TVNZ Introduce High Quality Streaming Option for TV On Demand Service

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TVNZ have introduced a high-quality streaming option to their tv on demand service, keeping in line with the ever-increasing broadband speeds and allowances available. This development is the first of a number of enhancements planned by TVNZ as they work to provide the best possible online tv experience.

(Vocus) November 18, 2010 -- TVNZ Ondemand now supports a newer, faster, higher-quality video stream that means watching your favourite programme on TVNZ Ondemand will look crisper and clearer.

TVNZ Ondemand now supports a newer, faster, higher-quality video stream which means when watching your favourite on demand tv programme on TVNZ, it will look crisper and clearer.

TVNZ Ondemand now supports a 1500kbps stream, along with 700kbps and 300kbps options. The release of the new update to their video player is part of TVNZ’s strategy of ‘inspiring New Zealanders on every screen’.

“Our Digital Media Division is constantly working to provide the best possible online video experience we can, and as part of this we have introduced a higher-quality stream option for our viewers”, says TVNZ’s GM Digital Media, Tom Cotter.

“In the past we’ve kept to more modest streaming video bitrates to let as many people as possible watch and enjoy TVNZ Ondemand but as broadband penetration and data allowances have increased, along with the number of households that have access to high-speed internet in New Zealand, we want to give viewers the option of an improved viewing experience”.

Over the next few months TVNZ will be rolling out a number of enhancements to their service, aimed at making it even easier for New Zealanders to watch their favourite TVNZ programmes online whenever they want.

TVNZ Ondemand is unmetered on some New Zealand internet service providers (ISPs). Orcon and Snap customers can watch TVNZ’s on demand tv content without it eating into their monthly allowable bandwidth.

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