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Topic # 115070 12-Mar-2013 17:49
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After poking around in SMART I've found that there's a fifth mux in most (all?) areas, "World TV Ltd" (at 530 MHz on most of the main sites). When I do a scan for channels at 530, I get nothing. Does anyone know what this mux is for? World TV seems to be the same company that runs the existing CTV8; is this intended to move onto its own mux along with some other channels?

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  Reply # 778723 12-Mar-2013 18:04
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World TV purchased their licence from NZRB earlier this year. As such I think they are still in the build stage and they should be talking to the transmission providers about how they go about getting on air currently. What content they transmit, it is up to them. They could sell all their capacity to other broadcasters but if as you say they are the same people behind channel 8, then they will already have content to fill up, but that does not preclude them leasing out space on the mux to others who have the $ to pay. 

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  Reply # 778765 12-Mar-2013 19:39
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Any detail on what frequencies they have per transmitter?




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  Reply # 778766 12-Mar-2013 19:42
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If you search on SMART (at rsm.govt.nz) then search for licencee "world TV" you will get them. They should be in a block of 2 at possibly DTV28 & DTV29 I think across the country. Eg Kaukau at DTV28 and the 3 Wellington infills at DTV29

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  Reply # 778788 12-Mar-2013 20:36
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If it's these guys  http://www.wtv.co.nz/ then they have no shortage of content since they current broadcast 10 channels via Sky. I used to subscribe but was only interested in one channel and for $50/month that was getting a bit expensive.

I doubt if they could delivery their channels over Freeview free of charge since charging would go against the Freeview model.




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  Reply # 778797 12-Mar-2013 21:06
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Thanks for the comments. If they're currently paid channels then there's the possibility that they're destined for Igloo rather than Freeview; I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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  Reply # 781148 13-Mar-2013 16:22
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They were not transmitting in Christchurch (Sugerloaf) when the RSM guy come over with his signal analyser three weeks ago.

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