DTV Channel Names

For Seven Queensland (STQ), would anyone prefer the main channel to be called 7HD (Region Name) to indicate that the quality is HD?

OR

Just 7 (Region Name) as there is only an HD service in MPEG-2 for the main channel? No point saying it’s HD as there are no SD simulcasts and every single digital TV can practically access it.

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I do prefer the HD reference in the channel name, i like that reassurance I’m watching HD content, regardless of whether there is an SD simulcast or not.

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Me too, but I think the trend now is to not bother putting it in the name unless there is/was a simulcast of it.

Speaking of which, NITV on VAST now has HD in the name. They didn’t bother until a few days after the switch. On the contrary, VICELAND doesn’t have HD in the name, so I guess the networks just do whatever they feel like at the end of the day.

NITV HD on VAST 2024-01-12
Source: digitalbitrate.com

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Canberra LCNs (as of January 2024):
2 ABC TV
3 SBS ONE
5 10 Canberra
6 7 Canberra
8 Ch9 Canberra
20 ABCTV HD
21 ABC TV
22 ABCKids/TVPlus
23 ABC ME
24 ABC News
30 SBS ONE HD
31 SBS VICELAND HD
32 SBS World Movies
33 SBS Food
34 NITV HD
35 SBS WorldWatch
36 NITV
50 10 HD Canberra
51 10 Canberra
52 10 Peach
53 10 BOLD
54 Nickelodeon
55 SBN
56 Sky News Regional
57 gecko
60 7HD Canberra
61 7 Canberra
62 7two Canberra
64 7mateHD Canberra
65 7Bravo
66 7flix
67 ishoptv
68 RACING.COM
80 9HD Canberra
81 9Gem
82 9Go!
83 9Life
84 TVSN
85 GOLD

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I can confirm that my TVs shows the same list as you, apart from a few modifications.

Firstly, the shopping and datacast channels (except for Sky News Regional) have been removed, then I have the main HD channels on the single-digit LCNs, and have 7mateHD on LCN 63 for historical purposes, as 7mate was on LCN 63.

My Canberra LCNs (as of January 2024):
2 ABCTV HD
3 SBS ONE HD
5 10 HD Canberra
6 7HD Canberra
8 9HD Canberra
20/21 ABC TV
22 ABCKids/TVPlus
23 ABC ME
24 ABC News
30 SBS ONE
31 SBS VICELAND HD
32 SBS World Movies
33 SBS Food
34 NITV HD
35 SBS WorldWatch
36 NITV
50/51 10 Canberra
52 10 Peach
53 10 BOLD
54 Nickelodeon
56 Sky News Regional
60/61 7 Canberra
62 7two Canberra
63 7mateHD Canberra
65 7Bravo
66 7flix
80 Ch9 Canberra
81 9Gem
82 9Go!
83 9Life

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Canberra LCNs (as of July 2024):
2 ABC TV
3 SBS ONE
5 10 Canberra
6 7 Canberra
8 Ch9 Canberra
20 ABCTV HD
21 ABC TV
22 ABC Kids/ABC Family
23 ABC Entertains
24 ABC NEWS
30 SBS ONE HD
31 SBS VICELAND HD
32 SBS World Movies
33 SBS Food
34 NITV HD
35 SBS WorldWatch
36 NITV
50 10 HD Canberra
51 10 Canberra
52 10 Peach Comedy
53 10 BOLD Drama
54 Nickelodeon
55 SBN
56 Sky News Regional
57 gecko
58 you.tv
60 7HD Canberra
61 7 Canberra
62 7two Canberra
64 7mateHD Canberra
65 7Bravo
66 7flix
67 TVSN
68 RACING.COM
80 9HD Canberra
81 9Gem
82 9Go!
83 9Life
84 New Channel Coming Soon
85 GOLD

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Current Melbourne LCNs. Radio stations in italics.

1 10 HD
2 ABC TV
3 SBS ONE
7 7 Melbourne
9 Channel 9 Melbourne
10 10
11 10 Peach Comedy
12 10 BOLD Drama
13 Nickelodeon
15 10 HD
16 you.tv
17 gecko
20 ABCTV HD
21 ABC TV
22 ABC Kids/ABC Family
23 ABC Entertains
24 ABC NEWS
25 ABC MELBOURNE
26 ABC RN
27 ABC Classic
28 triple j
29 triple j Unearthed
30 SBS ONE HD
31 SBS VICELAND HD
32 SBS World Movies
33 SBS Food
34 NITV HD
35 SBS WorldWatch
36 NITV
44 C31
70 7HD Melbourne
71 7 Melbourne
72 7TWO Melbourne
74 7mateHD Melbourne
75 7Bravo Melbourne
76 7flix Melbourne
77 TVSN
78 RACING.COM
90 9HD Melbourne
91 Channel 9 Melbourne
92 9Gem Melbourne
93 9Go! Melbourne
94 9Life Melbourne
95 9GemHD Melbourne
96 9Rush Melbourne
97 Extra
99 9Go!HD Melbourne
200 Double J
201 ABC Jazz
202 ABC KIDS Listen
203 ABC Country
204 ABC NewsRadio
301 SBS Radio 1
302 SBS Radio 2
303 SBS Radio 3
304 SBS Arabic24
305 SBS South Asian
306 SBS Chill
307 SBS PopAsia

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Tip: you can wrap periods with <span>.</span> to avoid a channel becoming a hyperlink.

Racing.com
you.tv

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Illawarra TV Channels - July 2024


2 - ABC TV
3 - SBS ONE
5 - 10 Wollongong
6 - 7 Wollongong
8 - Ch9 Wollongong


20 - ABCTV HD
21 - ABC TV
22 - ABC Kids/Family
23 - ABC Entertains
24 - ABC NEWS


30 - SBS ONE HD
31 - SBS VICELAND
32 - SBS World Movies
33 - SBS Food
34 - NITV HD
35 - SBS World Watch
36 - NITV (SD)


50 - 10 HD Wollongong
51 - 10 Wollongong
52 - 10 Peach
53 - 10 BOLD
54 - Nickelodeon
55 - SBN
56 - Sky News Regional
57 - gecko
58 - you. tv


60 - 7HD Wollongong
61 - 7 Wollongong
62 - 7two Wollongong
64 - 7mateHD Wollongong
65 - 7Bravo
66 - 7Flix
67 - TVSN
68 - RACING . COM


80 - 9HD Wollongong
81 - 9Gem
82 - 9Go!
83 - 9Life
84 - New Channel Coming Soon
85 - GOLD


200 - Double J
201 - ABC Jazz
202 - ABC KIDS Listen
203 - ABC Country
204 - ABC NewsRadio
301 - SBS Radio 1
302 - SBS Radio 2
303 - SBS Radio 3
304 - SBS Arabic24
305 - SBS PopDesi
306 - SBS Chill
307 - SBS PopAsia

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