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List of Line-Up Changes on Foxtel

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1990s

1995

October

Foxtel Launched

Network Change Notes
ABC Added
Arena Added Launched on Galaxy in April 1995
Asia Business News Added
BBC World Added
Bloomberg Added
Cartoon Network/TNT Launched
CNN International Added
Country Music Television Added
Discovery Channel Added Launched on Galaxy as Quest in April 1995
Encore Added Launched on Galaxy in March 1995
Fox Launched Now Fox8
Fox Kids/The History Channel Launched
Foxtel Weather/EPG Launched
fX/fX Movies Launched
Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite Added Launched on Galaxy as Max in April 1995
Nine Added
Premier Sports Network Added Launched on Galaxy in January 1995
Red Added Launched on Galaxy in April 1995
SBS Added
Seven Added
Showtime Added Launched on Galaxy in March 1995
Ten Added
TV1 Added Launched on Galaxy in April 1995
World Movies Launched

December

Network Change Notes
TVSN Launched

1996

February

Network Change Notes
Sky News Australia Launched

March

Network Change Notes
Fox Sports Renamed Formerly Premier Sports Network

August

Network Change Notes
Fox Soap/Talk/Travel/History Launched Approximate date
Hallmark Channel Launched
The Comedy Channel Added Launched on Galaxy in June 1996
UKTV Launched

1997

April

Network Change Notes
Fox8 Renamed Previously Fox (Approximate date)
The Comedy Channel Added Launched on Galaxy in June 1996
Channel [V] Renamed Previously 'Red'

September

Network Change Notes
Fox Sports 2 Launched Fox News when sports no programming
Main Event Renamed Previously Event TV (approximate date)
The LifeStyle Channel Launched
National Geographic Channel Launched

1998

September

Network Change Notes
Ant1 Pacific Launched
RAI Italia Launched
Sky Racing Launched

November

Network Change Notes
The History Channel Renamed Formerly Fox History

1999

August

Network Change Notes
Fox News Channel Split Split from Fox Sports 2
Fox News becomes 24-hour service
Fox Sports 2 Split Split from Fox News
Fox News becomes 24-hour service

2000s

2000

July

Network Change Notes
TCM Renamed Previously TNT

August

Network Change Notes
Nick at Nite Discontinued Nickelodeon becomes 24-hour service

November

Network Change Notes
Music Country Renamed Formerly Country Music Television

December

Network Change Notes
Fashion TV Added
Fox Classics/Fox Kids Launched/Moved Fox Kids moved from The History Channel
Fox Kids Split Split from The History Channel
Fox Kids becomes timeshared with Fox Classics
musicMAX Launched
Showtime 2 Launched
The History Channel Split Split from Fox Kids
History becomes 24-hour service

2001

July

Network Change Notes
Cartoon Network Split Split from TCM
Cartoon Network becomes 24-hour service
TCM Split Split from Cartoon Network
TCM becomes 24-hour service

December

Network Change Notes
Disney Channel Added Launched on Optus in June 1996

2002

February

Network Change Notes
Music Country Merged Timeshare with Soundtrack Channel

March

Network Change Notes
Fox Footy Channel Launched

August

Network Change Notes
The Soundtrack Channel Discontinued

September

Network Change Notes
ESPN Added Launched on Optus in September 1995

December

Network Change Notes
Movie Extra Added Launched on Optus in September 1997
Movie Greats Added Launched on Optus in September 1995
Movie One Added Launched on Optus in September 1995
MTV Added Launched on Optus as ARC Music Channel in June 1996
Ovation Added Launched on Optus in June 1997
The Weather Channel Added Launched on Austar in January 1999 as Weather 21

2003

November

Network Change Notes
W. Renamed Formerly fX

December

Network Change Notes
Animal Planet Added Launched on Optus in October 1999

2004

January

Network Change Notes
Fox Kids Discontinued

February

Network Change Notes
Fox Classics Split Fox Kids timeshare removed
Fox Classics becomes 24-hour service

