Seven Guide

Last updated

Seven Guide
Seven Network logo.svg
Country Australia
Broadcast area Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
Adelaide, Perth
Network Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Owner Seven Media Group
Sister channels Seven
Launched6 September 2002
Closed4 July 2008
SD Digital 77

The Seven Guide was a datacast channel provided by the Seven Network to digital television viewers in Australia. It began broadcasting on 6 September 2002. The channel was broadcast 24 hours a day. The channel was available to viewers on channel 77 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The guide was also modified for state-based news and program promotions. The guide initially launched in Sydney and Melbourne, with Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth launching the guide later in 2003. The channel ceased broadcasting on 4 July 2008.



The Seven Guide featured a twenty-four-hour television guide for the programming of Channel Seven. The channel also provided realtime news twenty-four hours a day, which included breaking news reports and local news reports from state-based news rooms. Also, realtime weather reports for Australia, occasionally localised for state-based markets including wild weather alerts and traffic reports.

Live Preview

A live video preview of Seven was available on the Seven Guide. The live video preview was also accompanied by a Now On and Coming Up television guide.


The Seven Guide advertised new and high rating television programs from Seven via a small billboard loop. The advertising contained program information and broadcast times, that were modified for different time zones and state-based programming. Following the introduction of Seven HD, the small billboard loop contained what's on during the week.


The Seven Guides' onair look changed several times since September 2002 when the channel launched. The channel initially had a Red and White theme, with a modern design. The channel featured a smaller 4:3 ratio preview of Seven, and a Seven news ticker at the bottom.

In January 2005, the Seven Guide had a revamp of its on-air presentation. The design became simpler, and allowed for a higher concentration of text. The channel featured a larger 4:3 ratio preview of Seven, and a Seven News and weather ticker at the bottom.

The new onair identity of the Seven Guide launched on 12 June 2008. However this identity was dropped for the previous identity on the right on 15 June 2008 for the closure of Seven Guide on 4 July.

See also

Related Research Articles

Nine Network Australian television network

The Nine Network is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network. The network's headquarters are located in Sydney and it is one of five main free-to-air networks in Australia. It is owned by Nine Entertainment Co.

Seven Network Australian broadcast television network

The Seven Network is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network. It is owned by Seven West Media Limited, and is one of five main free-to-air television networks in Australia. The network's headquarters are located in Sydney.

Television in Australia Overview of television in Australia

Television in Australia began experimentally as early as 1929 in Melbourne with radio stations 3DB and 3UZ, and 2UE in Sydney, using the Radiovision system by Gilbert Miles and Donald McDonald, and later from other locations, such as Brisbane in 1934.

News ticker

A news ticker is a primarily horizontal, text-based display either in the form of a graphic that typically resides in the lower third of the screen space on a television station or network or as a long, thin scoreboard-style display seen around the facades of some offices or public buildings dedicated to presenting headlines or minor pieces of news.

<i>Sunrise</i> (Australian TV program)

Sunrise is an Australian breakfast show program. It is broadcast on the Seven Network, and is currently hosted by David Koch and Natalie Barr. The program follows Seven Early News, and runs from 5:30 am to 9:00 am. It is followed by The Morning Show.

Nine News is the national news service of the Nine Network in Australia.

Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network and, as of 2016, the highest-rating in Australia.

<i>10 News First</i> News and current affairs service of Network 10 in Australia

10 News First is an Australian television news and current affairs service, produced by Network 10. The network's ninety-minute long news program airs at 5pm each evening covering local, national and world news, including sport and weather. Weekend editions are presented nationally from Network 10's studios in Pyrmont, Sydney.

HSV is a television station in Melbourne. It is part of the Seven Network, one of the three main commercial television networks in Australia, and its first and oldest station, having been launched in time for the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne. HSV-7 is the home of the AFL coverage.

Postcards is an Australian holiday and travel television series on the Nine Network.

ABC News (Australia) News service by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC News is a public news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The division is responsible for all news-gathering and production of news output for ABC television, radio and online services. Although the ABC is owned and funded by the Australian Government, the editorial independence of the ABC is ensured through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983.

ABC Television is the national television network of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation launched in 1956. As a public broadcaster, the ABC provides four non-commercial channels within Australia, and ABC Australia, an advertiser-supported satellite channel partially funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ABC is one of five main free-to-air networks in Australia.

Nine Guide

The Nine Guide was a television data cast channel provided by the Nine Network to digital television viewers in Australia. It began broadcasting on 21 August 2001 in Sydney broadcasting 24 hours a day The channel expanded to fellow Nine Network stations in Melbourne and Brisbane in 2002. The Guide was modified for state-based programming and program promotions.

Ten Guide

The Ten Guide was a television channel provided by Network Ten to digital television viewers in Australia. It began broadcasting on 1 July 2004 network-wide simultaneously on Network Ten in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth and was broadcast 24 hours per day. The channel ceased broadcasting on 20 November 2007.


MyTalk was a Fairfax Media television channel available to viewers of digital television in Australia. The datacast channel, launched on 13 April 2007, was designed to supplement the Southern Cross Ten and Southern Cross Television digital television services and the online portal. The channel was also localised for thirty markets to include international, national and local news, as well as weather updates.

ABC Guide

The ABC Guide was a regular television broadcast provided by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to digital television viewers in Australia. It was shown during the off-air periods for both ABC HD and ABC2 on their respective channels. It was launched on 30 May 2006 and was initially available in Sydney, with all other digital ABC broadcast regions launching the guide at a later date.

CTC is a television station in Canberra, Australia. The station was the tenth to begin transmission in regional Australia, and the 26th station in Australia as a whole. CTC has an affiliation agreement to show content from the Nine Network. Just as it has had a number of owners, CTC has also had many different identities on-air – including CTC-TV, Super 7, Capital 7, 10 TV Australia, Capital Television, Ten Capital, Southern Cross Ten and Channel 9. The station is owned and operated by Southern Cross Nine.

Timeline of Australian television Timeline of the history of television in Australia

This timeline of Australian television lists important station launches, programs, major television events, and technological advancements that have significantly changed the forms of broadcasting available to viewers of television in Australia. The history of television in Australia can be traced back to an announcement from the Menzies' government concerning plans for television services in Sydney and Melbourne.


7HD is an Australian television channel, owned by Seven West Media, originally launched on 15 October 2007 featuring unique breakaway programming from 10 December 2007 to 4 October 2009 and a HD simulcast of Seven until 25 September 2010. The channel is available to high definition digital television viewers in metropolitan areas through a number of owned-and-operated stations. On 25 September 2010, 7HD was replaced by the new channel 7mate.

High-definition television in Australia is available via cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial television. The first high-definition broadcasts began in 2001 and since then the number of channels available to view has grown to a maximum of 27 that can be viewed on pay-TV service, Foxtel.