A couple of days ago the Crimes reported that Prime will not be rolling out the new Seven Network digital TV channel 7TWO any time soon. 7TWO will run on channel 62.
According to the newspaper report, Canberra viewers will have to wait until January 2010 for the new 7TWO. Meanwhile 7TWO will begin Sunday 1 November in the large metropolitan markets, and Tasmania will get to tune in from 1 December.
A similar debacle occurred when Southern Cross Ten launched the sports channel ONE HD in March, but ACT viewers were left in the dark until July.
7TWO will air premiere episodes of international shows including Lost, Ugly Betty, Heroes and 24, daily episodes of the Jay Leno Show, and also broadcast The Sopranos and Six Feet Under (first aired on Nine in the dark of night many years ago).
Given the early success of GO! on WIN, Prime says it will be move as fast as it can. But not fast enough it seems.