Channel NSW

Channel NSW
Channel NSW
Channel NSW Logo
Launched March 2004
Network Digital Forty Four
Owned by Government of NSW
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Country  Australia
Broadcast area Sydney
SD Digital Channel 45

Channel NSW (also known as CNSW) was a community information digital television channel that was currently running under trial in the Sydney area. The service was provided and operated by the Government of New South Wales. It was carried via Digital 44 using the Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial (DVB-T) system had its own channel on Channel 45.

CNSW had gained a large audience, with a reach of over 250,000 households per month in Sydney. This was forecast to grow to over 1 million households by 2009.

The NSW Government had plans for NSW settlements of 2000 people or more to receive the service terrestrially. The channel ceased transmistions at midnight during the night of April 30, 2010.



Channel NSW included these programs:

  • ecoNSW - environment
  • PictureJockey (PJs) - photos
  • Good Health NSW Health
  • PeakHour - traffic, weather, and related info
  • Seniors TV
  • School Kid TV
  • NSW Life - lifestyle
  • Allballs - lottery results
  • Arts Magazine
  • Late Night Languages
  • Careers Show
  • uTVstar - community access
  • NSW Parliament - live parliament feed
  • Job Show - NSW Government jobs

NSW Government agencies which provided services through CNSW include the:


Key milestones in the development of the service to date are as follows:

  • Commonwealth grants NSW trial license (December 2003);
  • Initial service launched by the Minister for Commerce (March 2004);
  • Remote playout operations capability enabled (July 2004);
  • Initial audiovisual capability tested (August 2004);
  • Block scheduling capability (February 2005);
  • First field audience research (October 2005); and
  • Interactive TV services lab testing (MHP) (March 2006).


Channel NSW was running as a trial and is a work in progress. The NSW government had future plans for the channel which included:

  • Live event coverage, such as Parliament question time;
  • Automated whole-of-government announcements service; and
  • "Resource Show", a hybrid media program about the environment.

External links

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