Studio (TV channel)

For the former film channel in the UK and Ireland, see The Studio (TV channel).
Launched April 2010
Closed 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)
Owned by Special Broadcasting Service
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Slogan Australia's Arts & Entertainment Channel
Country Australia
Language English
Formerly called STVDIO (2010–2012)
Replaced by Foxtel Arts
Foxtel Channel 132
Foxtel Channel 132

STUDIO was a subscription television arts channels available in Australia on the FOXTEL and AUSTAR platforms.[1]

Original Logo used from 1 April 2010 until 1 March 2012

The channel launched in April 2010 as STVDIO, and is owned and operated by SBS Subscription TV, a subsidiary of free-to-air broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service.

STUDIO is Australia's only channel dedicated to the arts and entertainment and themed nights. It shows classical and popular music, literature, film, visual arts and dance with documentaries and performances.[2]

As part of a brand redesign in March 2012, the channel was renamed to STUDIO, suggested to be a more accessible name.[3]

The channel was forced into closure on 27 March 2015 as they were unable to re-negotiate their contract with Foxtel, and was instead replaced with Foxtel-owned channel Foxtel Arts. As a result, a number of the channel's arts programming moved to SBS and its video on demand service.[4][5]

Local Australian Productions

The channel also records live local music, theatre and dance productions, known as the STUDIO Season Ticket.[6]

Arts Community

In addition to live performances, STUDIO also broadcasts news and updates on the Australian arts community. The channel broadcast short programs called [ STUDIO ‘Artbreaks’ which include interviews with local and international artists, performers, and coverage of current arts events.[12]

Past artists have included:

Past arts events covered have included:


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