|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Owner||Special Broadcasting Service|
|Closed||27 March 2015|
|Replaced by||Foxtel Arts|
|Former names||STVDIO (2010–2012)|
STUDIO was a subscription television arts channels available in Australia on the FOXTEL and AUSTAR platforms.
The channel launched in April 2010 as STVDIO, and was owned and operated by SBS Subscription TV, a subsidiary of free-to-air broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service.
STUDIO was Australia's only channel dedicated to arts and entertainment. It broadcast classical and popular music, literature, film, visual arts and dance with documentaries and performances.
As part of a brand redesign in March 2012, the channel was renamed STUDIO, considered a more accessible name.
The channel was forced to closure on 27 March 2015 as it was unable to re-negotiate their contract with Foxtel, and was instead replaced with Foxtel-owned channel Foxtel Arts. As a result, a number of the channel's artsprogrammies moved to SBS and its video on demand service.
The channel alsorecorded live local music, theatre and dance productions, known as the STUDIO Season Ticket.
In addition to live performances, STUDIO also broadcast news about the Australian arts community. The channel broadcast short programs called [ STUDIO ‘Artbreaks’ which included interviews with local and international artists, performers, and coverage of current arts events.
Past artists include:
Past arts events covered include: