111 (pronounced as "Triple One", branded as 111 funny) is an Australian pay television channel which focuses on airing popular sitcoms from the 1980s to the present.
|Launched||1 November 2008|
|Owned by||Foxtel Networks|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Sister channel(s)||Foxtel Networks channels|
Channel 154 (+2)
Channel 154 (+2)
|Optus TV||Channel 111|
Channel 154 (+2)
|Fetch TV||Channel 111|
|Foxtel Go||Channel 111|
On 24 October 2008, the channel was launched, running promos ahead of the launch. It was confirmed in the days before the launch that the channel will be broadcast in 16:9 widescreen. On 1 March 2009, the channel became available to Austar subscribers.
The channel was branded as 111 Hits on 1 November 2008 with a special named Countdown to 111 Hits that featured special guests Jenna Elfman and Jermaine Jackson. 111 is based at Foxtel's Sydney Studios, where sister channel The Comedy Channel is also produced. 111+2, a timeshift channel which broadcasts the same programs 2 hours later, went to air on 15 November 2009.
On 20 April 2014, "111" rebranded to "111 Greats", however, the channel reverted to 111 on 1 August 2015.
On 1 November 2015, the network rebranded again, although keeping the name, it saw the introduction of a new look and schedule which is made primarily of classic popular sitcoms.
In September 2016, the channel rebranded once more, this time partly incorporating its previous slogan of very funny into its new name: 111 funny.
On 27 February 2017, this channel launched on Fetch TV under the "Ultimate" subscription package.
As 111 launched, programming was slowly revealed through promotions on other Foxtel channels, with presenters discussing a show and their memories of it.
On 1 January 2014, with the addition of TVH!TS following the closure of TV1, there was a change in direction to the networks catalogue of programs, with a large amount of newer material (mainly sitcoms and dramas) moved from 111 Hits to TVH!TS. As a result, 111 Hits was shortened to 111. New additions to programming (which were previously shown on TV1) included classics such as Cheers, Frasier, and Get Smart, as well as newer shows such as Rules of Engagement.
On 1 November 2015, the network changed its focus solely to sitcoms. This saw the sitcoms which were moved to TVH!TS the year prior returned and the removal of drama programming (with a large majority moved to other Foxtel-owned channels).
111 may also refer to:
111 BC, 111 AD
111 (emergency telephone number)
111 (Australian TV channel)
Swissair Flight 111
111 (Her Majesty & the Wolves album)
111 (Željko Joksimović album)
(111) a Miller index for the crystal face plane formed by cutting off the corner equally along each axisReba (TV series)
Reba is an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire that aired on The WB from October 5, 2001, to May 5, 2006, and on The CW from November 19, 2006, to February 18, 2007. Most episodes were filmed in front of a live studio audience.Toon Time (TV series)
'Toon Time' is an Australian television entertainment programme 111 Hits created and executive produced by Darren Chau, and hosted by Penelope Mitchell and Dickie Knee (John Blackman) from Hey Hey It's Saturday fame. The programme features Bugs Bunny and the popular Warner Brothers animated characters, plus comedy segments, competitions and specials guests. 'Toon Time' premiered on 18 July 2011 at 5.30pm.Penelope Mitchell was cast by Darren Chau who discovered her following an exhaustive nationwide search of talent. The programme is the highest rating local production on Channel 111HITS, and its promotional campaign won 5 Gold Promax Awards.