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Topic # 87049 18-Jul-2011 16:51
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Hi everyone here checking this post, I just would like to request if anyone knows what is the transponder frequency for this Kidszone channel as I dont have it in my list so I assume is through the sky but is it free to air or paid?

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  Reply # 494887 18-Jul-2011 17:10
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This Channel is currently on SKY TV only




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  Reply # 494895 18-Jul-2011 17:25
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l43a2: This Channel is currently on SKY TV only

Correct!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 495096 19-Jul-2011 07:46
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Yea not on freeview.

I have found though that the kids shows on TVNZ 7 and FOUR are all exactly the same as what shows on kidzone. Kidzone is just a continual loop/repeat of the shows found elsewhere. There are also a lot of shows on TV1 and 2 which I have found offer additional kids programs that are not on kidszone.

Before purchasing freeview I was also under the impression kidzone was induced. I have now bought a freeview PVR and set it series link and record all the kids shows.. Overall better that what the kidzone channel offers.

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  Reply # 495109 19-Jul-2011 08:22
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Kidzone was on Freeview (TVNZ 6, 6am - 6pm) until a few months ago.

Annoyed the heck out of us as my eldest loved it in the mornings before she went to daycare and was actually picking up a lot from it too.




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  Reply # 495125 19-Jul-2011 09:08
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It kidzone still running 6am to 8am on TVNZ7 (well until that channel is shut down) I recorded about 3 months worth of that timeslot for when that channel goes.


You can also get kidzone via tvnz ondemand.

I asked sky if they'll be running that channel unencrypted, and got a no.




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  Reply # 495135 19-Jul-2011 09:29
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Think it is running for 2 hrs but thats it... the TVNZ on Demand is just little skits featuring Kane, not the actual programs.




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  Reply # 495200 19-Jul-2011 11:51
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what at shame they shut down that channel 6 eh and that sucks channel 24 is encripted.
Also i heard that govt is planning to stop funding for TVN7 OMG is one of my favorites as shows documentaries and other stuff and tvnz 2 and 3 dont show. I hope is just a hoax and is gonna stay online.  would it be great if we had a kids only channel on freeview without Mcdonnals and etc adds.

Oh well I cant really complaint i got more channels than analog now,


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  Reply # 495279 19-Jul-2011 13:56
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Im just annoyed that it and heartland are part of the base sky subscription so that if I were to get sky, I would be paying TVNZ for that stuff that I dont want at all and really dont want to even be helping to fund by way of the subscription.

Time they bought on pick and mix channels so that those with kids can get and pay for the kiddie content and us without can pick and pay for discovery and the other interesting channels, and well I expect noone would pay for heartland so that junk can go away and free up transponder space for something more worthwhile like other stuff in HD.




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  Reply # 495288 19-Jul-2011 14:19
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I agree with you that if you subscribe to a sat provider like sky they should let you pick and choose what you want because if you were at the dairy market would you let them charge you for eggs if you only buying bread and milk??   Anyway any free to air tv is welcome specially HD content and other staff can be watched online if you happen to live in a area that has fast internet....


Freeview is ok for now,


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  Reply # 495293 19-Jul-2011 14:38
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if the pay tv model worked how you "want" it to the price would be insane..






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  Reply # 495305 19-Jul-2011 15:05
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I dont know here in NZ specially how is their pricing managed and policy around it. All I know that I was living overseas and my sat company let us choose different option and you can customise or add on channels and wait for it ... it only cost me $16 NZD a month for over 70 channels including movie channels.
Here in NZ is already dear the service as the standard package so you may be right there in regards price here with custom setup could be insane...


freeview still good eh,



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  Reply # 495312 19-Jul-2011 15:18
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Agreed, to get the whole lot of channels would cost more because all the crap noone wants would only be getting paid for by the few that do, like the arts channel, the weird movie channel, and all the non english channels.

From the broadcasters perspective it makes the platform look more attractive to have a lower price because more people are paying for the limited attraction stuff like the kids stuff, the food and house stuff etc, that makes it become part of the package and appear to be better value untill you look at the actual content vs only the number of channels.

Freeview is at the total opposite end in that everything on it has to be massive audiance stuff so that they can get advertisers to pay for it, as the end user doesnt, so a limited use channel like only for preschool kids isnt going to work out. As auckland has enough people, there is clearly a case to make the non english channels being advertising supported stack up.

The only way that the kids stuff would ever work on freeview is if it was taxpayer subsidized, and I am totally opposed to that, am and glad that the initial run of funding ran out for tvnz6 and will soon for 7.




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