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More Bandwidth for Public Service Channels

SKY NZ has signed a deal with community broadcaster Triangle TV, giving access to bandwidth on SKY for the channel to be known as Face TV. Under the agreement, Triangle TV will have access to a channel on which they will screen their content and the deal also means that they will provide access to other regional broadcasters to show their programmes. Face TV is scheduled for a February launch with Triangle TV simulcasting on both the new channel and via its existing UHF signal until New Zealand’s digital switchover is complete.

This is a very welcome move for public service broadcasting in New Zealand. Triangle, to the surprise of many, has been around for 14 years now. Thanks to SKY’s generosity, regional broadcasters will have significantly increased access to millions of viewers nationwide.

(C+T Magazine)