Austar subscribers will be pleased to hear that 111 Hits is to join the channel line-up from March 1st.
Since the channel launched on November 1st regional viewers have been none too happy that they have missed out on the channel, which screens mostly “classic television” including Alf, Alias, Ally McBeal, Baywatch, Dharma & Greg, ER, Murphy Brown, Northern Exposure, Suddenly Susan, The Wonder Years, Veronica’s Closet and Without a Trace.
Viewers were particularly incensed over confusing promotions for the channel which led them to believe they would see the channel from November.
Last year a spokesperson from Austar told TV Tonight, “We get offers of hundreds of channels a year to put on the service. We have an existing channel line-up which we think is fantastic. But we have to be very careful what channels we put up because it’s all an incremental cost and this is a difficult climate for our customers.”
Austar will also add A-SPAN from January 20th.
According to Austar’s website it will show “live coverage of the Federal Parliament, Question Time (in NSW, Victorian and Queensland State Parliaments to begin with), plus comprehensive coverage of the inauguration of US Presdident-elect Barack Obama. A-SPAN will also provide comprehensive coverage of public events with major national importance, such as Anzac, Gallipoli and Australia Day services.”