Growth of the free-to-air digital broadcasting platform, Freeview, continues to track upwards, according to figures which illustrate that as of 30th June, 2010, it is now being watched by viewers in more than a quarter of New Zealand homes.
A total of 419,945 of households (26.1 per cent) are now enjoying the free digital service. The increase in Freeview enabled homes for the last 12 months to June 30th was 65 per cent from 255,048 homes to 419,945 homes, or a further 10.3 per cent of the population. More specifically, for the second quarter of this year, Freeview satellite and Freeview HD numbers have increased again. An additional 9,639 homes were enabled with Freeview satellite and 33,947 with Freeview HD.