Arena (TV network)

Arena is an Australian general entertainment cable and satellite channel available on Foxtel, Austar, and Optus Television's subscription platforms.

Arena Logo
Launched22 April 1995[1][2]
Owned byFoxtel Networks
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Audience share0.9% (July '07, [3])
SloganFirst on Arena
Only on Arena
Watch What Happens
Sister channel(s)Foxtel Networks channels
FoxtelChannel 105 (SD/HD)
Channel 151 (+2)
Channel 1105 (SD)
FoxtelChannel 105 (SD/HD)
Channel 151 (+2)
Channel 1105 (SD)
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 105


In the late 1990s, Arena had the slogan "The Art of Television". It ran a mix of programs, including UK serial Coronation Street, and cult horror and science fictions films presented by Tabitha Clutterbuck. This included programs from E! prior to the launch of E! in Australia.

2001 Logo

On 1 March 2001 it relaunched, with an added focus on talk shows and celebrity.[4][5]

Arena TV
2005 Logo

On 31 July 2005, its look was again updated, with a new logo and the new slogan, "Great TV Any time".[6]

It was owned and operated by XYZnetworks until 1 October 2007 when management and programming were taken over by Foxtel,[7] with XYZ Networks still retaining ownership.

In April 2008, Foxtel announced a partnership with Universal Networks International, where Arena would be re-branded as an Australian version of the American channel Bravo—featuring original series from the network, and adopting a variation of Bravo's branding and slogan, whilst retaining the previous Arena name.[8]

On 1 June 2010, Arena TV switched from standard 4:3 to 16:9 widescreen programming. Many of Arena's programmes like Gilmore Girls, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill amongst other shows are originally presented in widescreen. Arena TV's switch to widescreen is part of Foxtel's plan to have every channel in widescreen by the end of 2010.

On 3 November 2014, Arena launched a HD feed. In addition, Arena + 2 moved from channel 154 to channel 151.[9]


Slogan Year(s)
The Art of Television 1995–2001
Get Into It 2001–2005
Great TV Any time 2005–2008
Watch What Happens 2008 – present


Current Original Programming

Former Original Programming

Current Acquired Programming

Former Acquired Programming


  1. ^ Browne, Rachel (22 April 1995). "Galaxy takes knife to fees". The Sun-Herald. Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media. p. 23. Retrieved 21 December 2009. XYZ Entertainment is launching the other four Galaxy channels today. They are a documentary channel Quest, children's and cult TV channel Max, general entertainment channel Arena and music channel Red.
  2. ^ "CPEU:Australis Background". Archived from the original on 24 December 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  3. ^ Ratings Week 29 (15/07/2007 - 21/07/2007) Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Danielsen, Shane (8 March 2001). "New Arena for female viewers". The Australian. Sydney, Australia: News Limited.
  5. ^ Brown, Pam (27 February 2001). "Arena's Soft Landing". The West Australian. Perth, Australia: West Australian Newspapers Limited.
  6. ^ Lee Lewes, Jacqeuline (20 July 2005). "A driving force". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Sydney, Australia: News Limited.
  7. ^ Foxtel takes Arena
  8. ^ A New Arena Archived 25 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Knox, David (3 November 2014). "BoxSets, Discovery Kids launch on Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  10. ^ Knox, David (24 February 2014). "Foxtel to fast-track Days of Our Lives". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2014.

External links

2009 in Australian television

This is a list of Australian television events and premieres which occurred in 2009. The year 2009 is the 54th year of continuous operation of television in Australia. It also marks the introduction of digital multichannels for the three commercial television networks (the Seven Network, the Nine Network and Network Ten), which were each able to launch an alternate standard-definition digital channel, separate from their primary channels, from 1 January. Network Ten launched their channel, One (later known today as 10 Bold), on 26 March, whilst the Nine Network launched kids and movies channel GO! (later known today as 9Go!) on 9 August, and the Seven Network launched catch-up channel 7Two on 1 November.

2017 PSL Invitational Cup

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2018 PSL Invitational Cup

The 2018 Chooks-to-Go PSL Invitational Cup was the third conference and second indoor volleyball tournament of the Philippine Super Liga's sixth season. The tournament commenced on June 23, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. As with the 2017 Invitational, the tournament used an all-to-play format to give playing time for every player in each team.

2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference

The 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference is the fifth conference and second indoor tournament for the Philippine Super Liga's seventh season. The games began on June 15, 2019 at the Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan and will end as soon as there is a winner.

List of international television series premieres on Australian television in 2008

This is a list of international television programs which first aired on Australian television in 2008. The list is arranged chronological order. Where more than one program debuted on the same date, those programs are listed alphabetically.

List of international television series premieres on Australian television in 2009

This is a list of international television series which debuted, or are scheduled to debut, on Australian television in 2009. The list is arranged chronological order. Where more than one program debuted on the same date, those programs are listed alphabetically.

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