Please do adjust your set
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.