7flix

7flix is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Seven Network on 28 February 2016.[2][3]

7flix
7flix logo without background
Launched28 February 2016
NetworkSeven Network
Owned bySeven West Media
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
Audience share2.2% nationally (2018 ratings year, [1])
SloganWe've Got the Fix
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Regional QLD, Northern NSW/Gold Coast, Southern NSW/ACT, Regional Victoria, Mildura
Sister channel(s)Seven
7HD
7TWO
7mate
7food network
Racing.com
Website7plus.com.au/
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Seven owned (virtual)76/66
Freeview Prime7 (virtual)66
Cable
Foxtel (virtual)187
Streaming media
7plus

History

On 18 December 2015, a test pattern began broadcasting on channel 76 reading "New Channel Coming Soon".[4] Seven acknowledged the broadcast and director of programming Angus Ross formally announced on 1 February 2016 that Seven was launching a new channel and more details would be released soon.[5] During the ad-break of miniseries Molly on 7 February 2016, Seven announced that channel 76 would be named 7flix and would be launched on 28 February 2016.[2][6][7][8] The "New Channel" test pattern was then replaced with a continuous promo loop for 7flix.

7flix began broadcasting at 6am on 28 February 2016 in MPEG-4,[9] as seen in a YouTube video showing the promo loop ending and a re-run of Once Upon A Time starting afterwards.[3] The channel airs movies in its prime time slots with television series and other entertainment at other times.[10] 7flix was added to Seven's live streaming service PLUS7 Live upon its launch.

On 13 April 2016, it was announced the channel would amend its schedule, shifting its focus from movies to more American dramas. This change began in the weeks prior when Grey's Anatomy premiered at 8:30pm, which was initially designated as a "movie-exclusive" timeslot. The change also sees the addition of repeats of Criminal Minds to Thursday nights.[11]

On 3 June 2016, 7flix became available on more TVs as the channel switched to MPEG-2.[12]

On 3 August 2017, 18 months after launching in metropolitan areas, Prime7 announced that it would carry 7flix to its regional stations in northern and southern New South Wales, regional Victoria and Mildura.[13][14] The channel was launched at 6:00 am of 3 September on digital channel 66, in an MPEG-4 format.[15]

Programming

The launch titles for 7flix included new episodes of US series Once Upon A Time, The Muppets, The Mindy Project, Cougar Town and The Amazing Race, which had previously debuted on the Seven Network.[16] Premiere series such as Black-ish, Grandfathered, Galavant and Agent Carter debuted at a later date.[16][17] Throughout 2016, new episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico and Scandal aired exclusively on the channel.[18][19] Also featured on the channel were marathons of The Big Bang Theory.[20]

7flix airs a variety of children's series from Disney including Austin & Ally, Dog with a Blog, I Didn't Do It, Jessie, Kirby Buckets, Lab Rats and Mighty Med.[21] The daytime schedule for the channel consists of classic sitcoms such as Benson, Bewitched, Good Times, I Dream of Jeannie and Who's The Boss?[9] 7flix also airs encores of local programmes from the Seven Network, including House Rules and First Dates.[22][9]

In 2017, US drama The Astronaut Wives Club debuted, along with the premieres of comedy series Marry Me, Bad Teacher, Dr. Ken and The Real O'Neals.[23][24][25][26] Australian comedy short form series Bent 101 also made its debut on the channel.[27]

How I Met Your Mother was added to 7flix in 2018, returning to the Seven Network as part of a deal with FOX.[28]

Feature classic television broadcast on 7flix are sourced from its studio-output deals, including 20th Century Fox Television, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. International Television, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, ABC Studios and 20th Television.

Feature classic films broadcast on 7flix are sourced from its studio-output deals, including Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Walt Disney Pictures.

Other feature classic films broadcast which was share with each both networks of 9Go! and 7flix are sourced from its studio-output deals, including 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Walt Disney Pictures.

Current programming

Children's

Preschool

Comedy

Drama

Lifestyle

News and documentaries

Reality

Religious

Former programming

Children's

Preschool

Comedy

Drama

News and documentaries

  • Australia: The Story of Us
  • Border Security: Australia's Front Line[22]
  • The Force: Behind the Line[22] (2017)
  • Highway Cops (2017)

Game shows

Reality

Soap opera

Availability

7flix is controlled from Broadcast Centre Melbourne and then transmitted via MediaHub in Sydney.

