Club Superstation

Club Superstation was a short-lived Australian satellite television service operating from 1985 to 1987.

Based in Sydney, Club Superstation commenced transmissions from 14 October 1986, giving it the distinction of being the first Australian subscription television service.[1] Programming consisted of sports events ranging from football, boxing, darts and greyhound racing from around the world, as well as a music video programme between matches. The channel was distributed exclusively to hotels and clubs in New South Wales via satellite.[2] Club Superstation was also notable for launching the television careers of Richard Wilkins and Peter Overton, who would both later continue working for the Nine Network.[3][4]

Club Superstation was acquired by Alan Bond in June 1987, and was absorbed into Bond's Sky Channel.[5]


  1. ^ Hill, Robin (29 August 1987). "Pub Patrons Switched off Satellite TV". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  2. ^ McKay, Ian (7 August 1986). "Spectators Unlimited". The Age. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  3. ^ "10 Questions with Richard Wilkins". Radio Today. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  4. ^ Samios, Zoe. "'Greyhound racing and darts': How Peter Overton got his big break". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  5. ^ Wright, Lea (11 June 1987). "Sky Channel will 'fine tune' Club Superstation". Sydney Morning Herald.