TVNZ’s News, Weather and TV Schedule iPad App. Imminent

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As the iPad goes on sale in New Zealand on Friday 22nd July, TVNZ have announced that they have already developed an iPad app that will deliver world and New Zealand news, weather and TV schedules to the owners of the latest must-have gadget.

As the iPad goes on sale in the NZ market, TVNZ will be releasing its iPad app.

The TV network released an iPhone app in October 2009 and this has been the Number One free news app in New Zealand since it launched last year. Critics have raved about it, one even called it better than CNN’s.

TVNZ’s Digital Media team has been working on an Apple-approved iPad app for the last couple of months and its release is imminent.

“We are initially focusing on delivering news content to the iPad – a dedicated news, weather and TV schedule iPad app is the priority, but TVNZ is prototyping a separate iPad application for the highly popular TVNZ On Demand service as well”, said Tom Cotter, GM of TVNZ Digital Media.

TVNZ’s news iPad app will have the latest updates from ONE News, including instant access to breaking news and news video. It is packed with national, world, business, sport and entertainment news, along with comprehensive weather forecasts information, including regional forecasts and an up-to-date TV guide covering all TVNZ and free-to-air channels.

Extra functionality and features are already in the pipeline and will continue to be rolled out to the iPad and iPhone apps over the next few weeks, with a focus on video.

"The team is working with our partners to prototype the TVNZ Ondemand app which will allow users to access to TVNZ’s catch-up video service on their iPads", said Tom Cotter.

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