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#87956 11-Aug-2011 13:00
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I just went to Freeview's website and I noticed two new channels on it.

Channel 31 is TV Rotorua and 32 is Info-Rotorua and there's no mention of it being localized so it looks like we'll be able to get it nationwide.

It's not known yet whether these channels are live or whether they're Freeview HD only channels.

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  #504976 11-Aug-2011 13:45
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They went live in Rotorua at the end of July Freeview HD only (but they're not HD quality infact they are very low bit rate by the look of them) tivo picked them up fine


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  #504996 11-Aug-2011 14:31
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I posted about this some time ago, its not exactly new.

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  #505305 12-Aug-2011 07:36
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DaMo73: Channel 31 is TV Rotorua and 32 is Info-Rotorua and there's no mention of it being localized so it looks like we'll be able to get it nationwide.

It's not known yet whether these channels are live or whether they're Freeview HD only channels.

The site now says Rotorua only and indeed I can't pick them up from here (Waikato/Te Aroha transmitter).

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  #507264 16-Aug-2011 12:29
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It's strange, I get one of those channels in Hamilton.  It's just blank, but says it's full strength signal. (that might be due  an error with my cheap decoder.) 

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  #507266 16-Aug-2011 12:31
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Which transmitter?

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  #507272 16-Aug-2011 12:45
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Those two channels popped up in Auckland HD (Waitakeres) on my Zinwell box about a week ago.
They only show when you bring up the 'guide' and arrow up through the stations from memory.
When I tried to select the program is did wierd things to the STB and I had to reboot it - dont think they are actually broadcasting - but the listing shows.

It wasnt showing on the Panasonic TV in the lounge though....

There are also those 6 or so Asian channels that appeared on Freeview a few months back - they are still there - but dont show on the the 'guide' - you have to just use the Channel + button and go past trackside/c33 etc. I think the program info said something like 'voice TV test' - annoyingly the volume is ridiculously louder than the other 'normal' channels.

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  #507870 17-Aug-2011 12:54
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tvRotorua is a slightly more Rotorua-centric version of tvCentral which is a Waikato/BOP regional TV channel with a "family-safe" focus (owned by Christian folk).

Info-Rotorua / itvlive is the tourist information channel.

They're all run by Television Media Group, are terrestrial only, and should only be accessible in their relevant regions.

(I used to work for TVMG)

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  #508676 18-Aug-2011 17:52
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The channels won't show up on freeview approved/tivo's outside the local area as the broadcast flag from Te Aroha (for example) is set to not avaliable.....but if you have a cheap non-approved freeview box it most likely will ignore this flag and you will be able to watch those channels ok.

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