TVNZ is set to launch a “plus one” channel on the frequency now occupied by TVNZ 7 from the start of July.
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The new channel will be an exact duplicate of TV ONE’s schedule but will be broadcast one hour later.
“Having already established a number of new channels over the past few years, including Channel U, Heartland and Kidzone24 the decision to broadcast a free to air ‘plus one’ channel was only made once we looked carefully at what other options might be commercially viable,” said Rodney Parker, TVNZ Acting Chief Executive.
“We believe that this is a desirable and appropriate use of the frequency that offers an additional opportunity for viewers, particularly those without PVRs, to fit their individual circumstances.”