Template talk:Free-to-air television channels in Australia
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I have added ABC2 to the list, and have renamed "Metro" to "Main", and have also removed ABC TV and Special Broadcasting Service from the regional list. I understand that ABC2 is not a network, however, ABC TV is neither a network also. Since here is Australia the difference between a Network and a Channel is very small, I believe that ABC2 should be on the list.--Stickeylabel 11:46, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
Edit Revert (SBS World News)
Why can both ABC2 & Seven HD be listed as 'major' channels, but SBS WNC cannot? Both ABC2/7HD are extra channels and should be shown as such. The top list of channels should only list the 5 channels (ABC/SBS/Nine/Ten/Seven) --bacco007 07:55, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
cleaned up channels
i cleaned up the channel list, Placing the guide channels next to their respective channels, also regional affiliates with their respective HD channels, i moved SBS world news channel into top row it's clearly avalible nationaly in australia and not just in one state.
NITV, Channel NSW and Westlink aren't community channels. The first is owned by the Commonwealth government (and run by a government owned company), the last two are owned (and run) by State governments. They all have Narrowcast licences rather than a Community ones.
Channel 44 is owned by Macquarie Bank, and carries a number of channels from different providers, all Narrowcast, and none of which have a "community" format. There are also two other commercial terrestrial Narrowcasters not listed.
What exactly constitutes an independant affiliate? I can't see the difference between, say, Southern Cross Central and Southern Cross Darwin. Both channels have the exact same schedule and are owned and controlled by the same company. Golden West Network is exactly the same as any of the individual Prime Television stations around the country. Surely a different name doesn't make a station an independant affiliate? Could we perhaps split the Affiliates category into Sole Affiliate and Dual Affiliate? Are there any objections to this? -- Smacca | Talk 16:16, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I agree, this needs to be changed to something that closer represents the relationship between the channel and their affiliated networks - Dual Affiliate is more appropriate --220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:15, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
List Need's Organisation
We need to seriously reorganise this Template, I mean it's just getting too cluttered and disorganised. Can we have it looking like this*, It doesn't need to be exactly like it. But at least it's a start.
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:American_broadcast_television Thanks Gross. Advertize (talk) 08:38, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
I've made a few changes to the template in response to the section above. The template is becoming too big and cluttered. The 'joint venture affiliates' section is unnecessarily big, and the extra information doesn't need to be included. The template should stay as a 'links to related articles', and doesn't require lots of information and details.
Also, I reorganized the Future and Defunct channels. There are now too many defunct channels to list individually on the template, so I changed it to a link, which is what countries like NZ and UK have on their Free-to-air Television templates. Lastly, community television is part of free-to-air, so it should be part of the main section instead of down the bottom.
This whole infobox needs to be reorganised, its a mix of broadcaster and channel information, despite supposedly being for "Tv channels in Australia". Instead of going into licensing, list the channels objectively (ie. no "main" channels), add a few extra links to related articles and be done with it Nbound (talk) 06:46, 9 April 2012 (UTC)