It’s an ever evolving media world and NZME has been doing just that with the creation of WatchMe to deliver short-form video. Two years on, we sit down with the head of video, Cameron Death, to see how the strategy has changed and where it’s going with the future.
NZME’s video-on-demand platform WatchMe is expanding following the announcement of 16 new entertainment series as well as news and sports channels.
It’s been called New Zealand’s most expensive TV show in history—and for good reason. With over $8 million of New Zealand On Air funding on top of the amount contributed from TVNZ’s own coffers, Filthy Rich certainly does live up to its name. We chat to the team at TVNZ about the launch campaign, airing the show two nights a week, and pressure of promoting a show with such a hefty price tag.
NZME has since the beginning of this year released over 12,000 videos, which have accumulated 42 million views, and the media company is looking to further consolidate its video offering with the launch of a production studio called NZME Vision and a new content hub dubbed WatchMe. Rolled out earlier this week, the WatchMe website has already been populated with a collection of comedy shows; a combination of established and upcoming talent, all produced through NZME Vision. StopPress chats to NZME about why it’s making this move.