As GO! prepares to launch this Sunday, yesterday was the last day of breakout programming for 9HD -at least for the forseeable future.
From today 9HD will now simulcast Nine, as the network looks to direct its audience to alternative programming on the youth-skewed GO!
GO! will screen on Channel 99. The channel ‘soft-launches’ at 6:30pm Sunday with a new series of Wipeout but will broadcast test signals from Wednesday
Meanwhile regional viewers looking for GO! will find the channel on Ch. 88 on the WIN Network on the East Coast. WIN will broadcast the channel in its current broadcast areas in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania -with the exception of Griffith.
Earlier suggestions that it would begin on WIN HD are now shelved.
NBN viewers can also see GO! on 88 from the Central Coast to the Gold Coast.
Nine currently has a Helpline for people looking to access the channel: 1300 152 231 (bus. hours).
As part of the switch, a number of Nine shows are now available in high definition on 9HD simulcast.
A spokesperson from Nine told TV Tonight it expects GO!l to be added to the Foxtel platform ‘soon’, but was unable to detail any timeline.