To find out whether a show has captions, press the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) button on your Freeview approved digital receiver remote. Scroll through the programmes, and at the bottom of the synopsis for each programme there will be an ear symbol if the programme is captioned.
Turning captions on
On Freeview via UHF aerial
To access captions, press the subtitle button.
This may be represented by the words SUB, SUBT, STTL, or by an
image of a line of dots at the bottom of a square.
Captions can be recorded on any recording device, not just MyFreeview.
Captions are available on the following channels:
TV ONE, TV2 and TVNZ 7.
On Freeview via satellite
If you receive Freeview via satellite, access to captions and
your ability to record them depends on the type of receiver or
recorder you have.
If yours has a built in Teletext decoder (eg. Zinwell brand), access captions via your remote by pushing the TELETEXT button then pressing 801.
It is possible to record captions using a Teletext-enabled recorder.
If your Freeview receiver/recorder does NOT have a Teletext decoder, but your television does, you're still able to access captions. Just use your TV remote control to bring up Teletext and then press 801. These captions are not recordable.
Captions are available on the following channels
TV ONE, TV2, TV3 and TVNZ 7
See your manual for more information.
Other captioning information
TV3 captions are accessible via a digital satellite
The Hills digital satellite receiver does not enable people to record captions, as it does not have a built-in teletext decoder.