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Topic # 216658 6-Jul-2017 16:06
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Outage to UHF / terrestrial transmission from midnight to 5am on MONDAY 10 JULY

 

Kordia will be updating transmitters across the North Island, which would cause a temporary outage to all broadcasts in East AucklandHamiltonWellingtonPalmerston North, Whanganui and Napier early Monday morning.  The work has been scheduled to minimise disruption to viewers and once completed, it will increase broadcast bandwidth nationwide and enable Māori Television to broadcast high definition programming.

 

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  Reply # 1814002 6-Jul-2017 16:28
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Lifting the capacity of the Mediaworks MUX?  

 

Any other mux's getting an upgrade?


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  Reply # 1814127 6-Jul-2017 20:37
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Wish Prime would upgrade to HD!




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  Reply # 1814130 6-Jul-2017 20:49
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Maori TV isn't on the Mediaworks Mux so I'm wondering if their going to light up an additional multiplex. Or are they going to move some channels off the current MaoriTV allocated multiplex.

 

Ditto I'd love to see Prime in HD.





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  Reply # 1814131 6-Jul-2017 20:54
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I am not sure on the technical details, however the upgrades mean more services in HD, starting with Maori Television, there's been nothing reported on other channels but who knows :)




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  Reply # 1814134 6-Jul-2017 21:08
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DVB-T2?

 

I'm guessing Sky have left their Igloo transmitters in place


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  Reply # 1814210 7-Jul-2017 01:32
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Guessing an increase in the bandwidth used to deliver signals to the towers.. upgrading their fibre links? Or upgrading encoders

 

 


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  Reply # 1814290 7-Jul-2017 11:13
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Apsattv:

 

Guessing an increase in the bandwidth used to deliver signals to the towers.. upgrading their fibre links? Or upgrading encoders

 

 

Based on the DTT UHF Plan linked off

 

 - http://www.qsl.net/zl1vfo/aktvchannels.htm

 

 - https://www.rsm.govt.nz/online-services-resources/pdf-and-documents-library/publications-and-guides/broadcasting/digital-television-channel-usage/table-of-digital-television-channel-useage

 

Those sites don't have the second Kordia managed multiplex so perhaps they are going to light up another MUX for HD channels.

 

The second Kordia Mux in Auckland has been off air for a couple of weeks and just re-appeared with a single place-holder channel.





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  Reply # 1814326 7-Jul-2017 12:03
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Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?


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  Reply # 1814328 7-Jul-2017 12:06
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Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

Agreed.  Apart from the very odd movie I never watch it  but I guess it's your tax dollars at work..





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old3eyes:

 

Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

Agreed.  Apart from the very odd movie I never watch it  but I guess it's your tax dollars at work..

 

 

And even if I do decide to watch, its not like I can understand any of it. Dont know why we bother with these channels. Chinese TV is no different, but at least its not my tax dollars funding it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1814335 7-Jul-2017 12:14
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Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

 

 

Yes people do watch it and it is actually a very good channel, way better than any of the media works efforts. It is excellent that it will be HD.





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  Reply # 1814337 7-Jul-2017 12:16
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Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

 

 

Yes people do watch it and it is actually a very good channel, way better than any of the media works efforts. It is excellent that it will be HD.

 

 

Have they ever released their viewership figures for ether channel.??





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Wiggum:

 

old3eyes:

 

Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

Agreed.  Apart from the very odd movie I never watch it  but I guess it's your tax dollars at work..

 

 

And even if I do decide to watch, its not like I can understand any of it. Dont know why we bother with these channels. Chinese TV is no different, but at least its not my tax dollars funding it.

 

 

What a sad attitude to have.

 

There is heaps of great programming on Maori TV, and I say this as a Pakeha who doesn't speak a word of Maori. Find Me a Maori Bride was one of the funniest local comedy series I've ever watched. Programs are mostly in English anyway - perhaps you're confusing it with Te Reo?

 

If you can't bring yourself to watch anything "Maori" then it screens a lot of great movies and documentaries. The selection tends to be very different to those on the major channels too.


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  Reply # 1814343 7-Jul-2017 12:23
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It is good that it is going HD. I don't watch much on that channel, but they have decent programming.

 

Duke and Prime would be great next.


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  Reply # 1814350 7-Jul-2017 12:43
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Wiggum:

 

Maori TV in HD. Seriously what is the point? Do people actually watch this channel?

 

 

Yes, particularly the movies, but also some of the documentaries.

 

And of course Media Take

 

 - www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/media-take





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