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Topic # 95570 8-Jan-2012 13:35 Send private message

I heard that Mainland TV is setting up a digital broadcast was just wondering if anyone knows if its active or still in the pipeline and will it broadcast from Mt Campbell Or Takaka Hill ?

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  Reply # 566248 8-Jan-2012 20:56 Send private message

Currently testing from Takaka hill 8 channels, very weak though , pointed my aerial towards takaka hill through trees, signal not even marginal, gonna try higher gain aerial and another location




 



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  Reply # 566385 9-Jan-2012 09:21 Send private message

Good to Know I Mite Give it a crack with a high gain ive got pretty good line of site with the hill see how i get  on.

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  Reply # 566668 9-Jan-2012 21:52 Send private message

They have been testing 8 channels from both the Observatory hill site in Nelson and Takaka Hill for about a week now. Here in Stoke, Nelson, I can get both transmitters, and like injuised said. signals are currently very weak. But this hopefully will improve has they are still testing. Also keep an eye on: http://www.nzdtv.com/forum/showthread.php?3302-Mainland-TV-going-Digital




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  Reply # 566691 9-Jan-2012 22:38 Send private message

Exellent Cheers for that Thunderflash 

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  Reply # 567630 11-Jan-2012 22:12 Send private message

Current Mainland Digital TV Channels.

Chan 800 - Beacon TV – Religion

Chan 801 - Mainland 1 - Mainland 1

Chan 802 - Mainland 2 - Mainland 2

Chan 803 - Mainland 3 - Mix of DWTV and Aljazeera TV

Chan 804 - Mainland 4 - VOA TV

Chan 805 - Mainland 5 - Test Pattern - VOA Radio

Chan 806 - Mainland 6 – Retro TV – 80’s Music videos

Chan 807 - Shine - Religion

Chan 808 - Radio One – VOA Radio

Signals from these channels are a lot stronger now than what they were a few days ago.

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  Reply # 567668 12-Jan-2012 00:06 Send private message

Thunderflash: Current Mainland Digital TV Channels.

Chan 800 - Beacon TV – Religion

Chan 801 - Mainland 1 - Mainland 1

Chan 802 - Mainland 2 - Mainland 2

Chan 803 - Mainland 3 - Mix of DWTV and Aljazeera TV

Chan 804 - Mainland 4 - VOA TV

Chan 805 - Mainland 5 - Test Pattern - VOA Radio

Chan 806 - Mainland 6 – Retro TV – 80’s Music videos

Chan 807 - Shine - Religion

Chan 808 - Radio One – VOA Radio

Signals from these channels are a lot stronger now than what they were a few days ago.

8 channels is quite a lot but from what I can see its only going to be for the Nelson region which is kind of disappointing.

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  Reply # 567704 12-Jan-2012 08:03 Send private message

codyc1515: 
8 channels is quite a lot but from what I can see its only going to be for the Nelson region which is kind of disappointing.


Mainland TV is a local Nelson TV Station. They packed a lot of stations into their multiplex because they have the capacity! If they are going to spend a lot on getting a DVB-T Transmitter, then why not use it. 

Aparently Beacon and Shine were already broadcast by them on Analouge.

Does anyone know if the Mainland's Digital Channels are in 16:9 widescreen? 




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  Reply # 567718 12-Jan-2012 08:45 Send private message

Yesterday when I retuned I got an extra 16 channels, 13 tv and 3 radio.
Maybe Korida are also testing too as in addition to the Mainland channels I also got Stratos, Parliament TV, ChineseTV, tvCentral, TV33, Radio NZ National, Radio NZ Concert and BaseFM.

Here in Richmond the Mainland channels seem to keep moving, some days I have to re-tune to get them back.
Today the Kordia channels seem to be missing again so they're on one day and off the next.

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  Reply # 567737 12-Jan-2012 09:15 Send private message

That doesn't make sense as Kordia does not broadcast in the Nelson region, JDA broadcasts in the region.

Maybe JDA regions are getting new channels???? 




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  Reply # 567763 12-Jan-2012 09:57 Send private message

When I tune them in using EyeTV the provider shows up as Kordia as does the current Trackside channel.

Mainland TV also showing Radio-1 today, new radio channel.

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  Reply # 569554 16-Jan-2012 17:32 Send private message

PRESS RELEASE 16 January 2012

http://www.7-media.net/mainland/Main...6-jan-2012.htm

Mainland TV to Introduce digital TV channels along side Freeview

Mainland TV is now broadcasting 8 digital TV channels and 2 radio stations from Observatory hill Nelson ( Ch 26 Horizontial polartiy at 25DBW ) and the same 8 channels from the Takaka Hill site - near the main road SH6 summitt ( Ch27 Vertical polarty at 29DBW ).

Mainland has introduced a number of new terrestrial digital TV channels including two of its current TV channels.

Viewers who receive Mainland TV analogue TV channels only need a digital TV or a terrestrial digital TV set top box or a terrestrial digital recorder.

If viewers are not tuned to Mainland they will need one UHF TV antenna mounted vertical polarity pointing half way between Mt Campbell & the Takaka Hill highway summit.

Viewers should receive all the digital TV channels & new digital TV channels providing their antenna has a line of site view to the hills behind Motueka.

If not most viewers can tune to Observatory hill Nelson on digital channel 26 using auto or manual tune.

From 1 March we hope to have all the channels operational.

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  Reply # 569591 16-Jan-2012 19:14 Send private message

Thunderflash: PRESS RELEASE 16 January 2012

http://www.7-media.net/mainland/Main...6-jan-2012.htm

Mainland TV to Introduce digital TV channels along side Freeview

 


Interesting concept.  I wonder if others will start to do the same as FV seems to be charging  lots for transmission.




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