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Freeview Launches Online Awards
 
After nearly three years of providing Kiwis free digital TV and radio with no monthly subscription, Freeview this week celebrated by launching the first annual Freeview Awards.

The awards, which include the best digital only TV channel and best digital only TV show as well as best Freeview approved product, best retailer and best installer, are designed to highlight the significant contribution that a range of partners and stakeholders have made in making Freeview the success that it is today.

“At the end of 2009 Freeview was available in over 20% of Kiwi homes which is a great result and well above where we envisaged we’d be when we launched,” says Sam Irvine, Freeview General Manager.

“The feedback we get from New Zealanders who have moved from analogue TV to Freeview, is that they are rapt with the improved picture and sound quality, the range of new channels and programs and all without a monthly subscription. Kiwis are accessing the new channels and content via all the different services that Freeview offers. That’s Freeview|HD and MyFreeview|HD  (with 11 to 12 TV and three radio channels), and Freeview satellite (with 13 TV and four radio channels),” he adds.

“So as people are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of migrating from analogue TV to Freeview digital TV and radio, we wanted to provide them with a simple and efficient way to highlight what they consider to be the ‘best of the best’ elements of Freeview, and the Awards we’ve launched are designed to do just that,” he concludes.

The Annual Freeview Awards voting button can be found at  http://www.freeviewnz.tv/ and those who vote have the chance to win one of three MyFreeview|HDdigital television recorders. Entries close 6th April 2010 and the winners will be announced on April 12th.

Freeview Awards Categories:
 
1.    Best Freeview accredited retail partner
2.    Best Freeview accredited retail web site
3.    Best installer experience
4.    Best Freeview-approved HD receiver
5.    Best Freeview-approved satellite receiver
6.    Best Freeview approved digital television recorder (MyFreeview|HD)
7.    Best Freeview|HD approved iDTV brand
8.    Best digital only Freeview channel
9.    Best free-to-air digital only TV show channel
10.    Best TV show
11.    Best HD TV show
12.    Best Freeview radio station





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