Freeview Welcomes Government Digital Switchover-Date Announcement

Environmentally friendly suggestion for freeview? Television viewers in all major New Zealand towns are set to benefit from the Government’s announcement today that digital switchover will take place in 2013. That’s the message from Freeview, the free-to-air digital televison and radio broadcasting platform, which has welcomed the date set by Broadcasting Minister Dr. Jonathan Coleman [ Read More ]

Freeview approaches 200,000 mark

Freeview, the free to air digital television and radio platform, today released the latest quarter of retail figures for digital receiver sales. At the end of 2008, 198,938 receivers had been sold, with an additional 38,442 sold during the three months ending 31st December. This equates to

Beijing Olympics TV coverage in HD through Freeview

Freeview will be giving Kiwis access to the Olympics in high definition and 5.1 surround sound* on TV ONE, coupled with unprecedented 24/7 coverage on Freeview channel 20 – TVNZ Sport Extra. Steve Browning, GM of Freeview, comments: “More than 4 billion people are expected to watch the Olympic Games in Beijing, which will comprise [ Read More ]

TVNZ 7 launched on Freeview

TVNZ 7, TVNZ’s second digital-only public service television channel, started broadcasting at midday today on Freeview. The channel launched with The Kingmaker Debate, a live political debate in Parliament between the minor party leaders. TVNZ 7 is New Zealand’s first local factual channel, featuring 30 percent news content, as well as documentaries, current affairs programmes, [ Read More ]

Plunket and TVNZ to work together on new TV series

Iconic New Zealand early childhood organisation Plunket will be a feature on TVNZ’s new digital channel TVNZ 6, which launched on Sunday. The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society and TVNZ have agreed to make programmes that will screen later in the year to try and make New Zealand a safer place for children. Plunket and [ Read More ]

TVNZ 6 starts broadcasting on Freeview

TVNZ 6, New Zealand’s first advertising-free public service television channel, started broadcasting at 10am Sunday on Freeview. TVNZ 6 will feature between 50 percent and 70 percent local content, with no advertising. TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis said that having a channel free from advertising-driven ratings pressures makes it possible to give the channel a more [ Read More ]

Parliament TV to broadcast on Freeview

Since launching in May digital television and radio platform Freeview has announced a compelling range of new services, including TVNZ Kidzone, Family, and Showcase plus Triangle Stratos. The latest is Parliament TV, which will include live broadcasts of all sessions from the House of Representatives including question time, legislative debates, matters of urgency and extended [ Read More ]

Triangle Stratos on Freeview

A significant milestone in New Zealand broadcasting has been announced today by Triangle Television’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Blackman. Triangle Television is set to make broadcasting history with the advent of Triangle Stratos, which, for the first time ever, will make regional television available to the entire country. The new channel will broadcast on the [ Read More ]

Freeview achieves strong household take-up

A mere three months after Freeview ushered in a new era in New Zealand broadcasting, take-up figures for the period clearly show New Zealanders are embracing all that free-to-air digital broadcasting provides. Sales figures show more than 21,000 set-top-boxes have been purchased since Freeview’s launch in May, taking the total number of households with free-to-air [ Read More ]

Maori Television to launch second channel

Maori Television has announced that it is to launch a second channel in 2008. Maori Television Chief Executive Jim Mather announced Thursday 27th July that the new channel would broadcast in 100 per cent te reo Maori, initially during the prime time hours of 7.30 PM to 10.30 PM. It would transmit via the Freeview [ Read More ]