Spree TV
Broadcast areaSydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth
NetworkNetwork 10
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
OwnerTen Network Holdings
ParentParamount Networks UK & Australia
Sister channels
Launched17 September 2013; 10 years ago (2013-09-17)
Closed12 August 2022; 23 months ago (2022-08-12)
Replaced byGecko
Freeview17, on Network 10–owned transmitters

Spree TV was an Australian free-to-air datacasting television channel mainly carrying paid programming and informercials, launched on 17 September 2013 by Ten Network Holdings and Brand Developers.[2][3]

Though datacasting was intended by the Labor government at the time to broadcast telecourses and other non-commercial content, without any legislative restriction on its use, most Australian broadcasters have utilized the datacasting services for home shopping instead. For the most part however, the general public has ignored these datacasting informercial channels, resulting in their swift discontinuation. Aspire TV, a similar channel by content, met this fate a year before on 31 July 2021.

Spree TV first aired on channel 15,[4][3][5] before Ten Network Holdings moved it to channel 17 on 16 September 2020 to make way for the launch of 10 Shake (now Nickelodeon) on 27 September 2020.[6] It went off the air on 12 August 2022. Gecko, a similarly formatted home shopping network, launched in its space on 18 September 2022.

See also


  1. ^ "New Channel Will Shake It Up". Network 10. 13 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  2. ^ Knox, David (10 September 2013). "TEN tipped to launch new datacasting channel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Network Ten Launches Spree TV" (PDF). Network Ten. 11 September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2023.
  4. ^ Knox, David (11 September 2013). "TEN confirms Spree TV launch". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 September 2023.
  5. ^ Burrowes, Tim (11 September 2013). "Ten to launch home shopping channel Spree". Mumbrella. Retrieved 23 September 2023.
  6. ^ Knox, David (16 September 2020). "TVSN moves to Channel 16". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 September 2023.