1999 in Australian television

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List of years in Australian television

The year 1999 in Australian television involved many events.

Events[edit]

Channels[edit]

New channels[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Program Network Debut date
The Adventures of Sam ABC TV 29 January
Thunderstone Network Ten 12 February
Crash Zone Seven Network 13 February
Hi-5 Nine Network 5 April
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Nine Network 18 April
See How They Run ABC TV 6 June
BackBerner ABC TV 19 August
Unreal TV Network Ten 5 September
Rove Nine Network 22 September
Chuck Finn Seven Network 18 October
Y? Nine Network 1 November
Ground Force Seven Network 1999
Wipeout Seven Network 1999
Flipper and Lopaka Seven Network 1999

International[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United Kingdom Percy the Park Keeper Nine Network 2 January
United States WildC.A.T.S. Network Ten 6 January
United Kingdom Aquila ABC TV 10 January
United States Daria ABC TV 12 January
France Gulliver's Travels Nine Network 30 January
United States Godzilla: The Series Network Ten 7 February
United States Celebrity Deathmatch Network Ten 18 February
United States CatDog ABC TV 24 February
Canada Animal Crackers ABC TV 24 March
United States Family Guy Seven Network 9 April
United Kingdom Rocky and the Dodos ABC TV 16 April
United States Becker Network Ten 24 April
Canada Animorphs ABC TV 10 May
Canada/Australia Dumb Bunnies Seven Network 15 May
United Kingdom Eye of the Storm ABC TV 6 June
United States Fantasy Island (1998) Network Ten 11 June
United States Charmed Network Ten 18 June
France/Canada/United Kingdom Albert the Fifth Musketeer ABC TV 23 July
United States The Wild Thornberrys ABC TV 2 August
United Kingdom Maisy ABC TV 6 August
United Kingdom Births, Marriages and Deaths ABC TV 15 August
United States The New Woody Woodpecker Show Network Ten 15 August
Sweden Lisa ABC TV 27 August
United Kingdom The First Snow of Winter ABC TV 30 August
Canada George and Martha ABC TV 30 August
United States The King of Queens Nine Network 31 August
United States Sex and the City[3] Nine Network 6 September
United Kingdom Dinnerladies ABC TV 8 September
United States Voltron: The Third Dimension Seven Network 9 September
United States The Powerpuff Girls Seven Network 16 September
United Kingdom The Wombles (1996) ABC TV 20 September
United Kingdom Bob the Builder ABC TV 20 September
United States Crusade Nine Network 30 September
United Kingdom Walking with Dinosaurs ABC TV 17 October
Sopranos, The United States The Sopranos[4] Nine Network 24 October
France/United Kingdom Archibald the Koala ABC TV 10 November
United Kingdom Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island SBS 23 November
United States Futurama Seven Network 2 December
France/Canada Fly Tales ABC TV 6 December
United States The Norm Show Nine Network 7 December
United States That '70s Show Seven Network 9 December
United States Maggie Winters Nine Network 10 December
United States Wing Commander Academy Network Ten 14 December
Republic of Ireland Voyage SBS 19 December
United States Vengeance Unlimited Nine Network 23 December
United Kingdom Bimble's Bucket Nine Network 1999
United States Sonic Underground Seven Network 1999
United States Histeria! Nine Network 1999
United States The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor Nine Network 1999

Changes to network affiliation[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on an Australian television network that had previously premiered on another Australian television network. The networks involved in the switch of allegiances are predominantly both free-to-air networks or both subscription television networks. Programs that have their free-to-air/subscription television premiere, after previously premiering on the opposite platform (free-to air to subscription/subscription to free-to air) are not included. In some cases, programs may still air on the original television network. This occurs predominantly with programs shared between subscription television networks.

