ELEVEN to launch in early 2011

By David Knox on August 26, 2010 / Filed Under News 209

TEN has confirmed it will launch its new digital multichannel, ELEVEN early next year.

The new SD channel promises ‘fun and bold programming with particular appeal to the distinctly youthful market.’

It will air all-new episodes of Futurama, The Cleveland Show, Supernatural, Stargate, Dexter, Smallville, The Office, Nurse Jackie, 90210 and more.

It will also be the free-to-air home of the iconic The Simpsons.

Neighbours will also move to ELEVEN leaving question marks about the Network’s plans for local content on TEN. It will remain at 6:30pm weeknights.

Chief programming officer David Mott said: “Neighbours is an important and cherished member of the Network Ten family.

“We believe Neighbours is perfectly suited to ELEVEN’s audience strategy and will find a successful and enduring home on ELEVEN. We will round out the first 25 years with a bang, and give Australia’s most successful drama a new home to keep it vibrant in the schedule for the next 25.”

FremantleMedia Australia CEO, Ian Hogg said: “Just as Neighbours forged new territory for TEN in 1986, so we will again for ELEVEN in 2011. We are very proud of the faith being placed in Neighbours and the key role we will be playing in ELEVEN’s launch and line-up. Our storyline plans for 2011 are both bold and dramatic. Neighbours fans have much to look forward to for many years to come.”

Shifting Neighbours and The Simpsons signals changes for TEN’s early evening line-up. Following from News at Five bulletins, TEN will introduce a new half-hour national news-based program at 6.00 pm weeknights targeting viewers seeking a smarter, more informed, considered and insightful approach to the stories, issues, events and news-makers of the day.

Then at 6.30pm weeknights and at 6.00pm weekends, TEN will present a half-hour locally-presented and produced news service in all markets, focussing on the key issues in each State.

ELEVEN will also draw upon more than 70,000 hours of content from CBS’s library, including Everybody Loves Raymond, Sex and the City, JAG, Frasier, Judging Amy, Happy Days and MacGyver, to name a few.

In addition, Network Ten Pty Limited and CBS Studios International announced the proposed formation of a joint venture, ElevenCo Pty Limited (ElevenCo), which will provide content to ELEVEN. Network Ten will hold 66 2/3 per cent equity in ElevenCo, with CBS Studios Inc. holding a 33 1/3 per cent share.

As part of the arrangement to form the proposed joint venture, CBS has agreed to extend its existing long-term output deal with Network TEN.

CEO Grant Blackley said: “CBS Studios is a leading producer of quality programming for the global marketplace. In addition to its successful pipeline of content to the CBS network, which has been the lead network in the US for the last 8 out of 10 years, CBS produces content for the youth-targeted network, the CW. Our established output deal with CBS has been long and fruitful, delivering hits such as NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rules of Engagement, Medium, The Good Wife and the much-anticipated Hawaii Five-0 to Australian audiences.”

“Importantly, the joint venture will ensure long term continuity of this prolific US content pipeline, underpinning the sustainability of ELEVEN and also delivering continued supply of high quality international programming for TEN.

“ELEVEN will deliver a distinct destination for Australian consumers and advertisers. The channel’s ‘distinctly youthful’ focus will be well suited to fostering a strong level of online community and social media engagement, and the format will provide opportunities for a high level of sponsor integration – such as segment and program hostings – delivered in ways that will resonate with ELEVEN’s audience,” Mr Blackley said.

ELEVEN will replace ONE SD.

A week ago Seven announced its new digital channel 7mate would launch in late September.

ELEVEN (FIRST RUN CONTENT):
The Simpsons,
Neighbours,
Futurama,
The Cleveland Show,
Smallville,
The Office,
Stargate Universe,
Supernatural,
Dollhouse,
The Late Show with David Letterman,
Dexter,
One Tree Hill,
Top Model UK
(2010),

CBS LIBRARY:
Family Ties,
The Brady Bunch,
Charmed,
The King of Queens,
Cheers,
Sabrina,
Get Smart,
Becker,
Hogan’s Heroes,
Macgyver,
Happy Days,
The 4400,
90210,
Melrose Place,
Frasier,
The Love Boat,
7th Heaven,
Sex and the City,
JAG,
Star Trek,
Star Trek: Voyager,
Judging Amy,
Diagnosis Murder,
Roseanne,
Walker Texas Ranger

209 Comments »

  1. Nicholas Walsh August 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm -

    I’ve been waiting for a remake of Melrose Place for a year or two and I also been waiting for Heather Locklear’s character, Amanda Woodward are coming to get me! I don’t know when this remake are going to be on Eleven, I want Eleven to screen that remake now!

