|Launched||1 September 2005|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Slogan||You're watching Channelvision|
Channelvision was an Australian subscription television channel based in Canberra that screened locally produced content. The channel launched on 1 September 2005 on TransTV,replacing the TransTV Help Channel, and mainly broadcast local content, news, interviews and local sport.
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Throughout its history, Channelvision only broadcast to Canberra via TransTV. However, on 5 July 2009, Channelvision began broadcasting a half hour magazine styled program on Aurora Community Channel, available nationally via subscription services Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television.
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