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2012 Media Releases

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TV3, FOUR, TV3+1 AND C4 VIEWERS USING FREEVIEW

Between September 20 and October 1, 2012, MediaWorks is making a number of technical changes to the way TV3, FOUR, and C4 are broadcast. 

These changes could affect your reception of TV3, FOUR and C4 and the MyFreeview series link functionality for programmes on those channels.

These changes are not part of the switch to digital TV which starts in Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast of the South Island on 30 September and continues across the rest of the country through until 1 December 2013.

Reception

In most cases, your TV or Digital Receiver will automatically update when this change occurs, but if your reception of TV3 or FOUR is affected, you will need to retune your TV or Digital Receiver.   We recommend you visit the retune website, your product User Manual or contact the manufacturer of your product for instructions.

During this time, music channel C4 will also temporarily stop transmission on the Freeview Satellite service.  After 25 September at 1am, C4 will only be available on the Freeview|HD and SKY platforms for a period of time.

Series Link

If you are using the series link functionality on MyFreeview|HD (via UHF) and MyFreeview Satellite, and live outside Auckland, you will need to reselect series links for TV3 and FOUR after the changes have been made in your region:

MyFreeview HD (UHF) users: 

  • If you live in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Manawatu, Wanganui, Wairarapa or Wellington), your TV3, FOUR and C4 series links will need to be reset after 1am on Sept 20.
  • If you live in Hamilton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo and the South Island your TV3, FOUR and C4 series links will need to be reset after 1am on Sept 21.

MyFreeview Satellite users:

  • All regions except Auckland are likely to be affected, and the change takes place at 1am on Sept 25 so your TV3, FOUR and C4 series links will need to be reset after 1am on this date.


C4

Music channel C4 will temporarily stop transmission on the Freeview Satellite service on 25 September at 1am.  After this date, C4 will only be available on the Freeview|HD and SKY platforms for a period of time.

Going Digital

The changes above are unrelated to the Going Digital campaign and the move to digital television.

FAQ

Q:            I’m no longer receiving TV3 and FOUR.

A:            We’ve recently made some technical changes to the way these channels are broadcast.

If you are having trouble receiving TV3 and FOUR, you may need to retune your TV or Digital Receiver.   We recommend you visit the retune website, refer to your product User Manual or contact the manufacturer of your product for instructions.

Q:            My TV3, FOUR and C4 series links aren’t working.

A:            If you are a MyFreeview user (both MyFreeview Satellite and MyFreeview|HD), you are likely to need to reset your series links.  The links may look as if they are still working, but because the transmission method has changed, the links no longer point to the programmes on TV3 and FOUR.  The good news is that you still have a record of the programmes you’ve chosen to link, but you’ll have to go through and reselect them all.

Q:            I can’t find C4 on the Freeview Satellite service.

A:            C4 has temporarily stopped broadcasting on the Freeview Satellite service (as of 1am, 25 September).  You can still watch C4 via Freeview|HD and on the SKY platform.

Q:            Is this related to digital switchover?

A:            No, this relates to some technical changes MediaWorks has made in the way that its TV channels are transmitted.

Q:            Why are you doing this?

A:            This is part of future-proofing the technical side of the business.  Viewers are unlikely to notice many differences immediately but an example of an upcoming change is the captioning of some FOUR programmes.

2012 Media Releases

International pop sensation Daniel Bedingfield will join Stan Walker on the judging panel for TV3’s The X Factor NZ. more

MediaWorks TV is inviting Kiwis to have their say on the issues of the day, with brand new primetime current affairs show The Vote, coming to TV3 in 2013. more

Friday, 07 December, 2012

JEFF WILSON JOINS LIVESPORT RADIO

Former All Black and Black Cap, Jeff Wilson will co-host the LiveSPORT ‘Breakfast of Champions’ radio show, starting on 7 January, 2013. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

RadioLIVE’s new DRIVE show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme. more

Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner will front new current affairs programme 3rd Degree, coming to TV3 in 2013. more

Hayley Holt has been announced as the new co-host of the MORE FM Breakfast show, joining Marc Ellis and Stu Tolan from January 2013. more

MediaWorks TV is delighted to welcome Rachel Cormack as Director of Research and Insights. more

Multi-platinum recording artist Stan Walker will be one of four judges for The X Factor NZ, coming to TV3 in 2013. more

TV3 will broadcast season two of multi-award winning Homeland within 24 hours of its worldwide premiere. more

Between September 20-25, 2012, MediaWorks is making a number of technical changes to the way TV3, FOUR, TV3+1 and C4 are broadcast. more

The wait is over! The first local version of global television phenomenon The X Factor is coming to TV3 in 2013. more

TV3 is throwing open the doors of the most talked-about block in the country, and inviting the public to visit the four houses made famous by hit TV show The Block NZ. more

Prime Minister John Key today hosted the 2012 edition of The Prime Minister’s Hour, an annual event on RadioLIVE. more

‘Heavenly Creature’, Anne Perry, speaks to Guyon Espiner in an exclusive television interview, on 60 Minutes broadcast this Sunday (July 27) on TV3. more

3 News is gearing up to provide comprehensive coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games across its portfolio of news and current affairs programmes, bringing the London experience into Kiwi living rooms. more

The whistle-blower in the ACC privacy fiasco, Bronwyn Pullar, speaks to Melanie Reid on 60 Minutes in an exclusive television interview, broadcast this Sunday (June 10) on TV3. more

Radio Network Mai FM has began broadcasting in Wellington today on 100.5FM, bringing New Zealand’s Hottest Hip Hop ‘n’ R&B to the capital. more

Outrageous Fortune’s Antonia Prebble and Siobhan Marshall are joining forces again in THE BLUE ROSE, a new South Pacific Pictures comedy/drama for TV3, which commences shooting next month. more

MediaWorks TV has confirmed it will be increasing its investment in local programming in preference to renewing the company’s CBS output deal. more

Friday, 25 May, 2012

Four Named Media Brand Of The Year

MediaWorks’ television channel FOUR was last night named Media Brand of the Year at the CAANZ Media Awards. more

Two of the country’s foremost political journalists are joining forces for the first time, for Budget 2012, a 3 News special, screening at 2pm, Thursday 24 May on TV3 – and streaming LIVE at 3news.co.nz/budget2012. more

Sports star turned broadcaster Mark Richardson is to host the first local version of international hit renovation-reality format The Block, coming soon to TV3 screens. more

TV3 is breaking new ground in the brand-funded content space with a blue-chip family of sponsors for upcoming hit renovation-reality series The Block NZ. more

MediaWorks Radio (MWR) scooped 21 of the total 52 awards up for grabs at yesterday’s 2012 NZ Radio Awards. more

The Simpsons made history for FOUR on Sunday night, when a quarter of a million viewers tuned into the 500th episode of the hit animated series. more

Tuesday, 08 May, 2012

New Appointment For MediaWorks Radio

MediaWorks Radio is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Headland to the position of Network Sales Manager. more

MediaWorks Radio is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Knox to the position of Business Development & Product Manager, MediaWorks Radio. more

MediaWorks has appointed Paul Maher to the position of Chief Executive, Television. more

Friday, 23 March, 2012

Carly Flynn Joins TV3's 'Target'

Former news anchor Carly Flynn is turning her investigative attention to the trials and tribulations of Kiwi consumers, joining Brooke Howard-Smith at the helm of popular TV3 consumer programme Target. more

Filming has begun on Chelsea New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker, and with a record number of applicants, the latest season is shaping up to be sweeter than ever! more

TV3 has appointed Richard Sutherland to the new role of Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs. more

The first in-depth interview with David Bain will be broadcast this Sunday (March 4) on 60 Minutes, 7.30pm on TV3. more