One (Australian TV channel)

Launched 26 March 2009
Network Network Ten
Owned by Ten Network Holdings
(CBS Corporation)
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
1080i (HDTV) 16:9 (Darwin and Remote Central only)
Audience share 2.7% nationally (2016 ratings year, [1])
Slogan It All Lives Here
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Northern NSW & Gold Coast, Regional QLD, Southern NSW & ACT, Griffith, Regional VIC, Mildura, Tasmania, Eastern SA, Regional WA
Formerly called One HD (2009–2011)
Replaced Ten HD (HD channel space; 2007–2009, later relaunched on 2 March 2016)
Sister channel(s) Ten
Ten HD
Spree TV
TEN Sydney (DVB-T) 1569 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)[2]
ATV Melbourne (DVB-T) 1585 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
TVQ Brisbane/Gold Coast (DVB-T) 1601 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
ADS Adelaide (DVB-T) 1617 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
NEW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T) 1665 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
Freeview Ten metro (virtual) 1/12
Freeview WIN regional (virtual) 81/86
Freeview SCA Spencer Gulf/Broken Hill (virtual) 50
VAST (virtual) 1 or 50
Foxtel/Optus (virtual) 140
Streaming media
Tenplay live

One (stylised as ONE) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by Network Ten on 26 March 2009. The channel initially focused on broadcasting sports-based programming and events, but changed in April 2011 to more reality, scripted and adventure-based programming aimed at males between the ages of 25 to 54.[3] Due to the rebroadcast of Ten HD on 2 March 2016, One was reduced to a standard definition broadcast.[4][5]


26 March 2009 – 6 May 2011: Sports format

The channel commenced broadcasting as One HD on 26 March 2009 at 7.00 pm in Melbourne (due to live coverage of the Australian Football League) and at 7.30 pm in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.[6] The channel, owned by Network Ten, featured nonstop sport content including live sport, sports documentaries and sports-themed movies.[7]

One initially broadcast in high definition on digital channels 1 and 11 with a standard definition simulcast on digital channel 12 known as One SD or One Digital.[8][9] At launch, One replaced the previous Ten HD service and a standard definition simulcast of Ten HD called TenSD2.[9] One HD began broadcasting on Macquarie Media Group's owned and operated Southern Cross Ten regional television stations on digital channel 50 at 7.00 pm on 2 July 2009.[10] The simulcast on digital channel 11 was later reallocated for Ten's standard definition digital multichannel Eleven on 15 December 2010 in preparation for its launch on 11 January 2011. As a result, the channel's high definition simulcast was moved to channel 12, replacing the standard definition simulcast.

In 2011, the channel began to dilute its all-sport format to include adventure-themed reality programming such as Ice Road Truckers and Black Gold, and a weekly feature-length movie or documentary, usually, but not limited to, a sporting theme. In April 2011, it was revealed that the channel would shift to a more broad general entertainment channel aimed towards a younger male demographic, whilst still featuring sports programming.[11]

7 May 2011 – present: Sport and entertainment format

It was confirmed on 4 April 2011 that due to unsupportable overheads associated with running the station as an "all-sport" channel, One HD would begin to air more general entertainment programming alongside sport, particularly shows aimed at an older male audience and would also be rebranded as One. The changes were intended to make the channel a greater competitor against 7mate, which has a similar scope,[12][13] and took place on 7 May 2011.

One's updated schedule included factuals such as Everest: Beyond the Limit, Extreme Fishing with Robson Green, Airline, Long Way Round, Ice Road Truckers, An Idiot Abroad, Cops, dramas such as Terriers, Lights Out, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Breakout Kings and Psych and films such as The Last King of Scotland, 28 Weeks Later, Babylon AD, Jarhead, Pitch Black, Doom, Hitman, and The Manchurian Candidate.


The channel targets a broad range of viewers, broadcasting programs from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, and complementing existing programming on Ten. Programs aired on the channel are scripted and adventure-based programming aimed at males between the ages of 25 to 54, mix of genres, including reality, lifestyle, drama, classic sitcoms from the 60s, 70s and 80s, comedies, live sport and action films.

