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#196780 12-Jun-2016 14:04
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While watching the All Blacks delayed on Prime last night, I saw a commercial announcing that HGTV is coming to the Freeview lineup on Channel 17. Apparently it was announced a couple of weeks ago, and it starts broadcasting on June 27th. Their facebook page has details of most of the shows they'll be screening. I quite like renovation shows (though my preference is for the British ones like Restoration Man) so for me, this is a welcome addition to the range of free content available. Good to see Freeview expanding their offering, and with something that previously needed a geo-unblocker to access. 





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  #1570512 12-Jun-2016 15:41
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In SD tho :( Hope they dont use the same processing of shows that choice does because some on there look positively dire.





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  #1570517 12-Jun-2016 15:52
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In SD tho :( Hope they dont use the same processing of shows that choice does because some on there look positively dire.

 

 

Ah, well that's a shame. Yes, Choice has a really poor picture. It's my Living Channel replacement, which was also SD, so I can't really complain I'm getting a worse viewing experience, but it would be nice to have them in a more viewable quality.

 

I saw somewhere that HGTV NZ will be on demand as well. I wonder if they'll launch a site, or whether their AppleTV app will work here. Again, if the on demand quality is the same as Choice, it might not be worth the bother!





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  #1570559 12-Jun-2016 16:37
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Choice has real issues with frame cadence when I last looked at it, was totally unwatchable. Like playing a PAL DVD on a PC or a 20+ year old systems converter.

 

I think the problem comes from that TV studios are still monitoring things on small screens with no motionflow and other processing, so things they do to stuff up don't show up on big screens with decent amounts of processing going on.





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  #1570586 12-Jun-2016 18:06
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Some of those shows look familiar, were they on Choice? If so what are Choice going to do for replacements? 


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  #1570613 12-Jun-2016 19:21
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Bananabob:

 

Some of those shows look familiar, were they on Choice? If so what are Choice going to do for replacements? 

 

 

Choice and HGTV are owned under the same company or something, So I think Choice will look into new content such as Entertainment, Comedy etc.. rather than having to slot in things as a theme. 





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  #1570663 12-Jun-2016 20:07
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joshhill96:

Bananabob:


Some of those shows look familiar, were they on Choice? If so what are Choice going to do for replacements? 



Choice and HGTV are owned under the same company or something, So I think Choice will look into new content such as Entertainment, Comedy etc.. rather than having to slot in things as a theme. 



I'm hoping that Choice stick to their current formula, because I quite enjoy a lot of it. Perhaps they could replace the HGTV stuff with more British and Australian content.




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  #1570710 12-Jun-2016 20:54
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Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.


 
 
 
 


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  #1570760 12-Jun-2016 22:46
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Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

I hope so. :)


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  #1577641 21-Jun-2016 13:15
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Will HGTV be available on Freeview Satellite and Terrestrial ?


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  #1577669 21-Jun-2016 14:01
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Off topic slightly, but I happened to switch over to Choice on Sunday and watched a program called '50 Ways to kill your Mammy'. A Travel show, Bloody funny.


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  #1577676 21-Jun-2016 14:21
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Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

This scenario would be awesome!  Imagine the gems they could roll out which I'm picking will have minimal licensing rights now.  Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family etc...


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  #1577677 21-Jun-2016 14:21
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peterds:

 

Will HGTV be available on Freeview Satellite and Terrestrial ?

 

 

I am assuming yes, since it appears to be only the fringe and regional channels that aren't on Satellite, but they haven't added it to the guide yet so I can't say for sure. Apparently it won't be available on Sky.





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  #1577696 21-Jun-2016 15:09
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littleheaven:

 

peterds:

 

Will HGTV be available on Freeview Satellite and Terrestrial ?

 

 

I am assuming yes, since it appears to be only the fringe and regional channels that aren't on Satellite, but they haven't added it to the guide yet so I can't say for sure. Apparently it won't be available on Sky.

 

 

The new channel hasn't been loaded onto DTT or DTH yet. Should appear in the next day or two.

 

 





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Will HGTV be available on Freeview Satellite and Terrestrial ?

 

 

I had a chat to the team and they said to me that they are launching on DTT for now then soon after on Satellite, TV3's regional channels are being decommissioned from 1st July which may cause issues for non-approved receivers but I assume space will allocated for HGTV and a few other channels should they wish to go Nationwide. 





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  #1577789 21-Jun-2016 17:10
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Groucho:

 

Bananabob:

 

Who knows - maybe Choice will end up showing Bonanza and Mr Ed.

 

 

This scenario would be awesome!  Imagine the gems they could roll out which I'm picking will have minimal licensing rights now.  Get Smart, The Munsters, The Addams Family etc...

 

 

 

 

Yes - there is a whole heap of classic TV programmes that could do with reruns. As could the films from the 1940s and 1950s and even the 1960s.

 

The cost of these gems must be minimal as I have seen some on the likes of CUE and some other regional channel 


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