How can I start a new television or radio station on Freeview?

Freeview® welcomes interest from existing broadcasters and new entrants to digital broadcasting in New Zealand.

As a platform provider, Freeview does not create content or influence programming decisions.

Our aim is to ensure equitable access for existing broadcasters and new entrants on open, fair, transparent and non-discriminatory terms so that New Zealand viewers can enrich their lives with great TV and radio content, delivered subscription-free.

As a broadcaster, you can choose whether to distribute your content on Freeview Satellite, Freeview|HD, both or via the internet using the MHEG Interaction Channel. A broadcaster is responsible for their own transmission costs, play out costs as well as any Freeview service fees that will apply.

If you wish to discuss the possibility of setting up a new channel, please feel free to contact us with your content proposition and details of your plans, including the extent of coverage and which Freeview platform you wish to make your content available.

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