Stratos to broadcast free to air March 2011
Stratos to broadcast free-to-air programmes across NZ
Stratos Television will start broadcasting free-to-air throughout New Zealand on Freeview’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform from March 1, 2011.
For viewers it means they will have access to the independent broadcaster’s smorgasbord of national and international programmes without needing to have a satellite dish. They will still need a Freeview digital receiver, but newer model TVs already have that built in.
Just in time for the 2011 elections, Stratos will go to the Freeview terrestrial network in March 2011. For all those who haven't been able to watch the War on News or Citizen A on the current Sky digital, UHF or Freeview satellite platforms, they now can for free on the Freeview terrestrial platform.