Freeview service available via satellite
New Zealand’s Freeview service has begun broadcasting from a satellite platform prior to its launch on the digital terrestrial service next year.
The initial offering is five TV channels and two radio channels, with more channels being made available later.
Freeview is a key part of NZ’s strategy of switching from analogue to digital TV and its launch on the satellite platform will provide coverage across the whole of the country.
The launch of digital terrestrial services is expected to provide coverage to 75% of the country during 2008 and will provide a cheaper and simpler way of accessing the new free-to-air services.
Main source: DTG website
Item added: 8th May 2007