Television began broadcasting to the greater Auckland
region on 1 August 1998. It was New Zealand's first
non-commertial regional TV station.
It broadcasts 24 hours a day on UHF 41. The channel
operates as a public broadcaster, combining a mix of
regional-access television and international news and
Triangle acts independently from programme providers.
This means the editorial control remains with the
programme provider, and that no group is given preference
in broadcast time or access to resources.
Time not taken up by community programmes is filled with
public service and international programming.