Channel News

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


Wairarapa TV  |  Freeview channel 41

Coming soon 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.