Television New Zealand (TVNZ), New Zealand’s national television broadcaster and digital media company, has deployed linear broadcast software from SeaChange International to streamline the creation and delivery of television content schedules for its Freeview broadcast partners across the country. Specifically, the SeaChange CASIS and STAGIS solutions are enabling TVNZ to aggregate, schedule and generate Digital Video Broadcasting-Service Information (DVB-SI) tables including event information tables for electronic programming guides (EPGs).
TVNZ and its Freeview partners operate a number of national and local channels which are broadcast on the national free-to-air terrestrial and satellite platforms. Freeview is a not-for-profit organisation launched by New Zealand’s leading free-to-air broadcasters to help facilitate the national transition from analogue to digital TV.
“SeaChange is very pleased to have delivered the solutions and local support to ensure TVNZ’s service to broadcasters nationally,” said Andrei Noppe, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA & APAC, SeaChange. “While we’ve already helped TVNZ overcome several initial challenges and improve its operation, the SeaChange CASIS and STAGIS solutions set the stage for future gains through a range of add-on capabilities.”