Extra (Australian TV channel)

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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
Timeshift service Extra 2
(28 March 2013 – 26 November 2015)
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]


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]


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]


  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.