The Freeview satellite service covers all of New Zealand. Freeview|HD® is available in nine major centres (Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin) covering 75% of New Zealand homes.

To receive Freeview you will need either a T.V with built in Freeview or a separate decoding unit as well as either a satellite dish or UHF aerial.

As Authorised Freeview Installers, Northern Signal Solutions can:

Supply And Install Freeview Installation Using Satellite Dishes And UHF Aerials For The Reception Of Freeview.
Supply And Install Freeview Decoders For The Satellite And High Definition Services.


Freeview was established by New Zealand’s leading broadcasters including TVNZ, MediaWorks (owners of TV3 and C4), Maori Television Service, and Radio New Zealand, to bring you New Zealand’s favourite TV programs in crystal clear digital quality for free. A one off payment is required for a digital receiver and, if required, a satellite dish or UHF aerial.


No – this is one of the main differences between Freeview and pay television – there are no sign up fees, no monthly fees and no contracts. You buy the hardware and the service is free.

All you need is a digital receiver and a satellite dish (for Freeview satellite) OR a UHF aerial (for Freeview|HD®). Then, it’s free forever!

By switching from analogue TV to Freeview digital TV, you will enjoy some new digital only channels such as:

TVNZ 6 for all day kids programming
TVNZ 7 for those who like to keep up to date with all the news, current affairs and NZ documentaries.

TV3+1 allows you watch all the programmes on TV3 one hour delayed in case you miss something you really want to watch.

Te Reo for a Maori language channel

Chinese TV8 for Mandarin and Cantonese news and programming from Mainland China.

There are also four radio stations which you can listen to with crystal clear sound; these are Radio New Zealand National, Radio New Zealand Concert, George Fm and Base Fm.

*Channel line up will vary with Freeview services and region availability