Skype on your TV launching in New Zealand

Panasonic New Zealand has announced availability of Skype on VIERA High Definition TV For sometime Panasonic have been aiming to do a deal with Skype to include a built-in support for the internet service allowing users to makae a free voice or video call to another Skype user. They finally have completed the deal and [ Read More ]

Reservoir Hill wins International Digital Emmy Award

Reservoir Hill was a national trail-blazer – an exclusively online drama where viewers could interact with the main character. Now, it’s also made history by earning New Zealand’s first International Digital Emmy Award. The award winners were announced on April 12 at a ceremony in Cannes, hosted by actor Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210). The [ Read More ]

A Song of Good uses internet in innovative promotion

Chaos ensued after Gregory King’s award winning feature film A Song of Good streamed free on the internet to the New Zealand public a week ago. The online experiment, a first of its kind for New Zealand, was highly successful. Initial estimates of 500 viewers, were exceeded after reports on Close-Up, TV One News and [ Read More ]

Naked News Flash presenter found for Alt TV

In March Alt TV advertised for a presenter for their proposed show Naked News Flash. What we are looking for: Alt TV is looking for someone who has the ability to speak clearly, articulately and confidently. You must be well presented, comfortable in your own skin and not be shy about having your breasts/chest broadcast [ Read More ]

Adobe Flex and AIR introduced to Digital Media Course

Media Design School’s Digital Media Department are leading the way as they introduce a module into their Diploma, teaching the latest software on the web: Adobe Flex and AIR. Flex is a software application taking all the cool things about flash and integrating them with everything the Digital Media students learn in the rest of [ Read More ]

TVNZ 7 launched on Freeview

TVNZ 7, TVNZ’s second digital-only public service television channel, started broadcasting at midday today on Freeview. The channel launched with The Kingmaker Debate, a live political debate in Parliament between the minor party leaders. TVNZ 7 is New Zealand’s first local factual channel, featuring 30 percent news content, as well as documentaries, current affairs programmes, [ Read More ]

48 Hour showcase weekend for Sky digital subscribers

Any SKY digital residential subscriber can view Rialto Channel’s 48 HOUR SHOWCASE on the weekend of April 12 and April 13. From midnight on Friday April 11, a compelling range of feature films, documentaries, and short films can be viewed by Sky digital subscribers for 48 hours, including the exclusive television premiere screening of: PAN’S [ Read More ]

IOC awards internet and mobile rights to TVNZ for Beijing Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an agreement with Television New Zealand (TVNZ) for the internet and mobile platform exhibition rights within New Zealand for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The IOC selected TVNZ on their capacity to guarantee full exploitation of the broadcast rights over a variety of platforms and their commitment to [ Read More ]

TVNZ to go HDTV before the Beijing Olympics

TVNZ will bring New Zealanders the Beijing Olympics in High Definition TV on TV ONE. TVNZ will introduce High Definition TV on the Freeview Digital Terrestrial platform (DTT), which is timed to go live during the first half of next year. TVNZ will invest in the technology infrastructure to introduce both TV ONE and TV2 [ Read More ]

New Broadcasting conference 2007 audio files online

If you missed going to the excellent New Futures Broadcasting conference in Wellington in August 2007, you can still catch up with what happened by listening to the audio files recorded at the 2 day event. The audio files of the conference: New Broadcasting Futures: Out of the Box are now up on the web [ Read More ]