Freeview NZ continues to grow

Homes with the Freeview New Zealand free-to-air digital-satellite/terrestrial platform grew 13% in the three months to the end of June, passing the quarter-million mark, although the platform is still in under a fifth of homes.

For the quarter, Freeview NZ added 11,846 more satellite homes and 17,061 more Freeview HD (DTT) homes, to reach totals of 167,328 and 87,720 respectively. In total the platform is now available in 255,048 homes, 17.5% of NZ's total of 1.45 million.

Freeview general manager Sam Irvine said that prices for equipment to receive the Freeview HD service are dropping.

“One of the key drivers for our growth in the last quarter has been the sharp deals available in retail, which is partly due to new brands coming into the market with Freeview approved products,” Irvine said.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

Homes with the Freeview New Zealand free-to-air digital-satellite/terrestrial platform grew 13% in the three months to the end of June, passing the quarter-million mark, although the platform is still in under a fifth of homes.

For the quarter, Freeview NZ added 11,846 more satellite homes and 17,061 more Freeview HD (DTT) homes, to reach totals of 167,328 and 87,720 respectively. In total the platform is now available in 255,048 homes, 17.5% of NZ's total of 1.45 million.

Freeview general manager Sam Irvine said that prices for equipment to receive the Freeview HD service are dropping.

“One of the key drivers for our growth in the last quarter has been the sharp deals available in retail, which is partly due to new brands coming into the market with Freeview approved products,” Irvine said.