Freeview HD launches on DTT, April 2nd
Freeview HD, New Zealand’s DTT platform, will launch on April 2, with projections of 50,000 homes by June 2009.
HD DTT receivers will be branded with the Freeview HD to show that they are both DTT and HD capable. DTT signals will be receivable in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Napier, Hastings, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, in total around 75% of New Zealand homes.
Viewers will be able to access 10 television programme services, 3 of which, TVOne, TV2 and TV3, are in HD and provide by TVNZ.
TVOne and TV2 will broadcast in the 1280 * 720 progressive (720p) format, while TV3 will broadcast in the 1920 * 1080 interlace (1080i) format.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 23rd March 2008