Tag Archives: TVNZ Ondemand

Guest Post: How Streaming Stats Stack Up

I agree on quality delivered by Netflix but beg to differ on the aspects like original content and the comprehensiveness of the Netflix library (which hasn’t grown since it launched in NZ). All providers have “original content” by way of their relationships and exclusive content obtained (TVNZ with ABC-Disney, TimeWarner etc, Lightbox with Amazon, Neon […]

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Anatomy of a Hit Off Air

The latest season of Grey’s Anatomy has become one of TVNZ’s most viewed properties even before it goes to air. Season 12 opens here on May 31, as the new stablemate for Quantico (TV2, 9.45 Tuesdays), and is notable for the casting of Kiwi Martin Henderson as one of the doctors (he makes his debut […]

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Wall-to-Wall Wimbledon Unwrapped

TVNZ is expanding its Wimbledon coverage from TV1 and OnDemand to a pop-up Freeview channel. ONE Wimbledon Pop-Up (Freeview Channel 15) will provide overflow and repeat coverage of the tournament from Tuesday. But only TV1’s live overnight cover will be in HD. The Freeview channel and OnDemand streaming will be SD. “The infrastructure available to us to build […]

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TVNZ OnDemand Streaming to Improve But Still Not HD

A day after Spark announced a year’s free Lightbox access for its broadband customers, TVNZ has unveiled a revamped ondemand service — but not one that includes HD streaming. However, the broadcaster is promising better streaming quality by the end of March. “Shortly after the release of our redesigned OD service we will offer an […]

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Samsung Sings Its Smart TV Praises

Buyers of Samsung Smart TVs will get three months’ free subscription to Lightbox if they take one home before the end of January. Spark’s streaming service is the latest app Samsung has added to its Smart TVs, which already include apps for TVNZ, TV3, Video Ezy and Coliseum. “We’re the only company that has actively […]

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Thumbs-Down for Sony PlayTV?

Sony’s claim that its new PlayTV PVR offers more features than other PVRs has been thrown into doubt by a damning NBR online report. It highlights failings that make PlayTV sound inferior to other PVRs and speculates a rift between Sony and MediaWorks is partly to blame. Like TiVo, PlayTV’s EPG will be hobbled by […]

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PS3 Goes Live with TVNZ Ondemand

TVNZ and Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) have just announced that a TV on-demand service is now available on the PlayStation 3 console. TVNZ Ondemand is the first catch-up TV service to be optimised for viewing on the living room TV through PS3. It’s a free internet broadcasting service that streams a range of […]

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TVNZ and Sony to Play Catch-Up?

TVNZ and Sony appear poised to launch their long-delayed video on-demand partnership that will let PS3 users watch “catch-up TV” online – but on a TV screen instead of a computer screen. Media today received an invitation to attend a joint PlayStation and TVNZ event in Auckland on Tuesday that will announce an initiative that’s […]

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