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# 80970 6-Apr-2011 20:54
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http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/tvnz-7-close-4104745

Well, I suppose that means another cheap money-spinning teen channel, filled with reality shows then??


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# 456107 6-Apr-2011 21:14
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so does this mean we wasted our money going to freeview with aerials and satellite dishes and freeview tvs and dvb computer cards.
  Keep getting emails from ashampoo offering internet tv.  Maybe have to go for something like that, or through media centre




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  # 456111 6-Apr-2011 21:22
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Sad, will remove all Trace of Kidzone from freeview, plus my parents really like that channel

 
 
 
 


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  # 456114 6-Apr-2011 21:24
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According to Sky Fre to air has already lost the war..

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10717318




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  # 456183 7-Apr-2011 00:06
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Shame.. Really love my TVNZ7




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  # 456187 7-Apr-2011 00:36

Well thats the end of public broadcast TV in NZ. You have to wonder why the government love Sky tv so much. They are getting everything given to them on a plate. I heard that even NZ on air money/ tax we pay, will be given to make TV programs solely for pay TV subscribers.

This is going to make freeview even more unattractive, and I suspect they may now not get enough people on digital to be able to turn off the signal in time.

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  # 456189 7-Apr-2011 00:51
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People still watch broadcast tv free or otherwise?


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  # 456201 7-Apr-2011 06:21
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This makes me really sad. Although we knew it was going to happen, I had hope it wouldn't. One thing I realized is that the only Freeview Exclusive channels are from Mediaworks (TV3+1, C4).

There is no real reason (Apart from the DSO in the next few years) to go to Freeview. I hope TVNZ does something good with the bandwidth to make Freeview more appealing.

The government obviously doesn't believe in good quality public service television, like TVNZ 7.




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  # 456203 7-Apr-2011 06:26
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A few links:
http://issues.co.nz/savetvnz7/ - Petition to Save TVNZ7
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-TVNZ-7/193564444000077?sk=wall - Save TVNZ7 Facebook page

 




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  # 456212 7-Apr-2011 08:16
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naggyman: A few links:
http://issues.co.nz/savetvnz7/ - Petition to Save TVNZ7
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-TVNZ-7/193564444000077?sk=wall - Save TVNZ7 Facebook page

 


With respect I find it funny how people think this sort of lobbying will affect anything.

I actually really liked the TVNZ6 / 7 combo.  It suited the kids and liked the hourly news report and the rolling 10min reports in the morning whilst I had breakfast.

I also have to laugh at the 'no reason to go to freeview' comments.  (Not those here where they provide viable alternatives like internet TV etc).  I just laugh at how freeview have tried to gear themselves up as being in competition with SKY etc when they have totally different content.  Given a firm analogue switch off date I now don't see a need for freeview (the brand) as such at all.  It should just be the newer generation broadcast platform and it doesn't need a name or compeition with SKY when it can never compete with them anyway.....

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  # 456307 7-Apr-2011 11:24
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Meh, 4 and a so million people = not enough audience to grab.


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  # 456328 7-Apr-2011 11:56
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I find it strange that the govt can seem to find hundreds of millions to prop up and bail out finance co's and the like, while can't find tens of millions to keep TVNZ6 and 7 on the air.

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  # 456333 7-Apr-2011 12:01
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wongtop: I find it strange that the govt can seem to find hundreds of millions to prop up and bail out finance co's and the like, while can't find tens of millions to keep TVNZ6 and 7 on the air.


Unfortunatly TV stations aren't proping up the nations economy or would lead to a stock/funding crash if it falls off :)

Sadly, have to throw money where money is being vented from storage pools to keep things stable accross the board.

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  # 456364 7-Apr-2011 13:07
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wongtop: I find it strange that the govt can seem to find hundreds of millions to prop up and bail out finance co's and the like, while can't find tens of millions to keep TVNZ6 and 7 on the air.


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  # 456639 8-Apr-2011 09:16
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If NZ want to pull out of having an ad free public broadcasting channel perhaps they could replace it with one from another country?

TVNZ already show the BBC World Service at night. Why not use TVNZ7 to show that 24/7?

Then there are always Public channels in Australia that could be shown by agreement in NZ like Australia Network Pacific or SBS. This could be done as an Australasian "ANZAC" mates service or part of the NZ-Aus free trade agreement.

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  # 456641 8-Apr-2011 09:27
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geek4me: If NZ want to pull out of having an ad free public broadcasting channel perhaps they could replace it with one from another country?

TVNZ already show the BBC World Service at night. Why not use TVNZ7 to show that 24/7?

Then there are always Public channels in Australia that could be shown by agreement in NZ like Australia Network Pacific or SBS. This could be done as an Australasian "ANZAC" mates service or part of the NZ-Aus free trade agreement.


Yeah SBS is pretty decent

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