Channel 7 finally announce their second channel, 7TWO
7TWO will begin broadcasting in Australia from 1 November at 12PM.
Below is some information taken from the 7TWO information page.
All Hantrex set top boxes will receive 7TWO. You may need to retune your box to receive the new channel if you haven't done this in a while.
7TWO is a new free-to-air channel brought to you by Channel 7. 7 TWO is a broad entertainment channel offering all our viewers greater choice through a variety of shows with something for everyone no matter what your age. Our channel is programmed to complement Channel Seven’s existing schedule so if you are not in the mood for Action on Seven then 7TWO will offer you an alternative… maybe Romance?
7TWO will be the first place to see the new series of favourites such as Ugly Betty, Heroes, Lost and 24. Iconic programs including the mob hit The Sopranos, much loved drama Six Feet Under and groundbreaking comedy Murphy Brown will screen on the channel alongside new, primetime episodes of The Jay Leno Show, five nights a week.
7TWO will feature the very best of British television from traditional, tried and true favourites A Touch of Frost, Prime Suspect, Judge John Deed, Rosemary and Thyme and Minder to premiere episodes of motoring hit Fifth Gear, Heartbeat, Holby Blue, Benidorm, Gavin and Stacey and Britain’s Best Dish.
Additional themed nights of programming include Action & Adventure, Lifestyle and Movies with the latter featuring an extensive catalogue of family titles from Disney’s studios.
Handpicked cooking programs from the world’s top chefs including Jamie Oliver, Curtis Stone, Rick Stein, Ainsley Harriott and Gary Rhodes will also feature on Monday to Friday afternoons. A broad mix of new and classic programs - including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Shortland Street, The Martha Stewart Show, Home and Away; The Early Years, Sons and Daughters, Magnum, PI and Moonlighting - complete the channel’s daytime schedule.
7TWO will broadcast from 1st November, 2009 at 12.00pm.
What is 7TWO ?
It is Seven’s new Digital channel. Channel 7 already has its main channel in both Analogue and Digital, plus it has Channel 7HD in High Definition as well. This is now a new Digital channel and it’s free.
How do I get it ?
To receive 7TWO, tune into channel 72 on a Digital TV, PVR or Set top box. If you have an analogue television you will need to connect your old TV to a Digital Set Top Box, a PVR, or Digital recorder and tune in to channel 72.
If I haven’t got a Digital TV – what should I do to see the channel ?
Your old TV in most cases can connect to a Digital set top box or PVR, check the Freeview website for more help.
Why is 7TWO called a standard definition channel ?
7TWO is being transmitted at the same quality as Channel 7 – that is called “standard definition”. For viewers who prefer higher quality viewing, Channel 7 is also available in High Definition, however 7TWO will not be in HD as it is purely a standard definition channel.
What is 7TWO going to offer me ?
7TWO is a new entertainment channel, Seven already delivers you great entertainment, 7TWO will bring you more and it’s free.
What sort of programs will it have for me ?
7TWO is more of what audiences love about Seven. More drama, more lifestyle, more reality, more comedy, more movies . . . more first class entertainment, free for everyone. You can see brand new episodes of international hits Lost, 24, Heroes and Ugly Betty alongside popular dramas The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Heartbeat, A Touch of Frost and Prime Suspect. You can also catch new cooking programs from the world's best chefs including Jamie Oliver, Curtis Stone, Rick Stein and Gary Rhodes. And don't miss all the daytime entertainment including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Shortland Street, The Martha Stewart Show.
How do I find out about all your programming on 7TWO ?
7TWO’s weekly guide is coming to the weekly guides, plus you can go to yahoo7.com.au/seven-two. Where you can get information, program guides and more.
What hours will it be running ?
7TWO will run 24 hours, 7 days a week.
When does it start ?
7TWO starts on November the 1st at 12.00pm for all digital Free to Air viewers.
What is happening to your High Definition Channel 7HD ?
Seven will continue to run its High definition channel, so you can see our high quality Drama, Entertainment, Sport and News in crystal clear High quality.
Will it be available on Foxtel ?
Yes the channel will be re-submitted on Foxtel just like our main channel. It will be Channel 127 available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Picture and some content copyright 7TWO and used with permission.