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One HD finally set to launch in the ACT on 2 July!

By johnboy - 16 June 2009 56

A surprising number of you have been gagging to finally get the Ten network’s One HD digital TV service.

In the ACT it’s been held up by the local aggregators, Macquarie Southern Cross Media, dragging the chain as they figure out how to make a quid from it.

Today they’ve announced that it’s kicking off on 2 July for anyone who can get High Definition digital election.

    Some of the sport highlights that these regional viewers in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT can look forward to from 2 July 2009 include:
    — AFL – the 2009 NAB Cup, home and away season, and finals including the Grand Final returning to the network in 2009
    — Netball – ANZ Championship Competition and all Test matches featuring the Australian Netball Diamonds, exclusively for the next five years
    — Commonwealth Games – 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
    — Formula 1 – every round of the F1 World Championship scope
    — Moto GP – extensive coverage of every round of the World Championship
    — NASCAR – live coverage of the Daytona 500 and other major Sprint Cup races, live coverage of the Nationwide Series, as well as Sprint Cup qualifying
    — Australian Rally Championship – exclusive coverage of every round
    — National Football League (NFL) – three games per week live, including the flagship Sunday and Monday night games, as well as live coverage of play-offs and the Super Bowl
    — Major League Baseball (MLB) – five games per week live, including prime time coverage of play-offs and World Series
    — National Basketball Association (NBA) – three games per week live
    — Golf – US Masters, US Open, World Golf Championships including the Accenture MatchPlay Championship, the CA Championship, the Bridgestone Invitational and the World Cup, Australian PGA, Ladies Masters, 2010 Ryder Cup, and 15 additional international and domestic events including the Johnnie Walker Classic, and the Asian tour’s flagship event the Singapore Open and the tour’s season ending Volvo Masters of Asia.
    — U.S. College sports – American football and basketball
    — Tennis – ATP and WTA tennis, details to be confirmed, approximately 11 tournaments during 2009.
    — Swimming – HD ONE is the exclusive broadcaster for Swimming Australia. This includes coverage of the
    Australian Swimming Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Australian Short Course Championships, FINA
    World Short Course, Swimmer of the Year – a minimum 109 hours per year for the next eight years.

So sports nuts, rejoice!

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Primal 11:00 pm 02 Jul 09

Are you mocking Slamball, dear sir? ‘Tis the sport of kings!!!

Deckard 9:33 pm 02 Jul 09

Good to see a few sports from the pages of Obscure Sports Monthly.

Aeek 9:23 pm 02 Jul 09

when will the Canberra Times list SBS Two and Ten ONE ?

Primal 9:15 pm 02 Jul 09

Ah, good to see some things never change in this high-def age. OneHD is already screwing its own published schedule.

dvaey 10:00 pm 01 Jul 09

Skidbladnir said :

I demand a Canberra version of Sydney’s Digital 44 or Perth’s Channel 31.

Dodgy community program creation can’t be any worse than Channel ten currently.

Its called ChannelVision on TransACT. Local community-based, community-produced TV, not sure where its available on free-to-air though.

Deckard 8:52 pm 01 Jul 09

Halfway through Transworld Sport if we go off the OneHD website.

Growling Ferret 8:34 pm 01 Jul 09

7pm tomorrow night according to the station promo

Deckard 7:49 pm 01 Jul 09

Skidbladnir said :

I demand a Canberra version of Sydney’s Digital 44 or Perth’s Channel 31.

Then johnboy can have his own tv show.

Anyone know what time One HD kicks off?

peterh 5:33 pm 01 Jul 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Bump for tomorrow night. 🙂

for whatever reason, the onehd program on the epg shows transmission from 1.00am 2nd july, not at night. will check if it is actually on tomorrow morning, would like to see the F1 race advertising on epg for 2.00pm…

Skidbladnir 4:48 pm 01 Jul 09

I demand a Canberra version of Sydney’s Digital 44 or Perth’s Channel 31.

Dodgy community program creation can’t be any worse than Channel ten currently.

Holden Caulfield 4:32 pm 01 Jul 09

Bump for tomorrow night. 🙂

H1NG0 3:18 pm 17 Jun 09

heinous said :

Let me get this straight, 10 is going to broadcast 1 on 50. WTF.

Thats because it has LCN #1 in the capitals Regional areas are different.

Hercsie 2:05 pm 17 Jun 09

And yet, that still does not answer the question as to why the allocation goes 5, 5A and the 6?

A clerical error when it was all first written down perhaps…..

Hercsie 2:03 pm 17 Jun 09

ahh yes the good old days when ABC was on channel 3 so being able to record countdown audio straight of an FM radio (around 91 MHz)

The 5A allocation was always on a secondary service basis – the primary allocation for that particular part of the spectrum are for meteorological satellite downlinks.

djk 12:28 pm 17 Jun 09

Very Busy said :

Hopefully we might be able to get a bit more live AFL from July 2. Prime and SC Ten have been extremely disapointing with their coverage this year. Late night delayed AFL telecasts so that we can watch Simpsons marathons just doesn’t cut it for me.

I am hopeful as well, but not sure how it is going to work.

As was discussed in a thread earlier this year, AFL is protected by anti-siphoning laws, which oddly enough applies to commercial digital channels broadcasting on their 2nd channel before it is shown on their main channel. This means something protected by the laws (most Aussie sports) can not be shown on One HD before it has been shown on Ten.

Still trying to work out whether this means it can’t be shown on One HD in Canberra until it has been shown on Ten in Canberra (eg. for a Sat night game, probably 11.30pm, making One almost useless), or if it can actually be shown on One HD in Canberra as soon as it has been aired into which every city it is going live to (eg. 7.30pm into Brisbane live, so can be shown here live, in which case, very useful!).

Morgan 9:28 am 17 Jun 09

Ahh fond memories of channel 5A, who knows why channel five occurred twicve…

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