|Launched||2 April 1995|
|Closed||31 December 2013|
|Owned by||TV1 General Entertainment Partnership:
Sony Pictures Television
CBS Studios International
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Audience share||0.7% (September 2009, )|
|Replaced by||TV Hits|
TV1 was an Australian cable and satellite channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television's subscription platforms. The station closed on 31 December 2013, along with its sister channel SF. It was replaced beginning 1 January 2014 by TVH!ts.
TV1 launched as part of the original Galaxy line-up. The channel is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios International (CBS Corporation), and NBCUniversal (Comcast). The channel shows numerous sitcoms, dramas, Pre-2006 movies and other programming. It refers to itself as 'Always Great'. TV1 has also produced original comedy programs including Stupid, Stupid Man and the Australian drama Killing Time.
TV1 also operates SF.
On 1 June 2010 TV1 switched from the standard 4:3 picture format to the 16:9 picture format, as part of Foxtel's plan to have every channel in widescreen by the end of 2010.
It was initially thought that there would be no benefit to consumers for TV1 to switch from 4:3 to 16:9, as most of its programming was in 4:3. However, recent additions to TV1's programming schedule has resulted in increased 16:9 content. This meant that moving to a widescreen format would, in fact, be the best choice for TV1 as it would accommodate the increasing number of widescreen programs that it originally cropped to a 4:3 or 14:9 ratio.
In 2012 TV1 announced a restructure retrenching several of its executives.
On 16 August 2013, it was announced that TV1's carriage agreement with Foxtel was set to expire in December 2013, and that negotiations had failed to create a new carriage deal. With Foxtel being the sole subscription TV provider in Australia, this meant that it was expected that TV1, and its sister channel SF, would close. Foxtel announced that a general-entertainment channel would replace TV1 and would continue to offer the main content currently on offer. TV1 later announced they were exploring options in which they could continue operations, such as launching their service on IPTV, Crackle, or Apple TV services. On 16 October 2013, it was announced that TVH!TS would replace TV1 on Foxtel as of 1 January 2014. Ultimately, TV1 closed at midnight on 31 December 2013.
Not all programs listed below are currently being screened. Since the launch of the Sci Fi Channel, which has now been rebranded as SF, science fiction and fantasy programming no longer airs on the channel.
- Killing Time (2011)
- The King (telemovie; 2007)
- Shock Jock (2001–2002)
- Stupid, Stupid Man (2006–2008)
- The Big C
- Covert Affairs (moved to Universal Channel)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (moved to TVH!TS)
- CSI: Miami (moved to TVH!TS)
- CSI: NY (moved to TVH!TS)
- Drop Dead Diva (moved to SoHo)
- Fairly Legal
- The Good Wife (moved to SoHo)
- House (moved to Universal Channel)
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (moved to Universal Channel)
- Law & Order: LA
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (moved to Universal Channel)
- Law & Order: UK (moved to 13th Street)
- Monk (moved to 13th Street)
- NCIS (moved to TVH!TS)
- NCIS:LA (moved to Fox8)
- Psych (moved to Universal Channel)
- Royal Pains
- Suits (moved to Universal Channel)
- Northern Exposure
- 30 Rock (moved to Universal Channel)
- Bewitched (moved to 111)
- The Brady Bunch
- Cheers (moved to 111 then FOX Classics)
- Everybody Loves Raymond (moved to TVH!TS)
- Frasier plus Analysing The Laughter special (moved to 111)
- Get Smart (moved to 111)
- Happy Days
- Hogan's Heroes
- I Dream of Jeannie (moved to 111)
- Just Shoot Me! (moved to 111)
- Married... with Children (plus reunion special)
- The Nanny (plus reunion special) (moved to TVH!TS)
- The Office
