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
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 28 March 2013 Extra 2 was launched as a five-hour timeshift of Extra.[5] As a result, the quality of sister channel GEM was cut.[6]

On 26 November 2015, Nine's new lifestyle channel 9Life launched in metropolitan areas on channel 94, replacing the primary broadcast of Extra, which moved to channel 95, replacing Extra 2.[7] However, Extra and Extra 2 remained in broadcast on regional Nine affiliate NBN on channels 94 and 95 respectively in place of 9Life. On 21 January 2016, Extra replaced WIN's five-hour timeshift of their datacasting channel Gold on channel 82. With the coming launch of WIN and NBN's high definition simulcasts in 2016, their channel listings will be reshuffled to mirror Nine's metropolitan listing, moving Extra to channel 85 in place of Extra 2 which will be closed.[8][9]

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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. ^ David Knox (2013). "Extra channel timeshifted by Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ AndrewB (2013). "What is Extra 2? Channel 95? Another free to air channel?". Throng.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Knox, David (8 February 2016). "9HD, 9Life coming to NBN Newcastle". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (10 February 2016). "No 7flix for Prime, new channels "soon" for WIN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016.