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# 99829 28-Mar-2012 03:12
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Anyone know how I can find out the costs involved in operating a News Channel on Freeview?

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  # 601073 28-Mar-2012 08:03
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How about this 

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  # 601306 28-Mar-2012 14:16
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its will cost you a lot of money

 
 
 
 


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  # 601557 28-Mar-2012 20:51

I think it's only around 500k a year. So to cover costs that's only around 10k a week needed in advertising. This must be possible or stratos wouldn't be able to have run so long.




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  # 601599 28-Mar-2012 22:06
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What is it Freeview does again?
They don't provide either the medium or the content, and that doesn't leave very much at all.
Why would any intending broadcaster want to pay them any money whatsoever?
Just to be able to use the "Freeview" brand?

I keep thinking I've missed some huge point, but then I think about "The Emperor's New Clothes".

So, seriously - what service does Freeview actually provide?

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  # 601620 28-Mar-2012 22:43

That 500k was just for kordia transmission costs. My guess is that joining freeview would require a cost for channel numbering. There's some advantage in having a shared platform as far as receiver compatibility and ease of use goes. A broadcaster could go it alone but would miss out by not being automatically tuned in on approved boxes.




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  # 601629 28-Mar-2012 23:01

I would love to have the bbc news channel on freeview. Best of all its 24/7 inexpensive to repeat and has add slots.

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  # 601645 28-Mar-2012 23:36

Tvnz have the rights to BBC news, so only they could do that I think. What about a channel with a mix of nhk world Japan, al jazeera English and Australia network? Still can't see how ads can cover the costs though.




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  # 601646 29-Mar-2012 00:21
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hdinsider: Tvnz have the rights to BBC news, so only they could do that I think. What about a channel with a mix of nhk world Japan, al jazeera English and Australia network? Still can't see how ads can cover the costs though.


Most of the good content , other operators probably already have the rights for. There is little competition in that area. It would make more sense to become an online broadcaster wouldn't it? I mean that is the way things are heading.

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  # 601663 29-Mar-2012 06:19
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hdinsider: That 500k was just for kordia transmission costs. My guess is that joining freeview would require a cost for channel numbering. There's some advantage in having a shared platform as far as receiver compatibility and ease of use goes. A broadcaster could go it alone but would miss out by not being automatically tuned in on approved boxes.


Have you actually read the guide on the Freeview website that is listed above? I'm assuming you haven't because it lists the actual costs in there - there is no need to speculate.


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  # 601728 29-Mar-2012 09:56
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SteveON: I would love to have the bbc news channel on freeview. Best of all its 24/7 inexpensive to repeat and has add slots.

BBC World is available FTA now from Intelsat 5.  You'll need a dish of about 90 cm, a C band LNB, and a satellite decoder.  I haven't done it myself as I didn't think the incremental cost (a much more expensive multiswitch) was worth it for me.
Still, of you want it, it's there.

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  # 601771 29-Mar-2012 10:47
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Regarding BBC: doesn't Sky also provide this channel? And further, aren't Igloo going to have it starting in the middle of the year.

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  # 602211 29-Mar-2012 21:24

Hi SBiddle, sorry I didn't follow the link. Wow, nice that they put that up. So of that's what freeview charge, I still would think Kordia also charge to be in their mux too and there would be different rates for dtt or dth or both. I wish they had some rules in there about getting the aspect ratios correct. Especially in the case of TV9.




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  # 602216 29-Mar-2012 21:28
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mm1352000: Regarding BBC: doesn't Sky also provide this channel? And further, aren't Igloo going to have it starting in the middle of the year.


Both will be pay though. You can get it free on satellite as per above can't you, so why pay when it is free.

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  # 602233 29-Mar-2012 22:03
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Australia Network isn't allowed to be rebroadcast in NZ.




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  # 602239 29-Mar-2012 22:18
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mattwnz:
mm1352000: Regarding BBC: doesn't Sky also provide this channel? And further, aren't Igloo going to have it starting in the middle of the year.


Both will be pay though. You can get it free on satellite as per above can't you, so why pay when it is free.

I guess what I was wondering more about was who actually has the rights to the channel/content (?).
In other words, who would actually have the ability to put the channel on-air if money wasn't an object.

In a similar way, I wonder about some of the shows TVNZ and TV 3 broadcast - for example River Monsters and I Shouldn't Be Alive from Animal Planet, which Sky also broadcasts and Igloo will soon broadcast. How does that work?

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