Status of Freeview New Zealand transmission and broadcasts are detailed below, as supplied by transmission providers and broadcasters.
TRANSMISSION & BROADCASTS
UPCOMING WORKS BY TRANSMISSION PROVIDERS:
UHF transmission in Whangarei on 16 May (or 17 May depending on conditions)
Transmitter maintenance will be carried out by the Transmission Provider from 1am to 5am. Some service interruptions during these hours may be expected.
FREEVIEW ON DEMAND:
NORMAL with the following logged issues:
FVP-07: TVNZ OnDemand playback issue on PANASONIC 2015 Recorder (DMR-PWT550).
Updated 27/03/2017: TVNZ has proactively removed ads in the middle of the video streams to temporarily mitigate user impact until this has been resolved.
Issue description: Playback fails after the second ad-break on selected video content; and after pausing the video, rewinding or fast-forwarding the video incorrectly resumes playback from when it was paused earlier. Logged 23/01/2017
FVP-04: TVNZ OnDemand: Video crashing around ads.
App developers are currently investigating this issue where the video stream locks up (freezes with no error message) around ads in the middle of the video.
Updated 27/03/2017: TVNZ OnDemand has switched off these ads temporarily until this issue can be resolved.
It's most prevalent on SONY TVs but affects other devices too, though to a lesser extent. Logged 26/08/2016
Are you experiencing other On Demand playback issues?
Freeview is working with broadcasters and manufacturers to log and investigate intermittent video playback issues. Because these issues only occur on some devices and affect only some content streams, it takes time to zone in on the cause of the problem.
If you cannot stream an On Demand video at all or all the way through, please note down the programme title, series number and episode(s) you're trying to watch and report it via this form on the Freeview website. Thanks!
RECORDING AND PROGRAMME INFORMATION
TV Guide Apps: app updates released to fix app loading issue. Please see updates here.
Freeview On Demand Guide: NORMAL
Standard Guide (launched via the GUIDE / EPG button on all Freeview devices): NORMAL
RECEPTION ISSUES or LOST CHANNELS?
If there no outages reported by transmission providers or broadcasters above relating to your area, chances are you may have a fault with your antenna, cabling or device set up.