Some Channels are moving...

A few changes are coming in July!  

Here's when things are happening and a few things you need to know.

Sun 3 July:

Bravo launches on channel 4

Mon 4 July:

TV3 de-regionalisation,

Parliament TV channel number changes to 31,

The Shopping Channel extends coverage.

Mon 11 July:

Al Jazeera and TVSN move to new multiplex in selected transmission areas.

PARLIAMENT TV

From Friday 8 July, Parliament TV will be coming to you from channel 31.

What do I need to do?

You shouldn't have to do anything to pick up Parliament TV from its new channel position, your receiver should automatically update.  

If for some reason you can't find Parliament TV on channel 31, on most receivers a simple retune or rescan will help tune it in correctly.

If you have a Zinwell ZMX7500 or DSE G7500, a rescan may cause your box to drop Prime, Bravo PLUS 1 and THE EDGE TV.  Zinwell Support is checking the best method for tuning in Parliament TV.

Why is Parliament TV moving?

Parliament TV is moving to a new channel number due to a commercial arrangement between the broadcaster and Freeview. Channels can move occasionally, like they do on other platforms, according to new terms of broadcaster or service provider agreements.

Want more information?

If you'd like more information or to provide feedback, please email freeviewadmin@freeviewnz.tv

MediaWorks changes to TV3, FOUR, FOUR plus 1

From Sunday 3 July, a brand new channel, Bravo, will take over from FOUR.  Bravo PLUS 1 will take channel position 9, formerly FOUR plus 1.

The best shows from FOUR will move to TV3!

From Monday 4 July, TV3 will stop regional broadcasts, instead a single nationwide broadcast will be transmitted.  You can still watch TV3 and this change will bring you better picture quality on TV3!

More information about these MediaWorks changes will be made available in the coming days.

THE SHOPPING CHANNEL

From Monday 4 July, The Shopping Channel, previously not available in Whangarei, Rotorua, Taupo, Gisborne, Whanganui, Masterton, Nelson, Timaru and Invercargill, will become available across all Freeview|HD coverage areas, bringing convenient home shopping to more viewers across New Zealand.

AL JAZEERA ENGLISH and TVSN

From Monday 11 July, digital terrestrial transmission provider JDA will move Al Jazeera and TVSN to a new multiplex in the following regions:  Whangarei, Rotorua, Taupo, Gisborne, Whanganui, Masterton and Wairarapa, Nelson and Tasman, South Canterbury, Invercargill.

This change is only relevant to you if you're using a UHF aerial to pick up your TV signal.

What do I need to do?

Most devices will automatically update, so you probably won't need to do anything.

However, if you've lost Al Jazeera English or TVSN, try the following:

1. Switch off your TV, set top box or recorder;

2. Reconnect all cables at the back of the device, including the aerial cable;

3. Power on the device and retune.  You can find retune guidelines here.

This should correctly pick up Al Jazeera English and TVSN.  If it doesn't, please refer to the retune troubleshooting guide here or contact the device manufacturer for technical support.

Why is this happening?

This is change will reduce transmission complexity and in turn create a more robust transmission network in the long run.

Want more information?

For more information about why this change is being carried out, please contact JDA here.

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