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#270605 18-May-2020 12:55
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Just received:

 

 

There’s more content to choose from than ever before, but viewers are experiencing choice fatigue of ‘what to watch’ and ‘where’. TVNZ OnDemand’s newest development aims to end the never-ending scrolling and guesswork, with branded channels debuting on the platform from today.

 

TVNZ OnDemand is visited by over half a million New Zealanders every week. When heading to the homepage from 18 May, these viewers will now have the option to watch eight specially created digital ‘channels’ containing curated content that focuses on specific interests or genres.

 

Leading the pack is HEIHEI, NZ On Air and TVNZ’s children’s platform which is moving to TVNZ OnDemand. Offering a safe, ad-free space for tamariki, parents will be able to select this channel with the confidence that young eyes will only be served kid-friendly programming back-to-back.

 

It’s not just kids that will benefit though. For example, foodies will love Gusto TV, a channel packed with culinary delights and world-famous chefs. Walter Presents will offer viewers their ‘scandi-noir’ fix with acclaimed dramas from around the world. Film buffs will also have the opportunity to see the best of foreign language film, with Filmstream.

 

The branded channel line-up includes:

 

• HEIHEI – NZ On Air and TVNZ’s safe space for tamariki with local, quality, ad-free children’s entertainment
• GUSTO TV – A channel for foodies with a line-up of top cooks and chefs
• WALTER PRESENTS – A collection of the world’s best drama curated by TV expert Walter Iuzzolino.
• OUTtv – Diverse, vibrant and bold stories from the LGBTQI+ community
• iWONDER – In-depth documentaries to broaden horizons 
• PULSE - Incredible documentaries from around the world reflecting the best of life’s stories. Films which illuminate unexplored worlds, and provide an artistic lens through which we view reality.
• FILMSTREAM – Critically-acclaimed foreign language film from the very best filmmakers from round the globe.
• FUEL TV - Dedicated to action sports with skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross and wakeboarding.

 

TVNZ Director of Content, Cate Slater says “this is the next iteration of TVNZ OnDemand. We wanted to take the guesswork out of show selection and provide our viewers with an option that allowed for easy discovery of relevant content. Viewers will still be able to pick programmes individually on TVNZ OnDemand. Giving everyone choice and control over what and how they watch is our ultimate ambition.”

 

The eight branded channels will be clearly marked with their own icons on the TVNZ OnDemand homepage. More channels are set to join the platform in the coming months, to encompass a range of interests.

 





 

 

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  #2485573 18-May-2020 13:42
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HD? 5.1 audio? Audio and picture bitrates? Resolution?

If it doesn't match Amazon prime quality I shall not watch



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  #2485578 18-May-2020 14:02
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Asked their PR. Let's see if I get some of this information back.





 

 

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  #2485639 18-May-2020 14:15
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Leading the pack is HEIHEI, NZ On Air and TVNZ’s children’s platform which is moving to TVNZ OnDemand. Offering a safe, ad-free space for tamariki, parents will be able to select this channel with the confidence that young eyes will only be served kid-friendly programming back-to-back.

 

 

 

Right on the day kids go back to school.....

 

They should have busted a gut to get this one up and running during the lockdown...

 

(yes I know you could get it on the web, but sticking it on a big screen in the lounge is a much more attractive option when you want to entertain the kids)


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  #2485656 18-May-2020 14:59
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Is this the type of thing Vodafone TV could pick up?


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  #2485718 18-May-2020 16:00
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• HEIHEI – reruns of Top cat and Huckleberry hound
• GUSTO TV – reruns of Jamie Oliver and that woman with the annoying nasally voice
• WALTER PRESENTS – reruns of Perry Mason and Coronation Street, with some guy doing infill
• OUTtv – dunno? Maybe some new stuff. But not particularly interesting to me.
• iWONDER – Reruns of stuff that was on Discovery
• PULSE - Reruns of Nat Geo and David Attenborough
• FILMSTREAM – New stuff? Or reruns of Soho?
• FUEL TV - X games, Tony Hawke.

 

 

 

 




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  #2485723 18-May-2020 16:16
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@frankv, always the optimist.





 

 

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  #2485764 18-May-2020 16:52
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Will be nice to see some 4k channels 





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  #2485877 18-May-2020 20:42
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It's welcome news. Last time I watched TVNZ On Demand is hard to remember.

I'm planning to watch the new local NZ series The Luminaries/Elizabeth Catton book adaption starting soon.

The alt sports channel looks good for a surf.

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  #2485920 18-May-2020 21:39
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Gosh darn it, they removed the windows app from the store in November. It does not look great on Chrome this evening. Maybe it's no better in the windows app? I have other devices, not so convenient for me tho.

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  #2485923 18-May-2020 21:44
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So many Ads!


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  #2485931 18-May-2020 22:17
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This must be SD and low FR on Windows Chrome at least. It's making me dizzy. Gave up. This is nuts.

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  #2485942 18-May-2020 22:27
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wellygary:

 

Leading the pack is HEIHEI, NZ On Air and TVNZ’s children’s platform which is moving to TVNZ OnDemand. Offering a safe, ad-free space for tamariki, parents will be able to select this channel with the confidence that young eyes will only be served kid-friendly programming back-to-back.

 

 

 

Right on the day kids go back to school.....

 

They should have busted a gut to get this one up and running during the lockdown...

 

(yes I know you could get it on the web, but sticking it on a big screen in the lounge is a much more attractive option when you want to entertain the kids)

 

 

@wellygary

 

Hei Hei has been around for ages, if not at least 2 years now.

 

It was app based.... a royal PIA. 

 

Good on TVNZ bringing it to their streaming service...


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  #2485991 18-May-2020 22:58
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gzt: It's welcome news. Last time I watched TVNZ On Demand is hard to remember.

I'm planning to watch the new local NZ series The Luminaries/Elizabeth Catton book adaption starting soon.

The alt sports channel looks good for a surf.

 

 

 

Just watched the first 2 parts of Luminaries and I strongly recommend it.





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  #2486001 18-May-2020 23:27
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openmedia:

gzt: It's welcome news. Last time I watched TVNZ On Demand is hard to remember.

I'm planning to watch the new local NZ series The Luminaries/Elizabeth Catton book adaption starting soon.

The alt sports channel looks good for a surf.


Just watched the first 2 parts of Luminaries and I strongly recommend it.


I cannot recommend this on windows chrome at least on my platform it was almost unwatchable. I stopped, didn't want to ruin it. What platform did you watch on?

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  #2486010 19-May-2020 00:19
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When they say Digital channels, When they in fact mean new categorys on their webpage..

 

Aussie channel 7 has the Fuel TV one as a linear channel

 

 


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