Choice TV added to SKY and Freeview satellite

Choice TV is to be added to Freeview satellite and SKY TV.

Read Choice TV’s statement below:


We’re pleased to announce that from 2nd July Choice TV will be available on Freeview Satellite (DTH) to 100% of New Zealand, on Channel 12.

Choice TV is currently available on Channel 12 on Freeview HD (by UHF aerial). It is available to all households with either a Freeview box or a Freeview capable TV in those areas of the country that are covered by Kordia and JDA transmitters. It is also available on Tivo and TelstraClear Cable in Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Christchurch.


Choice TV is also now available to viewers on TelstraClear Cable’s T-Box pay (SKY) package in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch, on Channel 78.

And from 1st September, Choice TV will be available as part of SKY’s basic package on Channel 78.

Media7 moves to TV3

NZ On Air is pleased to announce funding for Media 3 (formerly Media 7).

The Top Shelf-produced programme examining local media will move to TV3 on Saturday mornings in August with an encore screening late on Sunday evenings. It will also be available on-demand at

“We are thrilled to support this excellent programme” says NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson. “Host Russell Brown and the team already enjoy a dedicated following and we are delighted that TV3 has chosen to extend their schedules even further by adding this series”.

“We are really pleased to be adding Media 3 to the TV3 line-up,” says MediaWorks TV Acting Director of Programming Mark Caulton. “It is an ideal addition to the thought-provoking programming we have developed for our weekend schedule, such as The Nation, Three60 and Think Tank.”

The Gruen Transfer on Comedy Central tonight

COMEDY CENTRAL – Wednesdays from 13 June, 9pm

Now in its fourth season, The Gruen Transfer is hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson, who will once again pick apart the seams of advertising with the extraordinary Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson.

Old favourite segments including The Pitch, where two agencies compete to sell the unsellable, will return along with another End-Of-Show Quest.

Last year we voted for The Worst Ad Of All Time. This year, we’re pushing that idea further, hoping to identify and celebrate … (drum roll) … The Worst Product Of All Time!

This weekend on The Nation

Prime Minister John Key will “Meet the Press” with Rachel Smalley and Alex Tarrant ( and John Hartevelt (Fairfax). This will be an extended interview.

Part Two of our China Special will feature the “generation 1.5” Chinese born migrants in Auckland who want to form a bridge between the Chinese and New Zealand economies.

Canterbury University Associate Professor Anne-Marie Brady will talk to Rachel about where we go next with China, the pressure points and the possibilities.

And on Sunday Bill Ralston and Brian Edwards will be back with more on the media.

SUNDAY JUNE 17 at 8am on TV3