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Freeview (New Zealand)

Company nameFreeview Limited
Company typeDigital television provider
SloganMake bad reception a thing of the past
HeadquartersAuckland City, New Zealand

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Freeview is a non-profit organisation providing free-to-air digital television and digital radio to New Zealand. The organisation is a joint venture between the country's major broadcasters - Television New Zealand, TVWorks (owners of TV3 and C4), Māori Television, and Radio New Zealand. The Freeview service is available via satellite throughout New Zealand. Freeview's terrestrial service, Freeview|HD, is a high definition digital terrestrial television service available to 75 percent of the country's population. Freeview uses the DVB-S and DVB-T standards on government provided spectrum.

Analogue switchoff in New Zealand is planned for when 75 percent of households have access to digital television, or 2012, whichever is sooner. A tentative date will be set when digital uptake reaches 60% (55% reached as of November 2008). A major benefit of digital television is the ability to overcome the poor reception caused by New Zealand's rugged topography.

It was estimated that on 13 October 2009, 291,853 Freeview certified set-top boxes and IDTVs had been sold since the platform's launch (177,917 Freeview, 113,936 Freeview|HD).

This makes it New Zealand's third largest television platform, and New Zealand's second largest digital platform.

Freeview-certified set-top boxes and IDTVs, as well as PVRs, are available at most major New Zealand retailers. Cheaper, uncertified equipment can also be used.

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A review of the LG 42LE7900 LED TV - News Tweet this news News---Freeview- HD is on board for you to have all of the popular TV channels at your fingertips, along with the HD channels and as more are launched, ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 12:47:55 GMT+00:00
Switchover in Scotland starts in May - Techwatch Tweet this news
Techwatch--This is because there are a lot of households already benefiting from digital television either through satellite, cable or the -Freeview- ... - Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:15:54 GMT+00:00
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TrustedReviews--For starters, it's the first TV in the UK with not one but two HD tuners: one for -Freeview- HD, and one for Freesat HD. Second, it's the first Panasonic ... - Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2010 06:00:17 GMT+00:00
Freesat investigates 3DTV - Broadcastnow Tweet this news
Broadcastnow--Just like..... well you can fill the rest in yourselves What are these people on at Freesat/-Freeview-? Push the technology yes! but don't bore people with ... - Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:27:00 GMT+00:00
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TechRadar UK--From -Freeview- to DAB radio; even the most innocuous home devices have turned digital, but the PC remains the most versatile way of enjoying all forms of ... - Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2010 03:28:55 GMT+00:00

Television channels :
Channel Name Widescreen HD Satellite Terrestrial Notes
001 TV One 720p HD resolution
002 TV2 720p HD resolution
003 TV3 1080i HD resolution and Dolby 5.1 sound
004 C4
005 Maori Television
006 TVNZ 6
007 TVNZ 7
008 TV3 plus 1 Timeshift channel of TV3, delayed by one hour
009 C42 C4 sister channel with 24-hour music and up to 30 percent New Zealand music content
010 Prime
021 Triangle Stratos
022 Parliament TV
023 Cue TV
024 Te Reo
025 Shine TV
028 ChineseTV8 Chinese channel [Mandarin and Cantonese]
030 tvCentral Waikato and Bay of Plenty only
033 TV33 Chinese channel [Mandarin and English Audio]
100 Freeview HD 720p high definition test channel

Radio Stations :
Channel Name Satellite Terrestrial Notes
050 Radio New Zealand National
051 Radio New Zealand Concert
070 George FM
071 FM

