A New Era For TEN Viewers
TEN HD Simulcast Set To Launch On 2 March
Network Ten will redefine how audiences watch their favourite shows on TEN when it launches Channel 13, a free-to-air high definition (HD) simulcast of its primary channel, at 3pm AEDT on Wednesday 2 March.
Using the very latest in HD technology, TEN HD on Channel 13 will broadcast TEN’s premium sporting events in vivid detail, starting with the eagerly anticipated first leg of the 2016 V8 Supercars calendar – the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide – from Friday 4 March to Sunday 6 March and the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne from Friday 18 March to Sunday 20 March.
For the first time, viewers will be able to enjoy TEN programs in stunning HD, including I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Family Feud, The Project, The Living Room, NCIS and Modern Family.
TEN HD on Channel 13 will also simulcast the brand new content coming to TEN over the next few months, including Long Lost Family, All Star Family Feud and The People V. O.J. Simpson, as well as new seasons of returning local hits such as MasterChef Australia, Offspring, Shark Tank, Gogglebox, Bondi Rescue, Territory Cops and Have You Been Paying Attention?.
The dedicated HD channel will transform the audience experience, providing a crystal-clear picture and sharp, stunning images.
Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson, said: “Nothing beats watching HD on the big screen at home and we are excited to showcase our sporting and general entertainment content in the highest possible quality.
“There has been a clear, growing demand from our audiences for HD and I’m delighted that recent changes to legislation have allowed us to bring all the excitement of HD to TEN for the first time.
“Network Ten is a clear leader in innovation across television and digital media. Our investment in this area is an important next step in our mission to deliver the very best viewing experience for our audiences,” he said.
TEN HD on Channel 13 joins Network Ten’s three free-to-air television channels – TEN, ELEVEN and ONE – in Australia’s five metropolitan markets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Network Ten has established a toll-free help line (1800 783 117) to assist people connect with TEN HD, plus a dedicated TEN HD information section at www.tenplay.com.au/TENHD Viewers without an HD television will still be able to watch TEN on Channel 10 via a simulcast standard definition broadcast.