Commercial channels haven't been falling over themselves to push out new digital channels, and the ones we do know about, like Ten's ONE sports channel, can seem a bit confusing, but we're slowly getting a clearer picture of what the big three will offer. Lara Sinclair at the Australian reports that Nine's much-delayed digital channel will feature a mixture of old TV repeats and some lifestyle programs — a bit like a hybrid between TV1 and the Lifestyle Channel, basically. There may also be some time-shifting (repeats of programs shown earlier on the main channel), but not to a great degree. The downside of that formula is the likelihood that there'll be little or no original programming on the channel.
Commercial Digital Channel Plans Slowly Taking Shape
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The NBN is a painful political boil on the government's arse. After the promise of fast 100Mbps connections was squashed by the Abbott/Turnbull government, in favour of a program that said 25Mbps qualified as broadband, there have been all sorts of delays and issues with the service. A recent survey, albeit with a small sample size, quantified some of that pain, with many NBN customers saying they'd prefer to go back to their old ADSL connections. You know things are bad when ADSL looks like a better option. So, what can you do about it if you're on the NBN but it sucks?
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