Channel changes in June 2020

On Tuesday 23 June, Kordia TV will be made available to Whangarei, Rotorua, Taupo, Gisborne, Whanganui, Masterton & Wairarapa, Nelson & Tasman, South Canterbury and Invercargill.

In Wairarapa, channel 41 - Wairarapa TV - will be moved to a new transmission frequency.

In Invercargill, channel 39 - Southern Television - will be moved to a new transmission frequency.

These changes are taking place on the DTT platform and are only relevant to TVs connected via UHF aerial in the specified areas. 

TVs connected via satellite dish will not be affected.

I'm in Wairarapa/Invercargill, what do I need to do to keep watching Wairarapa TV/Southern Television?

Most TVs and boxes with Freeview would update automatically following the channel move on Tuesday 23 June, and most viewers won't need to do anything.

Some TVs or boxes will need your permission before updating.  If your TV or box prompts you, please accept the update.

If you can't find Wairarapa TV on channel 41, or Southern Television on channel 39, please retune your TV (or set-top box if you're using one).  You'll find retune guidelines here.

What do I need to do to pick up Kordia TV?

From Tuesday 23 June, your TV or box should automatically pick up Kordia TV and you can watch it on channel 200.

Some TVs or boxes will prompt you to update before tuning in Kordia TV.  If your TV or box prompts you, please accept the update.

If you can't find Kordia TV after 23 June, please retune your TV (or set-top box if you're using one).  You'll find retune guidelines here.

Why are these channel changes taking place?

Wairarapa TV and Southern Television are being moved to new frequencies to allow Kordia TV to be made available to Whangarei, Rotorua, Taupo, Gisborne, Whanganui, Masterton & Wairarapa, Nelson & Tasman, South Canterbury and Invercargill.  Please see here for more information.

How do I get Wairarapa TV and Southern Television?

If you live in Wairarapa, connect your TV to a UHF aerial to pick up Wairarapa TV on Freeview channel 41.

If you live in Southland or Dunedin, connect your TV to a UHF aerial to pick up Southern Television on Freeview channel 39.

Wairarapa TV and Southern Television are both only available via UHF in their immediate regions, if you live outside of those regions or have a TV connected via satellite, you won't be able to tune in.  However, some programming on those channels are available to stream online:

Go to wairarapatv.co.nz to stream content from Wairarapa TV;

Go to channel39.co.nz to stream content from Southern Television.

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