7TWO launches on Southern Cross Television today in both Tasmania and Darwin today.
In Tasmania it can be found on Channel 62.
Southern Cross Television’s Group General Manager, Craig Davies has previously said, “We are particularly excited that 7TWO will be the new home for premiere episodes of international hit series including J.J Abrams’ Lost, Ugly Betty, Heroes and 24. Iconic programs including mob hit The Sopranos, much loved drama Six Feet Under and comedy, Murphy Brown will screen on the new channel alongside new primetime episodes of The Jay Leno Show.”
But launching one month after cities on the Seven Network, viewers will have missed key episodes of some titles.
Heroes has its final episode for the year next week, before returning in 2010.
“There is a great strategic balance in the program schedule of 7TWO that will deliver audience growth across both of our channels without sacrificing one for the other. The program schedules of Southern Cross Television and 7TWO have been designed to complement each other ensuring we deliver a continuous mix of top quality television entertainment” Davies said.
The channel launches at 7:20pm with Welcome to 7TWO with new Ugly Betty to follow at 7:30pm.
Mildura Digital Television (TEN Mildura) broadcasts ONE from 6:30am today. The 24hr sports channel will be broadcast in high definition and standard definition in addition to the standard definition primary channel.
Meanwhile Prime viewers are still awaiting confirmation of the channel in regional areas.
TV Tonight understands it is hoped an announcement can be made soon.