March

Foxtel Digital launched

Network Change Notes
Adventure One Launched
Air Active Launched 30 radio channels
Arena +2 Launched
Boomerang Launched
Club [V] Launched
Country Music Channel Launched
Discovery Health Launched
Discovery Science Launched
Discovery Travel & Adventure Launched
E! Launched
Eurosportnews Added
Fox Classics +2 Launched
Fox8 +2 Launched
Foxtel Help Channel Launched
Fuel TV Launched
History +2 Launched
HOW TO Channel Launched
LifeStyle +2 Launched
LifeStyle Food Launched
Movie Two Launched
Movies Preview Launched
Nick Jr. Launched
TechTV Launched
The Biography Channel Launched
The Comedy Channel +2 Launched
The History Channel +2 Launched
TV1 +2 Launched
UKTV +2 Launched
VH1 Launched

June

Network Change Notes
MAX (music channel) Renamed Formerly musicMAX

December

Network Change Notes
Australian Christian Channel Launched
Tech TV Discontinued Replaced by Crime & Investigation

2005

January

Network Change Notes
Crime & Investigation Channel Launched Replaces Tech TV

February

Network Change Notes
TVN Added

March

Network Change Notes
Aurora Community Channel Launched

October

Network Change Notes
Discovery Travel & Living Renamed Formerly Discovery Travel & Adventure

December

Network Change Notes
Playhouse Disney Launched

2006

October

Network Change Notes
Fox Sports 3 Launched
History +2 Discontinued Replaced by W +2
W +2 Launched Replaces History +2

November

Network Change Notes
Fox Footy Channel Discontinued
Fox Sports News Launched

December

Network Change Notes
SciFi Launched

2007

January

Network Change Notes
Channel [V]² Renamed Formerly Club [V]

February

Network Change Notes
Bio. Renamed Formerly The Biography Channel

April

Network Change Notes
Nat Geo Adventure Renamed Formerly Adventure One
The Music Factory Launched

November

Network Change Notes
Setana Sport Added
NITV Added Launched in July 2007 on Optus Aurora

December

Network Change Notes
Showcase Launched

2008

January

Network Change Notes
Sky News Business Launched

June

Foxtel HD launched

Network Change Notes
7HD Added Launched in 2004 on Freeview
ABC1 HD Added Launched in January 2002 on Freeview
BBC HD Launched
Discovery HD Launched
ESPN HD Launched
Fox Sports HD Launched
National Geographic HD Launched
Nine HD Added Launched in January 2001 on Freeview
SBS HD Added Launched in February 2006 on Freeview
Ten HD Added

November

Network Change Notes
111 Hits Launched
BBC Knowledge Launched
CBeebies Launched

2009

January

Network Change Notes
A-PAC Launched

March

Network Change Notes
Ten HD Discontinued Replaced by One HD
One HD Launched Replaces Ten HD

July

Network Change Notes
One SD Added

November

Foxtel "Next Generation" launched

Network Change Notes
111 Hits +2 Launched
[V] Hits Renamed
13th Street Launched
7TWO Launched
BBC HD Discontinued
Discovery +2 Launched
Discovery Turbo MAX Launched
Discovery Turbo MAX +2 Launched
Eurosport Launched
Family Movie Channel Launched
Fox8 HD Launched
Fox Sports 2 HD Launched
Fox Sports 3 HD Launched
GO! Added Launched on Freeview in August 2009
KidsCo Launched
LifeStyle Food +2 Launched
LifeStyle You Launched
LifeStyle You +2 Launched
Movie One HD Launched
Nat Geo Wild Launched
Sci Fi +2 Launched
Starpics Launched
Showcase HD Launched
Showcase Two Launched
Showtime Action Launched
Showtime Action HD Launched
Showtime Comedy Launched
Showtime Drama Launched
Showtime Greats Discontinued
Showtime Premiere Renamed Formerly Showtime
Showtime Premiere 2 Renamed Formerly Showtime 2
Showtime Premiere HD Launched
Starpics 1 HD Launched
Starpics 2 HD Launched
Style Network Launched
UKTV HD Launched
W HD Launched

December

Network Change Notes
ABC3 Launched

2010s

2010

February

Network Change Notes
Ovation Discontinued Replaced by STVDIO
W Renamed Formerly W.

