Freeview NZ now in over a quarter of homes

Freeview New Zealand is now in over a quarter of homes across the country, according to the platform's latest financial figures for the year up to 30 June 2010.

A total of 419,945 households (26.1%) are now watching Freeview, compared to 255,048 homes the previous year.

Satellite and HD numbers increased significantly during the second quarter of the year—an additional 9,639 NZ homes were enabled with Freeview satellite and 33,947 with Freeview HD.

"It's yet another strong result, indicative of the appeal Freeview has and the way in which free-to-air, digital TV and radio is proving so popular with New Zealand consumers. The anecdotal feedback we've had from retailers suggests the All Whites performance at the Fifa Football World Cup played a part in this very good result for Freeview HD. And prices for integrated digital TVs, which have built-in Freeview HD tuners, and MyFreeview|HD Digital televison recorders, are consistently falling, which helps too," says Sam Irvine, Freeview General Manager.

DTG Staff  |  24.08.2010

Previous story  |  Next story