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Contents

Prime 2000 Prime 2001 Prime NZ 2002 Prime NZ 2004
1998-2000 2001-2002 2002-2004 2004-2005
 
Prime NZ 2005 Prime Primenew-a2 Prime2016NZ
2004-2006 2006-2013 2013-2016 2016-present


1998-2000

Prime 2000

With a licence that covered all major towns and cities on the UHF signal, except for Gisborne which is served via VHF signal, Prime Television New Zealand began broadcasting on 30 August 1998.

2001-2002

PrimeNZ 2000

2002-2004

Prime NZ 2002

In February 2002, Prime NZ entered into a five-year agreement with PBL Media, then owner of Australia's Nine Network.

2004-2005

Prime NZ 2004

2004-2006

Prime NZ 2005

2006-2013

Prime

On 8 February 2006, Prime New Zealand was purchased by Sky Television from Australian-based Prime Television. In 2010, Prime HD was temproarily launched on Sky Channel 140 to cover the 2010 Winter Olympics. Prime HD would only be available every Olympics or Commonwealth Games on channel 444.

2013-2016

Primenew-a2

2016-present

Prime2016NZ

On 13 January 2016, Prime underwent a brand refresh and began broadcasting permanently in high definition. Prime was made available in HD to Freeview DTT viewers on 2 December 2019.

On 1 February 2017, Prime Plus 1 began transmission as a time-shift channel. It is available on Sky channel 514 or can be manually tuned on free-to-air satellite-signal receivers.


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