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Freeview launch to usher in new broadcasting era

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Embargoed Until 10th April 2007

Freeview launch set to usher in new era in broadcasting

From Wednesday, 2nd May, New Zealanders will be able to watch their favourite programmes in crystal clear, high resolution, digital quality for free.

The "switch-on" event is to be held at the Auckland Museum for invited guests, members of the broadcasting industry, and the media. It will start the transition from analogue to digital and is arguably the most significant event in New Zealand broadcasting since the launch of colour television in 1974.

In addition to the Freeview "switch-on" there will be presentations from the Minister of Broadcasting (Steve Maharey) and Freeview management, as well as a display of broadcasting technology from the last 40-years. A press conference will be held at the conclusion of the event with Freeview, broadcasters', and the Minister available for interviews and comment.


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About Freeview Limited
Freeview is a new digital television and radio platform that is backed by a consortium of broadcasters consisting of TVNZ, CanWest MediaWorks, Maori Television and Radio New Zealand. It exists to promote access to the very best in high resolution, digital quality television and radio services with no monthly fees and no contracts. It will initially include the following channels: TV ONE, TV2, TV3, C4, Maori Television and also Radio New Zealand National and Concert.

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