I wanted to reply to post about how TV in Austrailia is different from the US, but I didn't want to clutter up the original thread.
Anyway, as you probably know, the different channels had different nicknames. Nickelodeon = nicktoons. Cartoon Network = cartoon-cartoons. In hindsight, those nicknames sound kind of silly...
It may have been different in Australia, but do you remember seeing ads with cartoon characters doing things like shopping in the city and interacting with each other? When UG had that checklist it reminded me of that :)
Most of those cartoons I saw cause they were aired on free to air (usually win or gwn) so no we didn't get to see most of those adds. Most of the cartoons ran in 'blocks' (like saturday disney, or warner time) and while they would occasionally show 'shorts' between episodes they weren't really advertising and we never got things like the "guest character" introducing the shows" bit that I've seen promos for.
Any kid who actually had satalite tv would have seen what you guys did, but back then it was expensive. Like, all the plans were $100+ and "get 30 channels". Now days with satalite tv you just pay for the channels you want.
Although, it seems like you guys now have the better deal with satellite tv! We don't get to pay for the channels we want. The companies give pre-made "packages." Sometimes if you want an international channel like BBC World News, you have to choice but to buy hundreds of channels you don't want to get the channel you're looking for.
I know several people who have given up on traditional tv and just use Netflix, Chromecast, or Hulu.