Beijing Olympics huge success for TVNZ

The Beijing Olympics has attracted spectacular television audiences with over 2.6 million New Zealanders tuning in to TV ONE’s coverage over the weekend. Since its opening in the early hours of Saturday morning, Beijing 2008 has delivered 29% higher ratings than Athens 2004. “This is an outstanding result,” says TVNZ’s Head of Television Jeff Latch. [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics TV Highlights Second Week 2008

Geoff Bryan and Peter Williams will be presenting the 2008 Summer Olympics LIVE from Beijing. Highlights from the second week will include: Saturday 16 August – Day 8: Women’s Hockey (NZ v USA); Track & Field; Swimming Finals; Rowing; Track Cycling; and Sailing Finals. Sunday 17 August – Day 9: Women’s Marathon; Swimming Finals; Track [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics TV coverage in HD through Freeview

Freeview will be giving Kiwis access to the Olympics in high definition and 5.1 surround sound* on TV ONE, coupled with unprecedented 24/7 coverage on Freeview channel 20 – TVNZ Sport Extra. Steve Browning, GM of Freeview, comments: “More than 4 billion people are expected to watch the Olympic Games in Beijing, which will comprise [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics TV Coverage Week one

Let the Games begin! Geoff Bryan and Peter Williams will be presenting the 2008 Summer Olympics LIVE from Beijing. Events to watch on TV ONE during the first week will include: Saturday 9 August – Day One: highlights from the Opening Ceremony; Beach Volleyball; Women’s Basketball (NZ v Malawi); Cycling; Rowing heats (Men’s and Women’s [ Read More ]

Olympic highlights video to feature on mobile phones

Kiwi sports fans will be able to keep tabs on our Olympians via video clips streamed direct to their mobile phones free of charge, thanks to a partnership between Television New Zealand and Telecom. In what is a first for New Zealand, Telecom customers with video-enabled mobiles will be able to view the best of [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympic Games online coverage from TVNZ

TVNZ has launched New Zealand’s online home of the Olympic Games at TVNZ’s dedicated Olympic website which is now LIVE. The site can be found at Nothing compares with the power and excitement of the Olympic Games, the greatest global sporting event. When the world’s elite athletes gather in Beijing this August, TVNZ will [ Read More ]

Beijing Olympics TV Schedule set to deliver

TVNZ will broadcast more than 800 hours of free-to-air Olympics action to New Zealanders this August, delivering LIVE coverage of the world’s biggest television event on TV ONE, TVNZ Sport Extra (Freeview Channel 20) and two dedicated on-line ‘channels’. When the world’s elite athletes gather in Beijing, Kiwi viewers can expect expanded coverage, and new [ 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 ]