[How to] Tvheadend NZ Freeview IPTV Setup

How-to setup your Tvheadend PVR back-end for NZ Freeview IPTV streams and full TV guide support. This will also give you the full PVR features (recording, time-shift etc).

No DVB-T tuner required!


  1. http://iptv.matthuisman.nz/nz/tv_grab_nz
  2. http://iptv.matthuisman.nz/nz/tvh-tv.m3u8



If you want new channels to be added automatically, make sure the Network Discovery for the Network is set to New Muxes (or New Muxes + Changed Muxes).


If any Muxes "FAIL" to scan, then try re-scanning them.
Select the Mux, click "Edit" & change 
"Scan status" to "PEND".

This will queue up a re-scan.
If it continues to fail after a few tries, please let me know in the comments below.


The streams require ffmpeg to be installed on the device running TvHeadend.
They also require the path to ffmpeg to be /usr/bin/ffmpeg (symlink if your path different).