TVNZ Sport Extra was a temporary sports television station in New Zealand, operated by TVNZ. Broadcasting on channel 20 on Freeview, it shows live and delayed free-to-air coverage of selected events. Eric Kearley, TVNZ's Digital Launch Manager, has stated there was no further plans for this channel until the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Sport Extra had originally launched to show the V8 Supercars Series live. TVNZ however lost the rights to this at the end of the 2007 season to TV3.
The broadcast of TVNZ Sport Extra was terminated on NZST 10:00pm, 1 August 2009 to allow for increased capacity across other TVNZdigitalchannels, however the 2009 global recession has been blamed for the lack of resources maintained by TVNZ. The transmission of TVNZ Sport Extra will be reinstated in... Read More