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For listeners who have difficulty receiving National and/or Concert, or who want to receive National in better than AM quality, both services are also available on the Sky Digital network.
National is on channel 421 and Concert is on channel 422. For more information visit the Sky website.
Radio New Zealand National and Radio New Zealand Concert are both available on Freeview.
Freeview is available either by UHF aerial or by satellite. Satellite allows the service to reach 100% of the country while the terrestrial service is available to about 85% of the population.
A Freeview receiver is required to covert the digital signals into pictures and sound. New TVs are available that have Freeview receivers built in, or you can buy a separate receiver to connect to your television.
Consumers have to pay for the one-off cost of buying the receiver, and an aerial or satellite dish if they don't have one, but after that it is free as there is no ongoing subscription.
Freeview decoders are available nationwide. They come with an electronic programme guide listing all the available channels; there are approved installers, and technical support is available.
On both forms of Freeview:
Radio NZ National is available in stereo on the terrestrial Freeview service.
The Freeview website has more information.
The Sky and Freeview transmissions of National and Concert can also be received by using suitable satellite equipment with no ongoing subscription fees. The transmissions are in DVB compatible, 'Free to Air' format. The Optus satellite provides reception to all of New Zealand including the Chatham Islands.
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