  2. KenNen November 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm -

    Yay!!! So awesome Charmed’s gonna be back!!

  3. mark November 29, 2010 at 3:20 am -

    did that sabrina used to be on channel seven anyways can’t wait to watch the re-runs

  4. mark November 29, 2010 at 3:17 am -

    maybe ten should put toasted tv saturday weekend shift like the saturday disney and kids WB. have special toasted tv on saturdays channel eleven and weekdays on channel ten. that would be awesome and so cool

  5. mark November 29, 2010 at 3:05 am -

    can’t wait for new channel will eleven programs be watched on the internet if missed cause just got broadband ridded dial up for good. can’t wait for smallville eleven track this program upto season 8 now and also supernatural mid season 5 and medium be put on eleven (probably thats why it stopped running on ten.)

  6. TheCjm1999 November 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm -

    Eleven seems awesome

  7. David Knox October 1, 2010 at 1:39 am -

    Dexter S4 not S5 yet.

  8. LGB October 1, 2010 at 1:36 am -

    Well at least we’ll finally get to see new Dexter episodes, and they are finally bringing dollhouse onto free to air… wondered what was taking so long

  9. lodz_au September 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm -

    I think its great they will be showing Nurse Jackie. I was so annoyed when they kept moving the times around and I would set the VCR (I know, I’m still old school) to record and it would record something else, like the news. Its a great show and since the actress won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress, maybe more people will tune in.

  10. MB September 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm -

    News from today that SC10 have no intentions launching Eleven when TEN does in early 2011. Looks like regional viewers will miss out once again especially on their favourite TV shows such as Neighbours, ect

  11. Armchair analyst August 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm -

    Name is good content not bad so far good. Some of the titles from the CBS library/catalogue are already on GO! So just one question how does that work. Will Go! stop aring them soon or what. Another show which should be included is Videohits seeing how its a youth orientated show and it too will be celebrating 25 yrs next year so it would only make sense to include it on 11. I emailed VH on that similar topic hopefully they will listen.

  12. Bela August 31, 2010 at 4:41 am -

    Question question question.. I just reminded myself tocheck the TV and it says that the current 11 is OneHd does that mean 11 will be HD too.. i sure hope so

  13. Mel August 30, 2010 at 10:11 am -

    Lol I wonder if 10 know that everyones probably already watched these “New to air” Episodes???

  14. Catie B August 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm -

    I’m with JB, would *love* to see Monk back on FTA screens, but as I recall the last network to own the rights was Nein. Unfortunately, they decided in their infinite “wisdom” to show different episodes to different states (AFL states Vs NRL states, and then differences within those categories) which made it impossible to catch everyone up, even though it was still winning Emmy after Emmy at the time.

    But at least Dexter’s finally, Finally, going to get an airing! Wahoo!

  15. Xander August 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm -

    Where Joseph said “The station ident looks like the old Warner Bros. logo from the 70s”—my thoughts exactly. I even remember that logo on all the Atari 2600 console/games packaging and manuals from when Warner Communications owned Atari back in the day…

    Talk about a flashback. Future TV station ident that looks like a 70s comms company logo. Way to go, TEN!

  16. Anthony August 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm -

    woo! Star Trek and Star TreK: Voyager. Awsome News.

  17. Brandon August 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm -

    They should show Harper’s Island without cancelling it!

  18. Daniel August 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm -

    Now I know Ten + One = 11. Maybe that was their strategy? The line is good, but why do digital networks show us programming from 1960-1999. I mean Go has some stuff my Mum watched as a child.I know that Skippy is on nine at 1:30am every Friday morning. [Thursday overnight]. Why not show this content in prime time and see the ratings. Ten could be repeating The Simpons but new eps only air once per year. Maybe they need to air one ep twice?

  19. Nick August 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm -

    Time to bring back Taken Out? Ha ha, that was such a bad show but it gathered a bit of a cult following.

  20. Vinnie August 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm -

    If I’m not moderated, does that mean only I can see it?

    I’m right, I was talking to myself!

  21. matty August 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm -

    I hope SC Ten will get Eleven on in regional area’s & launch it at the same time as Metro area’s.

