One of the three large commercial
television stations in Australia
(the others being Channel 7
and Channel 10
) -- yes, in Australia, our TV channels are known by their VHF
channel numbers (although strictly speaking, each channel also has a three-letter designation
, e.g. channel 10 is TEN).
It is owned by Kerry Packer through his company Publishing & Broadcasting Limited. It is the ratings leader and has such ratings winners as the rugby league, sitcoms like Friends and 60 Minutes (yes, we have an Australian version).