Freeview New Zealand is now in an estimated 12.6% of homes in the country, according to the latest quarter figures for digital receiver sales.
At the end of 2008, 198,938 receivers had been sold, with an additional 38,442 sold during the three months ending 31 December.
The Freeview NZ HD service has seen 53,222 HD receivers sold since its launch, and over 13,000 in December alone.
Steve Browning, General Manager, Freeview NZ said: “We know from recent reports that New Zealanders spent more time than ever before watching television last year – an average of three hours and eight minutes a day. This is the highest level of television viewership achieved in New Zealand since records began and people clearly want to watch a quality digital picture. We are also benefiting from the high demand for TVs with Freeview HD built-in, and the launch of the MyFreeview HDTM service also contributed to the excellent December sales.
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