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Topic # 231819 14-Mar-2018 17:48
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Looks like TVNZ have switched on a 'pop-up' Commonwealth Games channel on Freeview channel 14 -'TVNZ Games Extra'..just showing a static graphic at the moment.


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  Reply # 1976822 14-Mar-2018 23:03
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Interesting.. isn't Freeview channel 14 the channel that The Edge TV is moving to later this year?

 

TVNZ must just have dibs on it for the duration of the games, before Edge moves to 14 and Three Life starts on 11 (currently occupied by The Edge).


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  Reply # 1976850 15-Mar-2018 01:47
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Showing up in my service list in TVHeadend.

Time to throw that bigger recording drive into the server I think!


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  Reply # 1976914 15-Mar-2018 07:05
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4 Aptil. Hasnt been much hype about it that Ive seen, not that I watch much live TV. Havent sighted any web news either in general browsing


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  Reply # 1976981 15-Mar-2018 10:09
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Flippikat:

 

Interesting.. isn't Freeview channel 14 the channel that The Edge TV is moving to later this year?

 

TVNZ must just have dibs on it for the duration of the games, before Edge moves to 14 and Three Life starts on 11 (currently occupied by The Edge).

 

 

Correct, The Edge will move shortly afterwards when TVNZ takes down the channel. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1976984 15-Mar-2018 10:12
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Looking at the rate cards, TVNZ 1 is stopping all normal programming for coverage as well as TVNZ Duke, TVNZ Games Extra and TVNZ Games Extra Online channels. 

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/dam/images/tvnz-sales/Ratecard/Ratecard%20April%20-%20June%202018.pdf 


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  Reply # 1977093 15-Mar-2018 12:25
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joshhill96:

 

Looking at the rate cards, TVNZ 1 is stopping all normal programming for coverage as well as TVNZ Duke, TVNZ Games Extra and TVNZ Games Extra Online channels. 

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/dam/images/tvnz-sales/Ratecard/Ratecard%20April%20-%20June%202018.pdf 

 

 

That's quite a good chunk of coverage then. Especially since 1, Duke and Games Online are going to be HD (though I expect Online will only be 720P25). Definitely a good idea to upgrade that record drive! I'd expect Games Extra will remain 576i?


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  Reply # 1977110 15-Mar-2018 12:47
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darthmeow:

 

That's quite a good chunk of coverage then. Especially since 1, Duke and Games Online are going to be HD (though I expect Online will only be 720P25). Definitely a good idea to upgrade that record drive! I'd expect Games Extra will remain 576i?

 

 

Correct.  SD only.





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  Reply # 1977310 15-Mar-2018 19:07
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The SD games extra channel started on Freeview satellite last month. But may not appear until nearer the date on official freeview units.

 

 


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  Reply # 1978865 16-Mar-2018 21:40
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Apsattv:

 

The SD games extra channel started on Freeview satellite last month. But may not appear until nearer the date on official freeview units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LCN allocation has commenced, it should now sit on channel 14 with the EPG data and Freeview Plus data now available.
Not too sure on UHF though but the channel should now appear on official freeview devices 





 

 

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  Reply # 1981301 22-Mar-2018 02:25
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Also up via sky on channel 59

 

 


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  Reply # 1989182 6-Apr-2018 07:47
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So is games extra standard definition? I've tuned it in and it was definitely sd last night

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  Reply # 1989188 6-Apr-2018 08:01
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I notice the 1+1 channel ain't on for the duration. Is that coz they'd have to pay twice for broadcast rights?


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  Reply # 1989636 6-Apr-2018 17:35
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It's because they used the space from 1+1 for Extra.


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  Reply # 2059178 20-Jul-2018 08:56
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As of yesterday, Edge tv has moved from channel 18 to 14 to replace the Games Extra channel which has been dormant since the Commonwealth games finished in April

 

Freeview forum has more info. May need to do a retune. Noticed that Kordia tv channel 200 has gone too.





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