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#142814 25-Mar-2014 13:33
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It is an Indian channel for all those interested. 

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  #1012453 25-Mar-2014 13:38
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One of the these days we will have more foreign TV channels than local channels...

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  #1012457 25-Mar-2014 13:39
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I don't see anything wrong with having channels that reflect our ethnic diversity in New Zealand

 
 
 
 


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  #1012462 25-Mar-2014 13:44
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Yip would love to see some Afrikaans channels

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  #1012463 25-Mar-2014 13:46
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The BBBC

(The Browns Bay Broadcasting Corporation)




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  #1012467 25-Mar-2014 13:49
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Klipspringer: Yip would love to see some Afrikaans channels


With Freeview you have the opportunity

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  #1012494 25-Mar-2014 14:06
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How many more channels can they put on?




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  #1012502 25-Mar-2014 14:15
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KiwiNZ: I don't see anything wrong with having channels that reflect our ethnic diversity in New Zealand


Totally agree; surely that's one of the advantages of a relatively low-cost method of transmission and platform? 

My wife - being Indian and a Hindi speaker - will be happy in this case, as will a large number of other people living in this country. While it doesn't look like specific ethnic data's been released from last year's census, language-wise Stats NZ reports that Hindi is the fourth-to-most commonly spoken language in NZ, and country of origin data shows that 67,000 and 52,000 people living in NZ were born in India and Fiji respectively (and a high proportion of the latter will be Fiji-Indian). 

While there aren't that many of the non-main channels on Freeview that we watch (other than Choice), I'd rather see these kinds of channels than more $@#$% shopping channels!

I'm assuming Apna TV's got something to do with Radio Apna, the Akld-based Indian radio station?

 
 
 
 


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  #1012784 25-Mar-2014 22:09
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jonathan18:

While there aren't that many of the non-main channels on Freeview that we watch (other than Choice), I'd rather see these kinds of channels than more $@#$% shopping channels!



I'm always amazed that there are enough people who purchase off shopping channels to support one full-time shopping channel, let alone more than one. This came up in conversation at work a couple of weeks ago. I don't watch them, and no else admitted to either watching them themselves or having any family members who did either.

The other absolute wastes of bandwidth is having each of the main channels (1,2 & 3) triplicated just to get different regional ad breaks (surely there must be a better solution than using the bandwidth this wastefully), and those silly +1 channels that are proliferating. I mean, surely that's why we have multi-tuner recorders recorders with series link etc? Not a major issue for me (I have terrestrial coverage) - but a major waste of limited transponder space for those who have to use the satellite feed.

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  #1012810 25-Mar-2014 22:28
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Why is it that so many channels like this just can't seem to get image basics right? Flicked over to see if it was going only to seea classic incorrect ratio being broadcast (horizontally squished). I recall seeing this quite a bit on one of the Chinese channels. Why does this occur? Operator error or simply a result of what they've been supplied?

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  #1012826 25-Mar-2014 23:26
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Nothing an aspect ratio converter at their end wouldn't fix. Frustrating as all hell for the viewer.




 

 

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  #1012856 26-Mar-2014 07:44
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jonathan18: Why does this occur? Operator error or simply a result of what they've been supplied?


Broadcaster ineptitude. Freeview allows low cost broadcasters to have a chance to have their channels shown. The problem is that a low cost broadcaster often skimps out on basic things like getting aspect ratio correct. It is frustrating.




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  #1012859 26-Mar-2014 07:52
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Chinese TV8 broadcasts in widescreen fat-o-vision for example. However they have a talk show with in studio cameras that are both 4:3 and widescreen. Ignorance regarding standards and perhaps penny pinching on equipment. Likely more ignorance on standards.




 

 

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  #1012880 26-Mar-2014 08:34
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we want more sports: epl, nhl, khl!!!!
we want more education/entertainments channels: natgeo, natgeo wild and all of discovery! :)






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  #1012881 26-Mar-2014 08:39
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KiwiNZ: I don't see anything wrong with having channels that reflect our ethnic diversity in New Zealand

 

As long as the tax payer doesn't have to contribute to it. 




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  #1012938 26-Mar-2014 09:47
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old3eyes:
KiwiNZ: I don't see anything wrong with having channels that reflect our ethnic diversity in New Zealand

As long as the tax payer doesn't have to contribute to it. 


Yes, let's get rid of all public funding of broadcasting - if it can't sustain itself, there's clearly no need for its existence.

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