- Rules of Engagement (moved to 111)
- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
- Seinfeld (plus The Seinfeld Story) (moved to TVH!TS)
- Starsky & Hutch
- 'Til Death
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- Annie (1982)
- A League of Their Own (1992)
- America's Sweethearts (2001)
- Anger Management (2003)
- The Animal (2001)
- Bad Boys (1995)
- Bad Boys II (2003)
- Billy Madison (1995)
- The Benchwarmers (2006)
- Bewitched (2005)
- Black Hawk Down (2001)
- The Blue Lagoon (1980)
- The Cable Guy (1996)
- Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
- Click (2006)
- The Da Vinci Code (2006)
- Daddy Day Care (2003)
- Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo (2005)
- Fun With Dick & Jane (2005)
- Grease (1978)
- The Green Mile (1999)
- Good Luck Chuck (2007)
- Groundhog Day (1993)
- Happy Gilmore (1996)
- Hitch (2005)
- Hook (1991) (moved to Nickolodeon)
- How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (2003)
- In the Line of Fire (1993)
- The Italian Job (2003)
- Jaws (1975)
- Joe Dirt (2001)
- The Karate Kid (1984)
- Legally Blonde (2001)
- The Longest Yard (2005)
- Look Who's Talking (1989)
- Maid in Manhattan (2002)
- Man of the House (2005)
- Matilda (1996)
- Muppets from Space (1999)
- The Missing (2003)
- My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
- My Girl 2 (1994)
- The Net (1995)
- Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
- Panic Room (2002)
- Philadelphia (1993)
- The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
- The Quick and the Dead (1995)
- Rambo (2008)
- Rambo: First Blood (Parts 1 & 2) (1982 & 1985)
- Rambo III (1988)
- RV: Runaway Vacation (2006)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Space Jam (1996)
- Spanglish (2004)
- Superbad (2007)
- S.W.A.T (2003)
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
- White Chicks (2004)
- XXX (2002)
- XXX: The Next Level (titled XXX: State Of The Union) (2005)
- ALF (moved to 111)
- The A-Team
- Blankety Blanks
- Charmed (moved to SF)
- Columbo (moved to 13th Street)
- Dawson's Creek (moved to 111)
- Diagnosis: Murder (moved to Fox Classics)
- Diff'rent Strokes (moved to 111)
- The Dukes of Hazzard
- Family Ties
- Hawaii Five-O
- Knight Rider (moved to SF)
- The Love Boat
- MacGyver (moved to 111, then Fox Classics)
- Magnum P.I.
- Miami Vice (moved to 111, then FOX Classics, then returned to 111)
- The Munsters
- Murder, She Wrote (moved to 111, then FOX Classics)
- Ned and Stacey
- The Partridge Family (moved to 111)
- Quincy, M.E.
- Roseanne (moved to 111)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (moved to SF)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (moved to SF)
- Star Trek: The Original Series (moved to SF)
- Star Trek: Voyager (moved to SF)
- Will & Grace (moved to 111)
- Who's The Boss
- Xena: Warrior Princess (moved to SF)
- A Few Good Men (1992)
- Almost Famous (2000)
- Bad Santa (2003)
- The Bodyguard (1992)
- The Bone Collector (1999) (moved to Foxtel Movies)
- Charlie's Angels (2000) (moved to Foxtel Movies)
- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
- The Devil's Own (1997) (moved to Foxtel Movies)
- Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
- Hollywood Homicide (2003)
- Jerry Maguire (1996)
- Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
- The Mask of Zorro (1998) (moved to Foxtel Movies)
- Misery (1990)
- Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
- Mr. Deeds (2002) (moved to Foxtel Movies)
- The Pelican Brief (1993)
- Platoon (1986)
- Rocky (film series) (I, II, III, IV, V, and VI) (1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1990, and 2006)
- Saturday Night Fever (1977) (moved to Foxtel Movies)
- Stripes (1981)
- Tears of the Sun (2003)
- The Usual Suspects (1995) (moved to Foxtel Movies)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2003)
- When Harry Met Sally... (1989) (moved to FOX Classics)
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