To Tune in to
There is a huge amount of miss information on the net and especially in forums about Mainland TV & Freeview - see below
you are tuned to Freeview terrestrial Nelson you should see
digital TV channels and 2 Radio stations appear after you perform a digital autotune.
TV digital TV channels
We have a spare TV channel available for lease - call us for info
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 on Digital
TV channel 26 Observatory
hill Nelson and channel
27 Takaka hill.
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 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 ph 548 0304
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 and vice versa.
ALL Freeview decoders and all modern digital TV's recieve Mainlands TV's 10 digital TV channels plus our 2 radio stations in our broadcast region.
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 TV, digital all 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 good UHF type.
Any water in the cable will reduce the signal between the antenna and the TV set which could cause picture breakups on some channels.
In To Mainland On Your Television
tune in to local
TV channels we
suggest you consult your TV manual, and select digital auotune.
If you ever loose any channel try an auto retune and if that does not work wait a day or two
ID's are displayed when you switch on to them to identify each station and the EPG names each channel and provides a Rating code.
you have any problems, your local Television & Video shop or Antenna installer online or
in the Yellow Pages should be able to get you going.