The Freeview commercial station wars are heating up with even more channels set to launch. Recently Australians have seen the introduction of 7TWO, Go! and OneHD, now there’s set to be two more channels added to the free-to-air line-up.
Channel 7 have announced they will launch a new male-orientated channel called 7mate. This actually sounds pretty good as a concept, it could be the channel you throw on when you have mates over. Entertaining, comedy / action content sure to make you the perfect host, avoiding those embarrassing moments when Desperate Housewives shows up on your manly HDTV.
7mate will broadcast in HD and is set to launch in just over a month – September 25th. The first program broadcast will be the AFL Grand Final which from memory hasn’t ever been broadcast in HD before.. A great step forward.
Channel Nine are trying to trump channel 7 by launching their new channel a few days before 7mate. While details are still light-on at this point, it’s believe Nine’s new channel will be called GEM. TV Tonight say “Rumours on Nine’s channel extend from a crime channel, lifestyle channel or a female-skewed channel possibly called GEM.”
Ultimately all this competition is great for Aussie consumers, getting more free-to-air content than ever before.
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