7flix is available in MPEG-2 standard definition digital in metropolitan areas and regional Queensland through Seven Network's owned-and-operated stations including ATN Sydney, HSV Melbourne, BTQ Brisbane, SAS Adelaide, TVW Perth and STQ Queensland. It is also available through regional affiliate Prime7 in MPEG-4 format via its stations NEN northern New South Wales/Gold Coast, CBN southern New South Wales/ACT, AMV Victoria and PTV Mildura/Sunraysia.[15][14]

7flix became available to Foxtel cable subscribers with iQ3, iQ2 and iQ1.5 set top boxes on Channel 187 from 24 March 2016.[39]

References

  1. ^ https://tvtonight.com.au/2018/12/2018-ratings-multichannel-top-20.html
  2. ^ a b Chambers, Pippa (8 February 2016). "Seven launches new channel - 7flix". AdNews. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Australian TV Fan (27 February 2016). "7Flix launch, watermark, PRG, promos" – via YouTube.
  4. ^ Long, Trevor (18 December 2015). "Channel 7 launching new channel – Could HD be coming?". Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  5. ^ Knox, David (1 February 2016). "Programmer's Wrap 2016: Seven". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  6. ^ Perry, Kevin (8 February 2016). "Video: Seven releases first details for new multi-channel 7Flix". DeciderTV. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  7. ^ Burrowes, Tim (7 February 2016). "Seven reveals new channel – 7flix". mUmBRELLA. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  8. ^ Knox, David (8 February 2016). "7flix to launch Feb 28". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
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  10. ^ Perry, Kevin (28 February 2016). "7Flix launches Tomorrow - Here's your Week One Guide". DeciderTV. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  11. ^ a b Knox, David (13 April 2016). "Less movies, more drama on 7flix". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  12. ^ "7Flix". www.facebook.com.
  13. ^ Samios, Zoe (3 August 2017). "NEWSPrime7 launches 7Flix across regional NSW, ACT, Victoria and Gold Coast". Mumbrella. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d e f Knox, David (4 August 2017). "Prime to launch 7flix in September". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  15. ^ a b "7flix — Prime7". Prime Media Group. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h Knox, David (22 February 2016). "Returning: Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race, The Muppets". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  17. ^ a b Knox, David (9 March 2016). "Airdate: Galavant". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  18. ^ a b c Knox, David (21 October 2016). "Gone: How to Get Away with Murder. Bumped: Quantico". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  19. ^ a b c d e f Knox, David (21 June 2016). "Multichannel Survey 2016: 7TWO / 7mate / 7flix". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  20. ^ a b Knox, David (20 October 2016). "Big Bang marathon is a big deal for 7flix". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h Knox, David (1 October 2016). "Home Shopping replaces Saturday Disney". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  22. ^ a b c d e "7flix Program Schedule for Week Commencing May 14, 2017". Mumbrella. Focal Attractions Pty Ltd. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  23. ^ a b Knox, David (21 February 2017). "Airdate: Astronaut Wives Club. Returning: Scandal". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  24. ^ a b c Knox, David (9 June 2017). "Airdate: Marry Me. Update: Quantico". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  25. ^ a b Knox, David (10 August 2017). "Airdate: Bad Teacher". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  26. ^ a b c Knox, David (21 November 2017). "Airdate: Dr. Ken, The Real O'Neals". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  27. ^ Knox, David (26 May 2017). "Airdate: Bent 101". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  28. ^ a b Knox, David (30 January 2018). "Simpsons set for 7mate, MASH to 7TWO". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  29. ^ a b c "7flix Program Schedule for Week Commencing June 4, 2017". Mumbrella. Focal Attractions Pty Ltd. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
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  32. ^ Knox, David (7 March 2016). "Returning: How to Get Away with Murder". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
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  34. ^ Knox, David (31 March 2016). "Airdate: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  35. ^ Knox, David (22 January 2018). "Nine nabs Big Bang episodes back". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  36. ^ Knox, David (18 May 2016). "Airdate: Agent Carter". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  37. ^ Knox, David (24 February 2017). "Returning: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  38. ^ Knox, David (23 February 2018). "Returning: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
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2016 in Australian television

This is a list of Australian television related events, debuts, finales, and cancellations that are scheduled to occur in 2016, the 61st year of continuous operation of television in Australia.

