TVHits

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TV Hits
TVHits logo, stylised as "TVH!TS"
Launched1 January 2014
Closed7 November 2019
Owned byFoxtel Networks
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAustralia
ReplacedTV1
Replaced byFox Crime
Sister channel(s)Foxtel Networks channels
Timeshift serviceTV Hits + 2
Websitetvhits.com.au
Availability
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 101
Channel 149 (+ 2)
Cable
FoxtelChannel 101
Channel 149 (+ 2)
IPTV
Foxtel PlayChannel 101
FetchTVChannel 101
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 101

TVHits (stylised as TVH!TS)[1] was an Australian subscription television channel that focused on dramas. The channel launched on 1 January 2014, replacing TV1.[2]

History[edit]

In August 2013, it was announced that Foxtel had failed to complete negotiations with the TV1 General Entertainment Partnership for a new carriage deal for their channel TV1, an Australian general entertainment channel decided to hit television series, and would ultimately replace it with another general entertainment channel once TV1's carriage deal had expired.[3] It was announced in October that TVHits, a channel owned and operated by Foxtel Networks, would replace TV1 on 1 January 2014.[2][4]

On 1 January 2014, the channel launched on pay television provider Foxtel (which included its streaming service Foxtel Go as well as its IPTV service Foxtel Play)[2][5] as well as on Australian IPTV provider Fetch TV.[6][7]

On November 7, 2019, TV Hits was replaced by Fox Crime.

Programming[edit]

At launch, TVHits' programming primarily consisted of hit American shows from Warner Bros., Carsey-Werner, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios International.[2][4][5] However, following the rebrand of 111 on 1 November 2015, the channel's sitcoms moved to 111 and as a result, the channel became solely focused on dramas.[8][9]

Final Programming[edit]

Former Programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer Channel Changes". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Knox, David (16 October 2013). "TV Hits channel to join Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Mediaweek Australia – News – TV1 to disappear from Foxtel platform". Media Week. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b Groves, Don (17 October 2013). "Foxtel preps entertainment net". C21. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Foxtel's TVH!TS is the new channel destination for TV's greatest hits from Wednesday, January 1". 16 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  6. ^ FetchTV (16 December 2013). "Fetch TV". Facebook. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  7. ^ Davidson, Darren (16 December 2013). "Fetch muscles up before a Foxtel grab". The Australian. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  8. ^ 111 (1 November 2015). "We're now the home of your favourite sitcoms! 111 - very funny! Keep an eye out for the new programs coming to 111 from today…". Facebook. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  9. ^ 111 (8 November 2015). "Some of your favourite show's such as #Prisoner and #Packedtotherafters have moved to a new home on @TVH!TS". Facebook. Retrieved 6 January 2016.

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