Internet Everywhere

Internet Everywhere

New Zealand was chosen for Google’s pilot test of Project Loon back in 2013. 30 high-tech balloons were launched from Lake Tekapo in a test run of Google’s ambition to provide worldwide internet access from a network of balloons. The Project Loon balloons travel approximately 20 km above the Earth’s surface in the stratosphere. Winds […]

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NZME’s Combined Newsroom

NZME’s Combined Newsroom

NZME has combined its print, digital and radio news teams to come together in one integrated, multi-platform, 24/7 operation. The co-location of the teams in NZME’s impressive new facility at 151 Victoria Street will be led by Managing Editor Shayne Currie. Currie says the moves were driven by ever-changing audience demands and were the logical […]

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MediaWorks Newshub

MediaWorks Newshub

Newshub is Mediaworks’ multi-platform TV, radio and digital news service, merging 3 News and RadioLIVE news services into a combined organisation. The service will provide the latest news and in-depth analysis across one of New Zealand’s largest media organisations and operates from an integrated newsroom. “Newshub will deliver the very best news content, with specialist content teams providing expert analysis and insight to […]

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Podcasting on Facebook

Podcasting on Facebook

Podcasting On Facebook Podcasting appears to have come full circle. The concept started as an effective way to offer content to the new waves of compact MP3 players in a time before they had 3G or even WiFi connectivity. Podcasting is now receiving renewed interest, perhaps as a result of the proliferation of Bluetooth and […]

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Broadcast Industry News

Several times a year we distribute a newsletter featuring a summary of New Zealand’s radio & TV industries and related news from around APAC. Every edition also contains a couple of pages of new equipment, technologies and case studies from our recent projects. If you would like to be added to the list of people […]

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Radio New Zealand Rebrands

Radio New Zealand Rebrands

In an interesting move, Radio New Zealand has dropped the word ‘Radio’ from their name and decided they wish to be called RNZ. Despite the radio industry showing growth in New Zealand, Paul Thompson explains why he feels this re-branding is necessary for the public broadcaster. The acronym RNZ is now being used on-air and […]

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T2 Radio Survey Results

T2 Radio Survey Results

The T2 radio survey results are in, and the numbers show a mixed bag. There are wins and losses for everyone, as the charts below show. The Edge takes the title of the most listeners station with 436,000 in the total ‘National 10+’ category. Across the board the More Network shows the most growth. Click here to […]

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Apple Music: Beats1

Apple Music: Beats1

With PriceWaterhouseCoopers projecting that revenue from streaming music will eclipse downloads by 2018, and more people in the world listening to radio than can read it seems that internet radio has a bright future. Apple have taken a simple yet bold move towards this future by launching their new global, always on internet radio station Beats1. This […]

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NZ Radio Survey

NZ Radio Survey

Today the Radio Broadcasters Association announced GfK would be the new provider for the commercial radio survey from 2016, taking over longtime research contract-holder TNS. The announcement follows a full review by the industry including two independent reviews of international radio research and input from agencies, clients and broadcasters, an RBA release says. It says […]

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BW Broadcast Australia

BW Broadcast Australia

Southern Broadcast is attending the SMPTE Conference and Exhibition in Sydney between 14 – 17 July 2015. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see all of BW Broadcast’s new products including the Encore range. We will be demonstrating the entire range which includes: DSPX Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor Plan B Encore, Silence Monitor & Back-up Audio […]

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