Digital Television Set-top Boxes :
Terrestrial receivers
Model Connectors Freeview
Video USB Rec.
SCART Composite S-Video   HDMI
Draco HDTV5500 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
DSE HD DVB-T No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Haute HD3000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes RGBS supported via SCART
HDT HD801s Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No RGBS supported via SCART
Homecast HT3000 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes S/PDIF digital audio via optical only
JCMatthew DVB-TB01JCM No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sanyo TUHD1010 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
SatMax SM801 No Yes No Yes Two Yes Yes Cannot receive satellite
Sommet SHDNZ1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes RGBS supported via SCART
Sommet SHDNZ3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
TEAC HD-B6T No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zinwell ZMT-620HD No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Digital Television Set-top Boxes :
Terrestrial recorders (PVRs)
Model Connectors Freeview
HDD size Tuners Notes
Video USB Rec.
SCART Composite S-Video   HDMI
Homecast HT9200DTR No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes 500GB Two S/PDIF digital audio via optical only
JCMatthew DVR-320T No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes 320GB Two
Magic MTV3600TD No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes 500GB Two Supports 1080p output.
Zinwell ZMT-640PVR No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes 250GB Two

Terrestrial Transmitters :
Area Site Channel A (TVNZ) Channel B (TV Works) Channel C (Kordia)
Auckland Waiatarua 29 33 45
Pinehill 28 32 40
Remuera 28V 32V 40V
Sky Tower 28V 32V 40V
Auckland Infill 28V 32V 40V
Waikato Te Aroha 46 48 50
Hamilton Infill 49V 51V 47V
Tauranga Kopukairua 49V 51V 42V
Hawke's Bay Mt Erin 27V 31V 43V
Napier Infill 48V 50V 59V
Manawatu Wharite 48V 50V 59V
Kapiti Ngarara 45V 53V 57V
Wellington Kaukau 48 50 59
Baxters Knob 51 53 57
Fitzherbert 51V 53V 57V
Wellington Infill (Haywards) 51V 53V 57V
Christchurch Sugarloaf 47 49 50
Dunedin Mt Cargill 43 45 53

Terrestrial Transmitters :
Area Site
Whangarei Horokaka
Rotorua Pukeputo
Bay of Plenty Putauaki
Paeroa Range
Taupo Tuhingamata
Gisborne Whakapunake (TBC)
Taranaki Mt Taranaki
Wanganui  Mt Jowett
Wairarapa Otahoua
Nelson Grampians (TBC)
Southland Hedgehope

Free-to-air television in New Zealand

TV1 * TV2 * TV3 * C4 * Māori Television * TVNZ 6 * TVNZ 7 * C42 * Prime * Triangle Stratos * Parliament TV * Cue TV * Te Reo * CTV8 * TV33 * Trackside |Regional |
AucklandJuice TV * Triangle TV * ALT TV (Closed) * Max TV (Closed)
ChristchurchCTV * Shine TV
OtherChannel North Television * Channel 61 * TVHB * Channel 9 * CUE TV
AucklandJuice TV * Triangle TV * ALT TV (Closed) * Max TV (Closed)
ChristchurchCTV * Shine TV
OtherChannel North Television * Channel 61 * TVHB * Channel 9 * CUE TV

Cable, satellite, and other speciality television providers in Africa, Asia and Oceania

CableAustar * Cablelink * Cable TV Hong Kong * First Media * Foxtel * Global Destiny * GUdTV (Guam) * IndosatM2 * MCV Broadband * Neighbourhood Cable * Optus * SkyCable * StarHub TV * TelkomVision * Saturn * TransACT
SatelliteAora TV * ART * Astro (Channels) * Austar * Cignal Digital TV * Dish TV * Dream * DStv * Freeview (NZ) * Foxtel * G Sat * Indovision * MRTV-4 * Orbit * SelecTV * Showtime Arabia * Sky PerfecTV! * Sky TV (NZ) * STAR TV * Tata Sky * TelkomVision * UBI World TV * WOWOW
IPTVAlice * Fine TV * Hypp.TV * now TV * mio TV * DETV * UniFi
TerrestrialFreeview (Australia) * Freeview (NZ) * U Television
Defunct cableMega TV
Defunct satelliteAstro Nusantara

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