Aurora Community Channel is an Australian subscription television channel that screens locally produced community television programs. Launched in 2005 on the Foxtel, it is currently on channel 173, prior to the launch of Christian channels on Foxtel, it was on Channel 183. Aurora is available to all digital subscription TV subscribers on the basic tier.
As a not for profit independent channel, Aurora broadcasts original Australian programs showcasing the work of independent and community program makers. Aurora is committed to screening interesting, diverse and innovative content to encourage awareness and understanding of community issues and interests.
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ANT1 Pacific (pronounced Antenna) is a subscription TV channel established in 1998. The channel is partly owned by ANT1 Greece. It is a general entertainment channel screening international, Greek and some locally produced programs.Binge (TV channel)
Binge is an Australian 24-hour pay television channel available on the Foxtel platform. Originally scheduled to launch on 1 October 2016, the channel instead launched on 5 October 2016. The channel, similar to sister channel BoxSets, will broadcast multiple episodes of drama and comedy programs, allowing viewers to binge-watch a series. Binge will be part of the drama pack on channel 116.Channelvision
Channelvision was an Australian subscription television channel based in Canberra that screened locally produced content. The channel launched on 1 September 2005 on TransTV, replacing the TransTV Help Channel, and mainly broadcast local content, news, interviews and local sport.
Throughout its history, Channelvision only broadcast to Canberra via TransTV. However, on 5 July 2009, Channelvision began broadcasting a half hour magazine styled program on Aurora Community Channel, available nationally via subscription services Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television.Country Music Channel
Country Music Channel (CMC) is an Australian cable and satellite music television channel owned and operated by Foxtel Networks. It airs on Foxtel. CMC is the only country music video channel in Australia, created after the departure of MusicCountry from the Australian market.Discovery Kids (Australian TV channel)
Discovery Kids (stylised as Discovery K!ds) is an Australian subscription television channel, aimed at 5-12 year olds screening factual and educational programming. The channel launched on Foxtel on 3 November 2014.The channel replaced Discovery Home & Health, whose select programming moved to TLC.Discovery Turbo (Asia)
Discovery Turbo was an Asian male-oriented factual television channel devoted to programming about cars, bikes, boats, and planes. The channel was owned by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific. The channel was recently replaced Discovery Real Time, although the European version continues to broadcast.
It was formerly available on SelecTV from 15 March 2007 until the closure of its English service in late 2010.It was officially announced that Discovery Turbo (in SD format) ends its broadcast on July 7, 2014 at 5:59 AM as rebranded to DMAX starting at 6:00 AM as the same day. The HD feed would carry some programmes of this channel until 1 February 2015, in which also replaced by DMAX as well.Expo Channel
Expo Channel is an Australian home shopping channel. It is owned by parent company Direct Group Pty Ltd, a marketing and direct sales company based in Sydney, which also owns sister channel TVSN.Foxtel Smooth
Foxtel Smooth (formerly Smooth) is a 18-hour (originally 24-hour) Australian pay television music channel available via Foxtel satellite and cable services. It launched on 3 December 2013, dedicated to easy listening adult contemporary music.Lifestyle Food
Lifestyle Food (stylised as Lifestyle FOOD) is an Australian pay-TV food channel, solely dedicated to food, wine and restaurant society. The channel is a subsidiary of Lifestyle, which runs 24 hours a day on the Foxtel.
On 19 September 2016, Lifestyle refreshed its look which included a new logo.Lifestyle Home
Lifestyle Home (stylised as Lifestyle HOME) is an Australian subscription television channel dedicated to home and property programming. It ranges from home improvements to home investments, renovation, gardens and property.Lifestyle You
Lifestyle You (stylised as Lifestyle YOU) was an Australian subscription TV channel. It was a sister channel to Lifestyle, Lifestyle Home and Lifestyle Food. Lifestyle You was home to personal makeovers, hilarious and honest reality, health, wellness, family and relationship programming.
In August 2017, Foxtel announced that Lifestyle You would end in October and that its content would move to Lifestyle and Arena.LocalVision
LocalVision was a group of community access channels that broadcast on the Optus Vision cable television service.Nick Jr. (Australian TV channel)
Nick Jr. is a 24-hour children's channel in Australia designed for pre-schoolers. Nick Jr. was a morning programming block on Nickelodeon until 2004, when Foxtel launched it as a full 24-hour kids channel. The channel is run by Foxtel Networks, under license from Viacom, and is also available on Optus Television and FetchTV.Odyssey Channel
The Odyssey Channel was a documentary channel that was previously available on Optus Vision in Australia. It was one of the few channels on pay TV in Australia that had a large amount of Australian content available.
