To Tune in to
There is a huge amount of miss information on the net and especially in forums about Mainland TV & Freeview, SKY & Igloo. - see below
you are tuned to Freeview terrestrial or SKY'S IGLOO Nelson you should see
digital TV channels appear after you perform a digital autotune.
TV digital TV channels
7 - Angel TV
* = CONTENT IS REBROADCAST OF SATELLITE TV CHANNELS
Observatory hill CH26
H - 25dbw
Takaka hill CH27 V - 29dbw
TV is broadcasting 10 Digital channels ( 8 TV & 2 Radio) free to
along side Freeview and SKY Igloo on Digital
TV channel 26 Observatory
hill Nelson and channel
27 Takaka hill.
TV is also on SKY Igloo and Freeview Set top boxes
NB - Mainland TV channels 5 & 6 are Mpeg 2 and the others are Mpeg4.
TV digital is broadcasting across Nelson, Tasman, Golden Bay and parts of Marlborough.
with Freeview Terrestrial & SKY Igloo should have no problem receiving Mainland's
digital TV channels in most parts of the Nelson region.
Digital Autotune on your TV sets or set top box and both Freeview and Mainland
terrestrial digital TV channels should appear.
who is having reception problems may need to contact an
who were recieving Mainland TV, analogue should have no problem recieving the
digital TV channels on Mainland TV's new digital TV platform as the UHF antenna
is the same for analogue and digital.
you are not tuned to Mainland TV you will need a UHF TV antenna mounted vertical
polarity pointing half way between Mt Campbell & the Takaka Hill highway
( behind Motueka ) and you should receive all the digital TV channels
digital TV channels providing your property has a line of site
view to the hills
behind Motueka. If you can not get a signal from the west
you can try tuning into
Observatory hill Nelson.
with SKY or Satellite can still watch Mainland & Freeview high definition
digital terrestrial with a UHF antenna thats a one off cost from approx $50 - $120 + GST.
you tune into the digital TV channels using a UHF antenna you can switch between
digital and analogue on your TV as you wish.
Lets set the record straight on a few things as we note all over the Internet and mostly on forums there is a huge amount of miss information and some people are getting very confused.
Mainland TV signed an agreement with Freeview in 2011. It means we agreed on channel allocation numbers, format, EPG and other technical details. Mainland TV is one of a number of free to air digital TV broadcasters and we own our own sites and transmission network. This all ensures our TV channels work in with Freeview plus SKY Igloo and vice versa.
ALL Freeview and SKY Igloo decoders and all modern digital TV's recieve Mainlands TV's 8 digital TV channels plus our 2 radio stations in our broadcast region. Note we also broadcast some of our programs on SKY channel 83.
Beware of a couple of questionable antenna installers in the Nelson region. We get complaints about the same two yet all the others are doing a great job.
TV & Video on 548 0304
can have Freeview, Mainland, SKY Igloo and SKY TV, digital at the same time without
loosing either. Remember Terrestrial Freeview digital has high definition
and its free.
you live in Stoke, Tahuna, or areas in Nelson City where you can see Observatory
Hill or Takaka Hill, you may be able to receive our signal on rabbit ear type
antennas as used on many portable TVs if you are within line of sight of Observatory
Hill but its not recommended.
is important to use good quality low loss UHF coax cable, as the signal will be
lost in older cable. Look for the cable with a foil outer earth if you are installing
the antenna yourself. Remember to point the antenna at our transmitter. The cable
quality is very important and must be a UHF type.
In To Mainland Nelson On Your Television
tune in to local
TV channels we
suggest you consult your TV manual, and select digital auotune.
ID's are played at times to identify each station and the EPG names each channel Mainland TV 1 - 8
you have any problems, your local Television & Video shop or Antenna installer
in the Yellow Pages should be able to get you going.