Please do ad­just your set

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Free­view view­ers may need to re­tune their tele­vi­sion or set-top box when the broad­cast fre­quen­cies change in the Waikato regions on Tues­day, May 8.

The changes only af­fect Free­view ter­res­trial view­ers who re­ceive sig­nals from Hamil­ton City, Te Aroha and Kopukairoa trans­mit­ters.

They will not af­fect Sky sub­scribers, ana­logue tele­vi­sion view­ers or Free­view satel­lite tele­vi­sion view­ers.

The Min­istry of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment’s Ra­dio Spec­trum Pol­icy and Plan­ning man­ager Len Star­ling said: ‘‘Af­fected view­ers will see a mes­sage pop up on their TV screens this week, prompt­ing them to re-tune when the fre­quen­cies change.

‘‘Re-tun­ing can be done sim­ply us­ing the re­mote con­trol. Those who watch Free­view and share an aerial such as in an apart­ment build­ing or re­tire­ment vil­lage, should con­tact their prop­erty man­ager for ad­vice on whether their in­stal­la­tion re­quires any mod­i­fi­ca­tion.’’

The chan­nel fre­quen­cies are chang­ing to en­sure that New Zealand’s ra­dio spec­trum is freed for other uses and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies.

Help­ful ad­vice on re­tun­ing is also avail­able on the Min­istry web­site: re­tune.co.nz.

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