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.[2][3]

Foxtel Smooth
Foxtel Smooth Logo
Launched3 December 2013
Owned byFoxtel Networks[1]
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
SloganYour Easy Place to Relax
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAustralia
Sister channel(s)Foxtel Networks channels
Websitewww.smoothtv.com.au
Availability
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 806
Cable
FoxtelChannel 806
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 806

History

Smooth TV Channel Logo
Original logo used when the channel was branded simply as Smooth. As with the current logo, it uses same style as that used by the radio network.

On 1 November 2013, Foxtel announced they were refreshing their music genre channels to allow for more diversity in their offerings.[2] In addition to changes to the channels being offered by MTV Australia and the branding of the audio channels, it was announced that smoothfm would launch a television station that would offer easy listening adult contemporary music which will correspond to their radio network.[2] Smooth is the first radio station in Australia to launch a television channel.[4] Marcia Hines and Cameron Daddo are the faces of the channel.[5][6]

From 11 October 2017, Foxtel Smooth will become a part-day channel, and will only be broadcast between midnight and 6pm. This is due to a move by Foxtel to enable Foxtel Smooth to share the same broadcast bandwidth as Foxtel Arts, which will in turn only be available between 6pm and midnight.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Shareholdings". Foxtel. Retrieved 10 October 2016. Smooth – Foxtel, Australia
  2. ^ a b c Knox, David (1 November 2013). "Foxtel refreshes music channels". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Summer Channel Changes". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  4. ^ Davidson, Darren (1 November 2013). "DMG hits sweet spot with Smooth TV launch". The Australian. Australia. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Marcia Hines fronts new Foxtel music channel SMOOTH". if.com.au. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  6. ^ Knox, David (5 December 2013). "Cameron Daddo becomes Mr SMOOTH on Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Foxtel downgrades Smooth, Foxtel Arts. Axes LifeStyle YOU". TV Tonight. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
Cameron Daddo

Cameron Peter Daddo (born 7 March 1965) is an Australian actor, musician and presenter.

Foxtel

Foxtel Management Pty Limited is an Australian pay television company, operating in cable television, direct broadcast satellite television, and IPTV streaming services. It was formed in 1995 through a joint venture established between News Corporation (now the present day News Corp; through News Limited, now News Corp Australia) and Telstra, with News Corp being the 65% and Telstra the 35% shareholders respectively. It shares many features with the Sky service in the United Kingdom, including iQ, the electronic program guide, a similar remote control, and Red Button Active.

Foxtel Arts

Foxtel Arts is a subscription television arts channel available in Australia on the Foxtel platform.

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