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Topic # 14040 12-Jun-2007 14:50
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New article on the NZ Herald today

Television New Zealand is unveiling plans for its new Freeview channels - TVNZ 6 to start in September and TVNZ 7 in March next year - and it's promising there'll be more choice for viewers.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/3/story.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10445011




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  Reply # 74398 12-Jun-2007 15:37
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Perhaps they could start another channel and move all the reality shows to it - that would give us "more choice" without having to navigate around the reality dross.




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  Reply # 74402 12-Jun-2007 16:26
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I really have no idea why they want to make a news channel - like NZ really has that much important stuff ever going on.

I mean, the 6pm news as it is is pretty damn terrible, most of the 'national' news stories are terrible.

would rather a channel dedicated to [crappy] NZ shows, and another channel dedicated to getting shows from the UK + US :], atleast we could then have 1 decent channel ;).

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  Reply # 74406 12-Jun-2007 16:47
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itey:
I mean, the 6pm news as it is is pretty damn terrible, most of the 'national' news stories are terrible.


What do you mean?
a) There isn't enough interesting stuff happening in NZ to create news
b) The news is all bad news
c) The news isn't reported well
d) YOU don't find the news "entertaining"
e) All of the above!

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  Reply # 74407 12-Jun-2007 16:59
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a)



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  Reply # 74473 13-Jun-2007 10:06
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the sports guy and the tv girl (bernie i think) are too casual! goodness you think they're at a play school!




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  Reply # 74545 13-Jun-2007 19:21
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Guess you haven't watched tv in Rarotonga then itey...

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  Reply # 74623 14-Jun-2007 10:13
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Fossie: Guess you haven't watched tv in Rarotonga then itey...


TV in Raro is classic, those home made ads are great.  Don't forget the one channel, that's not even on 24 hours.They do show One News there too, pretty much live.  Also there is still live sport on free to air.

As for the new channels, they show some promise.  I like choice.

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Reply # 76107 27-Jun-2007 14:16
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Reality shows ughh!!!  how about this,last night there was a reality show called downsize my dog,when will it ever end.

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  Reply # 76481 1-Jul-2007 15:17
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Hmmm. How about "Downsize My Cognative Abilities"?
or "Watch My Paint Dry"?

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  Reply # 76620 2-Jul-2007 17:39
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dingerway: Reality shows ughh!!! how about this,last night there was a reality show called downsize my dog,when will it ever end.


What shows do you watch?

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  Reply # 76630 2-Jul-2007 18:39
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Will these channels be available on Sky Digital?




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  Reply # 76631 2-Jul-2007 18:39
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Will these channels be available on Sky Digital?




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  Reply # 76681 2-Jul-2007 23:15
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Probably not, at least in the short term.

Got this from Sky when asking about their V8 Supercar channel...

"Unfortunately any new channels available on FreeView can only be viewed via the FreeView set-top receiver."

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  Reply # 76708 3-Jul-2007 11:54
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Surely it would be in the interests of Sky to allow their STB's to able to receive FTA channels as well as Sky although I doubt that this would be possible by a software upgrade alone. What do you guys think?

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  Reply # 76709 3-Jul-2007 11:56
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Well that is dumb. Means you have to have two decoders to get all the channel coming off 1 satellite. Also, if you had Sky Multiroom as well would the LNB's on the Sky satellites be able to feed 3+ decoders or would I have to have an array of dishes on my roof depending on how many decoders I have in the house?




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