Pace is providing the services and technology behind SKY New Zealand and TVNZ’s new TV service, Igloo. Igloo will run Pace’s new Elements software platform on a Pace DVB-T2 Digital Terrestrial Television hybrid IP set-top box to offer consumers digital TV services, VoD and a dynamic user interface for navigating and selecting content. Pace is also providing systems integration and consulting services to support the new service platform’s development and rollout to New Zealand’s TV viewers.
The Igloo service, which soft-launched to a group of customers at the end of June, delivers a fully integrated broadcast and broadband TV solution. Once installed, Igloo provides consumers with all terrestrial free-to-air channels for free. In addition, they get access to a pre-paid premium channel pack, pay-per-view sporting events and a transactional VoD catalogue of over 1000 items.