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9Go! is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Nine Network on 9 August 2009.It is a youthful channel that offers a mix of comedy, reality, general entertainment, movies, animation and drama aimed at people between the ages of 4 to 18.
2009: Origins and launch
The general concept for GO! was revealed on 23 March 2009, with the Nine Network announcing their intention to start a standard definition variety-based multichannel, launched midway through 2009. The channel’s name and branding was first revealed as GO!99 on 14 April 2009 by TV Tonight, a blog dedicated to Australian television.
The channel’s final name was confirmed by the Nine Network via A Current Affair as GO! on 15 July 2009, as well as multi-coloured logo variations.
The channel went to air at 1:00 pm on 5 August 2009, broadcasting a promo loop. GO! officially began broadcasting scheduled programming from 9 August 2009 at 6:30 pm with a 1-minute promo featuring the song “Go!” by Sydney based sound house group Noise International featuring vocals by Sharon Muscat. It was then followed by an episode of Wipeout, the first programme to air on the new channel.
Darwin received the channel in October 2010 (over a year after other capital cities started transmitting the multi channel). From December 2010, Nine Network affiliate Imparja Television commenced transmission of the GO! channel to viewers in remote areas of Central, Northern and Eastern Australia,before expanding to Eastern South Australia on 11 November 2011.
There have been reports that GO!’s technical launch had caused a significant number of digital TV receivers to no longer pick up Nine’s digital channels. In response, Nine established a helpline for viewers experiencing problems or requiring assistance to tune in to the new channel.
On 24 November 2009, the channel launched via Foxtel Cable on channel 129.
After major demands for the channel’s theme song (which was written specifically for the channel, going as far as remixes of the 1-minute cut being played in clubs), it was released independently by Noise International on 4 December 2009, having promised a month earlier.A music video was also produced (notable for the usage of neon dancers), which was regularly shown as a filler on the channel.
GO! celebrated its first birthday in 2010 by playing movies every night at 10pm during the month of August 2010. GO! also played a mini clip during the commercial breaks thanking everyone for watching GO!.
In September 2010, GO! aired a promo promoting new shows using the song All Eyes on Me by Sammy Small, licensed from Extreme Music.
GO! introduced Newsbursts, a news-break filler program in 2010. Presented by Sophie Walsh, these would usually feature a few breaking news stories and the weather. These were later dropped in 2011, replaced by repeats of Nine Newsbreak.
GO! received a new on-air presentation for 2011. GO! also played a mini clip after programs during Summer 2010/2011, featuring the song “Hello” by The Potbelleez, using the slogan “Let’s GO! 2011” to promote new shows airing on the channel. This presentation remained (mostly) unchanged for the next few years.
2014–2016: Rebrand and refocus
On 26 November 2015, the Nine Network introduced a network-wide rebrand of all of its digital channels with GO! being renamed 9Go!. Additionally, 9Go! was moved to channel 93, but a simulcast currently remains available on channel 99. Later, 9Go!’s on-air theme was changed for a continuous design across all of its channels. This included a new look for program listings, program advertisements and promos.
2016–present: Regional media shakeup and beyond
Nine announced that it had signed a new affiliation deal with Southern Cross Austereo on 29 April 2016, replacing WIN Television as the primary Nine affiliate starting 1 July 2016.Consequently, 9Go! was broadcast by Southern Cross into Regional Queensland, Southern NSW/ACT and Regional Victoria on channel 53.
Original plans for 9Go! suggested it would consist of a mix of entertainment and lifestyle programming (this rule wasn’t featured until the launch of future Female-oriented HD channel 9Gem in 2010). However, this branding was replaced by a youth-orientated light-entertainment channel instead.9Go!’s programming is generally structured under nightly themed blocks, which consists of comedy on Sunday, all new reality shows on Tuesday, sci-fi on Wednesday, female-skewed drama on Thursday (until the launch of 9Gem, when it was replaced by movies instead), and movies on Friday. Movies screen with “limited and brief commercial breaks”.The schedule is designed not to cannibalise viewers from the main Nine channel.
It was announced in June 2009 that the Nine Network had signed a $500 million deal with Warner Bros. to continue its current output deal for another five years from 2011 to 2015. The deal helped Nine retain existing content (including many television series and films), as well as providing new content for both its primary channel, 9Gem (launched in 2010) and 9Go!. The network also has ongoing content new and classic film and television brands from Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures, Cartoon Network Studios, StudioCanal, Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, Miramax Films, Dimension Films, Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Pictures, Illumination, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, CBS, ViacomCBS, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon Movies and Comedy Central.