Freeview Awards prove to be a winner

2010 is not only the start of a new decade; it is also the first year of the Freeview Awards.

Launched in March on www.freeviewnz.tv, the Freeview Awards were created to recognise Freeview’s growing popularity and continued success and to acknowledge Freeview broadcasters, manufacturers and retail and technology partners.

The awards celebrate everything from the fantastic programmes and channels provided by Freeview broadcasters to the hard-working retailers and top quality Freeview approved products available to Kiwis throughout the country. And the awards proved extremely popular with over 5000 votes received.

Dick Smith Electronics successfully took out both the best in-store retail experience and best online retail experience categories.  Media 7 (TVNZ 7) claimed two trophies for both the best digital-only TV show and the best show on a channel on Freeview categories. TVNZ 7 led the way in the best digital-only TV channel on Freeview category, bringing the channel’s silverware total to three. TV3 picked up the award for best High Definition TV show on a channel on Freeview with CSI the clear winner.

Voting for the Freeview Awards closed on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010. The winners are as follows:

2010 Freeview Digital TV and Radio Awards Winners

Best in-store retail experience
Winner: Dick Smith Electronics
Runner up: Harvey Norman

Best online retail experience
Winner: Dick Smith Electronics
Runner up: Noel Leeming

Best installation experience
Winner: Alf from AV1.co.nz
Runner up: Phil from CPC Electronics

Best Freeview approved HD receiver
Winner: Zinwell ZMT-620HD receiver
Runner up: DSE HD DVB-T

Best Freeview approved satellite receiver
Winner: Dish TV S7070
Runners up: DSE (G7500,G7502) AND Zinwell ZMX-7500

Best Freeview approved digital television recorder
Winner: Magic MTV3600TD
Runners up: Zinwell ZMT-640PVR AND Homecast HT9200DTR

Best Freeview approved iDTV brand
Winner: Sony
Runner up: Samsung

Best digital only TV channel available on Freeview
Winner: TVNZ 7
Runner up: TVNZ 6

Best digital only TV show available on Freeview
Winner: Media 7, TVNZ 7
Runner up: Back benches, TVNZ 7

Best TV show on a channel on Freeview
Winner: Media 7, TVNZ 7
Runner up: Top Gear, Prime

Best High Definition TV show on a channel on Freeview
Winner: CSI, TV3
Runners up: Bones, TV3 AND Lost, TV2

Best radio station on Freeview
Winner: Radio New Zealand National
Runner up: George FM

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  • bobscoffee

    Good on TVNZ7 for winning. At least there’s something intelligent and worth watching on that channel occasionally

  • Sam_Duff

    Media7 and Back benches are great shows

  • openmedia

    Agreed that TVNZ7 is the jewel in Freeview’s crown at the moment. Aside from Media7 I’m really enjoying the Ad Show.