March

Network Change Notes
Sky Racing 2 Launched

April

Network Change Notes
STVDIO Launched Replaces Ovation

May

Network Change Notes
MTV Classic Renamed Formerly VH1
Sky Racing World Launched

July

Network Change Notes
ABC1 HD Discontinued Replaced by ABC News 24
ABC News 24 Added Replaced ABC1 HD
Universal Channel Renamed Formerly Hallmark Channel

September

Network Change Notes
7HD Discontinued Replaced by 7mate
7mate HD Launched Replaces 7HD
GEM HD Launched Replaces Nine HD
Nine HD Discontinued Replaced by GEM

November

Network Change Notes
13th Street +2 Launched
BBC Knowledge HD Launched
Foxtel 3D HD Launched
MTV Hits Renamed Formerly The Music Factory
MTVN Live Launched
MTVN Live HD Launched
Nat Geo Adventure +2 Launched
Nat Geo Wild HD Launched
National Geographic +2 Launched
Speed Launched
Speed HD Launched
TLC Renamed Formerly Discovery Travel & Living
TLC +2 Launched

2011

January

Network Change Notes
Eleven Launched Replaces One (SD)
One (SD) Discontinued Replaced by Eleven

February

Network Change Notes
HOW TO Channel Discontinued Replaced by LifeStyle Home

March

Network Change Notes
ESPN2 Launched
ESPN2 HD Launched
LifeStyle HD Launched
LifeStyle Home Launched Replaces HOW TO Channel

May

Network Change Notes
Disney Junior Renamed Formerly Playhouse Disney

2012

February

Network Change Notes
A&E Launched Replaces Fashion TV
A&E HD Launched
Fashion TV Discontinued Replaced by FX
Fox Footy Relaunched
Fox Footy HD Launched
FX Relaunched

March

Network Change Notes
STUDIO Renamed Formerly STVDIO

July

Network Change Notes
CCTV News Added
Al Jazeera English Added
SF Renamed Formerly SciFi
SF +2 Renamed Formerly SciFi +2

August

Network Change Notes
SoHo Renamed Formerly W
SoHo +2 Renamed Formerly W +2
SoHo HD Renamed Formerly W HD

September

Network Change Notes
Nat Geo Adventure +2 Discontinued
Fox Sports Plus Launched
FX +2 Launched

December

Foxtel switches to Foxtel-owned movie channels

Network Change Notes
Family Movie Channel Discontinued
Movie Extra Discontinued
Movie Greats Discontinued
Movie One Discontinued
Movie One HD Discontinued
Movie Two Discontinued
Showtime Action Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Movies Action/Adventure
Showtime Action HD Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Movies Action/Adventure HD
Showtime Comedy Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Movies Comedy
Showtime Drama Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Movies Drama/Romance
Showtime Premiere Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Movies Premiere
Showtime Premiere HD Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Movies Premiere HD
Showtime Premiere Two Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Movies Premiere +2
Starpics 1 Discontinued
Starpics 1 HD Discontinued
Starpics 2 Discontinued
Starpics 2 HD Discontinued

2013

January

Network Change Notes
Foxtel Movies Action/Adventure Launched Replaces Showtime Action
Foxtel Movies Action/Adventure +2 Launched
Foxtel Movies Action/Adventure HD Launched Replaces Showtime Action HD
Foxtel Movies Comedy Launched Replaces Showtime Comedy
Foxtel Movies Comedy HD Launched
Foxtel Movies Drama/Romance Launched Replaces Showtime Drama
Foxtel Movies Drama/Romance HD Launched
Foxtel Movies Family Launched
Foxtel Movies Family +2 Launched
Foxtel Movies Family HD Launched
Foxtel Movies Masterpiece Launched
Foxtel Movies Masterpiece HD Launched
Foxtel Movies Premiere Launched Replaces Showtime Premiere
Foxtel Movies Premiere +2 Launched Replaces Showtime Premiere +2
Foxtel Movies Premiere HD Launched Replaces Showtime Premiere HD
Sky News Weather Renamed Formerly The Weather Channel
Foxtel Movies Thriller/Crime Launched
Foxtel Movies Thriller/Crime HD Launched

