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Netflix and Lightbox battle it out for Kiwi affection
More than a million Kiwis are now subscribed to Netflix, while Lightbox has been revealed as the faster growing Subscription Video On Demand provider.
Spark scores landmark Netflix deal
“Long gone are the days when New Zealanders had no choice in the way they watched TV and video."
Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband connections have unlimited data
“A few years ago only 5% of us had uncapped broadband connections, so it’s exciting to think where we could be in another few years."
It's a nice day for a website wedding: The 'big day' can now be streamed live
It seems Kiwi weddings are slowly becoming more hi-tech, with an Auckland company offering live streaming services to capture the 'big day'.
They've still got it: The Beatles out-perform top Spotify artists
Spotify announced than in just over three months, users around the world have listened to the band for the equivalent of 2,793 years.
Netflix officially cloud-native company, thanks to AWS
“Netflix streaming has come a long way over the past few years, and it feels great to not be constrained by the limitations we've previously faced."
From Goodnight Kiwi to goodnight TV
Technology has advanced a lot since Goodnight Kiwi used to appear devotedly every evening to inform us all that it’s time to turn off our TVs.
Kiwis: Say goodbye to US Netflix
"In coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are," Netflix says.
Tay Tay's exclusive - and predictable - deal with Apple Music
Apple has inked a deal with Taylor Swift that will see users of Apple Music have access to the singer’s 1989 World Tour LIVE concert movie.
Kiwis go nuts over streaming - data usage higher than ever
The increase in data usage coincides with a large increase in the proportion of broadband connections that have no data cap.
Spotify picks up its game with a slew of new features
Spotify's response to the growing competition in the music streaming space is to become a ' 24-hour entertainment destination'.
Is Netflix and co slowing down your internet?
Is TV streaming impacting ISP performance? Large dips in speed evident during peak viewing hours, according to TrueNet.
Apple attempts to lock down Taylor Swift for music app
Apple is reportedly in talks with music artists in order to gain exclusive content for its upcoming music service, Beats Music.
TV networks to take legal action against ISPs? Yeah Right
Calling in lawyers to fix a legal and technological issue compounded by mismanagement won’t work.
Apple snubs NBC for upcoming TV streaming service
In the past few weeks, rumours have been floating around that an Apple-branded streaming television service would launch this year, with 25 channels.
Freeview shakes it up with FreeviewPlus
FreeviewPlus will marry broadcast television with on-demand content allowing viewers to watch catch-up and premiere shows on their TV.
Samsung ups its TV-streaming game with new deals
Samsung’s new app line-up includes Netflix, PGA Tour and all new TVNZ OnDemand.
Vodafone scores Netflix contract
Vodafone has today announced it is teaming up with Netflix as the exclusive communications launch partner in New Zealand.
TVNZ relaunches on-demand service
TVNZ OnDemand has relaunched its on-demand video service powered by Brightcove Video Cloud.
Netflix to add ANZ 'local flavour' - but where's the Kiwi content?
There is no confirmed comment yet on what, if any, New Zealand-made content will be made available through Netflix.
Competition heats up for Netflix in ANZ
In November last year Netflix announced the internet TV subscription service would be available in New Zealand in March 2015, and as this time draws near competition is heating up.
Spark customers to get free Lightbox for a year
Spark currently has more than 600,000 home broadband customers, and each will have access to a free year-long Lightbox subscription.
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
Australian video streaming solutions distributor looking for NZ resellers
"We’re looking for New Zealand resellers. We’re really busy in Australia and Singapore, and we want to get something going in New Zealand as quickly as we can."