GO! adjusts launch time

By David Knox on July 29, 2009 / Filed Under Programming 30

go992GO! will now launch at 6:30pm Sunday August 9th.

Wipeout will be the first show to screen on the new entertainment channel for Nine, with the first episode of the second series of the US version. It replaces plans to air Wipeout Australia.

GO! will simulcast Nine from 7am before breaking out with new programming.

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  1. Scotty August 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm -

    I mean, will Go! ever have a movie to watch sometimes, why would you want to see 4 eps in a row of Big Bang Theory. The show is Okay, but 4 eps, and by looking at what they are advertising on the previews repeating over and over there only seems to be about three or four shows on this channel

  2. Scotty August 9, 2009 at 2:13 pm -

    Whatever happened to having at least a movie to watch at 8:30pm, so sick of cop dramas!

  3. mikeys July 31, 2009 at 10:02 am -

    Shouldn’t Wipeout remain on the main channel for the drongos who watch it? Not a good start to the new Channel IYAM.

  4. The Purple Rabbit July 31, 2009 at 9:17 am -

    Looks as if WIN will now launch GO! on standard definition channel 88 and not 80 as previously reported.

  5. Andy July 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm -

    @Leon says:
    July 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    Any word on GO! coming to Foxtel?

    According to a comment on another forum(media related) it could be October.

  6. bindi July 30, 2009 at 6:48 pm -

    CK- ah yes i forgot about the white sparkles, i see those too but they don’t bother me that much. but being blasted by a pattern of white noise/static and missing out on dialogue as a consequence is quite annoying. and the video being out of sync with the audio and at a reduced frame rate or something will ruin any recording i actually intend to keep. but channel 9 itself doesn’t have these issues, just 9HD, so hopefully GO! will be ok as it is a different channel. but on second thought since 9HD is returning to a simulcast maybe they will use the same equipment for GO! and the problems will persist. i guess i will just have to wait and see and if they are still there give 9 a call and report it, last time i called them about a qld 9HD problem they had absolutely no idea it had occured.

  7. Leon July 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm -

    Any word on GO! coming to Foxtel?

  8. Aaron July 30, 2009 at 12:18 pm -

    So will there still be a 9HD with alternate city programming – ie will 9HD in Sydney still show the AFL Footy Show live on Thursday nights?

  9. CK July 30, 2009 at 11:45 am -

    @bindi: Those white sparkles aren’t “signal quality” problems. They’re just an internal problem at Nine where they put the “PG” etc graphics on screen after the ad break, and the machine that does it is having problems doing the HD overlay cleanly.

    If you had signal quality problems, the whole thing would be unwatchable, trust me. It’s “digital” TV … you either can see it, or you can’t.

  10. Neon Kitten July 30, 2009 at 11:44 am -

    @Knnowfirst: To paraphrase Radiohhead, Nine did it to themselves, they did, and that’s what really hurts.

    Nine has built itself a reputation with its viewers (and former viewers) for randomly changing the schedule with zero notice, and for pulling shows after one or two episodes. This annoys people. These people then, quite justifiably, are annoyed at Nine. And they then expect the worst from a network that has shown them zero respect whilst bowing down in worship at call-me-now phone sex line advertisers.

    Oh, and trying to put a company that was keeping people up to date on their schedule changes out of business.

    Sorry, but Nine in most regular TV viewers’ minds at the moment = pond scum. Of *course* we expect them to shuffle the shedule for “Go” around unannounced. That is what they do.

  11. Rob July 30, 2009 at 11:08 am -

    Smart move I think, why launch with kids programming, better to use primetime with a popular if not thought provoking piece of content. I never watch Nine but GO may be better than at least for a handful of shows

  12. Knowfirst July 30, 2009 at 10:26 am -

    whinge gripe moan…… that’s all we’re going to get?

    The station isn’t really officially launching until late September anyway. It’s also free. So be thankful you’re getting something for nothing.