International[edit]

Program New network(s) Previous network(s) Date
United Kingdom Brambly Hedge ABC TV Nine Network 31 August

Subscription Television[edit]

International[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
Oh Yeah! Cartoons United States Oh Yeah! Cartoons [5] Nickelodeon 24 January
Animorphs Canada Animorphs[6] Nickelodeon April
Brothers Flub United States The Brothers Flub[6] Nickelodeon 5 April
Wimzie's House Canada Wimzie's House[7] Nickelodeon 3 May
Birdz Canada Birdz[7] Nickelodeon 16 May
Rocket Power United States Rocket Power[8] Nickelodeon 7 December

Changes to network affiliation[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on an Australian television network that had previously premiered on another Australian television network. The networks involved in the switch of allegiances are predominantly both free-to-air networks or both subscription television networks. Programs that have their free-to-air/subscription television premiere, after previously premiering on the opposite platform (free-to air to subscription/subscription to free-to air) are not included. In some cases, programs may still air on the original television network. This occurs predominantly with programs shared between subscription television networks.

International[edit]

Program New network Previous network Date
United Kingdom EastEnders [9] UKTV ABC TV 5 February

Subscription premieres[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on Australian subscription television that had previously premiered on Australian free-to-air television. Programs may still air on the original free-to-air television network.

Domestic[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
Driven Crazy Nickelodeon [6] [citation needed] March
Minty Australia/United Kingdom Minty Nickelodeon [10] ABC TV 7 August

International[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
United Kingdom The Forgotten Toys Nickelodeon ABC TV 4 October

Specials[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
1999 Kids' Choice Awards United States 1999 Kids' Choice Awards[7] Nickelodeon 29 May
Wayne's Best Dares Australia Wayne's Best Dares[10] Nickelodeon 19 September

Television shows[edit]

ABC

Seven Network

Nine Network

Network Ten

  • Neighbours (1985–1989, 1989–present)
  • GMA With Bert Newton (1991–2005)

Ending / Resting this year[edit]

Date Show Channel Debut
2 January The Toothbrush Family (season 2) Network Ten 1998
2 January Ketchup: Cats Who Cook Network Ten 1998
22 January Law of the Land Nine Network 1993
5 February The Cartoon Connection Seven Network 1997
19 April Strassman Nine Network 1998
23 April The Adventures of Sam ABC 29 January 1999
28 May 11AM Seven Network 1982
26 June The Adventures of Lano and Woodley ABC 1997
2 July Wildside ABC 1999
9 July Mr. Squiggle and Friends ABC 1959
30 July Sunrise Seven Network 1991
28 August The Mick Molloy Show Nine Network 10 July 1999
27 September Live and Kicking Seven Network 1998
3 November Breakers Network Ten 1998
20 November Hey Hey It's Saturday Channel Nine 1971
22 November Petals ABC 1998
25 November What's Cooking? Nine Network 1993
29 November Heartbreak High Network Ten
ABC
1994
13 December Lift Off ABC 1992
24 December What's Up Doc? Nine Network 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ Browne, Rachel (4 April 1999). "Preacher Beadman Spreads The World". The Sun-Herald. Sydney, Australia. p. 37. 
  2. ^ Melloy, Neil (9 September 1999). "Oh! We had better name the show.". Courier Mail. p. 24. 
  3. ^ Sikes, Gini (22 August 1999). "The XXX factor". The Sun-Herald. Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media. p. 5. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Curtis, Quentin (24 October 1999). "Analysing the Mafia". The Sun-Herald. Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media. p. 6. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Nick Nooze. Nickelodeon (Australia). 3. 1998. 
  6. ^ a b c Nick Nooze. Nickelodeon (Australia). 4. 1999. 
  7. ^ a b c "What's New On Nick? – May 1999". Nickelodeon (Australia). 1999. Archived from the original on 8 May 1999. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  8. ^ Nick Nooze. Nickelodeon (Australia). Summer. 1999. 
  9. ^ Conway, Andrew (1 February 1999). "New Today for Dalley". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media. p. 2. Retrieved 10 Feb 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Nick Nooze. Nickelodeon (Australia). 5. 1999.