David (11 May 2014). "Multichannel Survey: Eleven / One". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Aaron (7 July 2015). "Mid Year Update – Eleven: Best Multi Channel in Australia". Throng Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Clune, Richard (8 August 2010). "Jennifer on Ten's frontline". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Chessell, James (13 January 2011). "Eleventh heaven as Ten Network hails debut". The Australian (News Limited). Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Neighbours moving to Eleven". The Spy Report (Media Spy). 26 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  11. ^ Knox, David (19 February 2012). "Bumped: Toasted TV, Totally Wild etc.". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Knox, David (14 November 2014). "TEN 2015 highlights: Celebrity, Drama, Sport.". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 

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