Due to the CSA (Content Sharing Agreement) between Optus and Foxtel, it was closed in 2004. Foxtel wouldn't allow it on their platform due to it competing with their license of the Discovery Channel brand, and Optus decided it could no longer fund it.QueerTV
QueerTV is a syndicated Australian television series produced by Panda Media, created and directed by Chris Reynolds and Pandora Box. In 2003, the show is now running into its tenth season in Australia. It appears on Television Sydney (Channel 31) and Aurora Community Channel on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus Digital Networks and is also sold around the world.
Pandora Box was a reporter for DV8TV on Channel 31 producing eight segments that ran for 5 minutes an episode. With the end of DV8 Chris and Pandora created QueerTV.
The QueerTV crew have filmed and reported on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras for the past 4 years.
The line up of presenters and reporters include Pandora Box, Jo Smith, Sexy Galexy, Goldie MacShift, Aaron Harkness, Ricki Renee, BovaGirl, and Matt Taylor.Rai Italia
Rai Italia is the international television service of Rai Internazionale, a subsidiary of RAI, Italy's public national broadcaster. Rai Italia operates a television network that broadcasts around the world via 3 localized feeds. Programming features a mix of news, discussion-based programmes, drama and documentaries as well as sports coverage including 4 live games per week from Italy's top football league, Serie A.River to Reef
River to Reef is a fishing, boating and lifestyle show on Australian television. The series was created by producer Phillip Harris owner of the Lennox Media Group. From 2003 to 2005 the first 97 episodes were hosted by Melbourne radio personality Glenn Knight. The series screens in Australia on the Seven Network channels 7HD and 7Mate as well as Foxtel Aurora Community Channel. The show is presented by Theo Rozakis, Robby Nethercote and Paul Mercurio. Each week a number of segments are presented on topics such as fishing, boating and marine lifestyle with the series shot mostly in Australia. Other series have been filmed in Indonesia, Vanuatu and more recently New Zealand.
The series first screened on community channels C31 Melbourne. 31 Digital Brisbane, Channel 44 Adelaide and Channel 31 Perth. It later began screening on regional channel 10 Southern Cross TEN in all regional markets then on Foxtel Aurora Community Channel and the Network TEN owned OneHD.
River To Reef also screens into 40 other mostly non English speaking countries.TVHits
TVHits (stylised as TVH!TS) is an Australian subscription television channel that focuses on dramas. The channel launched on 1 January 2014, replacing TV1.The Tribute Show
The TRIBUTE Show™ is an Australian TV show that was created in 2011 and is locally produced on community television. It was originally scheduled for C31 Melbourne. But in early 2012 decided to move to the Foxtel, Austar and Optus Cable & Satellite Networks. It screened on the Aurora Community Channel, which is viewed on channel 183 on Australian cable service Foxtel. In 2013 the show decided to try a different direction and move to all free to air stations across Australia.
In 2013, 3 Dot Magazine contacted Producer Jon Powers about the show and thus conducted an interview which was featured in their magazine. A first for a self-produced TV Show on community TV in Australia.
In the summer of 2014, the show went through a transitional change, as Tony Lewis' career boomed in the USA as part of a Dean Martin & Jerrry Lewis show he is in, the hosting duties fell to Australian Pink Show artist Susi Tate to fill the void of Tony's success in the USA.
In the spring of 2014, the show went back to their original beginnings on Foxtel due to increased demand of tribute artists and fans all over Australia to be able to view the show nationally and in regions that community TV couldn't transmit.
The TRIBUTE Show in 2015 will be hosted by English born respected tribute artist and accomplished musician Bobby Miller.
In 2014 The Tribute Show was asked to be a part of the first Australian open air tribute band day at the Geelong Showgrounds on the labour day weekend on Saturday 8 March 2014 for the event "Motor City Music Festival - Geetroit Rocks!". That day, the festival hosted over 8 tribute bands on the main stage. Tribute bands that featured were:- Pearl - The Janis Joplin Show, Shed Zepplin, The Australian Queen Tribute Show, Absolutely Live! The Doors Show, Thunderstruck, Appetite For Destruction & Kisstroyer.
The Motor City Music Festival will again be on during the labour day weekend in 2015 and The Tribute Show is part of the show again with the added bonus of host, Bobby Miller hosting the day from not only the main stage but on 2 stages and with more tribute acts.
Another move towards marketing the show has been an approved Australian Trademark for "The Tribute Show" which was officially granted in 2014.
The show will also start screening again in 2015 in New Zealand as part of the new Face TV digital network which was formally Triangle TV on SKY DIGITAL channel 89.
The show showcases the work of tribute artists and impersonators in Australia, United Kingdom, United States & Europe.
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