TVNZ is bringing a Netflix original to Kiwi screens in the shape of Orange is the New Black, in a move that will see all the episodes of both seasons of the popular prison dramedy, which recently won three Emmy Awards, streamed via the TVNZ Ondemand service for the month of September. PLUS: we look at how Netflix decides on which shows to invest in.
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Last week, shortly after the release of Telecom’s Lightbox offering, Quickflix announced an agreement with South Pacific Pictures that gave the veteran in New Zealand’s SVOD market rights to over 120 hours of local content via Go Girls and Outrageous Fortune. And given that Lightbox’s head of programming and local content Maria Mahony admitted to StopPress that she was currently in talks with local film distributors to secure a deal to screen several local shows, this announcement by Quickflix will no doubt be competitive blow to the newcomer.
The X Factor New Zealand, the latest of many popstar search programmes, debuted on New Zealand screens on Sunday to much publicity in the form of TVC campaigns, billboards and online advertising. The ratings coming out in the wake of the first two episodes haven’t blown any ratings records to shreds, but X Factor NZ is providing MediaWorks with a solid opening act.
The trouble with DRMLast week we saw a vulnerability in TV3’s On Demand service exposed, forcing the broadcaster to shut down its video streaming service for…
TV3’s On Demand video service for mobile has been suspended while the broadcaster investigates a breach which allowed an undisclosed number of users to download content to their mobile devices.