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New Zealand
Exclusive interview: Andrew Blakey on TVNZ’s new streaming platform
I had the opportunity to sit down with TVNZ development manager Andrew Blakey to discuss the launch of HEIHEI, a new streaming service for Kiwi kids.
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Wireless
Spark buys 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights, should you worry?
Spark announced that it has secured the rights to bring to New Zealanders the Rugby World Cup 2019.
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Cloud
TVNZ ondemand's new look finding no love with viewers
Users have taken to social media to lament the fact that bugs in the app have not been fixed despite the update.
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Sky TV
Count 'em up: More big names strike out at Sky-Vodafone merger
Blue Reach, Freeview, InternetNZ, Spark, Trustpower, TUANZ, TVNZ and 2degrees all have serious concerns about the Sky-Vodafone merger.
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Sky TV
TVNZ packs for Rio, despite demands from Sky TV
Despite recent uncertainty, Sky TV will be joined by Television New Zealand (TVNZ) at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro.
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TVNZ
American Super Bowl but no NZ sport? What's the deal, TVNZ?
The New Zealand First party is slamming TVNZ following the live screening of the American Super Bowl.
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Cloud
TVNZ ramps up online offering
​​TVNZ has announced it is ramping up its online offering, adding 200 new hours of exclusive content to TVNZ OnDemand.
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Cloud
TVNZ OnDemand coming to the PS3 and PS4
The TVNZ OnDemand app will be launching to the PS3 and PS4 consoles. Kiwi TV fans will be able to catch up on their favourite shows.
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John Key
Pacific Islands to access more NZ TV and Sport, for free
The Government has launched a new broadcasting initiative that will see several Pacific Islands have access to more NZ TV content and sports coverage.
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Apps
TVNZ launches digital-first news platform
“We've really invested in our journalists and our technology to make ONE News Now a reality."
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Lightbox
Shots continue in global mode fracas
Global Mode developer BNSL is calling for a declaratory judgement in the global mode fracas, but says it will defend any action.
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Lightbox
Consumer: Global mode action 'protectionism' and 'huge blow for consumers'
Consumer NZ slams proposed action to block global mode, calling it a huge blow to consumers and protectionism of old content distribution models
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Telecommunications
CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
CallPlus has hit back at legal action by broadcasters trying to stop global mode - and subtly called out Spark for its role in the legal fracas.
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Lightbox
Global mode spat: We've got the legal paperwork
It’s the most talked about letter around. We take a peek at exactly what Sky, TVNZ, Lightbox and MediaWorks are claiming – and what they’re demanding.
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Lightbox
One down... First ISP bows to geo-block pressure
Unlimited Internet has become the first New Zealand ISP to bow to pressure from broadcasters over ISPs providing access to geo-blocked content.
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Lightbox
Lightbox, SKY, TVNZ legal action won't stop piracy
"Efforts to undermine competition like this aren't innovation: they are just trying to reduce our choices," says InternetNZ chief executive.
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CFO
Joan Withers named chair of Television New Zealand, replacing Walden
Professional director Joan Withers has been named chair of Television New Zealand, replacing Wayne Walden.
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CFO
Television NZ expects to resume dividends in 2016, pick up in ad revenue
Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, expects to resume dividend payments in 2016, having gained approvals to halt payments in fiscal 2
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CFO
Television New Zealand 1st-half profit drops 5% on weaker ad revenue
Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, posted a drop in first-half profit of about 5 percent as advertising revenue weakened and costs r
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Gaming
TVNZ OnDemand to unveil brand new look
TVNZ OnDemand has today announced it will be launching a new interface in February, aiming to optimise Kiwis’ viewing experiences
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NetGuide Web Awards
TVNZ OnDemand to attract family audience following web awards sweep
The channel was crowned Best Entertainment site for the second year running, as well as Best Site for Families, something the company says proves TVNZ OnDemand is very much the people’s choice.
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Internet
TV giants question Slingshot's interpretation of the law...
"The reference to parallel importing is a red herring..." And yet it's still legal.
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Internet
Opinion: Broadcasters, it’s over to you…
Do we want to lose our New Zealand content and get fed on a diet of overseas tripe, or do we want to challenge the world with the amazing content we create here?
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Netflix
TV3 joins Banned of Brothers... Blocks Slingshot adverts
"This collusion is just the latest example of big business trying to quash competition."