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Dec 13 2010

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Southern Cross Ten says ‘hello’ to 11

11_hello Regional broadcaster Southern Cross Media has made an announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange stating that it intends to launch Network Ten’s new digital channel 11 on the Southern Cross Ten eastern states network on 11 January, the same date that it launches on Ten in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

The announcement covers Southern Cross Ten’s digital broadcasts across the aggregated markets of regional Queensland, New South Wales/ACT and Victoria – representing a total potential audience of around 6,246,000.

The announcement makes no specific mention of the channel being carried on Tasmanian Digital Television or Darwin Digital Television, the digital Network Ten affiliates operated jointly between Southern Cross Media and local rivals WIN Television and Nine Network respectively.

The roll-out of 11 to Southern Cross’ local broadcasts in the Spencer Gulf (SA) and Broken Hill (NSW) districts is also yet to be confirmed, although at present none of the commercial network multi-channels are broadcast in those regions pending the launch of new digital capacity next year.

The new channel 11 promises to offer a youth-focused entertainment line-up, headed by The Simpsons and Aussie soap Neighbours which are both moving exclusively to 11.  The channel also promises to screen US titles including Dexter, 90210, The Office, Californication, The Cleveland Show, Smallville, Futurama, America’s Next Top Model and Nurse Jackie.

Source: Regional TV Marketing, Southern Cross Media Group

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  1. Anonymous

    It's the 14th of January how come channel 11 is not found on my tv?

  2. TelevisionAU

    Anonymous,

    Where are you located?

    Have you done a re-scan on your digital TV or set top box?

  3. Anonymous

    I live in Barmera Sa in the riverland. I did a rescan on my DVD recorder that has a digital tuner in it and my HDTV that has a hd tuner in it. My sister said the same to me today & she lives in Monash SA

  4. TelevisionAU

    As far as I am aware, Eleven is not broadcasting yet in the Riverland and Mt Gambier district currently covered by WIN Television.

    WIN has been assigned additional frequencies to allow the broadcast of extra channels like Eleven in the Riverland/Mt Gambier markets but so far no timetable has been announced for the roll-out of the extra channels.

  5. Anonymous

    Oh ok. Thank you. In their articles it said the riverland would still have the 11th of January start date. Hope we receive it soon. Thanks for your time.

  6. carol muller

    I am writing to express my sadness, anger and disgust that you are no longer broardcasting our ELITE NETBALL COMPETITION. What happened to CH ONE, the sports chanel? All my friends are netball tragics and i can’t believe women’s sport is being ignored again. Shame on you southern cross 10.

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