More details ready to GO!

As more details emerge on GO!, so far it's beginning to sound hotter than Nine.

survivorMore information emerged on GO! in the last week when critic Andrew Mercado told MediaWeek about some of the programming plans he had seen as part of his chat for A Current Affair.

Sunday night is sitcoms and movies, Monday includes male-skewed reality such as Dog the Bounty Hunter and Bad Lads Army; Tuesday is female-skewed reality such as Survivor, The Bachelor and Bachelorette; Wednesday night is Sci-Fi; Thursday is Gossip Girl, The Hills; Friday and Saturday is aimed at CSI when the target audience is out.

The programming is designed to win audiences that attract a differ from Nine, such as female dramas on Thursday while Nine has its Footy Shows.

Updated: The channel will be designed on a 12 hour block system. Prime time viewing will be aired the following day on GO! daytime, with some limitations.

As GO! must still adhere to classification rules, some programmes will not be able to re-run during the day.

Daytimes will also have classic entertainment including The Flinstones, The Jetsons, Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.

After a soft opening in August, the main launch will follow with The Vampire Diaries, expected to be in October.

Shows that do not attract an audience on Nine will be shifted to GO! and continue uninterrupted.

The trend to on-sell shows to Foxtel and other broadcasters will no longer continue.

Source: Mediaweek

44 Responses

  1. GO is confirmed to be on both WIN and NBN from Aug 9 – so unlike ONE, most regional areas will not miss out on GO from day one.

    The new Optus satellite should allow it to come to Foxtel soon after the launch in August, hopefully.

  2. I think most of us are surprised at how strong Go!’s lineup actually is.
    And I think it probably took Seven by surprise too.
    Knowing the fierce rivalry between the two – I suspect Seven will come out and try and trump Go! in terms of quality of lineup.

  3. i’ll be watching wednesday, bit of thursday and sunday plus whenever vampire diaries is put on. why are people complaining that we are finally getting to see the shows 9 axed, people complained and said they made a mistake when they were axed, now we get to see them and you wish they were still gone. as if ratings and the decisions of 9 programmers are actually indicators of a quality program, i know i don’t believe that, sometimes the ratings get it right, but often they don’t. GO is just what 10HD was and people weren’t complaining about it in this manner. i didn’t watch fringe on 9 purely because i knew it would get axed, but i will watch it now that it is on GO because i am expecting it will be in the same timeslot each week now that the ratings pressure is off. although if 9 screws us on this yet again they will be dead to me. plus right now 9 seems to be having trouble launching new shows, but with a GO as a backup people will be willing to take a chance on new shows again because they will still be able to see them on GO even if they get axed off 9.

    the 12 hour block thing sounds good, maybe something like mid-day to midnight and then repeat it all again to the extent that classification requirements allow, this will be especially handy because i was worried about programming conflicts with other channels, it was ok when the only channels i watched were 7 and 10 but adding a 3rd is more than i can record with my pvr.

  4. Curtis, WIN own the Crawford library and run their programs overnight. Division 4, Skyways, Matlock Police, Flying Doctors, Carson’s Law, etc., so, like Ellen DeGeneres Show, there should be no problem in Nine acquiring those programs from WIN.

  5. Now we have to see what Seven will offer, if anything soon. Seven is so so slow off the blocks which is disappointing for Australia’s leading network – I am only hoping that it will offer a good balance of entertainment like Nine’s GO!! seems to be. (Hoping they show the Crawford’s library though).

  6. What is this 12 hour block limit they are talking about? Certain times of the day will be available for GO to be airing?

    Woo , I wouldn’t mind watching the Jestsons and Flinstones, haven’t seen them in years! I’m now looking forward to this channel. 🙂

  7. @RichoTB – most of those shows have been listed in earlier stories about GO. So hopefully they’ll appear in the program somewhere. Hoping for ER too, but not really GO!’s demo unless they put it late weekend nights maybe.

    Can’t wait to see the program. Hoping good alternative FTA programming in the mornings, especially 9am -11am or so when FTA is essentially useless, a good 6.30-7.30pm alternative and 1-4am has shows liek ONE does, not infomercials even if its simply a repeat of 7.30 – 10.30pm of even 9 or GO.

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