9Go! facts for kids
|Broadcast area||Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Northern NSW and Gold Coast, Southern NSW/ACT, Broken Hill NSW, Griffith NSW/MIA, Regional VIC, Mildura VIC, Regional QLD, Tasmania, Spencer Gulf SA, Eastern SA, Regional WA, Remote Central & Eastem|
|Slogan||Good to Go!|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9|
|Owner||Nine Entertainment Co.|
|Launched||9 August 2009|
|Replaced||Nine Guide (2001–2008)|
|Former names||GO! (2009–2015)|
|TCN Sydney (DVB-T)||1059 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|GTV Melbourne (DVB-T)||1074 @ 8 (191.5 MHz),|
|QTQ Brisbane/Sunshine Coast (DVB-T)||1030 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|NWS Adelaide (DVB-T)||1106 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|STW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T)||1026 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|Freeview Nine metro (virtual)||93/99|
|Freeview Nine Northern NSW and Gold Coast(virtual)||83/88|
|Freeview SCA regional (virtual)||53|
|Freeview WIN Griffith NSW/Eastern SA (virtual)||55|
|Freeview Imparja remote (virtual)||99|
|VAST Imparja (virtual)||99|
|VAST WDT (virtual)||55|
9Go! is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Nine Network on 9 August 2009. It is a youthful channel that offers a mix of comedy, reality, general entertainment, movies, animation and drama aimed at people between the ages of 4 to 18.
Original plans for 9Go! suggested it would consist of a mix of entertainment and lifestyle programming (this rule wasn't featured until the launch of future Female-oriented HD channel 9Gem in 2010). However, this branding was replaced by a youth-orientated light-entertainment channel instead. 9Go!'s programming is generally structured under nightly themed blocks, which consists of comedy on Sunday, all new reality shows on Tuesday, sci-fi on Wednesday, female-skewed drama on Thursday (until the launch of 9Gem, when it was replaced by movies instead), and movies on Friday. Movies screen with "limited and brief commercial breaks". The schedule is designed not to cannibalise viewers from the main Nine channel.
It was announced in June 2009 that the Nine Network had signed a $500 million deal with Warner Bros. to continue its current output deal for another five years from 2011 to 2015. The deal helped Nine retain existing content (including many television series and films), as well as providing new content for both its primary channel, 9Gem (launched in 2010) and 9Go!.
9Go! is available in standard definition in metropolitan areas through Nine Network owned-and-operated stations: TCN Sydney, GTV Melbourne, QTQ Brisbane, NWS Adelaide, STW Perth and NTD Darwin, as well as NBN Northern New South Wales and other stations CTC Southern NSW/ACT, GTS/BKN Broken Hill NSW, MTN Griffith NSW, GLV/BCV Regional VIC, MDV Mildura, TNQ Regional QLD, TDT Tasmania, GTS/BKN Spencer Gulf SA, SES/RTS Eastern SA, WDT Regional WA and Remote Central & Eastern.
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