World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Fly TV

Article Id: WHEBN0007574058
Reproduction Date:

Title: Fly TV  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Television, ABC Kids channel, History of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Doug Bayne
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Fly TV

Fly TV
Fly TV logo from 2001-2003
Launched 1 November 2001
Closed 30 June 2003
Network ABC Television
Owned by Australian Broadcasting
Corporation
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Availability
Terrestrial
SD Digital Channel 21
Satellite
Austar Channel 14
Cable
Optus TV Channel 21

Fly TV was an ABC Television channel available to viewers of digital terrestrial television in Australia. The channel featured programming aimed towards teenagers and young adults. It was launched nationally on 1 November 2001, and aired alongside the children's-oriented ABC Kids Channel, which aired during Fly TV's downtime. The channel broadcast a 6-hour block from 6:00pm to 12:00am, which was repeated again from 12:00am to 6:00am.

Fly TV was also available from 6:00pm to 6:00am on both digital terrestrial television and subscription services: Austar, Optus Television, and the newly established TransTV (In Canberra Only). However, it could not gain carriage on Foxtel.

Popular were its interstitials, created by many young emerging artists including a young Anton Emdin.

Closure

The ABC launched the channel without additional funding, hoping that its success would prompt an additional government grant. However Fly TV was discontinued on 30 June 2003, along with the ABC Kids Channel, in the first of a series of cuts to save around A$25 million a year for the ABC.[1] The ABC could not secure government funding to keep the channel on-air, but eventually launched another digital-only channel, ABC2, less than two years later in March 2005. The sluggish uptake of digital television in Australia at the time made justifying a digital-only channel with a low viewership against the cost of keeping the channel on air difficult.

References

  1. ^ "ABC Closes Digital Multichannels".  

External links

  • Official Site
  • Corporate Site
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.