TVNZ apologises for Olympic broadcast glitch during Men's 200m Butterfly Final

TVNZ apologises to viewers who missed the end of the Men’s 200metre Butterfly final in which Kiwi swimmer Moss Burmester was placed fourth. A switching failure at the TVNZ headquarters in Auckland meant that viewers receiving the broadcast via satellite – either through SKY or on Freeview – missed the race Viewers with analogue transmission [ 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 ]

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 ]