NZ content wanted for Stuff on TV

04:50, Mar 29 2012

Stuff.co.nz will be expanding in all kinds of ways over the coming year, and one exciting new development will be the launch of an internet TV channel.

The Stuff channel will have loads of great programmes on a huge variety of subjects and in a range of genres, from news to comedy to documentaries. It will follow the same model as smh.tv, launched by our Fairfax Digital cousins in Australia.

It will take our video offering beyond the news and entertainment short-form clips available on Stuff.co.nz and our Sony smart TV app to a new level aimed at providing quality viewing via the internet. Nielsen Consumer Media Insights has found that 595,000 New Zealanders aged 10 and above have watched TV or movies via the web in the past few weeks. That is a lot of people and it shows us that you want flexibility and choice in hows, whats and wheres of your viewing.

We  expect to launch in the next couple of months. When we do, we want to make sure we have a really great selection of New Zealand-produced content to complement our suite of international content.

What would you like to see on there? We're keen on your feedback as our regular Stuff audience on what sort of content you might like to consume on internet-based TV.

We also want to hear from those of you who might produce New Zealand content that you would like to see on IPTV. This could be film, documentaries or other programmes you've developed in recent years as either series or single productions. If so, email me in the first instance for a chat. We could well be interested in a commercial partnership with you.

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