When does ThreeLife go off air?
The official changeover will happen after midnight on the morning of March 26.
Why are ThreeLife and ThreeLifePlus1 going off air?
ThreeLife was a great channel and we are proud of the fans it found in a fragmented market. However, ultimately it didn’t find the audience we’d hoped for relative to its cost base and our priority is to continue to support and promote Three as a market leader on free to air TV.
What is replacing ThreeLife and ThreeLifePlus1?
On March 26 we are bringing back the ever-popular music channel The Edge TV to Freeview Channel 11. Previously only available on ThreeNow, Rova and theedge.co.nz, The Edge TV will now be HD
In April, The Breeze TV will replace ThreeLifePlus1(on Freeview channel 14 DTT)
What will viewers see on The Edge TV and The Breeze TV?
The Edge TV is targeted towards all people 18 - 39 providing a traditional music TV channel primarily offering viewers clip based music television. Catering to a mainstream audience The Edge TV will offer a Top 40 playlist.
The Breeze TV will deliver a mix of the best music videos from The Breeze radio station playlist. From Ronan Keating to Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart and much more. The Breeze TV will offer the best classic music videos. Targeted at 35 - 59s with a female skew The Breeze TV is the perfect way to ‘take it easy’ everyday.
Will I still be able to watch ThreeLife and ThreeLifePlus1shows?
We’ve been working for some time now to find homes for our most loved ThreeLife shows over on Three and ThreeNow. This covers well over 150 lifestyle and entertainment titles including Millionaire Hot Seat, Bondi Rescue, Masterchef UK, Restoration Man and Better Homes and Gardens.
Do I need to do anything?
Most Freeview-approved TVs and set-top boxes connected to UHF aerials will automatically update to broadcast Edge TV on channel 11 and The Breeze TV on channel 14 when the switchover takes place. Some TVs require user permission - please select to update your TV or channels list when prompted. If you do not receive an onscreen prompt, you may need to re-tune your TV or box to view ThreeLifePlus1. For retune guidelines, please see freeviewforum.co.nz/retune
If your TV or box hasn’t updated automatically, you’ll see a black screen when you go to channel 14 after 26 March. To fix this, just give your TV / box a retune. Go to SETTINGS / MENU > PROGRAMMING > AUTO-TUNING to re-tune. And you can check out freeviewforum.co.nz/retune for retune guidelines.