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  Reply # 572221 23-Jan-2012 08:39
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ZollyMonsta: 78% of Sky, in fact.


That's a pretty good Rupert Murdoch involvement ..




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  Reply # 572245 23-Jan-2012 09:56
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For now TV 9 is not going on Satellite, remains on Freeview HD platform for  now, I think we are close to the announcement of the replacement of Stratos, 

Im not keeping my hopes up as I can't think of any other channel that would be worth to watch go on Freeview.

 




 

 

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  Reply # 572929 24-Jan-2012 20:02
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Now is a good time for media works to take advantage of Freeview, as TVNZ slowly pulls out and goes to Pay TV SKY the better MW can be. 




 

 

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  Reply # 572931 24-Jan-2012 20:04
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joshhill96: Now is a good time for media works to take advantage of Freeview, as TVNZ slowly pulls out and goes to Pay TV SKY the better MW can be. 

While that sounds all good and well last I heard mediaworks was not looking quite so good in the financials department.

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  Reply # 572933 24-Jan-2012 20:10
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I understand fully on that hiopefully now their new owner TPG"TPG, is working on a backdoor takeover buying debt at a discounted price. If successful, TPG might shut Ironbridge and other second tier debtors out of the company."




 

 

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  Reply # 573059 25-Jan-2012 08:53
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joshhill96: I understand fully on that hiopefully now their new owner TPG"TPG, is working on a backdoor takeover buying debt at a discounted price. If successful, TPG might shut Ironbridge and other second tier debtors out of the company."


 

And will most likely breakup  Media Works and sell it off it bits to get their investment money back..




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  Reply # 573061 25-Jan-2012 09:01
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cyril7:
Shopping Channel aims for July

"The frequency for the shopping channel is used by public channel TVNZ7, which is being discontinued from July."


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10769965


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Dropping a reasonably good channel for trash TV, hmmm is TVNZ trying to kill Freeview?




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  Reply # 573093 25-Jan-2012 10:06
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KiwiNZ:
cyril7:
Shopping Channel aims for July

"The frequency for the shopping channel is used by public channel TVNZ7, which is being discontinued from July."


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10769965


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Dropping a reasonably good channel for trash TV, hmmm is TVNZ trying to kill Freeview?



You are semi-correct, TVNZ has made a very strong relationship with SKY TV and their move is Pay TV. Dont be surprised if TVNZ U or 1 or 2 are encrypted in the next few years.    




 

 

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  Reply # 573637 26-Jan-2012 14:52
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You are semi-correct, TVNZ has made a very strong relationship with SKY TV and their move is Pay TV. Dont be surprised if TVNZ U or 1 or 2 are encrypted in the next few years.    

To be honest they can do U now. I switched it on last night just to be sure the guide wasnt a wind-up. 'Date my sister' and 'Im hotter than my daugher'.

Im mean seriously, does anyone actually watch this crap ?




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  Reply # 573702 26-Jan-2012 16:27
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martyyn:

You are semi-correct, TVNZ has made a very strong relationship with SKY TV and their move is Pay TV. Dont be surprised if TVNZ U or 1 or 2 are encrypted in the next few years.    

To be honest they can do U now. I switched it on last night just to be sure the guide wasnt a wind-up. 'Date my sister' and 'Im hotter than my daugher'.

Im mean seriously, does anyone actually watch this crap ?





My sister-in-law most likely.  She watches all that sort of crap.  I suspect she is the typical NZ TV viewer that these networks aim at..




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  Reply # 574491 28-Jan-2012 21:51
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So the two "good" new channels are:
  • Channel North
  • Channel 9 
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  Reply # 574497 28-Jan-2012 22:18
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codyc1515: So the two "good" new channels are:
  • Channel North
  • Channel 9 
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The press statement has said after January

TV 9 is a yes

Channel North is a no as it is already in Whangerei broadcasting.   




 

 

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