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Main Event (Previously known as 'Event TV' on Foxtel, and 'Main Attraction' on Austar) is Australia's only pay-per-view channel. It transmits through Foxtel, Optus Television and Austar, which jointly own the channel. It broadcasts major sporting and entertainment events such as boxing, professional wrestling, mixed martial arts and concerts.

The channel has broadcast the Anthony "The Man" Mundine vs. Danny Green boxing fight and has broadcast nearly every World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view since 1997 (There was a contract negotiation period that prevented the WWE from showing WWE pay-per-views between January 2003 and August 2003). Since May 2006 it has also been broadcasting Total Nonstop Action Wrestling pay-per-views, and since 2007, the Ultimate Fighting Championship started screening their PPV's. It also broadcast WWE's weekly programming (for free) over a 2 week period during 2006 while fox8 was screening a marathon of The Simpsons.

In previous years, Main Event has also broadcast large concerts for artists such as Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé Knowles. In November 2008, the channel broadcast a live concert at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne from Dutch violinist, conductor and composer, Andre Rieu. Due to changes in the recent television deals, Australian Football League Friday Night Football matches as well as selected games played on Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon will be shown on the channel live to Fox Sports (Australia) subscribers in New South Wales, Queensland and Australian Capital Territory. However, Victorian viewers do not receive any National Rugby League matches live on this channel, even if their local team the Melbourne Storm is playing in this fixed timeslot, nor do they receive any other representative matches such as State of Origin or Test matches.

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