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Discovery launching new FTA channels in NZ

Discovery’s new free-to-air channels. eden and Rush will launch on March 21st in New Zealand. Glen Kyne, Senior Vice President and General Manager ANZ said: “We’re delighted to launch two new free-to-air channels in New Zealand, delivering on our promise to bring more great entertainment to Kiwi audiences. eden and Rush combine the best of […]

March 2, 2022

PFL signs Sky New Zealand deal

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) and Sky New Zealand have announced an exclusive broadcast partnership for 2022. Sky Sport will become the exclusive PFL content provider in New Zealand, carrying both the PFL’s inaugural Challenger Series and the 2022 PFL Regular Season, Playoffs, and PFL World Championship. Additionally, Sky New Zealand will bring MMA fans exclusive […]

February 24, 2022

VoiceQ unveils new VoiceQ 6.0

VoiceQ, the New Zealand-based player in dubbing software systems, has unveiled a new series of its technology stack, which for the first time includes streaming capability as well as VoiceQ Actor, a new application it will offer free on MacOS for one year to voice performers, beginning today. Since its inception in 2008, VoiceQ technology has […]

February 3, 2022

FilmRise acquires NA rights to The Justice of Bunny King

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired the North American distribution rights to “The Justice of Bunny King” starring Essie Davis (“The Babadook,” “Assassin’s Creed”) and Thomasin McKenzie (“Jojo Rabbit,” “Last Night in Soho”, “The Power of the Dog”). The deal gives FilmRise North American digital, broadcast and theatrical […]

February 2, 2022

Amazon Prime Video India debuts live cricket on Jan 1

Amazon Prime Video in India will start streaming live cricket from January 1st 2022 with a test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh. In November 2020, Prime Video became the first streaming service in India to secure exclusive live cricket rights from a major cricketing board. As a part of the multi-year deal, international men’s […]

December 21, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Acorn TV, TVNZ renew Under the Vines

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and TVNZ have confirmed the renewal of New Zealand romantic comedy Under the Vines on the heels of its December 6 season one premiere on Acorn TV in the US and Australia, January 10 premiere on Acorn TV in the UK and early 2022 primetime broadcast on TVNZ 1 in New […]

December 10, 2021

Bigblu Broadband “positioned for continued growth”

Bigblu Broadband (BBB), a provider of alternative super-fast and ultra-fast broadband services, has provided an unaudited trading update for the 12-month period ended November 30th 2021. During the period, BBB delivered growth across all four of the Board’s key metrics: customer base, revenue, EBITDA and free cash flow. As a result, the Directors remain confident […]

December 2, 2021

Arianespace wins Optus launch contract

Australian telco Optus has chosen Arianespace and an Ariane 6 rocket to launch its latest satellite. Optus 11 is the craft, itself a replacement for Optus D1. Optus 11 is being built by Airbus Defence & Space and is due for launch in 2023. Optus 11 is a fully reconfigurable satellite and based on Airbus’s […]

November 18, 2021

MEDIAGENIX to open office in Sydney

MEDIAGENIX, the company behind market-leading Media Business Management Platform WHATS’ON, takes another step in its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region opening an office in Sydney to serve growing demand and strengthen their current market position in Australia and New Zealand. Johan Vanmarcke, Managing Director MEDIAGENIX APAC, manages the offices in Bangkok, Singapore and Sydney as […]

November 10, 2021

Report: Will pandemic boost OTT take-up in Australia/NZ?

If historically the Australian and New Zealander pay-TV markets have mainly been counting DTH homes, things could significantly change in the next five years, predicts Dataxis. Similar to other regions of the world, the pandemic could have set the cat amongst the pigeons when it comes to cord-cutting and OTT adoption. Despite being available for […]

October 5, 2021