August

Network Change Notes
Foxtel 3D Discontinued Replaced by Main Event HD

September

Network Change Notes
CCTV-9 Documentary Added
Main Event HD Launched
NHK World Added

December

Network Change Notes
MTV Classic Discontinued Replaced by MTV Music
MTVN Live Discontinued
MTVN Live HD Discontinued
MTV Dance Launched Replaces MTV Hits
MTV Hits Discontinued Replaced by MTV Dance
MTV Music Launched Replaces MTV Classic
SF Discontinued Replaced by SyFy
SF +2 Discontinued Replaced by SyFy +2
Smooth Launched
TV1 Discontinued Replaced by TVH!TS
TV1 +2 Discontinued Replaced by TVH!TS +2

2014

January

Network Change Notes
111 Renamed Formerly 111 Hits
111 +2 Renamed Formerly 111 Hits +2
Action Movies Renamed Formerly Action/Adventure Movies
Nat Geo People Renamed Formerly Nat Geo Adventure
Romance Movies Renamed Formerly Drama/Romance Movies
SyFy Launched
SyFy HD Launched
Thriller Movies Renamed Formerly Thriller/Crime Movies
TVH!TS Launched

February

Network Change Notes
KidsCo Discontinued

April

Network Change Notes
111 Greats Renamed Formerly 111
111 Greats +2 Renamed Formerly 111 +2
Disney Movies Launched
Disney Movies HD Launched
Disney XD Launched

July

Network Change Notes
UKTV HD Discontinued Replaced by BBC First HD

August

Network Change Notes
BBC First Launched
BBC First HD Launched

November

Network Change Notes
13th Street HD Launched
Arena HD Launched
beIN Sports Renamed Formerly Setana Sports
BoxSets Launched
BoxSets HD Launched
Discovery Home & Health Discontinued Replaced by Discovery Kids
Discovery Kids Launched Replaces Discovery Home & Health
Eurosport HD Launched
Fox Sports 4 Launched Replaces Fuel TV
Fox Sports 4 HD Launched
Fox Sports 5 Launched
Fox Sports 5 HD Launched
Fox Sports News HD Launched
Fuel TV Discontinued Replaced by Fox Sports 4
History HD Launched
Speed Discontinued Replaced by Fox Sports 5
Speed HD Discontinued Replaced by Fox Sports 5 HD
Universal HD Launched
World Movies HD Launched

2015

February

Network Change Notes
Daystar Launched
Russia Today Launched

March

Network Change Notes
Disney Movies +2 Launched
Foxtel Arts Launched
Foxtel Arts HD Launched
Sky Thoroughbred Central Renamed Formerly Sky Racing World
STUDIO Discontinued Replaced by Foxtel Arts
TVN Discontinued

August

Network Change Notes
111 Renamed Formerly 111 Greats

September

Network Change Notes
Racing.com Added Launched on Freeview in August 2015

November

Network Change Notes
9Gem Renamed Previously GEM; reduced to SD
9Go! Renamed Previously GO!
9HD Launched
9Life Launched
Bio. Discontinued

December

Network Change Notes
Sky News Business HD Launched
Sky News HD Launched

2016

January

Network Change Notes
SBS Food Network Added Launched on Freeview in November 2015

February

Network Change Notes
YESSHOP Added

March

Network Change Notes
7flix Added Launched on Freeview in February 2016
TEN HD Added Launched on Freeview on March 2nd
ONE HD Rechanged Reduced to SD
[V] Hits +2 Launched Replaces Channel [V]
Channel [V] Discontinued Replaced by [V] Hits +2

April

Network Change Notes
Sky Thoroughbred Central HD Launched

May

Network Change Notes
Sky News Election Channel Launched
beIN Sports 1 Launched
beIN Sports 1 HD Launched
beIN Sports 2 Launched
beIN Sports 2 HD Launched
beIN Sports 3 Launched
beIN Sports 3 HD Launched

July

Network Change Notes
Foxtel Movies More Launched
Foxtel Movies More HD Launched
Chelsea TV Launched
Chelsea TV HD Launched
LFC TV Launched
LFC TV HD Launched
MUTV Launched
MUTV HD Launched