  22. Chris August 27, 2010 at 9:28 am -

    It’d definitely make perfect sense for them to have Ferguson on after Letterman. I don’t care who gets Conan’s new show, as long as it isn’t 7 or 9 since their EPGs aren’t even close to when shows actually start/finish, messing up recordings.

  23. Alex T August 27, 2010 at 9:16 am -

    Lisa, i’m almost certain B&B would stay on TEN. It targets an older demo, and also any shows that are rating well on ten, would stay there. If i remember correctly, ten dominate daytime tv, so they have no reason to change it. You’ll notice all the shows that are going onto eleven have been tried on ten, and have just not rated high enough for a primary channel.

    The problem with their 6-7pm timeslot is that they dominate the 5pm hour with their news, and they want to try and keep an audience there to get into their evening programming.. i just don’t know how well more news is going to go, because i think it will dilute the shares of all their news shows, including the 5pm bulletin. Hmm.. it’ll be interesting to see how it goes. I hope they have a bit of a plan b for the 6pm hour tho. They do seem a bit stuck for choice.

  24. merlin August 27, 2010 at 9:09 am -

    I think this channel could be better then GO! and 7mate. I can’t wait to see Smallville, Supernatural, Stargate Universe, Dollhouse, Dexter, Charmed, The 4400, JAG, Star Trek, Star Trek Voyager, and i might even give Nurse Jackie, Melrose Place and 90210 a go but i would like to see True Blood, Legend of the Seeker, The X-Files, Farscape, Californication and hopefully regional viewers will get the channel on ch55.

  25. ryaneco August 27, 2010 at 7:18 am -

    All these complaints about shows like Supernatural being old but seriously at least it will be given a consistent slot and before you know it Ten will be up to date with the show.

  26. Ed August 27, 2010 at 2:06 am -

    I’m mostly happy with this, but I would be disappointed if The Late Show moved off Ten.

    With Comedy Channel not airing them any more, it would be nice if Ten/Eleven could acquire some other late night talk shows though.

  27. Russell August 27, 2010 at 12:54 am -

    Too many numbers. None of these network names differentiate themselves from one another:

    ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABCNews 24, One, Seven, Seven Two, Seven Mate, Nine, Ten, Eleven, SBS One, SBS Two..

    Wow

  28. Carta August 27, 2010 at 12:44 am -

    Neighbours aired at 7pm for several years, and Home and Away aired at 6:30pm. Channel 7 then decided to shift H&A to 7pm in direct competition with Neighbours. This continued for several months and then TEN gave in and moved Neighbours to 6:30pm, and the status quo has remained ever since. I can’t remember when the shuffle happened – maybe around 1992? Hinch used to be on at 7pm on Channel 7, but then he changed to Channel 10 and was on at 6:30pm initially, so I’d say the shuffle happened soon after that (Hinch and Neighbours swapped places – I’m certain of that).

  29. Courtney August 27, 2010 at 12:00 am -

    Although there are few comments like them, I’m surprised that comments relating to Big Brother in this post are kind of asking whether it will return. Usually it is the complete opposite with people whinging that the show is a waste of time. I guess real fans of Big Brother will now hop onto the TEN forums and nag TEN to bring it back now they have more room on the main channel, right?

    Well, no, not really. Unfortunately; the entire line up of ELEVEN does look good; don’t get me wrong, but it is basically all of TEN’s summer content sprawled out 24/7 52 weeks a year; so any space to be filled on TEN is late night time slots and summer; the latter of which would be unsuitable for BB.

    I agree with David, Big Brother is too expensive, and with this new channel plus the money having to go in to creating the two new early evening TEN shows; TEN may want to put whatever remains towards getting those drama quota points up.

    I’m a fan of Big Brother; and I’m loving the positivity; but I don’t think this is our answer. And why should it? Time heals all wounds; the longer we go without Big Brother; the better is return will be warranted.

  30. Lisa August 26, 2010 at 11:50 pm -

    David will the bold and the beautiful still be on ten or will that move move to?

  31. bobby August 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm -

    is there chance of USA brother david? i think this would be perfect!!!

