13th Street (Australian TV channel)

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13th Street
13th Street logo
Launched15 November 2009
Closed31 December 2019
Owned byNBCUniversal
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Audience share1.8% (Dec 2009, [1])
SloganPartners in Crime
Replaced byFox Sleuth
Sister channel(s)CNBC Australia
Style Network
Universal TV
Timeshift service13th Street + 2

13th Street was an Australian television channel which specialised in airing action and suspense programmes. The channel was owned by NBC Universal and was launched on 15 November 2009 as part of Foxtel's Next Generation launch. It launched on Fetch TV in 2017 as part of Fetch TV's channel pack revamp.

13th Street in Australia is owned by the same company that operates 13th Street in other countries. It is the first 13th Street in the world to use the brand new logo that was launched by Universal Networks International in October 2009 at MIPCOM [2]

On 3 November 2014, 13th Street launched a HD simulcast on Foxtel. In addition, it moved from channel 113 to channel 118 and 13th Street + 2 moved from channel 163 to channel 160.[3] It launched on channel 110 on the IPTV service Fetch TV in 2017. It ceased broadcasting on 31 December 2019, alongside sister channel Syfy. It was replaced by Fox Sleuth.


Programming on 13th Street was a mix of Australian, British, American and Canadian murder mysteries and crime dramas. The channel featured television series, mini-series and movies. Some of its programming was moved from sister channel Universal Channel when 13th Street launched (largely murder mystery style programs), however a larger range of premieres launched on 13th Street .[4]

Final programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]


Since its launch, 13th Street has dramatically increased its ratings to become one of the most watched subscription channels in Australia. Shortly after its November 2009 launch, it received a 0.6% share in the week beginning 29 November.[9] By the end of December, ratings tripled to a 1.8% share.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Oztam Ratings - 27/12/2009-03/01/2010" (PDF). Oztam. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Foxtel: Watch what you want when you want". Knox, David. Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  3. ^ Knox, David (3 November 2014). "BoxSets, Discovery Kids launch on Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  4. ^ "13th Street: November Highlights". Knox, David. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  5. ^ Law & Order: UK - Season 4. Australia: YouTube. 27 March 2014.
  6. ^ Knox, David (16 April 2014). "Returning: Law and Order: UK". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Foxtel's TVH!TS is the new channel destination for TV's greatest hits from Wednesday, January 1". 16 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  8. ^ Knox, David (26 November 2013). "Syfy reveals more titles for 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  9. ^ http://oztam.com.au/documents/2009/A2_20091129.pdf

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