  13. PT Ryan July 30, 2009 at 10:10 am -

    Not an encouraging first piece of programming, but I’m still looking forward to GO, and it looks like there’ll be more scripted progamming and less reality bilge than its parent channel.

  14. Andrew B July 30, 2009 at 9:31 am -

    Channel 9 programming strikes again. A very bad sign. No, this is not a teething problem, this is something they could have done from the start. I thought it was surprising that they did not have a primetime launch like what ONE has done. Now this means no kids programming in the morning, not even on 9HD I assume.

  15. slydoggie July 30, 2009 at 9:30 am -

    Genuinely looking forward to GO!

    Good luck!

  16. Tom July 30, 2009 at 9:24 am -

    Wow! “Wipeout”, groundbreaking television, overwhelming…..yawn.

  17. Ryan July 30, 2009 at 7:15 am -

    Wipeout use could fix some of their Tuesday night woes much like it did this time last year…..silly nine!

  18. Brekkie July 30, 2009 at 5:23 am -

    So the best-of episode is canned yet again.

  19. Russell July 30, 2009 at 1:48 am -

    So wait Foxtel is not carrying Go!?

    Go! is a FTA network. They carry SBS Two, ABC2 and One. They should relaly carry Go!

    What about Austar?

  20. bindi July 30, 2009 at 12:44 am -

    what i’m mostly worried about is the signal quality, every so often 9HD has these bursts of white noise kinda like what mobile phones do to speakers so you miss what was said, picture is fine though. and the other day the whole hour and a half of bewitched and i dream of jeannie had the picture out of sync with the audio and the picture was at a reduced frame rate or something that was kinda like shadowing, the old picture was shadowing the new picture, like dragging or something and there were weird horizontal lines. so i hope that GO! is not riddled with such technical difficulties as well. although these problems are probably queensland based so some of you may not have experienced this.

  21. Kirben July 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm -

    So there will be no KidsWB on Sunday 9th August 2009? or will it be shown on Nine HD one last time?

  22. JM July 29, 2009 at 10:22 pm -

    @Craig – Wipeout (US) was filmed in HD from the second season so you would assume so….. It was just the First season that was in 4:3.
    Only problem is GO! isnt HD… So we’ll get the 16:9 screen but not HD quality (altho i dont really see a massive difference to be honest and i have a FullHD TV.

    As for everyone whinging about them changing the schedule give them a break its a new channel…. there are going to be teething problems. And its not like it is a massive change anyway…. its still Wipeout its just not the Aussie Version.

    I think one of the biggest problems for the channel is not having access on Foxtel.

  23. tim July 29, 2009 at 8:10 pm -

    i would guess that this would be to enable then to capitalise on the launch of an all new channel ala One HD’s launch countdown?

  24. glow July 29, 2009 at 8:08 pm -

    Wipeout? – I think that just describes what I’ll have to do to the first day’s kids’ recordings I’d set up for my PVR.
    Whatever happened to that Wipeout Oz Best-Of and the rest of the first series? I’m not a huge fan but my kids loved it.

  25. Craig July 29, 2009 at 7:43 pm -

    Why did they make a local version if they were going to dump it on the GO! channel anyway?

    So dumb question but does ch9 have the rights to the US version in 16:9 HD?

  26. Angry Face July 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm -

    Does this leave the rest of the programming as previously stated? ie, after Wipeout there are 4 episodes of Bing Bang Theory, and so on?

  27. mac July 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm -

    i want to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they have already made changes to the schedule and it’s still 2 weeks till launch, please nine don’t let this be the start of whole of a whole heap of changes like you have being doing with your main channel.

  28. vid July 29, 2009 at 6:58 pm -

    love wipeout!

  29. Brodie July 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm -

    Nine could probably use Wipeout on their main channel, would certainly perform better than The New Adventures of Old Christine did last night.

  30. Jerome July 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm -

    lol at them shuffling programs literally from the word GO!

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