  32. Bela August 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm -

    As a big SN fan i say Hallelujah!!. but why is it only in standard definition. that completely defeats the purpose of moving forward into a high definition stage of techonology.. and im buying a blue ray recorder so i can get sn in hd and save it in hd to a disk…. ` criess

    @kim. i know right. and it’s treatment isdispicable they have lost so much by being douchebags. i haven’t seen them online cuz i dont like doing it that way but as soon as the boxset comes out im there in the blink of an eye. i wont watch the other ones though that havent aired. but i mean tje wait has been unbearable. if they cut it again im going to be shattered. im hoping that they will finish airing s5 before the new years ratings period so that we won’t be so far behind but with channel ten its wishful thinking ain’t it

    11 doesnt have much on offer for me , pretty much only Supernatural, Dexter, the Simpsons and Futurama. the latter 2 of which i don’t watch on a weekly basis

  33. Casey August 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm -

    The channel should’ve started broadcasting sometime this year, not next year.
    Smallville : Eleven will need to screen double episodes, as they’re 2 years behind.
    Friday Night Lights, Army Wives : Last time Ten screened them in graveyard
    shift timeslots, they were showing 2 year old episodes of both.

    They can also screen Californication season 4 on it, but Ten may want to retain it for their own network.

  34. Michelle August 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm -

    I would love to see Blossom back on TV

  35. billy balakalai August 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm -

    All of that is fine just add Craig Ferguson and CBS Evening news and we are done :)

  36. vinnie August 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm -

    So, TEN seem to have suddenly noticed that its fallen somewhat behind and realised they needed to do something about that pesky 6-7 slot. Yet they still refuse to bear even one iota of responsibility or blame for the slow ratings demise of an icon that was primarily caused by the hands of the powers-that-be and their shoddy marketing department.

    While Seven cross-promoted the hell out of its stable of soap stars and presenters on reality shows, TEN was creating Z-grade celebrities off the backs of BB and Idol. Is it any wonder that Seven has become the ratings monster it has, cross-promoting across all demographics as it has, creating a consistent feel across its brands and programs, making them “familiar”. Am I the only one that can feel Seven’s smugness, not least Tim Worner’s.

    And no, TEN didn’t “try out” Neighbours at 7pm against Home and Away in the early 90s as someone has said. Neighbours was already in this slot before Home and Away was placed there by Seven. Pity that TEN, back then, felt the pressure to move their baby out of harm’s way after barely a week.

  37. ryan August 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm -

    Yeah!!! Bring back repeats of Oc to eleven

  38. jakevin. August 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm -

    They need to add youth-orientated programs –

    – The OC reruns
    – Big Brother (not yet of course – give it five years or so before the format can be revived)

    Great to see Dollhouse on free-to-air and The Simpsons/Neighbours finding a new home – this looks like a promising counterpart to TEN unlike that of 7TWO which was a pretty big fail to pull in audiences for Seven’s B grade leftovers.

  39. 11 August 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm -

    Put on The OC!!

  40. Benjamin August 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm -

    …but this channel goes to 11.

  41. David Knox August 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm -

    Big Brother? No. Too expensive.

    90210 and Melrose Place are new (It was actually Beverly Hills 90210 originally).

  42. Craig Drummond August 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm -

    I hope Foxtel rebroadcasts channel ten’s new channel Eleven because they are moving Neighbours to the new channel and as I’ve got Foxtel, I want continue to record to my Foxtel harddrive.

  43. Kim August 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm -

    Didn’t we all say that Ten would hold Supernatural until they launched another channel? They might call it first run and on Aus TV it is, but the episodes will be a year and a half old by the time they air. I doubt there will be a single Supernatural fan who hasn’t already seen the episodes and bought the DVD’s.

  44. tomothy August 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm -

    Under CBS Library are 90210 and Melrose Place, I assume this is also first run content, not the original seasons from the 90’s.
    It does seem like a good line up, just hope they keep it consistant.
    Id expect a lot of the CBS content will be daytime fillers when the target audience is primarily at work/school/uni…

  45. Al August 26, 2010 at 8:11 pm -

    I’m going to need a second TiVo!

  46. Joseph August 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm -

    The station ident looks like the old Warner Bros. logo from the 70s: tinyurl.com/26s9zng

  47. belinda August 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm -

    Dawson’s Creek was another show mentioned on Ten news.

  48. JB August 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm -

    I don’t see Monk or Pysch anywhere!!!!!
    Is it The Beady Bunch kinda similar to The Brady Bunch??

    Name and logo much better than Mate. Some stuff i can watch. But no Monk & Pysch. I’m only up to series 3 of Monk and 2 of Pysch. Come on Ten.

  49. ryan August 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm -

    Does this mean all simpsons eps will be on 11 or just the repeats?? cause new eps can rate very high if ten put it in a better slot, remember tuesdays figures

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