One also features films sourced from its studio-output deals, including Regency Enterprises and Paramount Pictures shared with the Nine Network.

As a result of the revival of Ten HD on 2 March 2016, One was reduced to standard definition.[4][5]

On 13 April 2016, One switched from Supertext logo to Network Ten's Closed Captioning logo, when Ten discontinued the "CC" symbol since the mid-2000s.

Current programming





Light Entertainment



  • Car Crash Britain: Caught on Camera


Former programming






  • 4WD Touring Australia
  • Big Fish Small Boats (repeats)
  • Blokesworld (moved to 7mate)
  • Car Torque (repeats)
  • Driving Wars
  • Escape with ET (repeats)
  • Extreme Boats Big Angry Fish
  • Extreme Collectors
  • Far Flung with Gary Mehigan (repeats)
  • Freddie Flintoff: Lord of the Fries
  • Hardliners (repeats)
  • International Fishing Series
  • Merv Hughes Fishing
  • Ozzie Holiday
  • Temporary Australians (repeats)

Light Entertainment

News and current affairs



Sport rights

On 17 March 2009, Australian Swimming Championships was broadcast on Ten HD before the launch of ONE on 26 March 2009 showing Live in 2009 until 2015.

In 2010, Both Ten & One Secure the rights for both Delhi 2010 & Glasgow 2014 also shared with Foxtel only 2010.

In October 2011, it was confirmed that the National Basketball League games would be delayed. This caused an outrage amongst Australian basketball fans, who took to social networks Facebook and Twitter, voicing their concerns.[15] During the 2012–13 season, some Friday night games were shown live on One at 9.30 pm. Live Sunday games returned to TEN at 2 pm.

By March 2012, sport was very much a secondary focus of One. Sport is only shown when it clashes with Ten's regular programming or as HD simulcast when it airs on Ten. Moto GP races airs only on ONE except for the Australian GP round which airs on Ten as well as ONE as HD simulcast. F1 qualifying is shown on ONE live while TEN replays later on.

One broadcast Formula One Grand Prix every qualifying session shown live with a half-hour preview. Rights to be held till 2014, including IPTV rights from 2011 to 2014 and in 2015 onwards Formula One shows a 1-hour highlight package at 9.30pm Mondays on One that aren't live on Network Ten while continuing with a simulcast on tenplay.

One broadcast Moto GP every race live (qualifying in highlights only from 2014 onwards) from 2010 till 2014, then from 2015–2016. Moto2 and Moto3 and MotoGP will be shown on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix round only on Ten.

One shows NASCAR, between 2010 and 2014 live every Qualifying and Race Highlights (Marquee races are shown live) and Nationwide Series highlights, In 2011, every NASCAR Sprint Cup race will be live.

One shows Supercars Championship every Seven races live plus highlight packages of all races.

One shows highlights for every round of Super Rugby every Sunday morning and replays of every Wallabies Test at around midday, that was previously shown on TEN from The Rugby Championship and Spring Tour

One broadcasts the entire KFC Big Bash League live into WA. Plus the Rebel Women's Big Bash League.


One is available in 576i standard definition from the network's five metropolitan owned-and-operated stations, TEN Sydney, ATV Melbourne, TVQ Brisbane, ADS Adelaide, and NEW Perth and in regional Australia from Southern Cross Austereo's owned-and-operated station SGS/SCN in regional South Australia. WIN Television through its owned-and-operated stations, VTV in Regional Victoria, WIN in Southern New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, NRN in Northern New South Wales, RTQ in Regional Queensland, STV (TV station) in Mildura, TVT in Tasmania, WOW in regional Western Australia, MGS/LRS in eastern South Australia, and AMN in Griffith and the MIA, DTD in Darwin, and CDT in Central Australia (including remote NT, QLD and SA).

One was available to Foxtel cable subscribers via its HD+ package, and One SD was available on its basic cable service when it was broadcast.[16]

Identity history

  • 26 March 2009 – 7 May 2011: Sport Lives Here
  • 7 May 2011 – present: It All Lives Here


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