7TWO

7TWO is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Seven Network on 1 November 2009. The channel broadcasts a variety of programs, targeting a 25-and-over audience, with most programs originating from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States.

7food network

7food network is an Australian free-to-air television channel owned by the Seven Network which launched on December 1, 2018. The channel marks the start of Seven's new deal with Discovery, Inc., immediately after the end of SBS's previous deal with Discovery which saw the creation of SBS Food (formerly Food Network) in 2015. The channel features shows about food and cooking from around the world.

7mate

7mate is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Seven Network on 25 September 2010. The channel contains sport and regular programs aimed primarily to a male audience, with programming drawn from a combination of new shows, American network shows and other shows previously aired on its sister channels Seven and 7TWO. As of December 2018, it is the number one multichannel free-to-air digital channel in AustraliaDue to the rebroadcast of 7HD on 10 May 2016, 7mate was reduced to a standard definition broadcast in Melbourne and Adelaide. Sydney, Brisbane and Perth instead received a HD simulcast of 7mate until December 2016, with breakaway programming used from that point to broadcast AFL matches in HD while keeping 7HD as the primary channel simulcast.

7plus

7plus is a video on demand, catch-up TV service run by the Seven Network. The service became available on 27 November 2017. 7plus also offers online live streaming of Channel Seven, 7TWO, 7mate, 7flix, 7food network and Racing.com.

7plus is available across several platforms including Web, iOS and Android apps, FreeviewPlus certified TVs, Apple TV 4th Gen+, Fetch TV, Telstra TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Samsung TV, Sony Linux TV and PlayStation 4.

9Go!

9Go! is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Nine Network on 9 August 2009. It is a youthful channel that offers a mix of comedy, reality, general entertainment, movies, animation and drama aimed at people between the ages of 16 to 39, as well as kids.

Australian Associated Press

Australian Associated Press (AAP) is an Australian news agency. The organisation was established in 1935 by Keith Murdoch.AAP employs more than 175 journalists who work in bureaus in all Australian states and territories. Its NZ Newswire division includes reporters in Auckland and Wellington. It also maintains correspondents in Port Moresby, London, Jakarta and Los Angeles as well as using a network of contributors from the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. AAP's domestic news coverage is complemented by alliances with the major international news agencies.

AAP is owned by three Australian news organisations – News Corp Australia, Fairfax, and Seven West Media. Fairfax owns 47%, News owns 45%, and Seven West 8%. Together these companies produce the vast majority of Australian newspapers.

AAP's main focus is on breaking news, but it also distributes 'soft' news, colour stories, feature stories, opinion, filler material and photographs.

The editor-in-chief is Tony Gillies.

In the 1990s, AAP's telecommunications division was spun off as a telco, AAPT, and sold to Telecom New Zealand in 2000. It was sold again to TPG Telecom in 2013.

Community Newspaper Group

The Community Newspaper Group is a community newspaper business in Perth, Western Australia.

It publishes seventeen community newspapers within the metropolitan region of Perth.

The range includes Yanchep and Two Rocks in the city's north to Mandurah in the south. Editions include the regional areas Northam, Toodyay and York.

The Group's papers are:

Canning Times

Comment News

Guardian Express

Fremantle/Cockburn Gazette

Eastern Reporter

Ellenbrook/Swan Valley Advocate

Hills/Avon Valley Gazette

Joondalup Times

Joondalup Weekender

Mandurah Coastal Times

Melville Times

Midland/Kalamunda Reporter

North Coast Times

North Coast Weekender

Residential South

Residential West

Southern Gazette

Stirling Times

Wanneroo Times

Wanneroo Weekender

Western Suburbs Weekly

Weekend Courier

Kwinana CourierThe Group is owned by News Ltd (50.1 per cent) and WA Newspapers (49.9 per cent).

InStyle

InStyle is a monthly women’s fashion magazine founded in 1994. It is published in the US by Meredith Corporation and by Pacific Magazines in Australia.

Kalgoorlie Miner

The Kalgoorlie Miner (known commonly as The Miner) is a daily newspaper circulating in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Goldfields-Esperance region.

It is published Monday to Saturday by Hocking & Co. Pty Ltd in Kalgoorlie and printed by Colourpress Pty Ltd in East Victoria Park. The West Australian and The Kalgoorlie Miner are the only two newspapers in Western Australia produced daily. It is also part of the West Regional network.

