Extra
CountryAustralia
Broadcast areaSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Northern NSW & Gold Coast
NetworkNine Network
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
Timeshift serviceExtra 2
(2013–2015)
Ownership
OwnerNine Entertainment
Sister channelsChannel 9
9HD
9Gem
9Go!
9Life
9Rush
History
LaunchedMarch 26, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-03-26)
October 1, 2020; 12 months ago (2020-10-01) (relaunch)
ClosedSeptember 24, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-09-24)
Replaced byDTT carriage of Your Money, subsequently replaced by HD version of 9Gem after 17 May 2019
Availability
Terrestrial
TCN Sydney (DVB-T)1060 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)[1]
GTV Melbourne (DVB-T)1075 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
QTQ Brisbane/Sunshine Coast (DVB-T)1031 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
Freeview Nine metro (virtual)97
Freeview Nine Northern NSW (virtual)87

Extra is an Australian free-to-air television channel launched on 26 March 2012. It broadcasts mainly infomercials, religion, community, educational, multi-cultural programming as well as stories taken from Nine Network programs including A Current Affair, Getaway, Today and Today Extra.[2][3][4]

History

On 26 November 2015, Nine's new lifestyle channel 9Life launched in metropolitan areas on channel 94. As a result, Extra, which was on channel 94 at the time, was moved to channel 95, replacing its timeshift service Extra 2.[5] However, Extra remained in broadcast on regional Nine affiliate NBN on channels 84 in place of 9Life.

On 19 January 2016, Extra replaced WIN's five-hour timeshift of their datacasting channel Gold on channel 82. When WIN and NBN launched 9Life in March 2016, their channel listings were reshuffled to mirror Nine's metropolitan listings.[6][7]

Extra ceased broadcasting on 24 September 2018 with the channel space to be occupied by Your Money, a joint venture business channel between Nine and Australian News Channel.[8][9] Promotional trailers for Your Money were shown during the period until 6:00 am Eastern on 1 October 2018, when the new channel came on air. After Your Money was closed down on 17 May 2019, its DTT channel space was taken by an HD version of 9Gem.

This channel was re-launched 1 October 2020 on digital channel 97 after 2 years off the air.

Availability

Extra is available in standard definition in metropolitan areas through Nine Network owned-and-operated stations: TCN Sydney, GTV Melbourne, QTQ Brisbane, NWS Adelaide and STW Perth as well as NBN Northern New South Wales.

Extra 2

On 28 March 2013, Extra 2 was launched on channel 95 as a five-hour timeshift of Extra.[10] As a result, the quality of sister channel 9Gem was cut.[11]

Extra 2 was closed in metropolitan areas on 26 November 2015 when it was replaced by Extra, which had been moved from channel 94 due to the launch of 9Life.[5] However, Extra and Extra 2 both remained available on Nine-owned NBN Television until 9Life was launched on NBN in March 2016.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "DTT Register of Service IDs" (PDF). FreeTV. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Nine to launch Extra". Media Spy. 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  3. ^ David Knox (2012). "Nine Launches Extra". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Nine launches Extra on Channel 94". Mediaweek. 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  5. ^ a b Barrett, Dan (28 October 2015). "Nine 2016 Upfront: Plans to broadcast in HD and launch new lifestyle FTA channel". mediaweek.com.au. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  6. ^ a b Knox, David (8 February 2016). "9HD, 9Life coming to NBN Newcastle". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  7. ^ Knox, David (10 February 2016). "No 7flix for Prime, new channels "soon" for WIN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  8. ^ Marsh, Stuart (24 June 2018). "Nine announces new 24-hour business channel with ANC". 9Finance. Nine Entertainment Co. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  9. ^ Wallbank, Paul (25 June 2018). "Sky Business rebrands as Your Money in joint venture between News Corp and Nine". Mumbrella. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  10. ^ David Knox (2013). "Extra channel timeshifted by Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  11. ^ AndrewB (2013). "What is Extra 2? Channel 95? Another free to air channel?". Throng.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2013.