Choice TV rolling out on further platforms

New Zealanders are set to get even more choice, with the newly launched TV channel Choice TV rolling out on further platforms.

Choice TV is New Zealand’s newest, freshest TV channel which launched in late April on Channel 12 of Freeview Digital Terrestrial television across the nation, to more than 800,000 homes.

And now six weeks later Choice TV is taking the channel to the next level.

From today, Choice TV is available to viewers on TelstraClear Cable’s T-Box pay (SKY) package in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch, on Channel 78.

Then, from the first week of July, Choice TV will be available to a further 187,000 homes across New Zealand on Freeview Satellite (DTH), on Channel 12.

Also, from 1st September, Choice TV will be available as part of SKY’s basic package on Channel 78.

Choice TV’s move to SKY, Freeview Satellite, and Telstra Cable opens up the channel to 100% of the country’s viewing audience.

Head of Programming and Acquisitions, Julia Baylis, describes the addition of Choice TV on the SKY and satellite platform as “An essential move to bring Choice TV to a wider audience. It was born from overwhelming feedback on Twitter and Facebook from everyday New Zealanders desperate to be able to watch the channel.”

Choice TV is a lifestyle and entertainment channel that features themed nights of programming. The line-up includes Travel (Mondays), Property & Design (Tuesdays), Great Outdoors (Wednesdays), Food (Thursdays), Home & Garden (Fridays), and Comedy & Drama at the weekends. Choice TV has immediately seen placement by high profile advertisers including Holden, Jet Star, Yates, Mondo Travel, GJ Gardener, Expol, Goodman Fielder and Bunnings Warehouse, and has opened up television advertising to a raft of new clients previously unable to afford such a presence.

Choice TV will also be on Channel 12 on Freeview Satellite from July 2nd.

“Viewers who already have Freeview DTT or Satellite in their homes should re-scan their TVs or set top boxes and in a matter of seconds they will automatically be tuned in to Choice TV. Then from September, SKY viewers will instantly find Choice TV on Channel 78” said Choice TV’s General Manager Alex Breingan.

For more details on Choice TV’s shows see and for details on how to tune in see

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