List of digital television channels in Australia

This is a list of the current channels available on digital terrestrial television in Australia.

The commercial channels available to viewers depend on location and station ownership. The process of aggregation during the late 80s to mid 90s saw regional stations take on affiliations with metropolitan channels for programming, a practice that has continued into digital television with affiliated stations carrying various multichannels from their metropolitan counterparts.

Metropolitan in this list therefore refers to the capitals of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, where stations are owned and operated by the network rather than affiliates.

In areas not covered by terrestrial transmissions, the digital channels are provided by the free-to-view VAST satellite platform. The television channels on this platform are all encoded in H.264 and subject to a MPEG-LA controlled transmission patent licensing tax which is included in the VAST broadcaster cost and varies on viewership figures. The terrestrial transmissions still use H.262, which doesn't incur any additional transmission costs, but select channels are broadcast terrestrially in H.264.

List of programs broadcast by Seven Network

The following list of programs are currently broadcast by the Seven Network / 7HD, 7TWO, 7mate, 7flix and RACING.COM as well as regional affiliates, including Prime7, GWN7 and Channel Seven Regional as well as catch-up services 7plus. Some affiliate stations have alternate schedules and may air programs at different times.

New Idea

New Idea is a long-running Australian weekly magazine published by Pacific Magazines and aimed at women.

Prime7

Prime7 is an Australian television network owned by Prime Media Group Limited, and an affiliate of the Seven Network. Prime Television launched on 17 March 1962 as CBN-8 in Orange, and has since expanded to cover regional New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

Prime7 along with GWN7 national broadcast facilities are based in Canberra, with playout facilities located at MediaHub (within the Sydney suburb of Ingleburn) Australia. Prime Media Group head office/administration is located in Pyrmont, Sydney.

Racing.com

Racing.com (stylised as RACING.COM) is an Australian free-to-air standard definition digital television channel, owned and operated by the Seven Network and Racing Victoria. The channel broadcasts live Victorian and South Australian horse racing, news, racing statistics and information, race replays, event calendars and other related media.

The service officially launched on 29 August 2015, after a blackout of Victorian horse races by Sky Racing, and is available to viewers in metropolitan areas, as well as regional areas via Prime7, GWN7 and Southern Cross Television, and nationally via Foxtel.

STQ

STQ is an Australian television station, licensed to, and serving the regional areas of Queensland. The station is owned and operated by the Seven Network from studios located in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. The callsign STQ stands for Sunshine Television, Queensland.

Saturday Disney

Saturday Disney is a long running Australian children's television program which aired on the Seven Network in Australia for over 26 years, with the first episode going to air on 27 January 1990. The show was a television block which aired on Saturday mornings, consisting mainly of Disney television series dispersed between hosted content. The original presenters were Jeniene Mapp, James Sherry and Sofie Formica, and the final presenters were Nathan Morgan, Candice Dixon and Teigan Nash. Many hosts have gone on to achieve successful careers in Australian television.Saturday Disney was originally filmed at BTQ-7 from 1990 until 1999 when it moved to Seven's Sydney station, ATN-7.

On 5 September 2009, the show celebrated its 1,000th episode.Saturday Disney aired its final episode on 24 September 2016.

Seven Network

The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network. It is owned by Seven West Media Limited, and is one of five main free-to-air television networks in Australia. Channel Seven head office is based in Sydney.

Since 2007, the Seven Network has been the highest rated television network and primary channel in Australia. The Seven Network is the broadcaster of popular franchises and programs, including the AFL, the Cricket, the Olympics, Sunrise, My Kitchen Rules, The Chase Australia, Australia's Got Talent, House Rules, Home and Away, Better Homes & Gardens and Seven News.

In 2011 the Seven Network won all 40 out of 40 weeks of the ratings season for total viewers. Seven is the first to achieve this since the introduction of the OzTAM ratings system in 2001. As of 2014, it is the second largest network in the country in terms of population reach.

Who (magazine)

Who is a celebrity news and entertainment weekly magazine published in Australia by Pacific Magazines. It was launched in February 1992 as a sister magazine to the United States weekly People, with a name change facilitated because of an existing Australian lad's mag of the same name.Between March 2012 and March 2013, Who had a circulation of 121,708 copies and a readership of 473,000.

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