Shine TV now free on channel 44

Nelsonians will soon have another television service to choose from with the launch of the Christian channel Shine TV. From November 11, viewers will be able to tune in the channel at no charge on channel 44. Shine TV is currently available only to Sky Digital subscribers in the region.

Mainland TV boss Gary Watson said his station would provide the technical platform for the channel to be beamed into people's living rooms. He said Mainland already provided services for Shine TV affiliate Rhema Broadcasting Group, and this new arrangement was part of their ongoing relationship.

Shine TV is the first and only nationwide Christian television network programmed in New Zealand. It covers local and international news and current affairs, documentaries, movies, children's programmes, teaching series, youth and music programmes.