More details ready to GO!

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 Comments:

  1. It’s been so flipping long since I watched the ‘lost’ Survivor seasons I might actually make an effort to watch them again on Go! 9’s advertisers win after all!

  2. I’m hope the Kids WB hosted cartoon series currently exclusive to Nine HD, are moved to Nine Go! too.

    Nine doesn’t have a large library of cartoon series from Cartoon Network / Warner Brothers anymore, since they let the rights to many cartoon series (Duck Dodgers, Justice League Unlimited season 1- 2, Krypto the Superdog season 1, Teen Titans season 1-4, Xiaolin Showdown season 1-2) expire, before actually showing them.

    The worse part, is we missed out on seeing the widescreen versions of many of those cartoon series (Teen Titans season 1-4, Xiaolin Showdown season 1-2), which I don’t think have even been shown on TV elsewhere.

  3. sound like a solid line up, unlike with their main channel nine seem very organised and have put a lot of though into the schedule, also good to see confirmation that any show cancelled on nine will show up on GO!, hope they keep to their word. looking forward to GO!

  4. sound like a solid line up, unlike with their main channel nine seem very organised and sure about their line up, also good to see confirmation that any show cancelled on nine will show up on GO!, hope they keep to their word. looking for to GO!

  5. And where will Flashpoint, Without a Trace, ER, Eleventh Hour, Hidden Palms, Aliens in America, etc pop up? Seems that they’re going to keep these on the shelf while reality crap like Bad Lad’s Army will get a primetime slot. All up better than their normal channel but I’d take Fox8 over this any day.

  6. I just hope that they keep the structuring and dont do a “channel 9” and move it all around after 2 weeks.

    I would be more likely to tune in if i know that a certain show is on the same day every week and grouped together with shows that are similar…. 🙂

    Survivor and Fringe for me please…..

  7. What ya mean Survivor is female-skewed??? I love Survivor. Probably the only show i’d watch on this Channel. And that’s the same amount of shows i watch on Nine’s normal channel.

  8. So the HD breakaway with classic programming was a test run for GO?
    I guess the only announcement that hasn’t been made is concerning the Kids WB breakaway on 9 HD, and whether it will move to GO!.

    But for that to happen, (which it probably will, due to the limitations of a rerun primetime schedule) Nine has to try the same formula that has made the Saturday version work, since it was bumped two hours, earlier this year to make way for Weekend Today. Nine has a goldmine from WB, and a lesser extent Cartoon Network, that can be used for that very challenge, which has not been seen on FTA.

    They can also try and blur the line. Also Nine needs to consider getting the FTA rights for kids stuff that Ten holds onto with a iron fist.

  9. So does that mean (as much as possible) the previous nights prime time shows will be replayed, in order?

    If not, what do they mean by 12 hour block system?

  10. I like the idea of “Encore’ showing of prime-time the next day, in case you miss something but apart from The Vampire Diaries nothing else is really. Speaking of, it starts Sept 10 in the US so are they going to be a month behind? you know what that mean!

  11. David @ Green Point

    “Shows that do not attract an audience on Nine will be shifted to GO! and continue uninterrupted”???? Sounds like wall-to-wall Nork Network failures and rejects! Is this where they got the name for the new channel… ‘just GO’?.

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