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Topic # 166035 28-Feb-2015 11:16
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I see that all of a sudden we need an 'account' to watch TVNZOD.

Any idea why? Seems like an unnecessary headache for them to manage as well as us to have yet another log on...





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  Reply # 1248318 28-Feb-2015 11:20
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To make sure that you're in NZ? - easily checked without registration.
To track you?
To advertise to you?
To charge you?




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  Reply # 1248321 28-Feb-2015 11:26
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It came up last year that they were planning it. Not sure anyone figured out the actual reason behind it.

http:/www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=151778

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=152101






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  Reply # 1248323 28-Feb-2015 11:28
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Do people still watch state television these days? 

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  Reply # 1248328 28-Feb-2015 11:37
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I just used a disposable email. Don't see why I need to give out all my info just to watch catch up tv online when they don't know who I am when I watch on live TV.

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  Reply # 1248329 28-Feb-2015 11:38
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BigHammer: It came up last year that they were planning it. Not sure anyone figured out the actual reason behind it.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=152101


From the Stuff article cited (Sep 2014) :

 


"Chief executive Kevin Kenrick said the registration requirement would let Television New Zealand provide a more "personalised" service for viewers, but acknowledged it could also be a money-spinner."




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  Reply # 1248332 28-Feb-2015 11:40
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alasta: Do people still watch state television these days? 


What state television? - it's all gone commercial.
At least with state television you didn't get commercials. (Yes, I am old enough to remember smile)




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  Reply # 1248356 28-Feb-2015 12:07
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Pretty sure it was an interview with someone from TVNZ a few weeks back where they said they had no intention of monetizing it. I guess that should be an 'at this time'?




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  Reply # 1248388 28-Feb-2015 12:38
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I thought it might be so they can track how many devices you watch it on, like netflix....but it doesn't make much sense for 'free' tv.

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  Reply # 1248457 28-Feb-2015 14:13
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Geektastic: I see that all of a sudden we need an 'account' to watch TVNZOD.

Any idea why? Seems like an unnecessary headache for them to manage as well as us to have yet another log on...


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  Reply # 1248478 28-Feb-2015 14:49
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alasta: Do people still watch state television these days? 


What state television? - it's all gone commercial.
At least with state television you didn't get commercials. (Yes, I am old enough to remember smile)


Fair point. Radio New Zealand is editorially quite good, whereas the commercialised state owned television broadcaster is a joke.

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  Reply # 1248627 28-Feb-2015 20:53
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This is TVNZ Ondemand we're talking about, home of chucking a black bar across your fullscreen video if you block the ad content served on the page.

They call it an error lol

This error is caused by an ad-blocking software (like Ad Blocker Plus) running on your computer that is stopping our ads from playing. This software could be running as an individual program, part of an anti-virus program, or could be integrated into your browser. If your computer is stopping the ads from playing, this is likely to be producing the black bar on your screen.

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  Reply # 1248632 28-Feb-2015 21:00
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well it kinda is, its a free service they provide and they have to pay for it somehow, and they have chosen ads

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