Is it just me or is the TV3 on demand service god awful?
I currently live in Japan and I like to catch up on the news from NZ most days. As TVNZ block all their content to viewers outside NZ the only choice I have left is TV3. Although they block most of their programming outside NZ - current events and news shows are available worldwide.
There are several issues I have with their service . . .
the first is clicking the link to view the latest full 6pm new bulletin usually takes you to a bulletin from several days previous. Up until a week or so ago there was no way at all to navigate to the latest bulletin - if indeed they had even posted it.
More and more recently they are not keeping these daily news bulletins up to date with several days at a time missing. Often the links to the latest bulletin direct me to dead pages.
The other issues I am having is getting the content to load.
I have a 200mb fiber connection. Although my connection speed to NZ is not as fast as I get a most other countries (for whatever reason) it is not slow enough to cause any content delivery problems. (running a speedtest to several NZ servers U usually get around a 40mb download average.)
When I click the player to load my selected show it hangs for a while then displays a message about there being a problem. If I follow the link it suggests it is probably because my connection is not fast enough. I know this is incorrect so I just persistently keep hitting the reload button every time I get the message and eventually the content loads.
My final gripe is their players fullscreen mode. It just does not display full screen - more like 2/3 screen.
see the screenshot.
I really hope it is not just me experiencing this crappy service.