Extra (Australian TV channel)

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Extra
Extra TV logo.png
Launched 26 March 2012
Network Nine Network
Owned by Nine Entertainment Co.
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Slogan Get More
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Northern NSW and Gold Coast
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales
Sister channel(s) Nine
9HD
9Gem
9Go!
9Life
Timeshift service Extra 2
(28 March 2013 – 26 November 2015)
Availability
Terrestrial
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) 95
Freeview NBN regional (virtual) 85

Extra is an Australian advertorial datacasting channel and a sister channel to the Nine Network, launched on 26 March 2012. The channel broadcasts mainly infomercials as well as home shopping, 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]

History[edit]

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.[5] 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 on channel 82. When WIN and NBN launched 9Life in March 2016, their channel listings were reshuffled to mirror Nine's metropolitan listings.[6][7]

Availability[edit]

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[edit]

On 28 March 2013, Extra 2 was launched on channel 95 as a five-hour timeshift of Extra.[8] As a result, the quality of sister channel GEM was cut.[9]

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.[5] However, Extra and Extra 2 both remained available on Nine-owned NBN Television until 9Life was launched on NBN in March 2016.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DTT Register of Service IDs" (PDF). FreeTV. 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nine to launch Extra". Media Spy. 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ David Knox (2012). "Nine Launches Extra". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nine launches Extra on Channel 94". Mediaweek. 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Barrett, Dan (28 October 2015). "Nine 2016 Upfront: Plans to broadcast in HD and launch new lifestyle FTA channel". mediaweek.com.au. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Knox, David (8 February 2016). "9HD, 9Life coming to NBN Newcastle". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (10 February 2016). "No 7flix for Prime, new channels "soon" for WIN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  8. ^ David Knox (2013). "Extra channel timeshifted by Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  9. ^ AndrewB (2013). "What is Extra 2? Channel 95? Another free to air channel?". Throng.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2013.