Channel News

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This is the place for all the latest from FREEVIEW channels.


NCTV |  Freeview channel 32 in Auckland only

A new Chinese culture and language channel is now available on channel 32.  Check out channel details here and programming over here.

NCTV is broadcasting via UHF and only in Auckland, so if you're based in Auckland, your TV, set top box or recorder will automatically pick up channel 32 if it's connected to a UHF aerial.

How to tune in:

Some TVs will update overnight, most others will automatically add channel 32.  If your TV, set top box or recorder hasn't automatically added the channel, carry out an auto-tune or retune.


CTV  |  Freeview channel 40

StarMedia, the parent organisation of CTV, has decided to stop its transmission of CTV from Friday 16 December 2016.  
Where is CTV?
CTV is going online only as of Fri 16 Dec; selected content can be watched online at from 19th December.
Why is CTV no longer on air?
This is a decision made by the broadcaster of CTV, StarMedia.  If you would like further information about this decision, please contact Star Media directly via their website here.
How can I watch CTV now?
CTV viewers can continue to access selected content online from 19th December at  The Star Media team will look to expand its content selection as the online platform becomes more established.
Where can I provide feedback?
Please provide feedback directly to Star Media and the CTV team via the same website, or by calling CTV on 03 379 7100.


Wairarapa TV  |  Freeview channel 41

Now available to Wairarapa residents via UHF, check out the Wairarapa TV website for more information about your very own local station!


SOUTHERN TV  |  Freeview channel 39

Formerly Dunedin TV and available in Dunedin only, Southern TV will be available soon in Southland on FREEVIEW|HD.

Southern TV proudly connects the community with a dedicated local news bulletins, current affairs, local information, events coverage, entertainment and much more.

Can I get Southern TV?

If you're using a UHF aerial to pick up your TV signal, and you live in Southland or Dunedin, you'll be able to get Southern TV.

If you're using a satellite dish, Southern TV is not available to you since it's not broadcasting via satellite due to the nature of its region-specific content.

More info

You can contact Southern TV and find loads of local content on the SouthernTV website.


HGTV  |  Freeview channel 17

HGTV will be available soon on Freeview Satellite from 24 August 2016!  Already available on FREEVIEW|HD since 27 June 2016.

Home and Garden TV brings the very best in home improvement, DIY design, real estate and gardening.

Can I get HGTV?

If you're using a UHF aerial to pick up your TV signal, you'll be able to get HGTV.

If you're using a satellite dish, HGTV will be available from WED 24 AUG.  If you have a FREEVIEW approved satellite box or TV, it should automatically update to add HGTV - some boxes or TVs should be left on stand-by to update.  If you need help tuning into HGTV on your satellite box, check for help on the Freeview Forum.

More info

You can contact the HGTV team on Facebook over here, or go to the HGTV website to sign up to keep up to date with what's happening with HGTV.


Fashion TV  |  Freeview channel 30

Available in Auckland, exclusively on Freeview|HD.

The New Zealand edition of Fashion Television’s international network. Showcasing fashion fresh from New York, London, Milan and Paris as well as dedicated fashion news, shows, models, and designers broadcasting in and behind the scenes 24/7.

Can I get Fashion TV?

If you live in Auckland and you're using a UHF aerial to pick up your TV signal, you'll be able to get Fashion TV.

More info

Check out Fashion TV New Zealand on Facebook.

Bravo  |  Freeview channel 4

Bravo is Life. Lived Large! 

New Zealand’s newest TV channel delivering high-quality original unscripted programming including the Emmy award-winning Top ChefVanderpump RulesBelow DeckShahs of SunsetMade In ChelseaApres SkiTour GroupSouthern Charm, Flipping Out and the popular Million Dollar Listing and The Real Housewives franchises.

Brought to you be MediaWorks, Bravo will replace MediaWorks channel FOUR, and Bravo PLUS 1 will replace FOUR plus 1 as of Sunday 3 July 2016.

Can I get Bravo?

Yes, from Sunday 3 July Freeview you can get Bravo on Freeview channel 4.  If you have trouble finding Bravo, a simple retune should pick up the channel.  See here for retune guidelines or get in touch with your device manufacturer - you can find contact details for all manufacturers of approved products here.

Quick tip: some TVs should be left in Stand By mode overnight to update automatically!

What about all the great programmes on FOUR?

MediaWorks has indicated that most of the top programmes on FOUR will be moving over to TV3.

Keep an eye out for them on the Freeview TV Guide or see this post about the new time slots from the broadcaster here.

More info

Check out more details about the transition from FOUR to Bravo, see this Newshub report.

If you'd like to know more about Bravo or the closure of FOUR, please contact the MediaWorks team here.