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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Online Radio Streaming

Online Radio Streaming

The Audio Engineering Society’s Technical Council has released guidelines for loudness in audio streams and online file playback. Streaming is rapidly becoming a major vehicle for media delivery and as a result, the ways that audio is recorded, mixed, post-produced and delivered have been radically affected. Audio quality has begun to suffer as a result […]

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Audio Over IP Guide

Audio Over IP Guide

The Essential Guide to Audio Over IP for Broadcasters It has been more than 12 years since APT designed and delivered the first audio codec that could transport high quality audio in real time over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Back in 2003 ISDN was widely available and 950MHz and other analog microwave links together […]

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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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ENG and Outside Broadcasting

ENG and Outside Broadcasting

Stations are faced with a changing audience demand for instant information. Today’s mobile-contribution technology and consumer demand for instantaneous news are changing the way radio broadcasters approach and cover stories from the field. The vast range of equipment available allows stations to capture and produce live or recorded news easily. This opens the doors for both big […]

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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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National Business Review NBR Radio

National Business Review NBR Radio

Todd Scott explains his decision to launch NBR Radio, and how it has grown in such a short time. When the National Business Review wanted to add narrated audio functionality to website news articles, the idea emerged of using the same content to form an online radio station. Why not use the traditional radio model […]

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RDS Configuration Guide

RDS Configuration Guide

Yes, the Radio Data System, has been around for a while. But don’t undersell its importance. RDS may be a familiar part of the broadcast industry infrastructure; yet it has enjoyed renewed interest and support among broadcasts, thanks to a growing appreciation of the power of data and the value of a strong user experience […]

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VoxPro 5 Recording Software

VoxPro 5 Recording Software

VoxPro 5 – Your All in One On-Air Broadcast Production Tool VoxPro is the defacto digital audio recorder and editor for control and news rooms around the world.  VoxPro is packed with solid recording and editing capabilities providing a creative and reliable platform to create on-air content in a tight timeframe. VoxPro digital audio editing software […]

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