Channel 39, Southern Television

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Channel 39 was first established as a tourist information channel and known as Channel 9. When the closure of New Zealand's regional television network occurred in 1997, Channel 9 was expanded to a full news-carrying local television station. To this day, the station is Dunedin's only local television station and the city's local evening news source. In 2003, there was a reinvigoration of strategy and direction which focused on local news as the flagship programme for the station, and has consistently followed that principle since. Now known as Dunedin Television, the station is locally owned, with a local staff and an unashamedly local view of things. It operates as a separate trading division of Allied Press Limited. As such, it is backed by a quality-driven media company with a strong dedication to the local community.

Channel 39 operates a live-to-air studio and a small production house. Our aim is turn out quality television that focuses on the local people and region. We produce good quality, inexpensive commercials and short programmes. Through outside broadcast facilities we facilitate coverage of local, sporting and interest events in an affordable manner. Channel 39 offers the only way to broadcast your local event to the Dunedin and Invercargill cities. It also provides an advertising opportunity for local businesses direct to the local market.

In March 2013, Channel 9 was rebranded to Dunedin Television when New Zealand switched to Digital Television. It is now broadcasting on Freeview|HD Channel 39, with an expanded coverage area, transmitting from the same mast as the main network channels. Since going digital it has expanded its local productions in partnership with local organisations such as the Dunedin City Council and other organisations, and is now broadcasting more local content than at any time in its recent history.

From the 1st of September 2016, Channel 39 extended it's coverage to include Invercargill.


  Freeview|HD - Channel 39 (Dunedin & Invercargill Only)
  TiVo - Channel 39 (Dunedin & Invercargill Only)
  Igloo - Channel 85 (Dunedin & Invercargill Only)






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