PRESS RELEASE: 28th November, 2007
CUE TV is Freeview's tenth TV channel
Freeview is pleased to announce that CUE TV will this week become the tenth television channel to join the free-to-air
digital satellite service at channel number 23.
Steve Browning, General Manager, Freeview says CUE TV offers an eclectic mix of programming comprising a high percentage
of local productions with around 82% of its 24 hour schedule being made in New Zealand. "We are very pleased that after
little more than six months we have doubled the number of free-to-air television services that Freeview offers New
The channel is a prolific producer of news, political, lifestyle and sports shows that reflect provincial people and
events, along with a burgeoning reputation for quality coverage of niche sporting and cultural activities around the
A key feature of the schedule is educational programming provided by the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) as part
of their mixed media delivery programme for extra mural students nationwide, within the highly successful Zero Fees
Scheme run by the institute.
Managing Director of CUE TV Tom Conroy said the ability to provide a low cost option for students participating in SIT
studies, was part of the attraction to join Freeview. "The more ways we can assist our client to deliver quality
tertiary education from afar the better".
The take-up rate of Freeview's satellite service was also a draw card, "instantly accessing another 62,000 homes,
together with our own stellar growth in viewer numbers, adds value for our customer base", said Mr Conroy.
CUE TV currently broadcasts on SKY's digital satellite pay-tv service and can be found on Channel 110. Access to Cue TV
via SKY will not be affected by its addition to the Freeview satellite service. Mr Conroy acknowledges the cooperation
of SKY, with such access being mutually beneficial to both parties.
More information regarding the current Freeview service and future plans can be found on Freeview's website: