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Tuning In To Triangle Television Wellington

Tuning In To Triangle Television Wellington

A Capital Alternative

Viewers across the Wellington region are poised to tune in to Triangle Television Wellington when it commences its free-to-air broadcast in the capital. A test signal is expected to be on air by August 10 with full scheduling commencing no later than two weeks after.

Triangle Television Wellington's schedule is packed with special-interest local and international programmes offering a thought-provoking alternative to mainstream television.

The key feature will be the screening of locally-made programmes on topics of specific interest to Wellingtonians. These will be teamed with respected international news and current affairs shows, and programmes showcasing cinema, technology, wildlife, the arts, fashion, travel, health and business.

Though based on Triangle Television's eight-year success broadcasting to the Greater Auckland region, the programme selection has been fine-tuned for Wellington's uniquely broad-based viewership. Viewers in Blenheim and Marlborough may also be able to tune in.


Most viewers can tune their television sets or video recorders to the new Wellington station by following instructions outlined in the operating manuals for their audio-visual equipment. The process is usually not difficult. To receive Triangle Television Wellington, simply find and store the channel.

Note: reception will be affected in areas situated in valleys or overshadowed by physical features such as hills and tall buildings. A UHF aerial may be needed to receive a clear picture.

Lost the manual for the TV or VCR? Follow these steps:

1. Find the tuning controls. These are usually behind a door or removable panel on the front or side of the set.
2. Choose a channel not used for another station (e.g. 5 or 6) and move to that channel.
3. It's usually best to tune a TV set manually, so make sure automatic fine tuning (AFT) is turned to Off.
4. If the TV has a [preset] button, press this.
5. The screen may display [VHF]. Either switch the band selector to [U] for UHF or press the [Band] button again until UHF appears.
6. Adjust the tuning up/down until a clear picture and sound appear.
7. Press the [Preset] or [Memory] button to save the channel settings.
8. Turn the AFT control back on.

With so many models and brands in use today, it is possible that these basic instructions may not suit. We suggest calling the television manufacturer or a local aerial installer for any problems.


Sky Digital viewers can receive Triangle Wellington by plugging a terrestrial UHF aerial and Sky dish into the system simultaneously, using a splitter box. This can be bought from any electrical goods store. Then select a spare channel on the TV for Triangle Wellington and tune into either UHF 41 or UHF 40. New Sky subscribers should ask the Sky installation technician to tune Triangle Television in for them.


Tune-in troubles are the speciality of website host, 'Eric'. His brilliant how-to site says it all, and he has made this available to Triangle Wellington's viewers. Not only does it list all different kinds of TV sets it tells exactly how to tune them in. Eric's comprehensive website is at: www.dubdubdub.net.nz/tune_in or follow the link from Triangle Television's website: www.tritv.co.nz

The main transmitter for Wellington will be at Mt Kaukau and will broadcast on UHF Channel 40. Other transmitters will be sited at Fitzherbert (UHF Ch 41) in Lower Hutt and Baxter's Knob (UH Ch 41) in the Porirua area.

Viewers with any queries on receiving Triangle Television Wellington, or are interested
in making a programme to screen on the new channel, should contact Triangle
Television's Wellington-based Regional Co-ordinator Ben Green on 0800 874 888.


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