Seven’s new digital channel is 7TWO and launches Sunday November 1 at 12pm.
7TWO is intended as a broad entertainment channel offering all viewers a greater choice through a variety of shows with something for everyone regardless of age. Shows on 7TWO include Ugly Betty, Heroes, Lost and 24. Also on 7TWO will be the Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Murphy Brown and Jay Leno’s new prime time show nightly at 6pm (90 minutes before it airs on the Comedy Channel – although this needs to be confirmed if it is the same show / same day. 7TWO may have them a day later than Comedy).
7TWO also will feature the best of British programming with shows including A Touch of Frost, Prime Suspect, Judge John Dead, Rosemary and Thyme and Miner. Premiere episodes will air of Fifth Gear, Heartbeat, Holby Blue, Benidorm, Gavin and Stacy and Britain’s Best Dish.
Cooking programs from the likes of Jamie Oliver, Curtis Stone, Rick Stein, Ainsley Harriott and Gary Rhodes will also feature on weekday afternoons. A broad mix of new and classic programs – including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Shortland Street, The Martha Stewart Show, Home and Away; The Early Years, Sons and Daughters, Magnum, PI and Moonlighting – complete the channel’s daytime schedule.
Also in the mix are will be a range of movies at varying times as well as kids programming in the mornings prior to 9am.
You can view the complete program guide for the first week here.
Channel Seven also announced popular television presenter Tom Williams as the face of
With Channel Seven since 2001, Williams has reported for The Great Outdoors, the Torino and
Beijing Olympics and co-hosted Gladiators. In 2005, he was crowned Series 2 champion of
Dancing with the Stars.
Williams says 7TWO will have “something for everyone” catering to a range of TV tastes “from
the weekend rev-head to the aspiring chef.”
“What I love about 7TWO is the great mix of the new and classic. I’m a big Leno fan so it will be
great to be able catch that on a daily basis. And I can’t wait to see how the last season of Lost
“It’s fair to say I’ll be booking in some extra time on the couch. I can’t wait for it all to kick off.”
7TWO is part of Australia’s Freeview digital television service. To watch 7TWO, tune into
channel 72 on a high definition digital television or an analogue or standard definition digital
television connected to a high definition set top box or other high definition digital device.
7TWO will be on Foxtel channel 127 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (although this initially may only be cable subscribers).
7TWO will air on digital channel 72.
Given that OzTam will not be collecting ratings for 7TWO separately until November 22, the ratings for the new channel will be combined with Seven’s the same way that GO was with Nine for two weeks after its launch back in August.
As far as regionals are concerned, no word yet what will be happening with Prime. 7 QLD will be carrying 7TWO.