Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




326 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


Topic # 58044 5-Mar-2010 08:41
Send private message

Watched Sky's Mr. Fellet and TVNZ's Mr. Ellis on Business Breakfast this morning discussing the new channel to be launched in June. The channel will broadcast programmes from TVNZ's 'vault'. Not much more said than that except that they both agreed that TVNZ and Sky have more in common than not. It seems rather ironic considering TVNZ only recently agreed to re-broadcast TVNZ 6 & 7 on Sky.

This article below seems to be released before the actual announcement made this morning on TVNZ and is lacking in any detail.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10629940

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2616 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 205

Trusted

  Reply # 304674 5-Mar-2010 08:53
Send private message

Funny too as that sounds like TVNZ6... doesn't it?




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool

 

 

 

Use this link to sign up to Bigpipe broadband and you'll get $20 off your first bill: Referral Link


425 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 304677 5-Mar-2010 09:01
Send private message

So not on Freeview - how strange. Since when did TVNZ and Sky get all buddy-buddy?

 
 
 
 




326 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 304722 5-Mar-2010 12:10
Send private message

JonC: So not on Freeview - how strange. Since when did TVNZ and Sky get all buddy-buddy?

It appears that TVNZ's cost modelling indicates they can make money out of this deal and that is why they are getting in bed with Sky. During the interview this morning they emphasised that this is a 'pay TV' deal and it wasn't going to be on Freeview. Rick Ellis said that Sky has approximately 50% of the market and this was a fact they couldn't ignore. TVNZ is in financial difficulty and it appears that revenue is top-of-mind in their offices at the moment.

425 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 304737 5-Mar-2010 12:53
Send private message

tstone:
JonC: So not on Freeview - how strange. Since when did TVNZ and Sky get all buddy-buddy?

It appears that TVNZ's cost modelling indicates they can make money out of this deal and that is why they are getting in bed with Sky. During the interview this morning they emphasised that this is a 'pay TV' deal and it wasn't going to be on Freeview. Rick Ellis said that Sky has approximately 50% of the market and this was a fact they couldn't ignore. TVNZ is in financial difficulty and it appears that revenue is top-of-mind in their offices at the moment.


Seems to go against what TVNZ is meant to do.  Mind you, each government seems to change its mind as to what TVNZ is supposed to be doing.

They do seem to be selling old programmes that were funded by tax-payer money to sky, though and not making them freely available.  But I guess in a world where TVNZ is expected to be making a profit, they have to leverage all their assets.  Not really any worse than flogging them off on DVD.




1216 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142


  Reply # 304750 5-Mar-2010 13:25
Send private message

Seems very strange to me. Feels like it's putting a knife into Freeview.

I could understand Sky doing it alone, if they thought there was a market, buying the broadcast rights for stuff from TVNZ and I could understand TVNZ selling broadcast rights, money is money, but to actually brand the channel as their own... just feels wrong to me.




---
James Sleeman
I sell lots of stuff for electronic enthusiasts...


1921 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 135

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 304751 5-Mar-2010 13:28
Send private message

They should replace TVNZ6 with this service and make it available on freeview with adverts. Just keep TVNZ 7 has advertising free.

Shame on you TVNZ for this move.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

425 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 304753 5-Mar-2010 13:35
Send private message

openmedia: They should replace TVNZ6 with this service and make it available on freeview with adverts. Just keep TVNZ 7 has advertising free.

Shame on you TVNZ for this move.


Can't do that because TVNZ 6 & 7 are basically govt funded on the basis that they're advert-free.


EDIT:  Had a look at the TVNZ 6 schedule because I don't really watch it that much and they're broadcasting "A Dog's Show" weeknights at 11pm Smile - that brings back memories.



721 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 304754 5-Mar-2010 13:35
Send private message

why not join foxtel sky and bring mmore channels from foxtel to us




               The Biggest and the Best.

825 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 88


  Reply # 304809 5-Mar-2010 15:19
Send private message

Great news, lots of old stuff that we haven't seen in ages. Looking forward to it.

7703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 748

Subscriber

  Reply # 304844 5-Mar-2010 16:36
Send private message

clevedon: Great news, lots of old stuff that we haven't seen in ages. Looking forward to it.


Not great news for those who don't have Sky.  I think that TVNZ thinks that everyone in NZ has Sky..




Regards,

Old3eyes


2616 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 205

Trusted

  Reply # 304852 5-Mar-2010 17:24
Send private message

cws82us: why not join foxtel sky and bring mmore channels from foxtel to us


All very good and well in theory... but then there's the issue of programme rights...




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool

 

 

 

Use this link to sign up to Bigpipe broadband and you'll get $20 off your first bill: Referral Link


825 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 88


  Reply # 304968 6-Mar-2010 09:51
Send private message

old3eyes: Not great news for those who don't have Sky.  I think that TVNZ thinks that everyone in NZ has Sky..


For less than $13 a week ( which face it, is not a lot - the price of a ticket to the movies ) you can get it.

796 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 304991 6-Mar-2010 12:25
Send private message

It's sad that it's not going to be on Freeview. Many of the older programmes made by "New Zealand on Air" were "made with the help of your broadcasting fee" which means all New Zealanders back then contributed towards their production and so they should be made freely available to all New Zealanders who helped pay for them - not just the select group who have Sky.

7703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 748

Subscriber

  Reply # 304992 6-Mar-2010 12:38
Send private message

clevedon:
old3eyes: Not great news for those who don't have Sky.  I think that TVNZ thinks that everyone in NZ has Sky..


For less than $13 a week ( which face it, is not a lot - the price of a ticket to the movies ) you can get it.



That's not the point.  It's a tax payer owned station  helping the bottom line of a private pay TV operator while the rest of the country  who don't have or don't want Sky can't get it on Freeview.




Regards,

Old3eyes


825 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 88


  Reply # 305021 6-Mar-2010 14:35
Send private message

That's business. I'll be watching it, I'm happy to pay now. It'll probably end up on Freeview later anyway.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.