Max (Australian TV channel)

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MAX Logo
Launched2 December 2000[1]
Owned byFoxtel Networks
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share0.5% (Aug'09, )
SloganWhere music lives.
Formerly calledmusicMAX (2000-2004)
Sister channel(s)Foxtel Networks channels
FoxtelChannel 805
AustarChannel 805
FoxtelChannel 805
Optus TVChannel 805
AustarChannel 805
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 805

Max is an Australian music channel formerly known as musicMAX prior to 14 March 2004, available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television. The distinctive MAX logo was designed by Australian designer director, Domenico Bartolo of 21-19.[2]


Original Programming[edit]

  • Feel the Love (A range of clips requested and dedicated by viewers to their loved ones.)
  • Live Music (A local or international band performing live in the MAX studio every Sunday.)
  • Loving the '80s (A compilation of the greatest hits from the 1980s.)
  • Loving the '90s (A compilation of the greatest hits from the 1990s.)
  • Lunch with... & at Twilight... (An hour of the best clips from the chosen artist, plus interviews and behind-the-scenes snippets.)
  • MAX Escape Weekend (A countdown on various topics every weekend, such as Top 100 Aussie Songs or Top 100 Sexiest Men.)
  • MAX Top 50s (A countdown of the Top 50 of various topics, such as Top 50 Karaoke Songs or Top 50 Guitarists.)
  • My Top Eleven (Local or International music guests choose their Top 11 video clips of all time.)
  • partyMAX (A compilation of the best party songs ever.)
  • The MAX Sessions (A live concert every week with only the best local or international artists, similar to MTV Unplugged.)
  • The Know (A weekly talk show featuring Pop Culture news.)
  • My First Gig (13 April 2009 – present): a 10-part series hosted by Jimmy Barnes

Other Programs[edit]

  • Later With Jools (Jools Holland hosts his own music variety show. Not produced by MAX.)
  • 1000 Top Non-Stop Hits (A special event featuring 1000 songs, includes advertisements.)

Current Programs[edit]

  • Same Title, Different Song (Songs with same title, but totally different in sounders.)
  • Party MAX (Non-stop music throughout the night.)
  • Wake Up with MAX (Hottest tunes to wake up to every morning.)
  • MAX By Requests (Videos as picked by viewers.)
  • MAX Superstar (Music videos produced by a chosen artist only.)


  1. ^ Zuel, Bernard (1 December 2000). "Ladies, It's For You Click Onto Something Comfortable". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 16. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
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