Network Status

Status of Freeview New Zealand transmission and broadcasts are detailed below, as supplied by transmission providers and broadcasters.

The following issues are being investigated by the product development team.

Freeview On Demand Samsung Smart TV app affected by other auxiliary connections

For users of Samsung 2017 and top-end 2016 TVs: remote input is not being fed through to the Freeview On Demand smart TV app when a  device is connected via HDMI cable (e.g. Sky decoder or Apple TV).  Freeview is working with Samsung and the application developer to investigate this.

Video playback fails to play after the ad at the start

On 2015 Panasonic recorders and 2016 LG TVs, TVNZ OnDemand videos do not start playing after the ads at the start of the programme.  This is currently being investigated by the Freeview application developers and TVNZ, more updates to follow. [logged 04/09/2017]

Programme linking fails to work

When selecting a TVNZ OnDemand title within the Freeview On Demand application, the TVNZ OnDemand app fails to load the page for the selected title (the homepage loads instead).  This has been escalated to the application developers at Freeview and TVNZ, more updates to follow. [logged 04/09/2017]

Live TV audio persists when browsing through the TVNZ OnDemand app

On selected TVs, while the user is browsing for content in the TVNZ OnDemand app, Live TV audio persists in the background.  This has been escalated to the app team, more updates to follow. [logged 04/09/2017]


A software update to fix this issue has been released to all LG TVs, except the 2016 LH Series.

The update should download and install automatically so long as your TV is connected to the internet.  Once updated, you should be able to watch all On Demand content using the Freeview application.

To check if your LG TV has been updated, bring up the LG Menu by pressing the HOME button on your remote, then select SettingsAll Settings > General > About This TV > Check for updates.  

Watch the how to video here.

Oustanding resolutions for this issue are being worked on for the following LH series models: 55LH600V, 49LH600V, 43LH600V, 55LH575T, 49LH570T, 43LH570T, 32LH570D

Experiencing other On Demand playback issues? 

Freeview works with broadcasters and manufacturers to log and investigate issues affecting the Freeview ON DEMAND (FreeviewPlus) application.  As some issues occur intermittently, are specific to selected products or affect distinct videos or ads, it can take time to zone in on the cause and address the problem.

If you cannot stream an ON DEMAND video at all or all the way through, please note down the programme title, series (or season) and episode and report it here.  The details you provide may help in isolating the cause of the problem. Thanks!


UHF:  NORMAL except the two below

Nelson viewers using UHF aerial:  TVNZ services restored in Nelson.  Please re-tune your TV, set top box or recorder if you're still missing those channels.  You can find re-tune guidelines here.  Thanks! 

TVNZ 1 plus 1 audio stuttering [8:05pm WED 20 SEP]:  TVNZ team is aware of audio stuttering issues on the Plus 1 version of TV1 and is currently putting in place a work-around.  The original TVNZ 1 broadcast on channel 1 is perfectly fine and no other channels are affected.

Satellite Uplink Installation 1am - 5am on THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER: viewers using a satellite dish may notice two 10 second breaks in the broadcast of TVNZ channels (TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2 and DUKE) during the early hours of the morning.  This will not affect other satellite channels or anyone using a UHF aerial.

TV Guide Apps:  NORMAL

Freeview On Demand GuideNORMAL

Freeview Standard Onscreen Guide (launched via the GUIDE / EPG button on all Freeview devices): NORMAL

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.  

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