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Extra (Australian TV channel)

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Logo used between 2012 and 2018, then used again since 2020
TypeAlternative programming
Broadcast areaSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Northern NSW & Gold Coast
NetworkNine Network
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
Timeshift serviceExtra 2
OwnerNine Entertainment
Sister channelsChannel 9
Launched26 March 2012; 12 years ago (2012-03-26)
1 October 2020; 3 years ago (2020-10-01) (relaunch)
Closed24 September 2018; 5 years ago (2018-09-24)
Replaced byDTT carriage of Your Money, subsequently replaced by HD version of 9Gem after 17 May 2019
TCN Sydney (DVB-T)1060 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)[1]
GTV Melbourne (DVB-T)1075 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
QTQ Brisbane/Sunshine Coast (DVB-T)1031 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
Freeview Nine metro (virtual)97
Freeview Nine Northern NSW (virtual)87

Extra is an Australian free-to-air television channel launched on 26 March 2012. It broadcasts mainly infomercials, religion, community, educational, multi-cultural programming as well as stories taken from Nine Network programs including A Current Affair, Getaway, Today and Today Extra.[2][3][4]



On the Nine Network, the Extra brand was first used in Brisbane on a television news program, that was axed on 18 June 2009.[5]

Extra launched on 26 March 2012 on channel 94 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin and Northern NSW & Gold Coast on channel 84.[2][3][4]

Extra replaced WIN Corporation's datacast channel Gold, in both Adelaide and Perth, after both were purchased by Nine Entertainment in 2013. Nine Adelaide launched Extra on 1 July 2013 while Nine Perth launched Extra on 30 September 2013, both along with the timeshift service Extra 2.

On 26 November 2015, Nine's new lifestyle channel 9Life launched in metropolitan areas on channel 94. As a result, Extra, which was on channel 94 at the time, was moved to channel 95, replacing its timeshift service Extra 2.[6] However, Extra remained in broadcast on regional Nine affiliate NBN on channels 84 in place of 9Life.

On 19 January 2016, Extra replaced WIN's five-hour timeshift of their datacasting channel Gold titled Gold 2 on channel 82. When WIN and NBN launched 9Life in March 2016, their channel listings were reshuffled to mirror Nine's metropolitan listings which put Extra on channel 85 in both listings.[7][8]

Extra ceased broadcasting on 24 September 2018 with the channel space to be occupied by Your Money, a joint venture business channel between Nine and Australian News Channel.[9][10] Promotional trailers for Your Money were shown during the period until 6:00 am Eastern on 1 October 2018, when the new channel came on air. After Your Money was closed down on 17 May 2019,[11] its DTT channel space was taken by an HD version of 9Gem.[12]

The channel was re-launched 1 October 2020 on digital channel 97 (87 in Northern NSW) after 2 years off the air.[citation needed]



Extra is available in standard definition in metropolitan areas through Nine Network owned-and-operated stations: TCN Sydney, GTV Melbourne, QTQ Brisbane, NWS Adelaide and STW Perth as well as NBN Northern New South Wales.

Extra 2


On 28 March 2013, Extra 2 was launched on channel 95 and channel 85 in NBN areas as a five-hour timeshift of Extra.[13] As a result, the quality of sister channel 9Gem was cut.[14]

In Adelaide, Extra 2 became available on 1 July 2013, the day Nine took over control of Nine Adelaide (NWS), from the WIN Corporation, along with the main shopping channel, Extra.

In Perth, Extra 2 launched, replacing then Nine Perth owner's WIN Corporation's Gold 2, on 30 September 2013, the day Nine took control of the Perth station, along with the main shopping channel, Extra.

Extra 2 was closed in metropolitan areas on 26 November 2015 when it was replaced by Extra, which had been moved from channel 94 due to the launch of 9Life.[6] However, Extra and Extra 2 both remained available on Nine-owned NBN Television until 9Life was launched on NBN in March 2016.[7]

Prior to the 9Life launch in NBN areas, Extra and Extra 2 was available on channel 84 and 85 respectively.

See also



  1. ^ "DTT Register of Service IDs" (PDF). FreeTV. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Nine to launch Extra". Media Spy. 24 March 2012. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b Knox, David (26 March 2012). "Nine launches EXTRA". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Nine launches EXTRA on Channel 94". Mediaweek. 26 March 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Extra axed, newsreader Paige signs off". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2023.
  6. ^ a b Barrett, Dan (28 October 2015). "Nine 2016 Upfront: Plans to broadcast in HD and launch new lifestyle FTA channel". Mediaweek. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b Knox, David (8 February 2016). "9HD, 9Life coming to NBN Newcastle". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  8. ^ Knox, David (10 February 2016). "No 7flix for Prime, new channels "soon" for WIN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  9. ^ Marsh, Stuart (24 June 2018). "Nine announces new 24-hour business channel with ANC". 9Finance. Nine Entertainment. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  10. ^ Wallbank, Paul (25 June 2018). "Sky Business rebrands as Your Money in joint venture between News Corp and Nine". Mumbrella. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  11. ^ Meade, Amanda (6 May 2019). "Sky News Australia closes its dedicated business channel Your Money". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 1 October 2023.
  12. ^ Knox, David (21 June 2019). "9GEM simulcast in HD". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 October 2023.
  13. ^ Knox, David (29 March 2013). "Extra channel timeshifted by Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  14. ^ AndrewB (28 March 2013). "What is Extra 2? Channel 95? Another free to air channel?". Throng.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2013.