V Hits

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The correct title of this article is [V] Hits. The substitution or omission of any brackets is because of technical restrictions.
V Hits
Vhits.svg
Launched 2004
Owned by Foxtel Networks
Audience share 0.2% (February 2008, [1])
Slogan It's All About The Hits
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Australia
Formerly called Club [V]
Channel [V]2
Sister channel(s) Foxtel Networks channels
Timeshift service [V] Hits + 2
Website http://vmusic.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 801
Channel 802 (+ 2)
Cable
Foxtel Channel 801
Channel 802 (+ 2)
Optus TV Channel 801
Channel 802 (+ 2)
IPTV
Xbox 360 Channel 801
Channel 802 (+ 2)

V Hits is an Australian pay-TV channel. It is the sister channel of Channel [V]. Both channels are owned and operated by Foxtel Networks. It can be watched on Foxtel Digital and Optus's digital service.

History[edit]

Club [V][edit]

Club [V] logo

One of the 20 new channels introduced as part of Foxtel's new digital service, Club [V] was the name of what is now known as [V] Hits. It focused particularly on dance music and was originally, (like most sister cable channels) ad-free.[2]

Channel [V]2[edit]

Channel [V]2 logo

The new name and format of Club [V] was launched on 12 January 2007. In the lead-up to the switch, a message was frequently broadcast on the channel, promising viewers that "A Change is Coming". Since the re-launch, Channel V and Channel [V]2 had become more closely tied in with each other for example showing viewers what is currently playing on the opposite channel. Both Channels used the same format for displaying song information. Even though the channels are tied-in with each other, Channel [V]2 does not play any entertainment oriented shows, instead playing ads for them.

[V] Hits[edit]

On 15 November 2009, [V]2 relaunched as [V] Hits. [V] Hits is a 24-hour music channel focusing on hit music.

On 25 March 2016, a two hour timeshift version of [V] Hits launched, replacing sister channel Channel [V]. This coincided with the relaunch of [V] Hits as the main music clip channel, featuring only music videos and countdowns.[3][4][5][6]

On 30 November 2016, [V] Hits + 2 moved from channel 803 to 802.[7]

Format[edit]

Throughout the day, [V] Hits holds several countdowns based on certain themes. A large number of the countdowns are top charts based on ratings from country to country. Much larger countdowns can be seen for special occasions, such as the Top 50, Top 100 and Top 200.

In January 2010, [V] Hits aired the "10,000 Hits" countdown, believed to be the largest of its kind ever undertaken.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ratings Week 5 (27/1/2008 – 2/2/2008)
  2. ^ "Web Archive: Foxtel Digital: Club [V]". foxtel.com.au. 21 February 2004. Archived from the original on 21 March 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Lawrence, Vanessa (23 February 2016). "RIP CHANNEL V: AUSSIE MUSIC STALWART TO CLOSE AFTER 20 YEARS OF GOOD TIMES". Pedestrian.tv. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (24 February 2016). "YouTube killed the video star as music ends for Channel [V]". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Bond, Nick (24 February 2016). "'Vale Channel V': Foxtel's shock announcement for music channel". news.com.au. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (25 February 2016). "Channel [V] viewers "in steady decline"". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Paigeturner (21 November 2016). "The music channels regroup to create more harmony.". Foxtel. Retrieved 30 November 2016.